Rosemary and Honey Corn Skillet Cake with Caramelized Peaches

Summer peaches get a starring role atop this sweet corn cake. Rosemary and Honey Corn Skillet Cake with Caramelized Peaches.

Rosemary and Honey Corn Skillet Cake with Caramelized Peaches 

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  • 1 cup cornmeal, ground fine
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon minced rosemary leaves, divided
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • .75 cup honey, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, sliced
  • 3 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup lightly sweetned, lightly whippped cream


Turn the broiler to high. Place the peaches, cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan. Drizzle them evenly with ¼ cup honey. Then sprinkle lightly with minced rosemary, a bare pinch each.

Place them under the broiler until caramelized lightly and just beginning to bubble, about 4 minutes. Watch them carefully, you may need to rotate the tray to color all the peaches evenly. Remove from broiler. Set aside.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a heavy 10-inch-diameter cast iron or ovenproof skillet in the heated oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder & salt with remaining chopped rosemary in large bowl until blended. In a separate bowl, whisk milk, remaining ½ cup honey, and egg until well incorporated.

Remove hot skillet from oven; add butter. Swirl until butter is melted. Pour all but 2 tablespoons butter into the bowl with the egg mixture, whisking to combine. Add egg mixture to cornmeal mixture; stir until just combined (do not overmix; batter will be wet and runny). Pour batter into hot skillet. Arrange the caramelized peaches on top, cut side up. Move the skillet back to the heated oven and bake until browned around edges and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in skillet at least 10 minutes before serving with a dollop of lightly whipped cream.