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Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler

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.

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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Chocolate Cobbler with Ice Cream

Layer 1 – Butter Us UP

The first layer is just a stick of butter.

I prefer to use real butter, not margarine.

It needs to be melted so I usually put the stick of butter into the baking dish and stick it in the oven while the oven is preheating.

By the time I have the other ingredients together, the butter is melted and ready to go.

Layer 2 – Cobble Us Something Together

The cobbler batter is a very simple mix of milk, sugar, and flour with a little baking powder and salt added in there for, you know, leavening.

Don’t forget the baking powder! Things don’t work well without it. I tell you this from experience.

You can whisk the batter up in a small bowl then just pour it over the butter in your baking dish.

Don’t stir it into the butter, just pour it around a little.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Like, not at all.

Chocolate Cobbler Helper

Layer 3 – Shake Us Some Chocolate YUM

The chocolate layer is unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with brown sugar.

I like to put the cocoa powder and brown sugar into a plastic baggie and shake it all around.

Sometimes I even have a cute helper who’s willing to lend a hand.

To layer the chocolate in the baking dish, just pour the cocoa and brown sugar all over the top of the batter.

Don’t stir it. Don’t try to make it perfect.

Just pour it all over and let it do its thing.

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.

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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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