This Crock Pot Chocolate Cobbler has a warm, fudgy pudding covered with a moist chocolate cake. Top it with a scoop of ice cream for an easy dessert for any day of the week!Jump to Recipe
If you read through my Top 10 Recipes of 2019, you know that my Chocolate Cobbler has been a hugely popular recipe. I can't say I'm totally surprised, because it's rich and chocolate-y, yet SO simple to make.
Because it's been such a hit, I decided to create a version for the Crock Pot! I loved the idea of this, because there are many weekends that I'm gone for a couple hours running errands and would LOVE to return home to some ready-to-eat chocolate cobbler. And who doesn't love their home smelling insanely chocolate-y?!
How do I make Chocolate Cobbler in the Crock Pot?
It's actually quite simple!! Just pay close attention to the bold notes below and you'll be good to go! 🙂
First, you'll pour some melted butter in the bottom of a slow cooker. Then, you'll make a simple batter and spread it out on the bottom of the slow cooker. Next, you're going to mix a few dry ingredients and sprinkle it over the batter; DO NOT STIR into the batter.
Lastly, you'll pour some boiling water over-top (again, DO NOT STIR), place the lid on top and turn the slow cooker on! While it cooks, the cake batter will rise to the top and leave a fudgy sauce on the bottom, making this recipe SO darn good.
I highly recommend topping this chocolate cobbler with a scoop of ice cream. The ice cream melts on the warm cake and makes for the most delicious dessert! If you're feeling extra fancy, whip up a batch of Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream to scoop on top....Yum!
What size Crock Pot should I use for this recipe?
During my recipe testing process, I used a 5 quart round Crock-Pot brand slow cooker. You can use anything a little bigger or a little smaller (I'd recommend staying between a 4.5 quart and a 6 quart slow cooker). If you do end up using a larger slow cooker, you might have to decrease the cook-time as there's a larger cooking surface.
Each slow cooker will vary in how hot their "high" temperature and "low" temperatures are. Therefore, the first time you make it, I'd just recommend making a note on how much time it actually took so you know for the next time!
How do I know when my Chocolate Cobbler is done?
Once the chocolate cobbler has been in the Crock Pot for about 2 hours, I like to take a fork and see if the cake is done. If it's done on the outsides and still looks like batter in the middle, it needs more time. When the cake looks done on top, now it's 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.
Of course, you don't want under-cooked cake (batter), but the nice thing is that there are no eggs in this recipe. Therefore, there's really no food safety issues if it is under-cooked....or if you just want it really saucy! 🙂
How should I store leftovers?
Have an extra scoop and forget the leftovers!! 😉 Really, this Crock Pot Chocolate Cobbler is 10x better the first time around than re-heated, so I don't recommend planning for leftovers.
However, if you happen to have leftovers, here's the best option: First off, scoop it into a glass or plastic container for storage and let it cool completely. Once it's cool, cover it with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate.
When you're ready to enjoy the leftovers, scoop into a microwave safe dish and warm until the sauce is nice and runny again. As always, top with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!! 🙂
Some of my other favorite chocolate desserts.....
Homemade Chocolate Layer Cake - I always say a party without cake is just a meeting! 😉 This cake is perfect for any celebration, no matter how big or small!
The Best Rich and Moist Chocolate Cake - It's exactly that! Moist and rich and oh so tasty!! It even starts with a cake mix, so it'll be done before you know it!
Ice Cream Cake Roll - Cake and ice cream, all in one slice!! Believe it or not, it's actually quite simple to make and worth. every. minute!
Print the Crock Pot Chocolate Cobbler Recipe below!
Crock Pot Chocolate Cobbler
- Slow Cooker
- ¼ c butter melted
- 1 ½ c flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 c sugar
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¼ c butter melted
- ¾ c milk
- ⅓ c sugar
- ¾ c brown sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ c boiling water
- Step 1: Pour melted butter into slow cooker.
- Step 2: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cocoa, melted butter and milk until smooth. Pour into the slow cooker over the melted butter.
- Step 3: In a small bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Sprinkle over the batter; do not stir.
- Step 4: Pour the boiling water on top of the rest; again, do NOT stir.
- Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours. Once the cobbler is done, there will be a light and fluffy chocolate cake on top and a rich chocolate sauce on the bottom. Serve with whipped topping and/or ice cream, if desired.
Recipe added to the Weekend Potluck.
This dessert is amazing!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Jennifer!!!
Can you leave this recipe on warm for serval hours after cooking time?
Hi Madi - I think a couple hours should be fine. It would really depend on the slow cooker as some of them still "cook" on warm. I'd try leaving it on warm for a couple hours and see how it looks!
Can this recipe be doubled in a crockpot ?
Hi Cheryl! Although I've never tried it, I do think it'll work fine (might have to add a little time, though)! If you try, let me know hw it goes! 🙂
This is simply delicious! Made it for my in-laws for dessert and was an instant hit! Will be making again! Not low cal, but so worth it!