Cast Iron Bourbon Brownies Recipe

These chocolatey, gooey bourbon brownies can be prepared over an open fire, in the backcountry, or in your Grandma’s kitchen
December 18, 2018Words by Mychael HenryPhotos by Mychael Henry

Few things are as comforting as a brownie with a tall glass of cold milk. This classic recipe will give you a chocolatey, gooey dessert that will conjure memories of your grandma’s brownies—plus a little booze for good measure. We made sure to create a recipe that uses ingredients that can be gathered at your corner market. Also because we’re preparing it in a cast iron skillet, you can even take this recipe on the road. (Who doesn’t love bourbon brownies on a camping trip?) Just make sure to tent the skillet with aluminum foil when you put it on an open fire and note that cooking times will vary. Wherever you’re cooking, remember to be generous with the bourbon and enjoy. 

Cast Iron Bourbon Brownies Ingredients


• ⅓ cup cocoa powder

• 125g bittersweet chocolate

• 125g unsalted butter

• 2 eggs

• 2 egg yolks

• 1 tbs vanilla extract

• 1 ½ cups sugar

• 1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

• 1 shot bourbon whiskey 

• ¾ tsp salt

• 1 tbs Maldon finishing salt

Cast Iron Bourbon Brownies


1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat the oven to 350º

2. Place bowl over a pot of simmering water (make sure bowl does not touch water), creating a double boiler. Add bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, and butter. Fold until chocolate and butter are melted.

3. Remove from heat and add eggs and vanilla, folding until smooth. Then fold in sugar and your shot of bourbon. Add flour and salt and mix until combined.

4. Using silicone spatula, scrape batter into a prepared cast iron skillet. Sprinkle Maldon. Bake until a toothpick inserted halfway between the edge and center comes out with a few moist crumbs (roughly 20-25 minutes). Let cool and enjoy.

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