Cast-iron skillets are the heroes of quick weeknight dinners, but they’re often overlooked for their ability to work magic on desserts. Their ability to go from stovetop to oven means you can give fruit a head start when baking cobblers and crisps, so the fruit gets juicy and tender faster, and the topping cooks all the way through. And skillets are also terrific vessels for communal cookies, Dutch baby pancakes, and the ultimate skillet dessert, tarte Tatin.
If you are a sucker for desserts like I am, but never would like to expend several hours whipping them up, then allow me to introduce you to skillet desserts. These yummy creations don’t need a lot of doing the job and so are simple to make (and eat!) for your crowd.
1. Butterscotch White Chocolate Skillet Cookie
Soft and chewy cookie dough filled with butterscotch and white chocolate chips.
Baked until golden and served with ice cream, this skillet cookie is almost too good to share!
2. Skillet S’mores
No need for a campfire with this one. Enjoy Skillet S’mores anytime! They are amazing!!
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Skillet Blondie
Take the great taste of pumpkin pie and give it an upgrade. Pumpkin Cheesecake Skillet Blondie is a trifecta of flavors all in one decadent dessert, a first-class ticket to pumpkin heaven.
4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie
This peanut butter chocolate skillet cookie is decadent and ready with just 15 minutes of prep work!
5. Chocolate Skillet Cake
Make this whenever you want something rich, chocolaty and molten in the middle.
6. Vanilla Sugar Skillet Cake
Make the best vanilla cake recipe from scratch for an impressive yet easy dessert.
Bake it in a cast iron skillet or a regular cake pan. Both are wonderful!
7. Brown Butter Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake
Imagine having a warm slice of cake that tastes exactly like a freshly baked cinnamon roll to stuff into your pie hole in only a fraction of the time?! Yes friends, that is what we call a win.
8. Blueberry Skillet Crumbles
There’s nothing quite so fine as a bubbling berry crumble, especially when baked in mini cast iron skillets with plenty of golden crumb topping.
9. Skillet Pumpkin Pie
Cool creamy pumpkin on a soft crust with a dollop of delicious whipped cream. There’s no other way!
10. Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie
Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie is a thick & chewy chocolate chip cookie (often called a Pizookie) that’s baked in a skillet & loaded with salted caramel.
11. Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Brownie
This Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Brownie has an outer skillet brownie layer with a deep chocolate chip cookie center.
The result is a decadent, gooey dessert. Use the leftover batter to make brookie cups – the instructions are included for those, too!
12. The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
This Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie is stuffed with a layer of gooey caramel and sprinkled with sea salt. Simple and over-the-top delicious.
13. Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls
Make these suckers this weekend! You won’t be sorry!
14. Skillet Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Who can say no to carrot cake, right?! So of course I had to include this delicious and easy carrot cake in this list.
This icing isn’t at all traditional, and is instead very light and refreshing.
15. Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie with Peanut Butter Syrup
For my fellow peanut butter lover this Skillet Peanut Butter Cookie is loaded with peanut butter and even has a peanut butter syrup on top.
16. Slutty Skillet Brownies
Make these ridiculous skillet brownies, scoop some vanilla ice cream on top, grab a handful of spoons and a handful of friends, and go to town.
You don’t need bowls or plates to enjoy this, just eat it straight in the pan!
17. Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake
A thick and chewy snickerdoodle cake baked in a cast iron skillet and topped with ice cream and caramel sauce. A delicious, dessert that’s just perfect for sharing!
18. Texas Skillet Chocolate Sheet Cake
Classically decadent Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake with a fudgy, pecan-studded chocolate frosting made in a cast iron skillet.
19. Cinnamon Apple Skillet Cake
If you love apples as much as I do and you’re looking for something to bake with them – try this cake!
It’s definitely different than your standard apple pie, but it has the same flavors, just a cake for a base with no need to make a crust.
20. Hot Cranberry Orange Cake
This beautiful and simple cake is glazed right out of the oven. It’s the perfect balance of tart and sweet, and would be ideal for Christmas breakfast or dessert.
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