Dessert

Gooey Chocolate Skillets

Rebecca Lang / September 7, 2016

These warm and rich chocolate skillets are as comforting as they are dreamy.

This recipe comes from Rebecca Lang, who uses any excuse to serve dessert at her table. She loves that with these little skillets, there’s no need to share. Each small skillet is perfectly portioned for an individual serving. 

Gooey Chocolate Skillets baked in a cast iron skillet.

Prep Time

10-15 minutes

Cook Time

18 minutes

Servings

6

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package chocolate wafers (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Gooey Chocolate Skillets baked in a cast iron skillet.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚. 
  2. Process the wafers in a food processor fitted with the metal blade until crushed or seal them in a ziptop plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of the butter in a medium saucepan. Add to the wafers; pulse to combine or work into the crumbs with your fingertips. Press the wafer mixture into the bottom of six 5-inch cast iron skillets.
  3. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter and chocolate chips together in the same saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, flour, and vanilla. While whisking, add the eggs and beat well. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared skillets. Bake for 18 minutes (they will not look set at this point). The centers will be slightly gooey. Do not overbake.
  4. Serve each lucky guest their own chocolate skillet, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
Rebecca Lang

Contributed By

Rebecca Lang

Rebecca Lang is a cooking instructor and author living in Athens, Georgia. 

Gooey Chocolate Skillets

By Rebecca Lang

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package chocolate wafers (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Gooey Chocolate Skillets

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚. 
  2. Process the wafers in a food processor fitted with the metal blade until crushed or seal them in a ziptop plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of the butter in a medium saucepan. Add to the wafers; pulse to combine or work into the crumbs with your fingertips. Press the wafer mixture into the bottom of six 5-inch cast iron skillets.
  3. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter and chocolate chips together in the same saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, flour, and vanilla. While whisking, add the eggs and beat well. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared skillets. Bake for 18 minutes (they will not look set at this point). The centers will be slightly gooey. Do not overbake.
  4. Serve each lucky guest their own chocolate skillet, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Recipe by Rebecca Lang for Lodge Cast Iron at http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe/gooey-chocolate-skillets