Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Old Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler

Friday, June 12, 2009

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler

This simple chocolate dessert has a brownie like topping, with a warm pudding that bakes right in the bottom of the baking dish.  Give into your chocolate craving with this delicious cobbler.  
In our house we love anything with chocolate.  When we had a cookout last Sunday I wanted something sweet to complete our meal. I didn't have a whole lot of time on my hands, so I thought Chocolate Cobbler would be perfect. This dessert is super simple and something that you can toss together rather quickly and let it bake as you eat. . 

Thank goodness I decided on a dessert, because the beef rib tips my husband cooked turned our really tough. So all I had for dinner was a baked potato, grilled veggies and chocolate cobbler! Not the best combination but better than the beef rib tips. Chocolate Cobbler reminds me of a pudding cake, but so much easier to prepare.

All that chocolaty goodness with a brownie like topping and a warm pudding that bakes in the bottom. It really is the best thing you'll put in your mouth. This dessert is a old fashioned dessert that mom and grandmother used to make with minimal ingredients on hand. Aren't those the best? 

I highly recommend adding a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Chocolate Cobbler isn't anything fancy, but simple is always best especially if you're in a pinch and need a little something sweet. I haven't met anyone that hasn't fell in love with this dessert.  Lets get started.
Using an 8×8 baking dish and add 6 tablespoons of butter. You don't have to cut it up. Just toss the butter in your dish. Place the pan in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. This will let the butter melt while we mix up the rest of the ingredients. In a separate bowl add, the self rising flour, 3/4 cup of white sugar and 2 tablespoon of cocoa powder. Stir the dry ingredient to combine. 

To the dry ingredients add 2/3 cup of milk and vanilla extract. Stir together really well. Remove the buttered pan from the oven and add the chocolate mixture right into that dish over the butter. The chocolate batter can be a bit thick thick and pretty difficult to spread out evenly. Just spread it around as best as you can. 

In a separate bowl;  add 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. Mix well. Sprinkle the topping evenly all over the top of your chocolate mixture. Next take 1 1/3 cups of very hot water. You don’t need boiling water, but you do need the water to be really hot. Slowly pour the hot water over the top of the cobbler, so it looks like a nice chocolate bath. 

I know it isn't the most pretty site, but trust me when this bakes up you will have a cake like top and a chocolate pudding middle. Carefully place the dish in the oven for 30-35 minutes.You want the cobbler to still be a bit jiggly when you remove it form the oven, because the cobbler continues to cook as it cools.

Look at the cake like brownie topping! Goodness and all that pudding hiding inside. There you have it chocolate cobbler! Now go get some ice cream and make this dessert. Your chocoholic in the house will be glad you did.

Chocolate Cobbler

1 - cup self rising flour (do not substitute)
6 - tablespoons butter
3/4 - cup white sugar
2 - tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
2/3 - cup milk
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 - cup brown sugar
1/4 - cup white sugar
1/4 - cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/3 - cup hot tap water
1 - cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 8×8 baking dish add 6 tablespoons of butter to the pan. You do not have to cut it up. Just add it directly to the dish. Place the dish into the oven to melt. 

While the butter melts mix up the rest of the ingredients. In a separate bowl add the flour,  3/4 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoon of cocoa powder. Stir the dry ingredients to combine. 

Add 2/3 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir together to combine. Remove the pan from the oven and add the chocolate mixture right into that dish of melted butter. 

The chocolate batter tends to be a bit thick and pretty difficult to spread out evenly, but spread it around as best as you can. 

To make the topping using a small separate bowl, add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. Mix well. Sprinkle the topping evenly all over the top of your chocolate mixture.

Add 1 1/3 cups very hot water (not boiling), but you do need the water to be really hot. Slowly pour the hot water over the top of the cobbler. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. 

You want the cobbler to still be a bit jiggly when you pull it out of the oven. It will continue to bake as it cools. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Cook's Note: This cake should have a chocolate brownie like topping with warm pudding on the bottom when you spoon it out. If you do not have self rising flour on hand you can make you own. Click HERE for directions. 

This post is linked on Southern Plates Meal - Plan Monday

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Melody said... #

I love these recipes that use basic pantry items. This looks seriously delicious!

Elizabeth said... #

Oh yummmmmm!!! I'm suddenly really hungry.

Caroline said... #

I've never heard of Chocolate Cobbler, but now I HAVE to make it! Wow, does that ever look good!!

Justin said... #

wow, talk about a chocolate-lovers dream...

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said... #

Wow, I think I just gained 5 pounds.

Stephanie said... #

Oh oh oh!!! Pregnancy craving! I saw this on Southern Plate and it's kind of been in the back of my mind too. But it's front and center now, and I'm getting up from the computer to make it now. Right now.

Lara said... #

What a fun last minute dessert!

Sophie said... #

MMMMM...what a winner of a lovely & easy dessert!! Fabulous looking!!!!

teresa said... #

Oh my goodness, you just can't beat that!

Heidi said... #

Oh wow this looks so good! Like a pudding cake. You had me at the word chocolate! How in the world do you stay looking so good. I would weigh 400 pounds if I made all your great looking food!

Ingrid said... #

That's like pudding cake. Unlike your family we don't care for chocolate but that looks and sounds especially good! Thanks for sharing!

Moy said... #

I have heard of this but never tried it. Your recipe looks simple with basic ingredients. Its that homey baking style that gets my attention. This looks like a keeper for me to try soon. I love coffee (mocha) flavor so that will be added to mine.
I baked your girl Paula's Cho. Chip Zucchini Bread yesterday. If zucchini is available you might want to get it a try. Its goooooood.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Moy, I saw that episode the other day. That chocolate chip zucchini bread looked so scrumptious. Now that you have made it I am really wanting to try it out. I have had plain and just chocolate zucchini bread but never chocolate chip.

Choco marker said... #

This is the most mouth watering one. I am a chocolate lover but on diet and can’t enjoy the taste of this chocolate cobbler. But I satisfy my sweet tooth by dipping the fresh fruits in rich chocolate; they are sweet and healthy as well. I recommend all diet conscious people to try dipped fruits as they are balancing the nutritious values of fruit and chocolate along.

Carrie said... #

That looks and sounds so good. i am a big chocoholic! This will definately go into the cooking files! Thanks!

Lindsey said... #

WOW! Talk about the the ultimate comfort dessert! This sounds so amazing & I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful tips & recipes!

Karly said... #

You've just reminded me that I need to make this again! And soon!

Tina Butler said... #

Chocolate Cobbler is a old vintage name. Different places have different names.

Anonymous said... #

I bought a mix for Chocolate Cobbler at a craft show. It was pretty good.