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Autumn Apple Skillet Cake





















apple season  …  the apples have been picked and they are beautifully rosy, red .. naturally … now its time to make some naturally sweet and warming …

 Apple Skillet Cake


  • 2 or 3 medium tart apples (such as Mac), cored/ sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice or apple cider
  • generous sprinkling of your favorite combination of sweet spices(cinnamon, nutmrg, cloves, cardamon, ginger, etc)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt






















  • 1 1/3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup warm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract













1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9 ½” to 10″ (2″ deep) cast-iron skillet; or a 9″ square cake pan. 
2) Combine the apples with the brown sugar, orange juice/ cider, spices, and salt. Set aside.  
3) Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 
4) Mix the warm milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, stirring to combine. Pour into the prepared skillet. 5) Arrange the apple at the bottom of the skillet in single layer pattern. Over medium head for 10 to 15 minutes let apple mixture caramelize and brown 

6) Pour the batter on top and bake the cake for about 40 to 55 minutes until it is a light golden


7) Remove from the oven, and cool for about 5 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cake from the pan, and place a large plate on top of skillet, turn over and serve. 
 ….this apple cake recipe was adapted from a recipe found here.

reprinted from original post by prettydreamer  from “whither will i wander



Hello, I am Pamela of Prettydreamer.   I am mama to a lovely prettydreamer  of my own.  I am still in love with toys,  storybooks and fairy tales of all kind.  In love with trees, rocks, maps and unknown places. And love stumbling upon ideas turned upside-down, folk hands  and honest traditions that run deep. and all the other friendly playful things that function or are simply made to bring joy

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Apple and Orange Muffin Recipe

My son’s birthday was on Sunday. So with the help of my older children I made these delicious Apple and Orange Muffins for breakfast. They’re vegan and have lots of nutrients, protein, and omega-6 from the hazelnuts. I have found these muffins also to be a wonderful mid-day snack with tea. Enjoy!

2 large peeled tart apples, cut in small cubes
3 plums, halved, pitted and each half cut into 4 slices
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix the flour with chopped hazelnuts,  brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, a pinch of salt, and cinnamon.

Whisk together orange juice, orange zest, and melted coconut oil until blended.
Add the juice mixture to the flour mix, stirring just until all the ingredients are no longer dry. Stir in a little more orange juice if necessary. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Fold the apples into the mixture. Fill the batter into the muffin cups, not more than three-quarters full. Put a slice of a plum on the top of each muffin and bake them for about 40 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.