Using a cast iron skillet is a great choice for baking as cakes bake evenly while developing a wonderful crust around the edges and bottom.
An iron skillet is an amazing piece of cook-ware your kitchen cannot do without.
Baking a cake in a iron skillet is a fun way to play around with your everyday cake recipes.
You can even use cast iron to make all sorts of muffin or cupcake recipes.
This recipe Gluten Free Iron Skillet Pecan Coconut Cake can also be baked cupcake style in a cast iron cupcake mold.
Gluten Free Iron Skillet Pecan Coconut Cake
1 cup coconut sugar, can also use brown sugar
½ cup gluten free flour
2 cups pecan pieces
¾ cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
½ cup sweeten and shredded coconut
⅔ cup clarified butter, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Next add pecans, dark chocolate chips and coconut, and mix in.
In a medium bowl, mix together coconut sugar and gluten free flour. Add the clarified butter cream butter with the vanilla extract, and mix in.
Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of a iron skillet (makes for easy removal of the cake). Butter the sides with some coconut oil.
Next spoon in the batter, and place into the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Let stand and cool for about 10 minutes.
Plate and top with chopped pecans, sweetened shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips.
Link here to read more about Gluten-Free Baking – with recipes.
After using your iron skillet here is a great way to clean it: How to Care for Your Cast Iron Cookware.
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