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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Old Fashioned Sugar Cake baked in Cast Iron Skillet

I have seen this on Pinterest for a while now, finally I've gotten around to trying it.  It is from the Blog Chocolate Chocolate and More

This cake would be perfect served with fresh fruit, I am thinking peaches or strawberries and whipped cream.  One thing I would add, just because I really like it, is a tiny amount of nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon).  What a wonderful new use for your Cast Iron Skillet!

Please ignore the thumb print in the middle of the slice

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 large egg whites
confectioner's sugar for dusting

Cream together shortening and milk for about 3 minutes, (it will look like small curd cottage cheese.) Add in vanilla.
in a separate bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add flour, one third at a time to the milk mixture, blending well after each addition.
Lastly, add in egg whites, beating just until all combined.
Pour batter into a greased and floured (do not use a spray) 10 inch cast iron skillet.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes, using a toothpick inserted in the center to test for doneness.
Let cool on wire rack for at least 45 minutes before serving, lightly dust with powdered sugar if desired.


You can also bake this in 10 inch casserole dish or a 10 inch baking pan.

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