This Perfect Skillet Brownie Is Your New Dessert Go-To

published Mar 7, 2022
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Here’s What Makes Pioneer Woman’s Dark Chocolate Brownies So Fudgy

The holiday season may be wrapped, but if you’re still in the mood to get some good baking in for your household, you are not alone. Although I love the overflow of holiday cookies, cakes, and pies that the months of October, November, and December bring forth, I honestly cannot get enough of a good brownie. In my opinion, the perfect brownie delivers crispy edges with a soft and gooey middle that’s easy to devour without the need to pair with milk. So when I spotted this Chocolate Brownie Pudding from @whatsgabycookin, I knew I had to bookmark it to try it soon.

The recipe, which is also posted on the Californian’s blog, takes an hour and 10 minutes to complete (with your prep time only taking the 10 minutes). Calling it “the most decadent and rich dessert” she’s ever eaten, Gaby’s recipe is quite simple and — if you consider yourself a person who loves to bake — will call for ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry.

To nail this chocolatey goodness-filled recipe, you’ll first start by preheating your oven to 325°F and lightly buttering a 9-inch skillet. Dry ingredients like flour and cocoa powder will be sifted together, while eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and optional ingredients (coffee extract and kahlua) will be combined in your mixer. Afterwards, you’ll add your cocoa powder and flour mixture to your wet ingredients and slowly pour in your cooled melted butter.

After your ingredients have all been mixed, you’ll then add them to the buttered skillet and add it to a larger baking pan filled halfway with warm water. Carefully place it in the oven for an hour; although it may look undercooked when it’s taken out, Gaby notes that this is normal. After your skillet cools in the fridge, it’ll be ready to serve with a healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream for the topping or for the side.

Although this recipe is perfect for those days when you just need something chocolatey to soothe your sweet tooth, if you need to switch it up for your palate, try making this one-bowl caramel skillet brownie or this speculoos-swirl skillet brownie instead.