Chocolate Chip Skillet Brownies baked to perfection. This is one of my favorite cast iron skillet desserts to make.
Cast Iron Skillet Brownies
Such a delicious dessert and so easy to make. Desserts just taste better in my opinion when they are made from scratch. and this “simple” brownie recipe is no exception.
I’ve always struggled getting my brownies to turn out like they do from a box mix. the flakey top, crispy edges and a seemingly even layer of gooeyness throughout.
While I have still yet to achieve that goal, I have found the perfect easy brownie recipe using ingredients found in most pantries.
How to make Brownies in a Cast Iron Skillet
Brownies, in all reality, are actually quite difficult to screw up. Firstly, make sure you are working with a well prepared skillet. then its just a matter of adjusting temps and cook times to get the perfect brownie.
How Long to Cook Brownies
Always err on the side of taking the brownies out of the oven earlier than later. Brownies will start to dry out and even get a little crumbly if overcooked too much which totally defeats the point of the brownie.
The way I judge the doneness is just by inserting a toothpick into the center and look for a little bit of crumbly goodness to stick to it on the way out.
That’s a good starting point for your first batch of skillet brownies. I say “first” because this won’t be your last.
And Cast irons hold the heat really well, so if doneness is a concern, it will at least continue cooking for several minutes after it’s out of the oven.
Easy Skillet Brownie Recipe
So, for this easy skillet brownie recipe, we are going to get the butter melting in the skillet first.
While that is melting, in a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown and white sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Mix well.
Once the dry ingredients are well combined, add the butter to the bowl along with the eggs and vanilla.
Use a hand mixer and mix just until everything is well incorporated.
Lastly, add the chocolate chips give it a quick swirl then transfer to a well-prepared cast iron skillet. This amount of batter is perfect for a 10″ skillet.
Best Skillet Brownie Toppings
So many options to customize brownies its almost laughable. I made these homemade brownies with chocolate chips, but really isn’t that just standard procedure for making brownies?
These “toppings” are great pressed into the top of the dough, before cooking, or mixed into the batter.
|Mixed or Topped||Mixed or Topped||Topped|
|Walnuts||Chocolate Chunks||Ice Cream|
|Pecans||Caramel Chips||Chocolate Syrup|
|Pecans||White Chocolate Chips||Caramel Syrup|
How to Make Brownies from Scratch
This is the perfect easy brownie recipe to start with if you’re new to cooking food from scratch. Cast iron skillet brownies are both delicious and satisfying!
Need more sweet tooth satisfying recipes? Check out one of these delicious desserts below!
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- 1 Cup of flour
- 1/2 Cup of cocoa powder
- 1/2 Cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 Cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 Tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp of vanilla
- 1 Stick of butter (1/2 cup), melted
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup of chocolate chips
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla and mix with a hand mixer just until everything is well incorporated.
- Add Chocolate chips and give a quick swirl to mix into the batter.
- Transfer to a 10" Cast iron skillet.
- Bake @ 350°F for 30 minutes.
The brownies will continue to bake after removed from the oven. Check with a toothpick and when there's just a little dough stuck to it, remove it from the oven.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g
Nutrition is calculated by Nutronionix. All nutrition should be verified independently.