How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m sharing how to make the best Skillet Brownies in cast iron! I’m adding the pictures to show you exactly how to get this done!

Skillet brownies are an extra level of special. They are delicious and everyone will gobble them up.

I like to bring these Skillet Brownies with me to holiday parties because they don’t take me long at all to make. This time of year, there are always a ton of parties!

Work parties, family get-togethers, and neighborhood block parties, you can bring along these brownies and stay on budget and save your time.

How to Make Skillet Brownies

Making these Skillet Brownies will take you less than an hour’s time from start to finish. I LOVE adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to these, you’ll love it too.

Such a special treat for the grandkids when they come over! If you love this recipe, you’ll also love my Caramel Apple Crisp, Oreo Pudding Dessert, or my Peppermint French Vanilla Cake Dip.

Step One

For these Skillet Brownies, you will want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While you’re doing that, grease an 8-inch pan. It’s important to do both of these steps early in the baking process.

How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

Step Two

In a medium saucepan melt the butter. Remove from heat and pour into a mixing bowl. I love watching the butter and how it melts!

How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

Step Three

This step is easy, just add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint.

How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

Step Four

In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Isn’t it satisfying watching ALL of those dry ingredients go in together?!

How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

Step Five

Take the time to really mix the wet ingredients together! If whisking by hand, do at least 25 turns.

How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

Step Six

Pour into a mixing bowl and combine the dry ingredients well with the wet ingredients to remove lumps.

How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

Step Seven

Spread into greased pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Brownies should still be soft when you remove them from the oven. Do not overbake!

These brownies are dark and rich. Let them cool completely.

When cool, serve with some vanilla ice cream. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your skillet.

Skillet Brownies With Pictures

Finished Product

How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron
Skillet Brownies by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8-inch pan. In medium saucepan melt butter. Remove from heat and pour into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Pour into a mixing bowl and combine well with the wet ingredients to remove lumps. The batter will be very thick. Spread into greased pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Brownies should still be soft when you remove them from the oven. Do not overbake! These brownies are dark and rich. Let cool completely. When cool, serve with some vanilla ice cream. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your skillet.

    Please note, you can bake this in a greased and floured 8-inch pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes as well.

What Pan is Best for Making Brownies?

In this edition of brownie baking, we are using a cast-iron skillet. I feel as though the skillet bakes the brownies more evenly! You may find that you enjoy making brownies this way more than you like them in a regular pan.

Can I bake this recipe in a glass pan?

Yes, you can. I have made this recipe for years in an 8-inch glass or metal pan. You will bake it the same way at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Do not overbake.

Can You Bake Brownies in an Electric Skillet?

For best results, brownies should be baked in an oven. However, you could bake these brownies over a fire if you are camping, right in your cast iron skillet. Cooking them in an electric skillet could result in uneven brownies.

Where to Buy a Cast Iron Skillet?

You can buy a cast-iron skillet on Amazon. You can also ask grandma if she has a cast iron skillet you can have. Also, garage sales are bound to have a really great selection of skillets. Here is a list of the 7 cast-iron pieces you need in your home.

How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet

Coat a layer of shortening or vegetable oil over the skillet. Then baking the skillet at 375 degrees is a great way to season a cast iron skillet. Seasoning can be done over time.

How to Restore a Cast Iron Skillet

Luckily, I have had many cast iron skillets in the past and I can teach you how to restore a cast-iron skillet.

Final Word

Now that you know the secret to true amazing Skillet Fudgy Brownies, you can make them anytime. Once you buy a cast iron skillet, you will have it for many years to come. Just make sure you serve these brownies with a scoop of ice cream. May God bless this world, Linda.

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9 thoughts on “How to Make the Best Skillet Brownies in Cast Iron

  • December 16, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    Good morning Linda,
    Looks like a good recipe except for one ingredient missing. Here in Texas, we would add a cup of chopped pecans to make it perfect. LOL!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    • December 16, 2019 at 7:28 am
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      Hi Harry, oh my gosh, you are so right!!! My grandparents lived in Arlington Heights, TX and they had a pecan farm (very small). We used to sit around and crack them, freshest pecans ever. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! You made my day! Linda

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      • February 8, 2020 at 7:34 am
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        I’m wondering if you make a big skillet of brownies (or any other baked good) can I keep it in there or do I have to transfer it to Tupperware container? Also if it cools how do I clean it then since your supposed to clean it while hot. Jenifer

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        • February 8, 2020 at 7:56 am
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          Hi Jenifer, no you cannot leave it in your cast iron pan. You need to transfer the food out of it. I would wash it and reseason the pan with vegetable spray or your oil of choice. Let the pan heat up on the stove, watch it carefully, let it cool and store it. Linda

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  • December 16, 2019 at 7:57 am
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    I know this kind of defeats the purpose of your post/recipe, BUT, I’d like to know what I’d need to change (Oven temp? Time?) in order to make these brownies in either a GLASS Baking dish, or a regular metal baking pan? (I can no longer use my cast iron skillets as I have too much arthritis and not enough strength in my wrists, hands, etc. to be able to lift them.) Thank you.

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    • December 16, 2019 at 8:05 am
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      Hi Appy, oh I’m so glad you brought this to my attention, I have arthritis as well. I have made this recipe for years in an 8-inch greased and floured pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. I’m going to go add this to the post and the recipe card. Thank you so much!! Linda

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      • December 16, 2019 at 9:21 am
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        Thank you, Linda. I’m going to try to make these as soon as I can get some time.

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  • December 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    I’m going to try these this next weekend! Off the subject, but could you try to put together a list of good books, especially fiction, as relates to prepping? My 2 favorites are One Second After, One Year After. I haven’t been able to find the third of this series, The Final Day (? as to title), so may have to order online. And I liked Last Light too. I think it has a sequel ? Sometimes fiction can get my butt thinking and moving…don’t know what else is out there, besides the left behind series. I’ve been off and on writing a story about a family after solar flares. Keep thinking I need to try to do online publishing of it but then go back in and edit. Lol, it will never be done. Anyways, just a hopeful thought for you to blog about books.

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    • December 16, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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      Hi Wendy, this is a great idea about the books, I will do that. Do you live in Utah? I know a lot of people self-publish through Cedar Fort in Utah County I think. When I was asked to write a book called “Prepare Your Family For Survival” I had no idea how hard it would be. It was hard for me anyway. Everything I wrote was crossed checked and edited by 4 people. The only thing they pulled from my manuscript was a laundry ball (they said they are useless) AND my bread recipe had to be cut way down. They said no one makes 8 loaves at a time. LOL! Life is so funny sometimes. Linda

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