Decadent Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream: A Family Favorite Recipe!

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Ice cream (for serving)
  • Caramel sauce (for serving)
  • Whipped cream (for serving)

Method: For the Cake:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Dry Ingredients: Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Wet Ingredients: In a skillet, melt butter, add vegetable oil, cocoa powder, and water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Combine: Pour boiling mixture over dry ingredients. Mix well. Add buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  5. Bake: Pour batter into skillet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

For the Frosting:

  1. Melt Butter: In a saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Add Cocoa: Mix in cocoa.
  3. Milk and Sugar: Gradually add milk and powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. Add pecans and vanilla.

Assembling the Dessert:

  1. Cool the Cake: Allow cake to cool slightly.
  2. Spread Frosting: Spread frosting evenly over the cake.
  3. Serve with Ice Cream: Serve warm cake with ice cream on top.
  4. Garnish: Drizzle with caramel sauce and add whipped cream.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Scoop your favorite ice cream onto the warm cake.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce and top with whipped cream for added indulgence.

The Secrets Behind the Perfect Recipe:

  • Use high-quality cocoa for rich flavor.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter for a fluffy cake.
  • Serve warm for a delightful contrast with cold ice cream.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Can I make this cake in advance? Yes, but it’s best served warm.
  • Any substitute for buttermilk? Mix regular milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Can I use a different nut in the frosting? Absolutely, walnuts or almonds are great alternatives.

Keto Version Recipe: Replace sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener, use almond flour instead of regular flour, and choose sugar-free ice cream.

This Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream recipe harmoniously blends warm, freshly baked cake with cool, creamy ice cream—a perfect balance of flavors and textures. It’s not just a dessert; it’s an experience to cherish and enjoy!

Credit: easyinstantrecipes

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