Almond, Apple & Blackberry moist skillet cake

Almond, apple & black berry skillet cake - A tasty love story

The process of developing a recipe has finally come quite familiar and feels safe to me. I get an idea, craving or whatever and instantly starts fantasizing about how I will develop a certain dish to satisfy my needs. It can be the thought of a savoury pumpkin dish, a crave for chocolate, a bag full of season apples, a picture of a beautiful meal or I am the one to bring a spectacular dessert for a dinner party. Anyways I start thinking about dishes I have seen, tasted, smelled or maybe just heard of. I look through the many cookbooks on my shelves, food blogs online, pinterest etc. and get all the inspiration I need, if I need it. And then I start mentally pairing flavours, textures and qualities of different foods and in the end I have a recipe.
So far this method has been pretty good, I often end up with what I had hoped and I got myself a lovely meal or a tasty treat. In the perfect world I would make the meal again, adjust small details, shoot beautiful pictures and put it on the blog – but in the real world I do not always have the time to do so, meaning that lately the more creatively confident I have become – the more risks I take in producing, tasting and shooting at once!

Almond, apple & black berry skillet cake - A tasty love story

The all-in-one method has slowly become my best friend, it saves me time, ingredients and if I might add boost my food-confidence a bit. BUT this weekend I discovered the down-side of being a bit too cocky – and I failed big time, at least when it came to reaching the intended result. I had planned to make a yummy apple and blackberry cobbler with a delicious top of almond biscuit-y dough that should form small bumps and be slightly golden and inviting.

Almond, apple & black berry skillet cake - A tasty love story

As you might have guessed from the look of the cake in the pictures, it did not end up being a golden and bumpy cobbler with beautiful juices from the berries leaking out and swirling harmoniously with the velvet whipped cream. Instead  I had a rather flat and golden brown skillet cake. At first I was very disappointed and two seconds from throwing it all out and call it a day. Luckily I decided on shooting some pictures and afterwards when my parents and I dug into the cake and the very huge amount of whipped cream on top we were not disappointed at all! The cake was moist, sweet and aromatic. The almond meal added a grainy and delicious texture that paired incredible well with the whipped cream and the sweet fruit. We might not have ourselves a cobbler but we sure did have a lovely and different autumn cake.
The cake is like a fusion between a crumble pie, clafoutis and baked oatmeal. I adjusted the recipe to the new style of cake, baked two new editions and picked the one I liked the most, as you can imagine we have been eating a lot of cake this weekend. In the end I actually had it for breakfast which I can really recommend, there is just something about the soft fruit, sweet almond crust and a dollop of yoghurt that feels right!

Almond, apple & black berry skillet cake - A tasty love story

Almond, apple & black berry skillet cake - A tasty love story

  1. DenaDena10-28-2013

    This looks delicious. Sometimes our ‘mistakes’ end up becoming our favorite dishes. So glad you didn’t throw this one away!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene10-29-2013

      You are so right, I have actually started to miss my cake leftovers in the fridge already :)

  2. nancy@jamjnrnancy@jamjnr10-29-2013

    I’m going to give this a try – I’ve been experimenting lately with dairy free too and sometimes it doesn’t quite work out the way I’d planned but we always end up eating it anyway!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene10-29-2013

      Haha, I know the feeling :) But since this has been tested three times now, I think it is safe to try, haha!

  3. Sabine KjærSabine Kjær10-29-2013

    Det ser godt ud!
    Hvor har du købt din pande og skålen henne? :)

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene10-29-2013

      Tak :) Panden er købt online et sted hvor de solgte grill udstyr, kan ikke huske det præcis :) Og skålene er antik keramik.

  4. Im with you there, although it is a lovely feeling when you “mess” something up but end up creating something else amazing instead!

    Your end result looks and sounds delicious – I’ve never made a skillet cake before, I will have to give this a try :)

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene11-05-2013

      Yeah my experience as well. This time it did take a few extra adjustments, but still it ended up being great, and I hadn’t tried skillet cake before either :)

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