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Skillet Chocolate Pecan Cake

chocolate pecan cake

Chocolate Pecan Cake by itself is yummy enough, however, when you add it into an iron skillet, there is just something that makes it even better.

chocolate pecan cake

Maybe it’s the memory of my Grandmothers only cooking on cast iron, the yummy meals we had at their homes, and the early memories of spending time with them that has cemented my memory of everything tasting better in an iron skillet.

I have a variety of cast iron skillets that I cook with now.  I absolutely love them.  Granted when you are done using them you just can’t throw them in the dishwasher and they take a bit of work to keep them in good shape.  But the memories that flood back to me are so worth it!

Have you ever cooked with on cast iron before?  If you aren’t, and you are thinking about purchasing some, I highly suggest Lodge cookware.  They are a time tested company and their products are awesome.   All of my pieces are from Lodge.  I highly recommend them over any other company.  Granted, they are a bit more upfront, but you don’t have to rebuy them down the road.  I actually bought a non Lodge brand a few years ago and I’ve already gotten rid of the piece.  It just wasn’t the same and I bought the same pan that Lodge made and it’s great.

 


This Chocolate Pecan cake is really simple to make.  You will probably have most of the ingredients already in your pantry and fridge.  You will need sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, butter, oil, cocoa powder, milk, one egg, vanilla, and pecans.

Skillet Chocolate Pecan Cake

chocolate pecan cake

Ingredients

Cake:

– 1 cup Sugar
– 1 cup Flour
– ½ tsp. Baking Soda
– ½ tsp. Cinnamon
– ½ cup Water
– ¼ cup Butter
– ¼ cup Oil
– 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
– ¼ cup Milk
– 1 Egg
– ½ tsp. Vanilla

Frosting:

– ¼ cup Butter
– 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
– 3 Tbsp. Milk
– 2 cups Powdered Sugar
– ½ cup Chopped Pecans, divided

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon and set aside.
3. In a saucepan, mix the water, butter, oil, and cocoa powder. Bring this to a boil while stirring and add it to the dry ingredients bowl and mix well.
4. Add in the milk, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
5. Pour into a 10-inch iron skillet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until baked through. Cool for about 20 minutes.
6. For the frosting, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil while stirring. Remove from heat and add in the powdered sugar and half the pecans and stir well. Pour over the cake and spread it all over. Sprinkle the remaining pecans over the top. Let the frosting set and then serve.

Let me know what you think of the cake!  I think it will become a family favorite like it has become for my family!

5 from 1 vote
chocolate pecan cake
Skillet Chocolate Pecan Cake
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cake
Ingredients
  • - 1 cup Sugar
  • - 1 cup Flour
  • - ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • - ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • - ½ cup Water
  • - ¼ cup Butter
  • - ¼ cup Oil
  • - 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • - ¼ cup Milk
  • - 1 Egg
  • - ½ tsp. Vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • - ¼ cup Butter
  • - 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • - 3 Tbsp. Milk
  • - 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • - ½ cup Chopped Pecans divided
Instructions
  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon and set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, mix the water, butter, oil, and cocoa powder. Bring this to a boil while stirring and add it to the dry ingredients bowl and mix well.
  5. Add in the milk, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Pour into a 10-inch iron skillet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until baked through. Cool for about 20 minutes.
  7. For the frosting, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil while stirring. Remove from heat and add in the powdered sugar and half the pecans and stir well. Pour over the cake and spread it all over. Sprinkle the remaining pecans over the top. Let the frosting set and then serve.

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