Fudgy Skillet Brownies

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins

Enjoy a homemade treat in less than an hour with a recipe that uses the same skillet to melt the chocolate and bake the brownies. Then scoop them right from the pan.


  • 1 ¼ cups sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

  • ¼ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (spooned and leveled)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt.

  2. In a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet, bring butter and cream to a simmer over medium. Add chocolate; reduce to medium-low. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate has melted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, and let cool 5 minutes.

  3. Add chocolate mixture to sugar mixture, whisking until blended (reserve skillet). Fold in flour mixture. Pour batter into skillet.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Serve from skillet, warm or at room temperature.


Cook's Notes

Raid your pantry for brownie mix-ins: Pecans, walnuts, and chocolate chips are terrific. If serving the brownies warm, vanilla ice cream is the ideal companion.

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