Chocolate Skillet Cake

Combine in a bowl:

1C flour

1C sugar

1/2t baking soda

pinch salt

In a 10" cast iron skillet combine:

1/4C butter (1/2 stick)

1/4C vegetable oil

1/2C water

2T cocoa

Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Whisk in the flour ingredients.

Then mix in:

1/4C sour cream or buttermilk

1 egg

1/2t vanilla

Pop the skillet into a 350 oven for

20 minutes, just until a toothpick

comes out with a few moist crumbs.

While the cake cools a bit, make the:


In a medium saucepan bring to a boil:

1/4C butter (1/2 stick)

2T cocoa

3-4T milk (as needed)

Remove from heat and whisk in:

2C powdered sugar

1/2C chopped pecans

1/2t vanilla

Pour over warm cake, spread

with a spatula. Serve warm with

vanilla ice cream


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