Decadent Chocolate Skillet Cake with a Scoop of Heaven 🍫🍰🍨

Immerse yourself in the world of indulgence with this Chocolate Skillet Cake. Baked to perfection in a cast-iron skillet, this cake boasts a rich chocolatey flavor and a moist, tender crumb. The crowning glory? A generous scoop of velvety ice cream that melts into a heavenly harmony with the warm cake. Perfect for cozy gatherings or a self-indulgent treat, this dessert is a celebration of chocolate in its most delightful form.


For the Chocolate Skillet Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

For Serving:

  • Your favorite vanilla ice cream

Optional Toppings:

  • Chocolate syrup, for drizzling
  • Chopped nuts or chocolate shavings


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven to warm.
  1. Prepare Dry Ingredients:
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  1. Mix Wet Ingredients:
  • In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  1. Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  1. Pour into Skillet:
  • Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Grease it with a bit of butter if needed. Pour the cake batter into the skillet, spreading it evenly.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The edges should be set, and the center will be slightly soft.
  1. Cool Slightly:
  • Allow the cake to cool in the skillet for about 10 minutes.
  1. Serve with Ice Cream:
  • Scoop a generous portion of your favorite vanilla ice cream onto each serving of warm chocolate skillet cake.
  1. Add Toppings (Optional):
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top and sprinkle with chopped nuts or chocolate shavings for an extra touch of decadence.
  1. Indulge:
    • Grab a fork, dive in, and savor the delightful combination of warm, gooey chocolate cake and the cold creaminess of ice cream.

This Chocolate Skillet Cake with Ice Cream is a symphony of textures and temperatures that will delight your palate. Share it with loved ones or enjoy it alone; each bite is a celebration of chocolatey bliss. 🍫🍰🍨✨

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