Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler is an amazingly delicious dessert you can whip up quickly and easily! Everything goes in one pan, and the cake makes its own sauce as it bakes!

Chocolate Cobbler served in a white bowl

Sometimes I think chocolate can be made into just about any dessert form. Here we have it as a cobbler, which is usually associated with fruit. While I don’t think that this is a cobbler in the traditional sense, I find that it’s so good that I don’t really care what you call it – cobbler, pudding cake, or whatever name you give it.

This is another of those recipes that are so simple that you’re almost embarrassed to take the compliments that will inevitably come after serving it. The whole thing can be put together in a matter of minutes. Another added convenience is that the ingredients are all things that most anyone would have on hand.

Chocolate Cobbler in a glass pan

So, the gist of this dessert is that as it bakes, it makes its own chocolate sauce on the bottom. When you scoop out a serving, right there underneath is some wonderful, warm chocolate goodness to spoon over it.

And don’t forget the ice cream! To me, it’s not optional. It may not be the prettiest thing you’ll ever make, but you’ll probably find that no one will mind.

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Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Chocolate Cobbler

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Chocolate Cobbler is a simple recipe to make with big results. As it bakes, it forms a cake-like topping and a gooey chocolate sauce on the bottom.

Chocolate Cobbler served in a white bowl


  • 1 & 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons (37g) unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) milk
  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (354ml) hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir together 3/4 cup (150g) sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons (16g) cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, butter, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Pour into an ungreased 8-inch square glass baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup (100g) sugar, brown sugar, and 4 tablespoons (21g) cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over the batter. Pour the hot water over the top. Do not stir.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes, then serve. Use the chocolate sauce in the bottom of the pan to spoon over servings. Serve, if desired, with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

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Chocolate Cobbler

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