Chocolate Skillet Cake with Ice Cream Recipe

Indulge in this rich and gooey chocolate skillet cake, perfectly complemented by a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. This dessert is easy to prepare and serves as a delightful treat for any occasion.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Incorporate Buttermilk and Water: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in the hot water until the batter is smooth.
  5. Add Chocolate Chips: Fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  6. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared skillet and spread it evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Serve: Allow the cake to cool slightly in the skillet. Serve warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Enjoy!

This chocolate skillet cake is best enjoyed warm, with the ice cream slowly melting into the rich, fudgy cake. Perfect for sharing!

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