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Broil King Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cast-Iron Coffee Cake


Who says you can’t bake a cake on a barbecue? You can if you have a Broil King! This Chocolate Chip Cast-Iron Coffee Cake makes the perfect ending to a meal, or a great addition to a weekend brunch menu.


Difficulty 2/5     Prep Time 20 MIN     Cook Time 40 MIN     Serves 4-6
Gloria Duggan, the creative force behind the  blog, knows how to create delicious meals on the grill. Here she shares her recipe for Chocolate Chip Cast-Iron Coffee Cake!

Who says you can’t bake a cake on a barbecue? You can if you have a Broil King.

This Chocolate Chip Cast Iron Coffee Cake makes the perfect ending to a meal, or a great addition to a weekend brunch menu. I am all about EASY cooking. This recipe is cooked in ONE cast-iron skillet and NO decorating needed. Mix up the cake batter, spread it into the skillet and pop it on the grill!

According to my husband, coffee cake is one of the best desserts ever. Personally, I can easily pair this cake with my morning coffee and call it breakfast.

If you serve this slightly warm, the chocolate chips will be still be gooey. Top this with vanilla ice cream and you will have the best bbq party dessert going. All you have to do is hand out some spoons and let your guests dig in. Scoop it right out of the skillet.

Classic coffee cake is a hit any time of day. Think outside the box. Your grill is an extension of your kitchen. Don’t heat up the kitchen when you can fire up the grill! Bake your next cake outside!

  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  1. Preheat grill on indirect heat to 350º F. Grease an 8-9 inch cast-iron skillet (one that has a nice rim to allow the cake to rise).
  2. Prepare the topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl. Whisk and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, using a hand-held mixer (or by hand if you wish), cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, and beat well to combine. Mix in the sour cream. Add the vanilla. Add the flour mixture, and blend well to combine. Add the chocolate chips, and mix well to combine. Scoop 1/2 of the batter into the skillet. Spread evenly. Sprinkle 1/2 of the topping over the batter.
  5. Scoop the remaining batter on top, and spread evenly. Sometimes I find a knife works best.
  6. Sprinkle on the rest of the topping.
  7. Place on your heated grill.
  8. Bake for approximately 40 minutes (with the lid down). **Note** DO NOT LIFT the lid before 35 minutes. You want to keep the temperature consistent in the grill.
  9. Check for doneness with a cake tester.
  10. Remove from grill. Let cool if you want to slice and serve.

Also, you can cool slightly and top with ice cream. Serve warm right out of the skillet.


 Gloria @homemade & yummy

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