I remember the first time I saw a recipe for a cake made in a cast iron skillet and thinking how odd it sounded. My cast iron skillet was used for savory dinner dishes like chicken and fish, not sweet treats. I decided to give it a try and I’m oh so glad I did. I’ve never looked back and use my skillet to cook all kinds of desserts and you should too. That’s why I’ve put together 12 recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth.
1. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
I’ve tried making a pan of cookies and it turns out burned on the edge and raw in the middle, not with the magical cast iron skillet. You get a perfectly cooked giant cookie.
Make your own Chocolate chip skillet cookie
2. Easy Skillet Apple Pie
3. Iron Skillet Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake
Want to make your kids squeal with delight? Serve this up for dessert.
Get the recipe for iron skillet banana’s foster upside down cake at Just A Pinch
4. Upside Down Caramelized Apple Cake
5. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
An old school cake that still a crowd pleaser.
Get the recipe for pineapple upside down cake at Southern Living
6. Brownies in a Cast Iron Skillet
Gah!!! Brownies in a skillet. Why have I not tried this?!
Get the recipe for brownies is a cast iron skillet at Amanda’s Cookin‘
7. Blackberry Cobbler
One of my favorite desserts of all time. As kids we would pick blackberries and make a fresh cobbler. I just drilled on my computer.
Get the recipe for blackberry cobbler at Buns In My Oven
8. Buttermilk Skillet Cake with Pecan Praline Topping
This recipe calls for a 10 inch skillet, but was made in an 8 inch and turned out amazing. I love the idea of the cake spilling over the edge of the skillet.
Get the recipe for buttermilk skillet cake with pecan praline topping at Peaceful Cooking
9. Swedish Visiting Cake
This cake only requires one bowl and one pan, simple, easy, delicious.
Get the recipe for Swedish visiting cake at The Dog Eats the Crumbs
10. Lazy Peach Cobbler
I love a recipe where you can just toss it all in a pan and you get a beautiful and tasty treat.
Get the recipe for lazy peach cobbler at Lazy Homesteader
11. Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie
With a title like that I’ve got to try it and so do you!
Get the recipe for utterly deadly southern pecan pie at My Recipes
12. Triple Berry Skillet Cake
Make this recipe with you kids and they will be so proud of their creation.
Get the recipe for triple berry skillet cake at Cooking With My Kid