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 from one of the old cookbooks was a go-to dessert! Long story short, if you want an easy recipe with simple ingredients that's sure to get your chocolate fix!
Cobbler for Chocolate Lovers
I've heard this dessert be called many different things over the years. My mom always called it Baked Chocolate Pudding. A former boss of mine called it boiled water cake. I've heard chocolate pudding cake, molten chocolate cake, molten lava cake and everything in between! But no matter what you call it, you'll love a change from your typical fruit cobblers!
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Cocoa Powder
- Walnuts or Pecans, Optional
- Brown Sugar
- Boiling or Very Hot Water
How do you make Chocolate Cobbler?
For real, this is a super easy chocolate cobbler recipe. 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 into the bottom of the baking dish. Or better yet, simply use the baking dish as a bowl to mix the ingredients - I'm all about fewer dishes to clean! 🙂
Then in a separate bowl, you'll combine the dry ingredients for the "topping" and sprinkle it over the cake batter.
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 chocolate sauce will form underneath. It's. So. Good!
How do you know when the 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 adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the best way to enjoy it! The ice cream will melt into the hot fudge sauce and turn into a chocolatey, creamy, delicious mess!
How to Store Leftover Chocolate Cobbler
I always think that chocolate cobbler is best fresh out of the oven. The texture and chocolate flavor is just so perfect when it's fresh! However, if you don't eat the entire thing in one sitting, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
When you want to satisfy your next chocolate craving, pop it in the microwave, heat it up and top with a scoop of ice cream!
Delicious Dessert Variations
- Chocolate Cobbler in the Slow Cooker
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cobbler
- Chocolate Turtle Cobbler
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Cobbler
- Chocolate Cobbler for Two
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- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup chopped walnuts optional
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1 cup 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.