Chocolate Skillet Cake

by foodlikecake

This cake is really good. Like really good. It’s also really simple. Just the best chocolate cake ever baked in a cast iron skillet (!!) smothered with melted Nutella on top and covered with a sprinkling a chopped hazelnuts. I made this simple cake to test out my new cast iron skillet. To see if it would, you know, really work. It did. I am officially positive that all cake’s taste better when they’ve been baked in a skillet. Also, I made this cake last night and it’s up this morning. That’s how badly everybody wanted to dig their forks into this cake. πŸ˜€


Ingredients: Chocolate Cake

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, room temperature

1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup boiling water

Optional: Nutella

Optional: Chopped Hazelnuts

Recipe: Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9 inch cast iron skillet.

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Add the egg, vanilla, buttermilk, and butter. Beat on medium-high speed until combined well, about three minutes.

Stir in boiling water, the batter will be pretty thin- don’t worry about it.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

While cake is still warm frost Nutella over it and then sprinkle chopped hazelnuts over it. Then eat it πŸ™‚