Skillet Apple Cake
-3 tbsp sugar + 1/4 cup sugar
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 1/2 tsp baking powder
-2 tbsp whole milk
-4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter, softened
-2 tbsp olive oil
-2-3 Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme, or Mutsu apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat the bottom of a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with olive oil. Coat the pan with 1 tbsp of the sugar.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder. In a small bowl, mix together the egg, milk, olive oil.
In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir in the flour mixture, then the milk-egg mixture. Spread the batter into the prepared skillet, using a rubber spatula.
Starting at the edge of the cake, arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern, making the apple slices overlap slightly. Make sure the slices completely cover the cake batter. Mix together the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar and cinnamon. Sift as evenly as possible over the apple slices.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes before loosening the sides with a thin knife or spatula. To remove, cover the pan with a large pan, and turn the plate-pan over so the cake fall into the pan. Cover the plate with another plate, and invert again so that the cake is right-side-up.