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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 in a bowl.


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.


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, chewy brownie.

Cobbler in a bowl with spoon.


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. Make this Chocolate Cobbler taste even better by using homemade vanilla extract.

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 topped with ice cream in baking dish.


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Chocolate Cobbler in a bowl.

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.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 35 mins
TOTAL: 45 mins


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, self-rising flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, pecans and salt.
  • Add milk and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  • Pour melted butter into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
  • Pour batter evenly over melted butter
  • 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.
  • Pour hot water evenly over top.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream and pecans to serve.


Calories: 418kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: chocolate

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Originally published May 22, 2015.

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44 thoughts on “Chocolate Cobbler”

  1. Lea Andersen

    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 😀

  2. Mary @chattavore

    This looks like a dessert that I’d need to have a glass of milk with. That is not a bad thing! It looks sooooo rich and delicious!

  3. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Oh man, this looks so decadent. Chocolate beats fruit cobbler any day! LOL! Especially when it’s this fudgy!

  4. Oh my gosh, this looks heavenly, Christin! A chocolate cobbler is brilliant! I love how easy it comes together too!

  5. Annie @ The Garlic Diaries

    What…..how is this possible. I am dying over these pictures and this dessert. I need it NOW!!!!!!! I am absolutely making this for our next dessert. I don’t think anything has ever looked so delicious!

  6. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    I have a chocoholic friend who would flip over this dessert. She would love, love, love this (as do I)! I’ll need to make this the next time we get together.

  7. June @ How to Philosophize with Cake

    Wow, chocolate cobbler?! That sounds incredible! So gooey and chocolaty, mm 🙂

  8. I want to dive into that! Someone would need to restrain me! Love it, Christin. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  9. Oh my gosh! This is amazing!! A chocolate cobbler?? You, my friend, are a genius!! 🙂 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! 🙂

  10. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    Oh my goodness this cobbler is making my mouth water! The best part is that it is chocolate!! So decadent and amazing!

  11. Sam ~ SugarSpunRun

    Oh my gosh, chocolate cobbler!? Amazing, this looks so gooey and delicious! I love a good comfort food 🙂

  12. Chocolate cobbler??? Why have I never made this before!! It looks fantastic! Have a great holiday weekend!!

  13. 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! 🙂

  14. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Wow this looks like the ultimate cobbler, Christin! This is seriously calling my name! Looks so decadent and delicious! Pinned!

  15. This is a gorgeous dessert! I can almost smell the chocolate.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

  16. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    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?!

  17. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet and I want to face plant into this chocolate cobbler! I know quite a few people who who would love this and can see myself making it very soon!

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