Carrot Skillet Cake

skillet carrot cake

 

I love this carrot cake anytime of the year, but especially around the holidays.  One main reason I like it is because everyone loves it.  Who wants to spend time making a cake and it isn’t eaten?  You will not have that problem with this cake!  Another reason I like it is because it is made in a skillet and can be served from the skillet.  I think the rustic charm adds to the homemade feeling of this cake.  It tells everyone it  was made with love.  Oh, did I forget to mention–it is yummy!  I also like a piece for breakfast because it is “kind of” on the healthy side.

carrotsIngredients:  

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups  grated carrot
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (4 ounce)grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Prep Work:

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2.  Spray cast-iron or Le Creuset pan with cooking spray
  3.  Whisk together in a large bowl, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Whisk together white and brown sugar, oil, and eggs in a medium bowl.
  5. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture to combine.
  6. Fold in carrots, pineapple, coconut, and walnuts.crushed pineapple

Cooking Method:

Spread batter in prepared skillet.

Bake in the oven 30 to 35 minutes or until wood toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool completely.

While cooling make cream cheese frosting:

In a medium bowl beat 4 ounces softened cream cheese.  Add 1/4 cup softened butter and continue to beat.  Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat to blend.  Finally, while beating slowly add 2 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar.

Frosting can be added to cooled cake.  Sprinkle with walnut pieces.

Recommended skillet:

Since the dawn of time, if you had your choice of only one pan to use–the cast iron skillet would be your top choice.  You can cook anything in a cast iron skillet–including this cake.  But, as with most things since the “dawn of time” the cast iron skill as been improved with the enamel coated cast iron.  Any of these products would be great to cook this delicious cake in.  Choose which one you would prefer:

Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Skillet

Le Creuset French Ovens

Lodge Color Dutch Oven – Island Spice Red 6-Quart