5/8/13

banana-butterscotch skillet cake + Kohl's Gift Card Giveaway

Kohl's asked me to test out a few items from their Bobby Flay Cookware line.
How could I say no?
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Stainless steel bowls with a non-skid bottom?
What a dream these are!
I'm never going back to plastic mixing bowls!
These are some of the best bowls I've used, and trust me I've owned a lot of mixing bowls, most of them plastic--which never last long, and tend to wilt, stain, and crack.
Never really thought of stainless steel used in a mixing bowl, but now I see why.
Good thinking Bobby Flay. When he created these, he had durability in mind.
The cast iron pan from Kohl's is my favorite.
First off it's square and holds a lot more.
Second it's a lot lighter than your traditional cast iron pan.
And thirdly, it has a handle on both sides for easy removal from the oven--love that.
You know cast iron just isn't for grilling?
You can make a banana bread with it too.
AND chocolate chip cookies.
A kicked up banana bread.
I think I prefer making my banana bread in a cast iron skillet. It bakes up moist with a nice crust to it.
I call it a cake, a bread, not sure what it is really, more of a cake as it's not as heavy as a banana bread.
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You need to get the Bobby Flay Cast Iron Pan. So much easier to move, use, grill and take out of a hot oven.  Square size just holds more too. Plus it comes pre-seasoned!
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Stainless steel. Just those two words had me sold. We all know stainless steel will last a lot longer and is less likely to scratch, dent and warp over time.
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The Bobby Flay stoneware line is stunning. You should see the other colors!
I'm partial to the yellow color.  And this 3 1/2 quart stoneware casserole dish has a whole other stoneware line that goes with it: the cutest 4-piece ramekin set, ceramic square baking dish, and a ceramic lasagna pan.
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Have you made a cake use cast iron pan?
It's really quite simple--almost one-bowl easy too.
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Just mix the batter, pour into greased cast iron pan, and bake!
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Kohl's was kind enough to giveaway a $25.00 gift card to any Kohl's store.
All you have to do to enter is tell us what YOU think Bobby Flay Cookware line should come up with next?
What kitchen item should be Bobby Flay's next cooking/baking idea?
Have a good idea?  Tell us.
Need some inspiration?
Visit Bobby Flay's Kohl's line and have a look around...
Please leave ONE comment, and have a valid email address in your signature line.
All anonymous comments will be deleted.
Drawing will be done May 15, 2013.
USA residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED


nutty banana-butterscotch skillet cake

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½  TB baking powder
1 ts baking soda
¼ ts salt
1 ts ground cinnamon
½ cup shortening
½ cup sour cream
½ cup buttermilk
4 ounces unsalted butter, at room temp
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, + 1 egg yolk
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup butterscotch chips, optional
½ - ¾ cup of pecans or walnuts, chopped, optional

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease with non-stick spray your cast iron skillet.
In a small bowl, mix all the dry ingredients, set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer, mix the shortening, butter, sour cream, buttermilk, and sugar. Add in the eggs, mix, then add in the eggs, and mix.  Then by hand, mix in the mashed bananas.
Doing in batches, add in half the dry mixture to the wet mixture, mix till just combined, then add in the other half of the dry mixture and mix till just combined.  Please don’t over mix.
Gently fold in butterscotch chips, if using.
Pour the batter into prepared skillet pan. Top the batter with the chopped nuts.
Bake in oven for about 30-35 minutes.
Look for golden brown edges and non-jiggly middle. 
You can also use a cake tester to see if cake is done.
My cake was done right at the 30-minute mark.
It’s a delicate cake so it can go from done to overdone in literally a couple minutes.
Remember the cast iron heats up a lot faster and holds the heat better than a metal pan, so this cake bakes up fast.










67 comments:

  1. I'm getting that cast iron for my BIL! He really wants one and is graduating from Med school. If I win the Kohls GC, I am going to give it to him too! I think Bobby needs more grilling pans!

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  2. I think he should invent a waffle iron with removable plates so you can SUBMERGE it.

    GREAT looking butterscotch cake. I want it!

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  3. I always love to see more pans with spouts so it's easier to pour my sauces!

    What a great giveaway -- these pans are now on my birthday list! :)

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  4. I think they should come out with cupcake pans.


    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  5. I would love to see more bakeware in his line - perhaps a new type of cookie sheet? newlywedcook @ gmail.com

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  6. Oh, an ice cream machine would be peachy! :D

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  7. Yes, an ice cream maker!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  8. It seems like they have a lot covered. Maybe some glass bakeware too in addition to the ceramic baking options

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  9. I think Bobby Flay's line should include a panini maker.

    EMS591@aol.com

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  10. I would love a yogurt maker or rice cooker.

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  11. ooh, i've done one cake (cranberry upside down) in my skillet, but now i want banana bread :) love those nonskid bowls! i bet awesome for whisking and such. bobby's got alot in his line already, but what i really want someone to make is a colander with tall feet! they all have such short feet i really don't understand...

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  12. I think Bobby Flay should have an electronics line with mixers and toasters.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  13. cupcake pan!

    laviejaime (at) gmail.com

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  14. Everyday dinnerware that is light enough for kid's to use and durable enough for kid's to use without it shattering. Too many plates now a days are already heavy even without the food we pile on. annaeed at hotmail dot com

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  15. they should come up with an ice cream maker or hot dog heater

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  16. an ice cream maker!

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  17. I would love if he came out with cupcake making items :)

    Pacholke21 at gmail dot com

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  18. Ooooh, maybe a baking stone for the grill-for pizza or bread. Yum!

    theresa.c.shore@gmail.com

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  19. I would have never thought to make a cake in a grill pan. Way to think outside the box.
    Hmmmm, what should he make next. A heavy duty cake leveler pan of some sort! That would be dreamy.

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  20. WHY do I live somewhere that is so not near a Kohl's at all! These products sound awesome.
    And banana butterscotch is my new favorite flavor combo. I made bars with it a few weeks ago and fell in love. It's like you knew. :P

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  21. I actually LOVE Kohl's and recently discovered Bobby Flay's stuff there. . love him! He seems to have most everything already covered in his cookware. . but I'd say to add a wok? . . I want those stainless steel mixing bowls!! :)

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  22. I don't think I saw this in his stuff... he should add blenders!!

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  23. I would love to see some enamel-coated cast iron!

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  24. I think he should make some matching heat resistant silicone spatulas!

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  25. I need a great vegetable peeler. There is not a good one one the market. Not even good grips.

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  26. I would love for him to come out with his own grilling line, Pizza stone, smoking box, grilling utensils, bottles for marinades, etc.

    n_proctor at hotmail dot com

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  27. I second that waffle iron with removable plates idea. But not Belgian waffles. I like the regular kind!

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  28. A waffle iron/sandwich maker with reversible plates that can be taken out and washed easily.

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  29. Wow! I have to go to Kohls! How about a countertop grill that looks nice enough to keep out all the time? Or a nice pizza stone and peel? islabee711 at gmail dot com

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  30. I have no idea what to even suggest next - I could easily use every item they now have.
    perhaps a really good set of cutting boards. I know not really what you think of w/ him but you still need to chop - right?

    fruitcrmble AT Comcast DOT net

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  31. I'd love a smoothie maker.
    Didn't see one- thank you.

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  32. I would love to see a rectangle ceramic baking pan with a lid for easy storage of leftovers.
    smartmomj at gmail dot com

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  33. A set of knives. I love Bobby!

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  34. I have to go with an Ice cream Maker!

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  35. The product line is so innovative and I am happy that kohls has it! i lie the stainless steel grill basket

    yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

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  36. I would love to see them create a waffle iron or Panini maker

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  37. I would like to see more baking items, like cupcake,cake, pie or tart pans.
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  38. Non-stick cookie sheet with handles, not just a lip. I have arthritis and I look for anything with handles as it is far easier to remove things from the oven and not burn myself or drop things if they have nice big handles. I would like a mixing bowl - maybe 1 and 2 qt. sizes with definite pour spouts and again, a nice big handle on the other side. Open handles please, not just a solid one. These would make my life easier in the kitchen.

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  39. Maybe an electric griddle?

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Everything looks beautiful. I think Bobby Flay has many of the essentials covered already in his line. I would like to see BBQ supplies. He has rubs, but perhaps marinating bags?

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  41. What a great collection. I love the colors of the bakeware.
    It would be nice to see pie plates in those colors.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    elkjohnson@gmail.com

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  42. Like the Bobby Flay™ 3-pc. Mixing Bowl Set

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  43. I want a dutch oven with an easy to clean steam insert.

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  44. Bobby Flay inspires my non-cooking husband to cook! I would love it if he came out with a great working mandoline that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Not everyone has the chopping and slicing speed he does!
    kabowddoxa AT yahoo DOT com

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  45. I think more bakeware would be nice.

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  46. I'd love for them to come up with shape baking pans like hearts, bears and things like that.

    Jamie Brigham
    PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

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  47. I love Kohl's - and I love your review -- some affordable high quality enamel coated dutch ovens -- ? Le Flayeut?

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  48. well, he's in dire need of some baking pans! springform pans, pie plates, muffin tins--i know he can make all these things because i've seen him do it, but there's no evidence of that in his line!

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  49. YUM that cake looks delicious :) thanks for the giveaway! bianca.x3@gmail.com

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  50. I dunno! I love those stainless steel bowls, what about a line of silicone baking things that really work


    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  51. I really like the bakeware selection, so cute.

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  52. I like the Bobby Flay 14-pc. Professional Knife Set
    elis[dot]brockway[at]gmail[dot]com

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  53. I like bobby flay's products! bakeeware/cookware, all of it! the cake looks great!!!

    stefanie.gladden(at)gmail.com

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  54. How about a donut pan?? Wouldn't that be fun? :)

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  55. A pizza stone would be great.

    dianeconstan@gmail.com

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  56. I'd like to see a popover pan (with straight vs slanted sides)...

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Leela -
    A cast iron pizza pan!

    hopperz1 at aol dot com

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  58. I'd like to see a muffin pan and more bakeware.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  59. I'd love to see a cupcake pan!
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

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  60. I didn't see a cake pan (so that would be great)

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  61. There are already so many items that it is hard to think of a new one. I didn't see a pretty bread keeper and we make a lot of bread so maybe he could do a nice bread keeper.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

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