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Chocolate Hazelnut Skillet Cake

choclate_hazelnut_skillet_cake recipe

Oh joy! It’s National Chocolate Cake day!  Not that I need an excuse to eat chocolate cake, but I’ll take it anyway. [giggling happily]  I chose an easy and quick recipe that is baked  in a cast iron skillet.  Big girl grand dropped by for a visit between classes right in time to test it out.  She and her granddad at two pieces.  I’m taking that to mean it is a winner. 

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Chocolate Hazelnut Skillet Cake
Bring to a boil in a cast iron skillet
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Cup water
    • Remove it from the heat and add dry ingredients. Stir in gently:
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Cup sugar
    • Stir in remaining ingredients:
  • 1/4 Cup buttermilk (can substitute regular milk with a few drops of lemon juice)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hazelnut flavoring (you can substitute vanilla if you’re not a hazelnut fan)
Bake at 350° F for 25 minutes.  While the cake cools in the pan, make the icing in a small pot.

Chocolate Hazelnut Icing
Bring to boil:
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
    • Remove from heat and add:
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Hazelnut flavoring (or vanilla)
  • optional:  1/2 cup shopped nuts
    • Pour warm icing over skillet cake.
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Then share it with someone you love, like I did with our grand daughter.


  1. This looks delicious and super easy to make!

    xx Kait

    1. You are right, it is delicious and easy too. I like that there were only 2 pans to clean.

  2. Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday. I've never made a skillet cake before but always thought they seem easy and fun. Great combo with chocolate and hazelnut!

  3. I found you over at Dear Creatives. That looks delicious! I just bought some hazelnuts; I may have to make this soon!
    Amber @

  4. Thanks for sharing on Freedom Fridays. This is an interesting technique, and the chocolate and hazelnut combo is always a winner at our house. I grow hazelnuts, so I would probably sprinkle some chopped hazelnuts on top for a nice crunch!

  5. Yummmmmy! Looks so good! Thanks for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the link party!
    Thanks again,
    Allie @

  6. I love hazelnut! I'm going to try this for sure! I found you on Saturday Dishes and I'm so glad. I'll also follow you a couple ways. Pinterest being one of them!

  7. I love that this is a skillet cake. I am always amazed at how well these cakes turn out without a mixer or even another bowl. I pinned this post! Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Saturday Dishes Cakes & Party ideas.
    Diane Roark

  8. Sounds delicious! Does it taste a bit like Nutella? That's what I'm picturing. And I just love the idea of doing the prep work in the same skillet as the baking, so there are less dishes!
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! I'm pinning your post and hoping to see you back this weekend!


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