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

Indulge in our family’s cherished Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream recipe! Perfect for dessert lovers, this easy and delicious treat combines rich chocolate cake with creamy ice cream. Ideal for special occasions or a sweet family gathering.

Indulge in our family's cherished Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream recipe!

Indulge in our family's cherished Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream recipe!

Welcome to our ultimate guide on how to make the most indulgent and delightful Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream! This dessert is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and impressing guests at any gathering.

Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream: A Delicious Treat!

“Every bite of this Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream brings back warm memories of my grandmother’s kitchen, where the rich aroma of cocoa and the laughter of family filled the air. This recipe has been a family treasure for generations, a symbol of love and togetherness.” (Marie)

Shopping List:

  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Water
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk
  • Pecans
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Your favorite Ice Cream
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Whipped Cream

Recipe Details:

Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 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
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk (adjust for consistency)
  • 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)


For the Cake:

  1. Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). This ensures a consistent baking temperature.
  2. Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup sugar, and a dash of salt.
  3. Wet Ingredients: In a skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter. Add 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Combine: Pour the boiling mixture over the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Final Touches: Stir in 1/4 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  6. Bake: Pour the batter back into the skillet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For the Frosting:

  1. Melt Butter: In a saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter.
  2. Add Cocoa: Mix in 2 tablespoons cocoa.
  3. Milk and Sugar: Gradually add 3-4 tablespoons milk and 2 cups powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. Adjust milk for desired consistency.
  4. Nuts and Vanilla: Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Assembling the Dessert:

  1. Cool the Cake: Allow the cake to cool slightly after baking.
  2. Spread Frosting: Once slightly cooled, spread the frosting evenly over the cake.
  3. Serve with Ice Cream: While the cake is still warm, serve it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top.
  4. Garnish: Drizzle with caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Scoop your favorite ice cream on top of the warm cake.
  • Drizzle with rich caramel sauce.
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence.

The Secrets Behind the Perfect Recipe:

  1. Use high-quality cocoa for a richer chocolate flavor.
  2. Don’t overmix the batter to keep the cake fluffy.
  3. Serve the cake warm for a delightful contrast with the cold ice cream.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve in individual bowls with a scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and a garnish of fresh berries for an elegant presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Can I make this cake in advance? Yes, but it’s best served warm.
  2. Any substitute for buttermilk? Mix regular milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  3. 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 a sugar-free ice cream.

This Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream recipe combines the warmth of a freshly baked cake with the cool delight of ice cream, creating a perfect balance. It’s not just a dessert; it’s an experience!

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