Chocolate Cobbler

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, June 7, 2010

Please forgive me for being absent lately.  We’ve had oodles of fun family stuff to celebrate in the last couple weeks and I haven’t had much time for anything but my birds.

Will chocolate make it up to you?

I hope so.  I’m going to try to be back more often now and I can’t wait to show you pictures of our baby bird’s first birthday party.  I’ve got two recipes from it that The Phoenix thinks you’ll all love too.  So stay tuned.  I didn’t forget about sharing good food with you.

I’ve just been too busy cooking for 50 when I only had 20 people to feed.  Anyone else ever done that before?  Yeah, we’ll be eating leftovers for months.  Months.


Anyways, here’s an easy, very chocolaty recipe that will please a crowd.  Who doesn’t love gooey chocolate cake with melting vanilla ice cream on top?  Yum.

Chocolate Cobbler

recipe from Tasty Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes.
  • Ready in 55 Minutes.
  • Makes: 10 Servings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1-1/2 cups hot tap water
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • First stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons of the cocoa and 3/4 cup of the white sugar. Reserve the remaining cocoa and sugar.
  • Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla to the flour mixture. Mix until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into an ungreased 8-inch baking dish.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining white sugar (it should be 1/2 cup), the brown sugar and remaining 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter.
  • Pour the hot tap water over all. DO NOT STIR!
  • Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center is set.
  • Let stand for a few minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream using the gooey sauce to spoon over all. Delicious!

3 Responses to “Chocolate Cobbler”

  1. Laurie Weekly says:

    Hi Vanessa! This is the same recipe that my paternal grandmother, God rest her soul, passed down to my mom, who used to treat us with it! Boy did we ever love this recipe; it still doesn’t last very long at our house, with 2 chocoholics living here…grin! Thanks for reminding me of this, I can smell it now! Laurie

    ps hope u/the fam are well. I may make this today as its finally up to 50 degrees in Showlow/Pinetop area…

  2. mary says:

    When you say 1/3 cup melted butter, is it the same as using 1/3 cup softened butter and then melting that??

  3. Vanessa says:

    Yes, it’s the same thing, Mary.

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