Easy Fudgy Skillet Brownie with Maple Glaze

overhead view of a skillet brownie with maple glaze

A decadently new favorite easy dessert, this Fudgy Skillet Brownie with Maple Glaze is having a huge moment in our kitchen. Densely chocolaty, fudgy and chewy, this brownie is a treat of all treats.

Simply and easily made with mostly pantry ingredients and an ovenproof skillet. 

I have one of my favorite doughnut shops to blame for this indulgence. My son ran into Top Pot Doughnuts in Bellevue, Washington the other day and surprised me with a treat. Believing it might be one of their delicious pumpkin spice doughnuts, my smile was growing by the minute.

But it wasn’t a coveted pumpkin spice doughnut… I was surprised to find a chocolate old fashioned dipped in a maple glaze. I smiled brightly with appreciation, hiding that tiny twinge of disappointment.

It didn’t take long for that momentary pause to brighten my day. I’m not sure why I doubted, knowing that everything baked in that shop is delicious. That day, I was introduced to one of my favorite new flavors (to me) this fall.

Overhead view of skillet brownie and white plates

Chocolate and maple. As if they have always been meant for each other.

Thinking about recreating that divinely delicious flavor pairing at home… I couldn’t resist a baking experience. It didn’t take long to try a decadently chocolaty and fudgy skillet brownie drizzled in a maple glaze. And believe me… it didn’t last long.

closeup view of a whole skillet brownie

Which is a good thing — because they are devilishly tempting!

slice of a chocolate skillet brownie with maple glaze

Easy Fudgy Skillet Brownie with Maple Glaze

Easy Fudgy Skillet Brownie with Maple Glaze

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A decadently new favorite easy dessert, this Fudgy Skillet Brownie with Maple Glaze is having a huge moment in our kitchen. Densely chocolaty, fudgy and chewy, this brownie is a treat of all treats.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat a 10-inch oven-safe skillet or cast-iron skillet. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter, chocolate chips, and unsweetened cocoa powder in a medium bowl set over simmering water, melt in a saucepan, or in a microwave oven. Let cool slightly before stirring in the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the flour, baking powder, and salt; mix just until incorporated. Transfer the batter into the prepared skillet and spread or jiggle until it becomes an even layer.
  3. Bake the skillet brownie until the surface appears set, a toothpick inserted into the center should come out mostly clean; 35 40 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. Make the Maple Glaze: In a small bowl whisk together the confectioners' sugar, milk, maple syrup and maple extract. Add milk or confectioners' sugar as needed for drizzling consistency. Once the brownies are cool, drizzle the glaze over the brownie, cut into wedges and serve -- or skip the wedges, add some spoons, vanilla ice cream and serve family style!

Notes

For added decadence, drizzle chocolate sauce over the top!

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