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Swirled Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie

What is better than a warm skillet brownie with ice cream? Nothing in my opinion! This salted caramel skillet brownie is just the thing you need. Add some swirls of gooey salted caramel and you have one deliciously cozy treat that would be so yummy on a cold winter night! Perfect for sharing!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 skillet cookie


For the Brownie

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • cups dark chocolate, roughly chopped (I like to use 75% cocoa or higher)
  • ¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granualted sugar
  • 4 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salted Caramel Sauce

For the Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter (cut into cubes)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 - 1½ tsp sea salt or coarse salt


For the Brownie

  • Prepare the Salted Caramel Sauce (below). Preaheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch skillet with softened butter.
  • In a small saucepan or in a double broiler, melt butter and chocolate over low to medium heat until melted and completely smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add in sifted cocoa powder. Whisk together until smooth and shiny.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar together over medium-high speed until pale and creamy. Beaters should make a ribbon like-trail when you hold them over the bowl of the batter.
  • Add in the melted chocolate mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Gently fold in the flour.
  • Pour batter into the prepared skillet, using a spatula or a spoon to push to the edges.
  • Using a knife, gently swirl the caramel sauce over the top of the batter. Add as much as you'd like!
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the edges have set and the center is slightly under baked. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack until ready to serve. Top with lots of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

For the Salted Caramel Sauce

  • Combine brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until the butter is melted.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from heat.
  • Continue to stir so that the caramel doesn't burn and add in the sea salt. Stir until the caramel stops bubbling and the mixture is smooth. Allow caramel to cool.


  • Leftover salted caramel can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • If you are feeling adventurous, you can make my homemade vanilla bean ice cream found in my Colorado Peach Cobbler Recipe!
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Keyword Brownies, Chocolate, Easy Desserts, Fall Desserts