Chocolate Cobbler has a warm, fudgy pudding covered with a moist chocolate cake. It’s like a chocolate lava cake, but wayyyy easier and just as delicious. Top it with a scoop of ice cream, and good luck putting that spoon down! 😉Jump to Recipe
A couple of my siblings told me lately that they “couldn’t believe” I hadn’t added this family favorite to the blog yet. It’s a recipe I’ve been meaning to add for awhile now and let me tell you, it’s worth the wait!!!
Growing up, my siblings and I requested this dessert probably more than any other. Luckily, it’s super easy to throw together and bakes up quickly.
As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up on a pig, corn and soybean farm. We all helped out – my dad, mom, and all of us siblings. Okay now, I’ll admit that my brothers helped out quite a bit more than my sister and I, but we did help nonetheless.
Today, my brothers and dad run the farm, Mom does the paperwork (and lots of the field work), and my sister and I…..well I guess you could say we’re moral support 😉
But no matter how busy life on the farm was, Mom would always make time to keep our bellies full. Especially in the summer when the four of us kids were home, we’d come inside for lunch with a big appetite.
She’d typically have some sort of meat (meatloaf is my fav!), a potato dish, some sort of veggie, and dessert. If Mom was in a hurry to get a meal on the table, this Chocolate Cobbler was a go-to dessert!
How do you make Chocolate Cobbler?
For real, it’s easy. There are just a couple important steps that you’ll want to pay close attention to.
First, you’ll make a simple batter and spread it on the bottom of the greased pan (or in the bottom of a slow cooker, if you want to cook it that way!). Next, you’ll mix a few dry ingredients and sprinkle it on top.
Lastly, you’ll pour a cup of boiling water over the top and put it right in the oven. It’s super important that you DO NOT stir after pouring the water on top. I know, it seems odd, but it works.
While the cobbler bakes, the cake batter will cook and rise to the top and a fudgy pudding will form underneath. It’s. So. Good!
How do you know when a cobbler is done?
Once the chocolate cobbler has been in the oven for about 25 minutes, I like to take a fork and see if the center of the cake is done.
If it’s done on the outsides and still looks like batter in the middle, it needs more time. Once the cake is done on top (no longer looks or feels like batter in the center), the next part is up to you…
Want a lot of sauce on the bottom (which I highly recommend)? Then, your chocolate cobbler is ready to eat! If you want a little less fudgy sauce, let it cook a little longer as more water will evaporate and there will be less sauce.
This Chocolate Cobbler is absolutely incredible as-is, but add a scoop of ice cream and you’ll be SO glad you did!! The ice cream will melt into the hot fudge sauce and turn into a chocolatey, creamy, delicious mess!
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- 1 c flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 c sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1/2 c milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 c chopped walnuts optional
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- 1 c water boiling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa. Then stir in the melted butter, milk and vanilla.
- Spread the mixture into a greased 1.5 qt casserole dish (or square pan). Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine the dry topping ingredients (sugar, brown sugar, salt and cocoa). Sprinkle on top of the batter; do not stir.
- Pour the boiling water on top; do not stir.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top of the cake is almost set. The cake will rise to the top and a pudding will form on the bottom.
- Serve warm with ice cream.