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Chocolate Turtle Cobbler

This fudgy cobbler has a chocolate cake studded with pecans and a chocolate caramel sauce underneath. Top with a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate decadent dessert!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6


  • 1 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans


  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 c boiling water
  • 1/2 c jarred caramel sauce divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in the melted butter, milk and pecans.
  • Spread the batter into a greased 1.5 qt casserole dish and set aside.
  • In another bowl, stir together the sugar, brown sugar and cocoa and sprinkle over the batter.
  • Stir 1/4 cup of the caramel sauce into the boiling water. Pour the mixture over the topping; do NOT stir.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the top of the cobbler is almost set (it will still be a little jiggly as the bottom will be runny). The cake will rise to the top and a fudgy pudding will form underneath.
  • Drizzle the remaining caramel on top and sprinkle with additional pecans, if desired.
  • Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping.
Keyword chocolate cobbler, cobbler