Sometimes you need cake.
Sometimes? All the time?
And really, having a simple chocolate cake in your arsenal for last minute cravings is essential.
Especially one you can do in your cast iron skillet.
Seriously, any pan you can both fry bacon and bake a cake in is tops on my kitchen-essentials list.
And after the weekend that I’ve had (our AC fizzled out on a 93 degree day) a slice of chocolaty cake is the only remedy.
Eat your pain people. It’s ok.
Skillet Chocolate Cake.
I started with a little cocoa powder.
Since I was having such a stinky day I broke out the fancy stuff. But certainly use whatever cocoa powder you have…I will say, though, that a dark cocoa powder is best for this cake.
Mix your cocoa powder with chocolate and hot water until it all melts together…
Next up, cream your butter and brown sugar together… Go ahead and pour in your melted chocolate mixture…
Add a few other usual ingredients and your batter will be glorious and delicious… Spread your batter into a prepared skillet.
You don’t HAVE to use a skillet for this recipe, but it’s kinda fun and leaves the edges of the cake slightly crispy, which I love.
When it’s baked it will look like this… Then you should definitely frost it.
The cake is slightly dense, perfect for any chocolate lover. ME!