Skillet Cranberry Buckle

This is easy enough that it really shouldn’t throw off your already meticulously planned Thanksgiving cooking schedule too much if you (wisely) decide to throw it in! I made this twice last week, once for myself, and once to bring to work. I doubled the topping the second time, and everyone at work REALLY liked it. With the doubled topping, it sort of moves away from ‘scattered, but frequent, blobs of extra delicious’ to a full crust. My coworkers said they really liked that texture, combined with the light/soft cake underneath. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I might actually have preferred it with just the ‘regular’ amount of topping? It let each bite be a bit different from the next, rather than a solid layer of unchanging topping. (To be fair, the topping is delicious, which is why I tried doubling it in the first place, so having too much of it is a pretty champagne problem!) One bag of cranberries is about enough to make this 3 times, so you might as well try it all sorts of ways and let me know what you think!

IMG_6624Ingredients:

Buckle:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cranberries

Topping (undoubled):

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (I left those out. Yuck.)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into small cubes
  • powdered sugar, for garnish

Melt the butter in a 10″ cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Once melted, pour the butter into a large heatproof bowl.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.

Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork or hand, until well combined, with a texture similar to wet sand. Set aside.

IMG_6618Into the bowl the the butter, add the sugar, egg, and vanilla, stirring until well combined.

IMG_6619Add the flour  mixture in 3 portions, alternating with the milk in two additions. Stir until just combined, then pour into the skillet.

IMG_6620Scatter the cranberries over the batter, leaving about 1″ clear space around the edges.

IMG_6621Sprinkle the topping mixture over the batter.

regular/double

regular/double

Bake 35-40 minutes, until lightly browned and able to pass the toothpick test. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

afterThis is the perfect dessert-turned-tomorrow’s-breakfast cake!

Skillet Cranberry Buckle

From Go Bold With Butter.

Buckle:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cranberries

Topping (undoubled):

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (I left those out. Yuck.)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into small cubes
  • powdered sugar, for garnish

Melt the butter in a 10″ cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Once melted, pour the butter into a large heatproof bowl.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.

Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork or hand, until well combined, with a texture similar to wet sand. Set aside.

Into the bowl the the butter, add the sugar, egg, and vanilla, stirring until well combined. Add the flour  mixture in 3 portions, alternating with the milk in two additions. Stir until just combined, then pour into the skillet. Scatter the cranberries over the batter, leaving about 1″ clear space around the edges.

Sprinkle the topping mixture over the batter. Bake 35-40 minutes, until lightly browned and able to pass the toothpick test. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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