It’s been awhile since we’ve worked in something truly decadent around here. I mean, we had a slight nod with the zucchini chocolate chip cookies, and there was that delicious crackling oat bran cake. But let’s be honest – both of those don’t do what this beauty does. Sometimes there is just a need for deep, dark, warm, gooey chocolate. Vanilla ice cream slooooowly melting down the side is a huge bonus.
This chocolate cobbler recipe is very intriguing, to say the least. To start, a cobbler? Is it really? Well, not exactly in the most old fashioned sense of the word as it contains no fruit filling or shortbread crust. But it’s also not really quite like a cake or brownie, as the way it’s baked is so unique. There is a thick layer of brown sugar and cocoa over a chocolate batter, and then it’s all topped with boiling hot water. This results in a crispy biscuit-like topping that swaddles a molten chocolate-y goodness.
Call it cobbler. Don’t call it cobbler. There is no need to debate something so utterly spectacular.
I served this up the other night at my in-laws and I’m quite certain within minutes all plates were (almost licked) clean. Success!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups very hot water
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a medium-sized 8 x 8 inch (or any small to medium-sized) baking dish.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, baking powder, espresso powder, and salt. In another bowl whisk together milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Add the liquid mixture to the flour-sugar mixture and stir to combine (the batter will be thick.) Pour into the prepared baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar and remaining 3 tablespoons cocoa powder. Sprinkle the brown sugar-cocoa mixture evenly over the batter, followed by the chocolate chips and pecans. Pour the hot water over the top, but do not stir.
- Transfer the baking dish to the oven and cook for 40 minutes, until the center is just barely set. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving warm with vanilla ice cream.
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Chocolate cobbler. Oh may!!! Looks indeed VERY decadent. Looking at the ingredient list; IT *** IS *** DECADENT. Thanks for enticing me to something so sweet and lovely.
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Lol Rose – just a bit decadent – and totally worth it!
in england and australia, this is called a ‘self-saucing pudding’ (pudding simply referring to almost anything sweet served after a meal; pudding in america is a whole different beast).
it’s so nice to see this type of recipe hopping across the pond! xoxo, buf
Oh interesting! Thanks for stopping by buf – love visitors from afar!
Baked Chocolate Pudding. This is an *old*, very classic recipe. 🙂 It was also the very first recipe I learned to make oh, too many years ago.
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This sounds intriguing enough to try it! Pinned.
What an interesting recipe! It sounds delicious! I couldn’t wait to see what goes in a chocolate cobbler and I was not disappointed!
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Yep! I’m pretty sure this would be the grand prize dessert winner in my household! We love anything chocolate. This looks positively divine. I’d love for you to share it at my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance. It goes live on Wednesdays at 8pm central. Hope to see you there!
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This looks so good! It was very popular on last week’s party so it will be featured this week on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks ‘n a Row.
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Oh, Courtney, this really is kinda the ultimate dessert, isn’t it?? Chocolate, warm and gooey….have mercy! I have pinned this bad boy, and I am so glad that you shared it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- thank you for the deliciousness!
Mmm… looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂
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This is so neat, I’m very curious to try this. Hello from Wonderful Wednesday – sending you Like love!
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