Victor Protasio
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : 8 to 10

Pouring the batter into a hot skillet ensures a perfectly cooked, dark golden–bottomed crust with a fluffy, golden interior. To check for doneness, rely on the visual cues for browning—a cake tester will come out clean before the cake is cooked through.

How to Make It

Step 1    

Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in oven; preheat oven to 425°F. Let skillet preheat in oven 15 minutes.

Step 2    

Whisk together eggs and buttermilk in a large bowl until frothy, about 1 minute. Whisk in brown sugar and cane syrup. Set buttermilk mixture aside.

Step 3    

Whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add cornmeal mixture to buttermilk mixture; stir using a wooden spoon until combined.

Step 4    

Carefully remove preheated skillet from oven. Add butter to skillet; swirl skillet to melt butter, evenly coating bottom and sides of skillet. Pour melted butter into cornmeal batter in bowl; quickly stir to incorporate. Pour batter into greased hot skillet; immediately transfer to preheated oven.

Step 5    

Reduce oven temperature to 375°F; bake cake until top is evenly browned and sides are dark golden and pull away from skillet, 30 to 35 minutes. Immediately invert cake onto a wire rack. Let cool 15 minutes. Serve warm with Buttermilk Cream.

Make Ahead

Cake can be made 1 day ahead and stored at room temperature covered tightly with plastic wrap.

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