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March 02, 2011

Chocolate Cobbler

I normally make fruit flavored cobblers, but decided this time to try the chocolate variety. It made the house smell SO good while it was baking, and I can't wait to try it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. It looks like a complete disaster when it goes in the oven, but ends up in this beautiful creation of chocolate cake like on top with gooey fudge on the bottom.

6 tablespoons butter
1 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar (additional)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (additional)
1 1/2 cups boiling water

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in an 8x8 inch baking dish while the oven preheats.

Stir together the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. (Batter will be thick and sticky). Spoon this batter over the melted butter. DO NOT STIR!!

In another mixing bowl stir together the remaining sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle over the batter. DO NOT STIR!!! Slowly pour boiling water over the top. And again, DO NOT STIR!!!

Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Serve slightly warm with ice cream.

***I doubled this recipe and made it in a 9x13 inch cake pan. It did slightly run over while baking in the oven...be warned! :) ***


  1. Do you have to use self rising flour, or can it be all purpose?

  2. You can use all purpose flour, but you will have to add the following to it: for every 1 cup of flour add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.