More Apple Desserts: Ozark Pudding Cake

Give me an apple, and I will bake you a cake.

I buy a few apples every week during the fall so when I need a quick apple dessert, I am ready.

This one wins for easiest.

Not sure why they call this Ozark PUDDING? There is nothing pudding about it.
It's a skillet cake in my book.

Some Ozark pudding recipes use butter, but this one does not, and it's still super moist and yummy.
The brown sugar and pecans make this a nice sticky apple dessert.

Vanilla ice-cream optional, but I highly recommend it.

Ozark Pudding Cake (adapted from Southern Food)

1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup finely chopped peeled apples

Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl.

In another bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla and sugar.

Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
Next goes in the apples and nuts. A nice batter will form.

Spread into a 9" well buttered cast iron skillet and bake for 30 minutes at 350F.

Good right out of the pan, or the next day.


Natalia said…
Stacey - you took me back quite a few years with this recipe - it looks like a cake my grandmother used to bake. I'm going to bake it and while eating it will recall how she mentored me in the kitchen with her recipes. Of course her recipes consisted of "a pinch of this, a smattering of that..." :)
Anonymous said…
Pudding = dessert for the Brits, right? Whenever I use my Lodge cast iron pans, I feel like Sissy Spacek/Loretta Lynn in COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER (love, love, love that movie!) - cookery Americana. So that explains the Ozark. Yessiree, dessert, or pudding, is one thing that's sure nice when sticky!
Ciao Chow Linda said…
This reminds me of another apple cake you've made that is also delicious, so I'm sure I'll be trying this one too.
Anonymous said…
Hi Stacey... Is that Granny Smith Apple you have used?