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Spring Skillet Brownies Recipe: Ultimate April Dessert


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Looking for an indulgent yet simple dessert recipe to satisfy your sweet cravings this April? Our Spring Skillet Brownies are the way to go! These delicious treats are easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family. So bake up a batch and enjoy a decadent and satisfying dessert!


  • Butter – for greasing skillet.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter.
  • 1 cup white sugar.
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease 10-inch cast-iron skillet with butter.
  3. Melt 1/2 cup butter in small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Whisk in sugar, cocoa powder, and salt until combined.
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir vigorously after each addition until mixture is smooth & glossy.
  6. Stir in flour until just combined.
  7. Pour batter into greased skillet and bake 18-20 minutes. Edges should be set & center still slightly soft.
  8. Remove skillet from oven, let cool for 15 minutes.
  9. Serve warm – with ice cream or whipped cream on top!
Spring Skillet Brownies
Spring Skillet Brownies


Yum! To make this scrumptious spring skillet brownie, there are some yummy ingredients you’ll need. Semi-sweet chocolate chips, butter, eggs, sugar, flour, salt, cocoa. Plus, seasonal goodies too – diced strawberries, white chocolate, chopped pecans. Now you’re ready to make the most indulgent and mouth-watering spring skillet brownies!

Dry Ingredients

Dry fixings are very important for the taste and texture of Spring Skillet Brownies. You will require the following ingredients for this delightful April dessert formula:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

Mix these dry fixings together in a medium bowl. This helps the brownies rise and develop a chewy, fudgy texture. Stirring them into the wet ingredients will create an even batter.

Wet Ingredients

Wet ingredients are essential for the Spring Skillet Brownies. Here are the wet ingredients you will need:

  • Melted unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Buttermilk

The melted butter and sugars create a creamy base. The eggs add richness and bind the ingredients. Vanilla enhances the flavors. Buttermilk provides a tangy note, balancing out the sweetness. All these wet ingredients make a luxurious treat ideal for April.

Add-Ins (e.g. chocolate chips, nuts)

Add a little extra flavor to your brownies! Here’s how to make Spring Skillet Brownies with customizable add-ins.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  4. Then add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract to the melted butter, stirring until it’s smooth.
  5. Gradually fold in the dry ingredients until well combined.
  6. Mix in your desired add-ins – like chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit.
  7. Bake the brownies in the skillet for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before you serve.

Pro tip: Get creative with your add-ins – experiment to find your perfect recipe!


Prepare the oven + skillet before starting. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) cast iron skillet.

Now, it’s time to make the brownie mix! In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. When the ingredients are combined, add eggs and vanilla extract. Stir until everything is well combined.

Preheat oven and prepare skillet

Spring Skillet Brownies are a scrumptious delight! Get ready to whip up this tasty treat. Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with butter and dust it with flour. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, flour, and eggs until well combined. Throw in some chocolate chips and pour the batter into the skillet.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the brownies cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy your divine Spring Skillet Brownies!

Combine dry ingredients

Make decadent Spring Skillet Brownies by following these steps:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl, mix eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
  4. Grease a 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Pour brownie batter in it.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. Check if brownies are set in the middle.
  6. Top with whipped cream, berries, or other toppings.
  7. Enjoy your spring treat!

Melt the butter and mix with wet ingredients

Create the perfect Spring Skillet Brownies. A delicious April dessert!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt 1 cup unsalted butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Remove skillet from heat. Add 1 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Stir until batter is smooth and glossy.
  5. Place skillet in preheated oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Edges should be set and center slightly soft.
  6. Let brownies cool for a few minutes.
  7. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

Mix wet and dry ingredients together

When baking Spring Skillet Brownies, it’s important to mix wet and dry ingredients for a smooth, consistent batter. Here’s how:

  1. Whisk together dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, and salt – in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients – eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and melted butter or oil – until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Gradually pour wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, whisking continuously.
  4. The batter should come together in a smooth and consistent texture.
  5. Pour the batter into a pre-heated skillet and bake in the oven.
  6. Once done, remove from skillet and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious April dessert!

Fold in any add-ins

Add extra ingredients to your brownie batter for extra flavor and texture! Fold in any add-ins like chocolate chips, dried fruits, or nuts.

Use a spatula and fold them in until evenly distributed. Don’t overmix – that’ll deflate the batter!

Put it in a skillet or baking dish.

Bake according to instructions for a delicious treat!

Pour mixture into skillet and bake

Spring Skillet Brownies make a yummy dessert. Here’s how to make them:


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter.
  3. Add sugar and eggs. Mix.
  4. Stir in flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  5. Grease a cast-iron skillet.
  6. Pour the mixture into the skillet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Cool for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with a garnish of your choice – ice cream, whipped cream or fresh berries.

Pro tip: Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra chocolatey flavour and creaminess.

Serving Suggestions

Spring skillet brownies – yummy and delightful! How will you serve this April treat? Lots of ways to make it special. Let’s explore some options.

  • Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream.
  • Or, put a dollop of whipped cream on top.
  • Maybe sprinkle some nuts or chocolate chips.
  • And don’t forget the caramel sauce! Yum!

Topping Ideas (e.g. ice cream, whipped cream, caramel)

Desserts need toppings to make ’em yummy! Here’re some ideas for your spring skillet brownie:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream- Put a scoop on top to make it classic and rich.
  • Whipped Cream- Dollop this to add a sweet lightness.
  • Caramel Sauce- Gooey deliciousness drizzled on top.
  • Sliced Strawberries- Add a tart, fruity twist.

Pro Tip: Get creative! Try different ice cream flavors, nuts, or sea salt for an extra-special treat.

Presentation Tips

Maximize your Spring Skillet Brownies with these tips for presentation!

  1. Treat yourself to a scoop of melted vanilla ice cream for a creamy indulgence.
  2. Place the brownies on a wooden board or a rustic platter for a homey feel.
  3. Add a burst of flavor and color with fresh raspberries or strawberries.
  4. Dust with powdered sugar for elegance and contrast.
  5. Make it a shared and interactive experience by placing the skillet in the center of the dinner table.

Customizations and Variations

Brownies – a classic treat! Perfect to end a meal. Customize them to suit any occasion. Here’s a few tips and tricks – to vary the spring skillet brownie recipe. Make it delicious and decadent. April dessert – ready to be enjoyed!

Making it Gluten-Free or Vegan

Customizing Spring Skillet Brownies to be gluten-free or vegan is easy.

For a gluten-free version, swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free blend or almond flour. It may be necessary to add an extra egg or applesauce for moisture.

For a vegan option, substitute the butter with coconut oil or vegan butter. The eggs can be replaced with flax or chia eggs. Dairy-free chocolate can be used instead of chocolate chips.

No matter how you customize them, the Spring Skillet Brownies will still be a delightful April treat everyone will enjoy.

Swapping Out Add-Ins

Swap out the add-ins in your April dessert recipe and create a unique, decadent taste. Try these add-in suggestions:

  1. Chocolate Chips: Try white chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips.
  2. Nuts: Pecans are a staple, but try sliced almonds or chopped walnuts.
  3. Fruits: Add fresh or dried raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.
  4. Spices: Flavor up with cardamom or ginger.

Customize your recipe and experiment with creative add-ins. Make skillet brownies that everyone will love!

Adjusting Sweetness or Chocolate Intensity

Spring Skillet Brownies – a yummy, indulgent dessert! You can adjust the taste to your liking.

Here are some tips:

  1. For less sweetness, decrease sugar by 1/4 cup. Or use brown sugar or honey.
  2. To up the chocolate flavor, use dark chocolate chips or add 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder. For a milder flavor, use milk chocolate or reduce cocoa powder by 1/4 cup.

Make these brownies your very own. Enjoy them just the way you like.

Final Thoughts and Recommendations

Crazy Spring Skillet Brownies! A scrumptious dessert for April. Rich and gooey with a crunchy edge. Final thoughts? Prepare these delights!

Seasonal Adaptations

Make your recipe seasonally appropriate! This spring, try this yummy skillet brownie dessert. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Salt

To make them:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter & chocolate chips in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often.
  3. Add flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Stir until mixed.
  4. Put skillet in oven. Bake for 20-25 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let brownies cool for a few mins before serving.

Pro Tip: Serve with ice cream and berries for a perfect springtime dessert!

Storing and Reheating Tips

To keep your Spring Skillet Brownies yummy and tasty, follow these storing & reheating tips!

  • Cut the brownies into even squares or slices when cooled completely.
  • Put them in an airtight container or wrap ’em tightly in plastic wrap to keep air away.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.
  • For reheating, pop in the oven at 350°F for 8-10 mins. Or microwave individual servings for 10-15 seconds each.
  • Let the brownies reach room temperature before reheating to get the soft & chewy texture back.

Pro tip: Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzle of chocolate sauce for extra decadence!

Serving and Sharing Ideas

Spring Skillet Brownies – the perfect April dessert! These treats can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Whether you keep them all for yourself or share with friends and family, these brownies will be a hit.

Here are some ideas for serving and sharing:

  1. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.
  2. Cut into small squares and serve on a platter.
  3. Wrap individually in parchment paper and tie with ribbon.

Pro Tip: Add a sprinkle of sea salt or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra special touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredients do I need to make Spring Skillet Brownies?

You’ll need all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, butter, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, semisweet chocolate chips, and pastel-colored candy-coated chocolates.

Can I use different types of chocolates in this recipe?

Absolutely! You can substitute the semisweet chocolate chips with milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips or chunks. You can also add white chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter if you’d like.

Do I need a cast-iron skillet to make these brownies?

While a cast-iron skillet is the traditional vessel for this recipe, you can use any oven-safe skillet or baking pan that’s approximately 9 or 10 inches in diameter.

How long does it take to make Spring Skillet Brownies?

The prep time is about 15-20 minutes, and the baking time is around 20-25 minutes. You’ll also need to let the brownies cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe serves 8-10 people, depending on how big you slice the brownies.

Can I make these brownies ahead of time?

Yes! You can bake the brownies up to 2 days in advance and store them in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
Isabella Johnson
Isabella Johnson

Hello! I'm Izzy, a passionate pastry chef, food photographer, and lover of all things sweet. When I'm not painting or salsa dancing, you can catch me whipping up decadent desserts or capturing mouthwatering pastries on camera. Let's indulge our sweet tooth together and explore the delightful world of baked treats!