Chocolate Cobbler

With a brownie-like top and a rich fudge sauce on the bottom, this Chocolate Cobbler is like a molten cake but much easier to make.

Chocolate Cobbler

During the summer months I like desserts that are quick and easy and can be made ahead of time. There is so much spur of the moment entertaining that goes on, it’s nice to be prepared.

Cobblers are my favorite summer dessert and I love them with peaches, blackberries, or blueberries. But sometimes you just gotta have a little chocolate.

Chocolate Cobbler - the bottom forms a delicious chocolate sauce that can be spooned over the cobbler. Like a chocolate molten cake only quicker and easier!

And that’s when this Chocolate Cobbler recipe comes in handy. It has a rich, fudgy chocolate sauce that magically forms on the bottom of the baking dish as it cooks. The top is like a cakey,ย chewyย brownie.

Chocolate Cobbler - a gooey fudge sauce forms on the bottom and is great for spooning over the cobbler. Like a chocolate molten cake only quicker and easier!

This is an old-timey recipe of which you see slight variations. It falls under the category of simple and inexpensive recipes that make use of what you already have in your pantry.

This is pure fuss-free, lip-smackin comfort food.

I like to use a few pecans, but you can leave them out.

Serve warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a southern dessert that will leave everyone swooning.

If you have any leftovers, they taste great cold, straight out of the refrigerator.

Chocolate Cobbler - a gooey fudge sauce forms on the bottom that is great for spooning over the cobbler. Like a chocolate molten cake only quicker and easier. You most likely already have the ingredients.

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Chocolate Cobbler - a gooey fudge sauce forms on the bottom that is great for spooning over the cobbler. Like a chocolate molten cake only quicker and easier. You most likely already have the ingredients.
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Chocolate Cobbler
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

With a brownie-like top and a rich fudge sauce on the bottom, this Chocolate Cobbler is like a molten cake but much easier to make.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6
Calories: 418 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • vanilla ice cream
  • pecans for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, self-rising flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, pecans and salt.
  3. Add milk and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  4. Pour melted butter into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
  5. Pour batter evenly over melted butter
  6. In a small bowl stir together remaining 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Sprinkle evenly on top of batter.
  7. Pour not water evenly over top.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Top with vanilla ice cream and pecans to serve.

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27 thoughts on “Chocolate Cobbler

  1. Hi Christin !!! Thank you so much for this recipe!
    Chocolate Cobbler eh? I used to be completely addicted with a Sheriff brand box dessert called “Pudding Cake”. It came in flavors of Chocolate Fudge,Apple Spice, Caramel, Butter Run and Lemon. They were simple, decadent and very addictive; the were especially simple. The cake portion was included in one pouch and the sauce powder included in another, having only to boil eater and add an egg. Then it disappeared :O
    I searched and searched everywhere; not only did I not locate the product but I was unable to find a recipe that even vaguely resembled this delightful treat. I never thought to explore “cobbler” though.
    When I stumbled upon your “Chocolate Cobbler” today, I was so excited to finally have the exact recipe for my favorite treat, and from scratch as well…. so perfect!!!! I am certainty in your debt as well as your new biggest fan.
    Might you know where I might obtain the recipe variances for the Apple Spice, Caramel or Lemon versions? And one additional question… I’m unfamiliar with “self-rising flour”, might this be something I may adapt, using all purpose flour? ~ with my gratitude and appreciation, ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandi

    1. Mandi– I remember over 40 years ago buying pudding cake mixes and loving them. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just looked for a conversion (you could too) for self-rising flour from regular flour and found this: to 3/4 cup all purpose flour add 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sorry it’s not the exact 1 cup called for… maybe you’ll have to make a 1.5 times recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I’ve had & used this recipe for over 40 years. It calls for 1 cup flour & 2 teaspoons baking powder.

  2. Made this today and it was amazing. It seemed really thin, but I don’t ever bake cobblers. So maybe it’s the norm. Everybody enjoyed it and complimented the chef.

  3. My mouth literally waters. Yay! How could you made this amazing chocolate, I can’t imagine myself with a plate of this.. Perfect for all the chocolate lovers out there ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Oh my gosh! This is amazing!! A chocolate cobbler?? You, my friend, are a genius!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great recipe! …and you’re SO right! It’s nice to have prepared desserts on hand for entertaining!! That way it’s one less thing to stress about! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I can bypass a fruity cobbler for a chocolatey one any day! I’ve never seen anything like this, and now my chocolate cravings are in full swing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh. My. Gawsh. Christin, this is seriously the most genius thing I’ve ever seen! Chocolate cobbler! Who knew? After seeing this, it’s kinda gonna be hard for me to be happy with plain ‘ol fruit cobbler again. How awesome would this be with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream?!

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