Why... You ask would anyone want to make a cake in a cast iron skillet? This cowboy trick has been used in our family for generations. The heat off the cast iron skillet is so even that the cake turns out just perfect. And you know that when you are out on the trail the only pan a real cowboy carries is the cast iron skillet.
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup Chopped pecans
20 oz. can Pineapple slices, drained, reserving 5 Tb of juice
3 Eggs, separated
1 cup Sugar
1 cup All purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 to
Pan Type ~ 9 inch cowboy cake skillet
Melt the butter in a 9-inch cast iron cowboy skillet. Add the
brown sugar and pecans, stirring well until thoroughly combined. Remove from the
heat -- don't cook it. Arrange 8 pineapple slices in a single layer over the
brown sugar mixture. Set cowboy skillet aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, set aside.
Beat the egg yolks at medium speed until they are thick and lemon colored. Gradually add the sugar, continuing to beat. Add the flour mixture to the yolk mixture and stir in the reserved pineapple juice.
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter. Pour or spoon cowboy skillet cake batter evenly over the pineapple slices.
Bake cowboy skillet upside down cake. Cool the cake in skillet for 30 minutes. When cooled, invert onto a serving plate. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
There is a good Cowboy Cookie Recipe on Deerlake Cookies.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!