Three Cast iron skillet of various sizes
The Benefits Of Baking Your Cake In A Cast Iron Skillet
If you want an easygoing cake recipe and something perfect for a quick weeknight treat or a casual dinner party, consider baking in your cast iron skillet.
The skillet's thick sides and bottom protect a cake from the heat. This lets the batter heat evenly and prevents a dome from forming in the middle due to the edges cooking first.
The gentle heat retained in the cast iron gives a cake a crisp edge while eliminating the need for frosting because of all the flavors and the lovely golden color it packs.
The pan also makes a charming serving dish, so it's especially great for cake recipes you can serve directly from the pan in a single layer, like rich coffee cakes.