13 Easy Cast Iron Skillet Dessert Recipes

13 dessert recipes that require a cast iron skillet.


A cast iron skillet is one of the most versatile (and misunderstood) pieces of cookware around. I use mine for any number of tasks, from searing steaks and sautéing vegetables to frying chicken. But cast iron isn't just for savory dishes—it also makes a perfect vessel for baking all sorts of desserts. There's no better way to get a crispy edge on a giant cookie or caramelize the fruit for an upside down cake. From an easy chocolate cake and plum cobbler to kanafeh, we've rounded up 13 of our favorite cast iron skillet desserts.

One quick tip: to ensure that your baked goods don't stick, use a properly seasoned pan. Seasoning cast iron is easy, and we have a handy guide to help you out.