Uncle Drew's Skillet Brownies


A cast iron skillet brownie recipe my Uncle Drew brought with him when he visited for our family reunion. I think we made about five batches of these rich, chocolaty goodies over the course of his stay! Top the brownie batter with shredded coconut or nuts if desired.

close up view of Skillet Brownies on a braided place mat
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9-inch skillet


  • ¾ cup butter

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch oven-proof skillet.

  2. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in the microwave until melted, about 30 seconds. Add sugar and cocoa powder to butter and stir. Heat butter-cocoa mixture in the microwave until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds.

  3. Mix vanilla extract into cocoa mixture. Stir in eggs, then add flour and stir until batter is well-mixed. Pour batter into the prepared skillet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of brownie comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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