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Mrs. Cheney’s Nobby Apple Cake In a Skillet

  • Author: Megan Keno
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Cast Iron
  • Cuisine: American


This traditional New England apple cake is changed to bake in cast iron!


Units Scale
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 cups diced baking apples, like Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or other


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the rack on the middle position.
  2. Peel and chop the apples into small chunks, think diced size at about 1/2″. Chop the walnuts or pecans as well.
  3. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, beat together the softened butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg until light and fluffy.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, and other dry ingredients through salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together with the hand mixer.
  5. Fold in the nuts and chopped apples with a spatula.
  6. Spray your cast iron skillet (or traditional 8×8″ pan), with non-stick spray.
  7. Spread the batter out in the pan, it is thick, so it doesn’t need to be smoothed out completely.
  8. Bake in a 10″ cast iron pan, starting at 25 minutes. If baking in 8×8″ pan, the instructions say to bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack and serve while warm. With ice cream.


Mildy adapted from Mrs. Cheney’s Nobby Apple Cake

Keywords: Cast Iron, Cake, Apple, Skillet, Baking, Dessert