I can’t believe I’ve been blogging about food (and my recipes) for 9 months and have not shared chocolate cobbler with everyone. Shame on me. I was inspired to make this dessert 4 or 5 years ago after having something very similar at a restaurant… it was so good that I had to figure out how to make it. Well I found this recipe online (been too long, can’t recall the source) and it is a really good copycat. For a while there, this was my go-to… need a dessert? I’ll bring chocolate cobbler! So nudged by my husband having a chocolate sweet tooth lately and having company over for dinner on Sunday, I thought I’d pull this guy out of retirement. And then I was reminded how good it is, and I’ll have to find an excuse to make it again soon.
This recipe is really simple, and it’s likely you’ve got everything in the pantry to make this. It’s also a little strange – calls for you to pour boiling water over the batter… say what?!? Yes. You read right. So do it, and don’t ask questions. I whipped this together in about 10 minutes and it bakes for a little over 30. You must serve it with vanilla ice cream (and specifically, Breyer’s Natural Vanilla – the kind with the little black vanilla specks). Serve it hot with the ice cream melting into the chocolate sauce – yum, yum, yum. (I thought I’d give you the mental picture, because I forgot to snap one with the ice cream dangit… and of course there is none left). So without further hesitation – here is the infamous chocolate cobbler. Hope you enjoy!
6 tbsp butter
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar (for batter)
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder (for batter)
1/2 cup milk (if you don’t use whole, use part half and half to thicken up the milk)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar (for sprinkling)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (for sprinkling)
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Melt butter in an 8″x8″ (or slightly larger) casserole dish while oven preheats.
3.) In a medium size bowl, stir flour, baking soda, salt, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa powder and set aside.
4.) Remove dish from oven and spoon batter over melted butter. Sprinkle the sugar/cocoa powder mixture on top of batter and butter. Pour boiling water on top.
5.) Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until batter in the center is fully cooked.