Strawberry Yogurt Skillet Cake

This easy strawberry yogurt cake is topped with sliced almonds and cooks right in your cast iron skillet! It's great as a breakfast cake or for an evening dessert with some vanilla ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 375 kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely ground cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, whole or 2%
  • 1/2 cup milk, whole or 2%
  • 12 tbsp (6 oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Place a 12 inch cast iron skillet into the oven.

  2. Mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, melted butter, almond extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest. In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the eggs and sugar until the eggs are light in color and thick, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the yogurt mixture to the eggs and fold it in with a large silicone spatula. Then add the flour mixture and 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and fold them in until just mixed.

  4. Take the hot skillet out of the oven. Pour the batter into the skillet and smooth it out with your spatula. Scatter the reserved strawberries over the top and sprinkle the almonds around. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is browned and a skewer comes out with a few moist crumbs.

  5. If desired, serve sprinkled with some powdered sugar or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes