Chocolate Cobbler

chocolate cobbler

Chocolate cobbler is one of the easiest to make and most decadent chocolate desserts.  It is a super moist chocolate cake like brownie floating on top of rich hot chocolate sauce.  It is the perfect dessert with homemade vanilla ice cream.  And did I mention it was low fat! It only has 2 tablespoons of oil in the whole dessert. I have had this dessert as a child at church functions, but had forgotten about it till recently. I just reminded of this recipe again by a friend. I soon remembered that wonderful treat from my childhood that I had had just a few times, but had never made. When I started researching recipes, I realized what a low fat wonderful dessert this is. Here is a simple recipe of how to make chocolate cobbler.

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Chocolate Cobbler

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1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup roasted nuts (optional)

1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup hot water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and mix. Add vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated, but do not over-mix. Add roasted nuts if using.

Spray 8x8 baking pan with non-stick spray. Pour mixture into baking pan.

Add topping ingredients, just sugar and cocoa to a mixing bowl, and mix well. Sprinkle on top of batter.

Then take the hot water, from tap, and very, very slowly pour on top of everything, making sure that all topping sugar is wet.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

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  35 Responses to “Chocolate Cobbler”

  1. AmyRuth — September 21, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    Well, that sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing the memory!
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  2. Jessie — September 21, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

    that is truly a chocolate lover’s dream!
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  3. Miriam/The winter guest — September 21, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

    Isn’t it nice to have a new toy, I mean camera, to play with? 🙂
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  4. Miranda — September 21, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    Beautiful. I love cobbler, but I have never seen a chocolate cobbler. Yum.

  5. Alta — September 21, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

    Wow, yum! What kind of camera did you get?

  6. Cottonpickinfarm — September 21, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    We call this Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake, and it’s true comfort food in the cold northern winters. Chocolate Cobbler sounds great too. Whatever it’s called, it’s yummy!

  7. Cookin' Canuck — September 21, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

    This sounds decadent, but without the decadence of tons of fat. Wonderful!
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  8. Olivia Johnston — September 21, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

    Great, delicious recipe! I LOOOOVE chocolate!
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  9. Cajun Chef Ryan — September 21, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    Chocolate and cobbler in one recipe, wow! Love both, but never combined the two. Thanks!

  10. Gina — September 21, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    Sounds delicious!

  11. April Cavin — September 21, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    You had me at ‘chocolate’– can’t wait to try this!
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  12. HoneyB — September 21, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    I love this dessert! Your photo is awesome.
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  13. anncoo — September 21, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

    This makes me drooling….nice blog 🙂
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  14. Divina — September 21, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Yes please. I would love to have this Chocolate cobbler right now. Thanks for the recipe.
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  15. Blackswan — September 21, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

    Wow, what a piece if cake!! Thks for sharing 🙂
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  16. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — September 21, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

    A heavenly dessert, so decadent & chocolatey! Sounds perfect with ice cream, yum!
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  17. Mary — September 22, 2009 @ 1:31 am

    Look at that puddle of chocolaty goodness!!
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  18. sizzlechef — September 22, 2009 @ 5:17 am

    Delicious ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !
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  19. The Chocolate Priestess — September 22, 2009 @ 9:10 am

    That looks like a great fall dessert to have for a nice Sunday dinner.
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  20. Tina Marie — September 22, 2009 @ 10:08 am

    This looks like something I have planned for next weeks theme at I Heart Cooking Club – I’m doing a Nigella chocolate brownie and sauce – I am in the mood for chocolate right now and wish I had a hunk of that cobbler!
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  21. Patricia — September 22, 2009 @ 11:57 am

    I have made this for my husband before. He had an aunt I had to get the recipe from. We also called it Chocolate Pudding Cake. He loves it, but it is too rich tasting for him to eat more than a little piece. Guess who gets to eat the rest? As if I needed it. But, it’s chocolate, so how can you say no?

  22. Nicole — September 22, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

    this is one of those desserts that are SO worth treating yourself too! love the pic
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  23. Carissa — September 22, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    YUM! Your chocolate cobbler looks crazy good! I wish I had some right now haha Wonderful blog 🙂

  24. Short and Bald — September 22, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

    so warm and soft… i like to have it when it’s still hot. your cooking is so homey and inviting. ^^
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  25. lululu — September 23, 2009 @ 1:05 am

    absolutely irresistible!!!!
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  26. grace — September 23, 2009 @ 3:50 am

    how have i never eaten this? as a lover of all things cobbler AND chocolate, i’m ashamed. it looks positively amazing, and now i must make it. and eat it. 🙂
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  27. pegasuslegend — September 23, 2009 @ 6:42 am

    looks delicious thanks for sharing can’t wait to try!
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  28. kiss my spatula — September 23, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

    only 2 T of oil?? that is unbelievable given how decadent and amazing it looks!

  29. cookie — October 27, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    I think I am going to make this for my Son when he comes this weekend. Thanks, Looks delicious.

  30. Rose-Bartlett — October 11, 2010 @ 9:28 pm
  31. Motheroflittle — January 6, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Your photo looks so yummy! I’m baking the cake now . It says baking powder in the ingredients but baking soda in the instructions. I didnt know which one was right so I did a little of both .LOL We shall see how it turns out in 45 min.

    • Angie — January 6, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

      That should be fine, I corrected the recipe though, it was just baking powder, thanks for catching it! You can also substitute self rising flour for the AP flour, baking power and salt.

      • Motheroflittle — January 7, 2011 @ 9:54 am

        Hi Angie, The cake turned out fine and was very good. I used whole wheat flour and coconut oil. I also used 1/2 sugar plus stevia (to cut more calories) in the cake part but next time I’ll just use sugar as directed. We topped it with fresh whipped cream ,sweetened with maple syrup. Fantastic with the w.cream! Thanks for the recipe. It’s so easy that I’m sure I will make it often.

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