There is no denying that my favorite hobby ever is eating. My second favorite is playing hostess. I am no Martha Stewart (despite my many attempts) BUT I think this easy recipe would impress your guests (hey valentine) and leave the impression that you are a pro in the kitchen.
So here it is. My super easy, anybody could do it, recipe for Dutch baby cakes. Best of all it’s totally up to you what you want to top it with to make it extra yum.
Dutch Baby Cakes
You’ll need a medium cast iron skillet and:
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cups milk (whole works best. I use 1%)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Lemon zest to taste (optional, but really just do it)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Powdered sugar
- Lemon wedges
- Fire up the oven and preheat it with your skillet sitting in the middle rack to 450 degrees.
- Whisk your eggs until they are light and frothy. Be gentle. Should only take about 2-3 minutes.
- Slowly whisk in your milk, sugar, lemon zest, salt, and vanilla. Keep whisking until everything combined.
- Sift in your flour and mix until smooth.
- Take a little break and let your batter sit for about 10 minutes. (I use this time to make mimosas)
- Now very carefully take the skillet out of the oven and melt your butter making sure to evenly coat the entire thing.
- Pour the batter into the skillet and gently place it back in the oven.
- Bake for about 15 minutes depending on your oven. It should be a nice golden brown color.
- Take that sucker out of the oven and use a spatula to remove your cute fluffy cake and transfer it over to a serving plate.
- Dust with powdered sugar, top with berries, add the lemon and ENJOY!
Serves two so be sure to share with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day.