Cast Iron Brownies make the best fudgy and delicious dessert. Add your favorite toppings for a crowd pleasing dessert idea.

Cast Iron Brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar
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Chocolate brownies always make the best dessert for any occasion. Making them in a cast iron skillet gives it the best texture and a fudgy center.

If you love making recipes in your cast iron skillet, check out this Grilled Peach Cobbler Recipe. This peach cobbler is even better topped with vanilla ice cream.

Why This Recipe Works

If you love the chocolate flavor of brownies, then you are going to love this recipe. This brownie is made from scratch with simple pantry ingredients and cooks perfectly in a cast iron skillet.

My kids love skillet desserts. We have even made a Cast Iron Skillet Cookie Recipe when they have friends over. Add your favorite toppings for a dessert that the whole family will love.

You may even like this Grilled S’mores Pizza.

Ingredients

Cast Iron Brownies Ingredients - Flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, chocolate chips

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Chocolate Chips – Feel free to add different flavors of chocolate chips. You can use dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.
  • Additions – If you like chopped nuts or sprinkles add them in when combining the batter ingredients. We have even added in a tablespoon of peanut butter for the perfect chocolate and peanut butter combination.

Step by Step Instructions

Cast Iron Skillet on the grill

Step 1 – Preheat the grill to medium heat around 350°F. Place a 10” cast iron pan on the grill to preheat.

Combining flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt

Step 2 – In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

Mixing in eggs, butter, vanilla extract in a bowl

Step 3 – In a separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.

Adding egg mixture to the dry ingredients

Step 4 – Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not over mix.

Add in chocolate chips to the brownie batter

Step 5 – Gently fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Pouring the brownie batter in a cast iron skillet and placed on grill grates

Step 6 – Carefully grease the preheated cast iron skillet with butter or cooking spray. Pour batter into the prepared skillet and spread it evenly. Place the skillet on the grill and close the lid. Grill for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still soft.

  • Step 7 – Using heat-resistant gloves or mitts, carefully remove the skillet from the grill and let it cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 8 – Dust with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Tips

  • Grill Temperature – Try to keep the grill steady at 350°F.
  • Rotate Skillet – Since grills can have hot spots, rotating the skillet halfway through the cooking time can help ensure even baking.
  • Cast Iron Skillet When making this dessert recipe, make sure to use a cast iron skillet. This skillet can be placed on the grill or in the oven.
Brownies scooped on a plate topped with vanilla ice cream

Serving Suggestions

Serve these brownies topped with Homemade vanilla ice cream and Homemade Whipped Cream. For a fun and festive look add sprinkles and chopped nuts. This will make the perfect skillet brownie recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make in the Oven?

Yes, this cast iron skillet brownie can be baked in a preheated oven at 350 degrees. Bake the brownies for about 20 minutes. You will know the brownies are done cooking if center is set and inserted toothpick comes out clean.

How to Store Leftover Brownies

Store leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature. The brownies will last about 4-5 days.

Brownies on a plate topped with vanilla ice cream with a bite on a fork

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Cast Iron Brownies

5 from 1 vote
Cast Iron Brownies make the best fudgy and delicious dessert. Add your favorite toppings for a crowd pleasing dessert idea.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 699

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: Powdered sugar or vanilla ice cream for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat around 350°F. Place a 10” cast iron skillet on the grill to preheat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Gently fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Carefully grease the preheated cast iron skillet with butter or cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter into the cast iron skillet and spread it evenly.
  • Place the skillet on the grill and close the lid. Grill for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still soft.
  • Using heat-resistant gloves or mitts, carefully remove the skillet from the grill and let it cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes

Try to keep the grill steady at 350°F.
Since grills can have hot spots, rotating the skillet halfway through the cooking time can help ensure even baking.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 699kcal, Carbohydrates 92g, Protein 10g, Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 21g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 144mg, Sodium 418mg, Potassium 364mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 59g, Vitamin A 839IU, Calcium 82mg, Iron 5mg

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