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Fudgy Skillet Brownies

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A skillet is a terrific tool to make a quick and easy dinner or even dessert. These Fudgy Skillet Brownies are mixed up in one bowl then baked into a rich, chocolate coma-inducing dessert.  

Fudgy Skillet Brownies slice on a square white plate with a red handled fork

Skillet Recipes

This is the time of year when we’re all looking for speedy dinner ideas. School has started as have all those accompanying after-school activities. Time is at a premium, so it’s the perfect time to break out your skillet and cook up a meal made in one pan. Start to finish an hour or less. Some of my favorites are Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers Sandwiches, Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta, and Chicken Piccata.

But don’t you dare forget the last course. Skillet desserts are the best! Kind of rustic served right out of a cast-iron skillet, and so delicious!!! I know I’ve piqued your interest!

Fudgy Skillet Brownies baked in a cast iron pan

Fudgy Skillet Brownies

I have a handful of skillet recipes that I make over and over, but almost all are entrees. It was time to increase my repertoire.

These fudgy skillet brownies are thick and decadent, but best of all, they’re a snap to make! I whip them up mid-afternoon and let them cool on the counter till after dinner.

Served in wedges, they can be jazzed up with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of fudge or caramel sauce. Swoon-worthy.

Slice of a Fudgy Skillet Brownies with ice cream and berries

Recipe Tips for these Skillet Brownies

  • I used a 10-inch Le Creuset Skillet and this recipe filled the pan to the brim. If your skillet is smaller, I’d suggest making 2/3 of this recipe or you will definitely have a mess in your oven.
  • With a smaller skillet, increase the oven temperature to 350ΒΊ and decrease the time to about 40 minutes.
  • With brownies, it’s hard to tell when they are done. The toothpick test that you use for cakes is not accurate. I know when my kitchen fills with an intense brownie aroma, the time is near. They’ll pull away from the edge of the pan very slightly and should have risen to the top of the skillet.
  • I added some milk chocolate chips to tone down the chocolate intensity for one particular family member. Add white chocolate, bittersweet, semisweet chips or even chunks of toffee to customize them for your family. Toasted walnuts would be fabulous, too, but they wouldn’t fly with my picky crew!

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Fudgy Skillet Brownies - One bowl, one pan, one decadent dessert!

Fudgy Skillet Brownies

One bowl, one skillet, one delicious, fudgy brownie recipe!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 12 ounces, semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 325º. Grease a deep 10-inch skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl, gently melt the butter and semisweet chocolate, stopping to stir occasionally, until smooth. Whisk in the instant coffee. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk in sugar, then eggs, and vanilla. Stir in salt, then the flour until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
  5. Cool, cut into wedges and serve with ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 wedge

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 482Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 58gProtein: 5g


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39 comments on “Fudgy Skillet Brownies”

  1. Brownies.. Yummy! I love any kind of brownies! πŸ™‚

  2. I see lots of great sounding meals above, and I’m sure your brownies were a big hit:@)

  3. Your skillet browning looks amazing! I love that you can see the chocolate chips.

  4. Well, this looks like a GOOD TIME all caps needed! πŸ™‚

  5. This is the most drool worthy recipe! Love everything about it!

  6. The decadence! But sure it’s worth it πŸ™‚

  7. With all those eggs and chocolate and sugar I bet these are the richest brownies ever. Major yum with that ice cream on top.

  8. Gorgeous! I could eat a whole skillet to myself right now!

  9. I tend to just think savory coming out of a skillet…this could definitely broaden my horizons!

  10. These brownies sound amazingn! I’ve never seen skillet brownies but holy moly they look so delicious!

  11. That Le Creuset skillet is awesome! I’ve never thought to make brownies in a skillet but I have made my crostatas in there and it’s beautiful. The girls have been asking to make brownies so we must try this recipe!

  12. Great and helpful tips for telling when the brownie is done, Liz! My skillet does not get enough play time in the kitchen. Your brownie recipe is a great way to get started again =) Thank you for the recipe and hosting a stellar Sunday Supper.

  13. That’s a pretty brownie, Liz! Have a wonderful week, dear! xoxo

  14. wow Liz, this looks seriously tempting with that fudgy texture!!

  15. This looks so chocolaty and rich, and that ice cream melting down the sides into a puddle… perfection!

  16. I still haven’t tried skillet baking!!! I have to ASAP! This looks phenomenal πŸ™‚

  17. We have the big birthday September month and this sounds like the perfect star with a few candles. You are ahead of the game and so right that one pan skillet meals are just perfect this time of the year as life is so busy. Can’t wait to try these other recipes in the round up. Pinned!

  18. I am definitely going to make these. I am not much of a baker so I’m glad you gave some tips!

  19. I never thought of making brownies in a skillet, but wow these look yummy. This is the perfect chocolate dessert for the chocolate lovers in my family!

  20. I absolutely love baking in my skillet, and brownies are the BEST!! especially topped with ice cream and caramel…YUMMY

  21. These skillet fudge brownies look INCREDIBLE, Liz! I love how packed they are with chocolaty goodness. And I’m kinda sorta crushing on that cherry red glazed cast iron skillet!

  22. So much YUM in one photo, Liz!! Way to nail this one. <3

  23. Oh my, that looks beyond naughty and delicious. I just gained 2 lbs looking at that beautiful photo! πŸ˜‰

  24. So much chocolate! This looks wonderful!

  25. pinned and loved xoxo

  26. The “gouter” parfait for my children! We will love taste your chocolate temptation!

  27. Gorgeous, Liz! I so love that fudge drizzle. What a treat!

  28. Oh my goodness! This looks heavenly!

  29. Would love to make these for a birthday later this month! Just wondered – the 1 tspn. of instant coffee, is that the dry powder or 1 tspn. of brewed coffee? And when you melt the chocolate in the microwave, is the microwave at 50% power or 100% power? Thank you! You can probably tell I’m a novice cook.

    • Hi, Janet! The instant coffee is the powder not brewed—I’ve made a note in the recipe to clarify. I always melt at full power, but stop and stir every 30 seconds or so to stir. Hope you enjoy!!!

  30. I have visions of sitting at the table enjoying this right from the skillet with my granddaughter. Love the tips also.

  31. Oh wow!
    This looks fabulous! I wish I could take a bite,
    Thanks for sharing
    Gourmet Getaways

  32. I’ve been using my cast iron skillet a ton lately but I have not been using skillets for desserts enough and clearly that is a mistake! These brownies look fab!

  33. this is going to be gone in 60 seconds when I make this one everyone will swoon over it! thanks Liz

  34. These skillet brownies look amazing! Yum!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!

  35. These brownies were so easy to make and incredibly fudgy and delicious!

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