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Skillet Chocolate Dumplings Recipe

Why bake when you can make an entire dessert on the stove top? These dumpling are often requested by my family for special events like birthdays.—Becky Magee, Chandler, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or ice cream


  • 1. For sauce, combine brown sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a large heavy cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Stir in water; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil and thicken slightly. Add butter; mix well. Remove sauce from heat.
  • 2. For dumplings, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a fine meal. Combine the egg, milk and vanilla; blend gradually into flour mixture.
  • 3. Return skillet to heat; bring the chocolate sauce to a boil. Drop dumplings by tablespoons into hot sauce. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until just set, about 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 294 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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smda06 User ID: 4075047 15497
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"quick, easy and delicious! Great served right away with ice cream!"

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