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.
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.
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!
This step is easy, just add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint.
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?!
Take the time to really mix the wet ingredients together! If whisking by hand, do at least 25 turns.
Pour into a mixing bowl and combine the dry ingredients well with the wet ingredients to remove lumps.
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.
- 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
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.
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.