Decedent rich Skillet Brownies are soft and chewy with loads of chocolate baked inside. Made in a cast-iron skillet these brownies are a classic favorite everyone will love. You might even consider them irresistible.
Whether baked in the oven or prepared over a campfire stove these classic brownies are a fluffy chocolate dessert everyone loves. I first prepared them when we lived in New York City in our tiny apartment and were entertaining our friends.
At the time I didn’t have many kitchen utensils and gadgets so my cast-iron skillet was always in use. These comforting brownies warmed our hearts that frigid winter and I’ve been preparing them ever since.
After re-making them recently my husband declared them “the best brownies I’ve ever eaten” and I had to hide the kid’s pieces before he devoured them. I will agree, they’re just about the best, but I still think these Secret Ingredient Fudge Brownies.
How to Make Skillet Brownies
- Prepare: lightly coat an iron-skillet in cooking spray or oil and preheat the oven to 350℉.
- Melt: melt the butter, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate until smooth in texture.
- Stir: the eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and stir until combined
- Whisk: together 1/2 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Flour: toss the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips with the 2 tablespoons of flour and gently fold into the chocolate mixture.
- Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared skillet and place it on top of a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Tips for Making Perfect Brownies
- Use a double-boiler when melting the chocolate to avoid scorching it. When melting the chocolate stir it continuously as well so it doesn’t burn and melts evenly.
- Let the melted chocolate cool before adding it to the egg mixture so it doesn’t cook the eggs.
- Tossing the chocolate chips with the flour helps them to keep their shape when baking and not melt into the rest of the brownie mixture.
Delicious Toppings and Additions
Turn your skillet brownie into a sundae with these toppings or stir in some delicious extra treats such as chocolate chips.
- Vanilla Ice Cream (or your favorite flavor)
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Chips
- Toffee Chips
What skillet is best?
This recipe works best when you use a cast-iron skillet. I prefer to use the Lodge brand cast iron skillets, however, in this recipe, I used Le Creuset. Both work well, however, standard stainless steel or non-stick skillet won’t work as well.
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter
- 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 4 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate chopped
- 4 large Eggs
- 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 2 tablespoons Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoons Salt
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ and lightly grease the edges of a cast-iron skillet with cooking spray or oil.
- In a medium, pan over low heat, melt the butter, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate until smooth in texture. Stir constantly and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and stir until combined.
- In a separated medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Toss the 2 tablespoons of flour with the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips and fold into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the batter into the prepared skillet and place it on top of a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.