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Hi Bold Bakers!
If you are looking for the ultimate comfort dessert, please do yourself a huge favor and bookmark this Ultimate Chocolate Cobbler page! Yes, I both italicized and bolded this; it is that important.
This chocolate cobbler is a self-saucing pudding; the chocolate topping melts down and creates a sauce that bakes down into the cake, which makes an incredible moist dessert. It’s mindblowing, honestly. If I had to describe it, I would say it is somewhat like a lava cake, except insanely better. Not to mention, a bit easier to make.
If you have chocolate lovers in your house, they will be licking their dishes.
What Is Chocolate Cobbler?
Chocolate cobbler is a self-saucing pudding, and since it’s so moist, it’s almost like a molten cake or a really, impossibly good brownie. You top the cake with a chocolate topping which bakes down and infuses your cake with so much moisture.
This recipe is a no-fail recipe. Easy to make, and it makes everyone happy.
What You Need To Make Chocolate Cobbler
How To Make Chocolate Cobbler
This recipe is super quick to whip up and share. Here’s how you make the best chocolate cobbler:
- First, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Then, place the butter into your baking dish and pop it in the oven until the butter melts. This should take about 5 minutes. Once melted, remove it from the oven and set it aside.
- Stir the flour, chopped chocolate, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl.
- Pour in the milk and vanilla and whisk until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter evenly over the melted butter. Do not stir.
- To make the chocolate topping, mix the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle it evenly over the cake batter. Do not stir.
- Then, gently pour boiling water over the mixture in the dish. Again, do not stir.
- Bake the cobbler for 30-35 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the mixture is set on top.
Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Chocolate Cobbler
- iI you can’t buy self-rising flour, you can easily make your own with my recipe.
- I strongly recommend using bittersweet chocolate rather than milk for the ultimate, over-the-top decadent dessert.
- This dessert doesn’t allow you to stir it. Please follow my directions and DO NOT STIR where it applies.
- When it comes to cocoa powder, use unsweetened cocoa powder, not hot chocolate powder. It’s not the same thing.
How Do I Store Chocolate Cobbler?
Chocolate cobbler is best eaten a few minutes after you take it out of the oven when it’s all nice and saucy. If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. It’s better warm, so remove it from the fridge about an hour before serving to get it to room temperature.
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The Ultimate Chocolate Cobbler Recipe
- ⅔ cups (5oz/142g) granulated sugar
- ¼ cup (1 ½oz/43g) dark brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons (1oz/30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ cups (12floz/360ml) boiling water
To Make the Chocolate Cake:
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place butter in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Place dish in oven and heat until butter melts, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, stir together flour, chopped chocolate, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder.
- Pour in the milk and vanilla and whisk until the batter is smooth. Pour batter evenly over melted butter in the baking dish. Do not stir.
For The Chocolate Topping:
- Stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the cake batter in a baking dish, Do Not Stir.
- Gently pour boiling water over mixture in dish, again Do Not Stir.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until edges are golden brown and mixture is set on top. Serve cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream.