This strawberry almond skillet cake is a simple sour cream cake sweetened with fresh strawberries, and sprinkled with sliced almonds.
Total Time:50 minutes
For the cake
1/4 cup (55 gm) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup (150 gm) plus 2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg, at room temperature
1–1/4 cups (150 gm) all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (120 gm) full fat sour cream
2 cups (230 gm/ 8 ounces) strawberries, tops removed and sliced lengthwise into ¼” pieces
¼ cup (20 gm) sliced almonds
For the whipped cream
1 cup (240 mL) heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
To prepare the cake
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 10” cast iron skillet and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and ¾ cup sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla, almond extract, and egg and beat to combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter and stir to almost combine. Add half of the sour cream and stir to almost combine. Repeat this process once more until all of the flour mixture and sour cream has been combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl and fold in any unincorporated bits.
Spread the batter out in the greased skillet. Arrange the sliced strawberries all over the top of the batter, pressing them down gently into the batter. Sprinkle the top of the batter with the sliced almonds and the remaining 2 teaspoons of sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden.
To prepare the whipped cream
Beat the heavy whipping cream on low until the cream is frothy. Add the sugar and increase the speed to high. Beat until medium peaks have formed. Serve warm slices of cake with a bit of whipped cream spooned on top. Store the whipped cream in the fridge until ready to use.