A cast-iron brownie is a thick and chewy chocolate brownie made in a cast-iron skillet. During the baking process, the outside of the brownie becomes crunchy while the inside remains fudgy and gooey. It’s basically like eating a big chocolate bar with nuts and caramel.
A cast-iron brownie is a fudgy, rich brownie baked in a cast-iron skillet. It’s cut into wedges for serving and eaten warm from the oven. A classic cast iron brownie isn’t frosted or decorated with anything besides maybe some powdered sugar sprinkled over the top. The beauty of this desert lies in how moist and decadent it is and how easy it is to make! Once you try baking your favorite chocolate brownies recipe in cast iron, we predict they’ll become one of your go-to desserts!
The best part about cast iron brownies is their taste and texture. If it wasn’t for their sheer size (we’re talking 8-10 servings here), I would be making them every week because they are that good!!! If you want an over-the-top decadent dessert that is guaranteed to satisfy every sweet tooth craving you have, then this is it.
Famous Cast Iron Brownie Recipe
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It’s easy and fun! This cast-iron skillet brownie recipe is just as simple as baking any other brownies, but with the bonus of producing gooey and delicious results that can’t be achieved without using cast iron.
Ingredients for A Cast Iron Brownie
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
12 ounces chocolate chips
1/2 – 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
Instructions To Make A Cast Iron Brownie
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 14-inch cast-iron skillet with butter, line it with parchment paper and grease the top of the parchment too. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt together 1 cup butter and 4 ounces finely chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate stirring occasionally until smooth. Turn off the heat but leave the saucepan on the burner while proceeding with other steps. In a mixer bowl add sugar and beat in vanilla extract until well combined. Add eggs one at a time until well incorporated into the batter which should be thick and glossy looking. While beating, pour in the chocolate mixture and beat until well combined. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients into the batter until it is all well incorporated. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or any nuts that you like (optional). Transfer batter to your greased cast iron skillet using rubber spatulas (always grease pans before baking anything for easy removal!) Press down gently with a spoon or spatula to make it even. Bake brownie uncovered for 45 – 60 minutes or until the tester inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven to cool completely before cutting into squares and serving!