Apple Cornbread Cake

 

I thought that the tartness and sweetness of apples would work well with cornbread and decided to bake a cornbread cake using a cornbread muffin batter as my base with chopped apples in it. The cake cake came out great especially baked in a cast-iron skillet, which results in a golden, crusty exterior. The cake can also be baked in a greased 9-inch square baking pan. The cake can be served alone or with vanilla ice cream for dessert or eaten for breakfast.

What you will need

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 large eggs

3/4 cup sugar

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing skillet

1/2 cup buttermilk

4 McIntosh or Granny Smith apples, chopped into about 1/2-inch pieces

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