Iron Skillet Chocolate Pecan Cake Recipe

As a self proclaimed chocoholic, there are few things that will ruin my diet faster than chocolate cake. The warm center, the creamy frosting, the decadent chocolate…..I need to go make this Iron Skillet Chocolate Pecan Cake right now.

iron skillet chocolate pecan cake
What You Need


  • 1 cup Sugarchocolate pecan cake ingredients
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla


  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Milk
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ cup Chopped Pecans, divided


How to Make It

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon and set aside.
    chocolate pecan cake in progress
  • In a saucepan, mix the water, butter, oil, and cocoa powder. Bring this to a boil while stirring and add it to the dry ingredients bowl and mix well.
  • Add in the milk, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
    iron skillet chocolate pecan cake
  • Pour into a 10-inch iron skillet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until baked through. Cool for about 20 minutes.
    homemade chocolate frosting
  • For the frosting, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil while stirring. Remove from heat and add in the powdered sugar and half the pecans and stir well. Pour over the cake and spread it all over. Sprinkle the remaining pecans over the top. Let the frosting set and then serve. 
    iron skillet chocolate pecan cake

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle!

iron skillet chocolate pecan cake

Enjoy! Looking for more dessert ideas? Check out these Easy No Bake Neapolitan Frozen Dessert Cups!

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