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Chocolate Cobbler

Looking for a sweet treat to satisfy your cravings? Try making Chocolate Cobbler! While it may not be the most visually stunning dessert, its rich, indulgent flavor is sure to impress. Best of all, you probably have all the necessary ingredients in your kitchen already! Give this easy Chocolate Cobbler recipe a try today.

Pan of Chocolate Cobler

I don’t know if you’ve ever made a cobbler but it’s a simple layered dessert.

You simply layer the components in the pan, but you don’t stir them together.

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Are you ready to indulge your sweet tooth and treat yourself this weekend?

If so, then we’ve got the perfect solution: a delicious Chocolate Cobbler!

This easy baking recipe is sure to hit all the right notes for moms, bakers, and all other women alike.

The rich combination of dark cocoa powder with warmly spiced flavors makes it an irresistible dessert choice.

Plus, using just one bowl means you don’t have time-consuming cleanup at the end.

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Chocolate Cobbler with Ice Cream

Layer 1 – Butter Us UP

The first layer of this recipe is arguably the most important and for good reason!

It’s just a simple stick of butter.

I prefer to use real butter over margarine as it gives a richer flavor and smoother texture.

To prepare, the butter should be melted, and there’s a simple trick I like to use to save time while prepping the other ingredients.

I place the stick of butter into the baking dish and pop it in the oven while it’s preheating.

This ensures the butter is perfectly melted by the time I’m done putting everything else together, saving me some precious minutes.

A small detail, but one that has a big impact on the overall outcome of the dish!

Layer 2 – Cobble Us Something Together

The cobbler batter is a delightful concoction that brings together a few simple ingredients with rich flavors blending together.

With the smoothness of milk, and the sweetness of sugar and flour, the batter comes to life in a flicker once you add a pinch of baking powder and salt.

The leavening agents work wonders in transforming the texture of the batter, making it fluffy and light.

Mind you, the key to perfecting this delightful dessert lies in getting the baking powder right. W

ithout it, the batter may flatten and fail to attain the desired consistency.

Make sure to follow the recipe closely as perfecting the mix takes time and patience.

Once you get that batter right, it’s time to move on to the baking dish.

As tempting as it may be, don’t stir in the batter, instead, drizzle it around the dish to disperse it evenly.

Trust us, you don’t have to be a perfectionist to get it right!

Enjoy the heavenly aroma wafting from the oven as you bake a sumptuous cobbler, leaving everyone around craving for more!

Chocolate Cobbler Helper

Layer 3 – Shake Us Some Chocolate YUM

The chocolate layer is simply heavenly.

It is a blend of unsweetened cocoa powder and brown sugar, combined to create the perfect balance of sweetness and depth of flavor.

If you’re wondering how to mix these two ingredients, my favorite trick is to use a plastic baggie to get the job done.

Simply throw the ingredients in and give it a good shake until they’re mixed together perfectly.

And here’s a little secret: making this chocolate layer is even more fun with a helper by your side.

My cute assistant is always ready to lend a hand and make the process just a little bit sweeter.

When it comes to layering this gorgeous concoction into the baking dish, don’t get too caught up in making it perfect.

Simply pour the cocoa and brown sugar mixture all over the top of the batter and let it do its thing.

Trust me, the end result will be absolutely delicious!

Chocolate Cobbler Layers

Layer 4 – Get Us In Hot Water

The fourth layer is just two cups of boiling water.

I put just a touch more than two cups of water in my microwave-safe glass measuring cup then heat it in the microwave for a few minutes until it comes to a boil.

You can boil the water on the stove or in another microwave-safe bowl.

Heck, you can even use very hot water if that’s what you prefer.

I just like to use as few dishes as possible when I cook.

The hot water will help to activate the cocoa powder for a deep, dark chocolate flavor.

Again, you just pour the boiling water all over the baking dish.

Don’t worry if every single bit of cocoa is not covered or if things are left floating around.

It’s all normal and it will all turn out perfectly.

Unless you forget an ingredient like the baking powder. Then things can go bad in a hurry. I’m just saying.

Now all that’s left to do is to put your baking dish in the oven.

Be very, very careful because you’ll be carrying a big pan of boiling water and you don’t want to burn yourself.

Or make a mess.

Spoon in Chocolate Cobbler

This Chocolate Cobbler is great on its own or served with ice cream.

I prefer mine served with just a little ice cream on top.

The chocolate sauce is divine.

The pictures do not do it justice.

It’s finger-licking good.

Well, spoon-licking good.

Unless you just want to stick your fingers in it.

To each his own, ya know?

Chocolate Cobbler with Ice Cream on Top

Try this Chocolate Cobbler next time you need a no-fuss dessert. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Save this Chocolate Cobbler recipe to your favorite Chocolate Desserts board or your Cobblers board.

Chocolate Cobbler
Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Have you ever tried Chocolate Cobbler? It's one of those desserts that doesn't look beautiful but it sure tastes great! And perhaps the best part is that this recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and fridge.


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in a 9X13 inch baking dish. (Put baking dish and butter in the oven while it's preheating.) 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and vanilla. Pour batter over melted butter in baking dish. Do not stir.
  3. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle over batter. Do not mix.
  4. Pour hot water carefully over the top. 
  5. Bake uncovered 45 minutes to 1 hour, until cobbler is golden brown. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 3g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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