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My Granny’s Chocolate Cobbler

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This cobbler brings back childhood memories of summer time at my granny’s house. She would make this decadent dessert to go with the homemade vanilla ice cream. I don’t know of anything that melts ice cream better.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 7 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder, Divided
  • 1-¼ cup Sugar, Divided
  • ½ cups Milk
  • ⅓ cups Melted Butter
  • 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1-½ cup Hot Tap Water

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons of the cocoa, and 3/4 cup of the white sugar. Reserve the remaining cocoa and sugar.

Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla to the flour mixture. Mix until smooth.

Pour the mixture into an ungreased 8-inch baking dish. I prefer my small oval Corning Ware glass dish.

In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining white sugar (it should be 1/2 cup), the brown sugar, and remaining 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter.

Pour the hot tap water over all. DO NOT STIR!

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center is set.

Let stand for a few minutes if you can hold yourself back. Serve with homemade ice cream using the gooey sauce to spoon over all.

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on 5.12.2012

I made your Granny’s Chocolate Cobbler recipe (now gluten-free for my kitchen) and it was bliss in a bowl!
Cheers for sharing!

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Cheesy Pennies on 1.12.2011

I had clipped this recipe when it was posted on the blog because it looked so easy and delicious. It lived up to my expectations and then some!! Thank you for sharing!

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annay on 11.3.2010

Hi,
This cobbler is completely delicious. I’ve made it twice now and during the second time have altered some of the ingredients and it still came out great (used whole-wheat pastry flour and sucanat). I’ll still be playing with your basic recipe and try to make it more “mine”. But I also wanted to let you know that I blogged about it on my blog (http://annasrecipebox.com/2010/11/03/chocolate-cobbler/) and cited this cite and you as the original source. Please let me know if it’s not OK to do that.

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jenniferstewart on 9.28.2010

I made this last night and we liked it. Next time I’ll use a high-quality darker cocoa powder so it has a better chocolate taste. Using regular baking cocoa powder made it have a “chocolatey” taste, but it definitely wasn’t rich, like a brownie.

Fun recipe doing the layers and the hot water, though!

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camilla7 on 9.1.2010

I made this for a family dinner last weekend and it turned out really well. I doubled the recipe and it was one of the easiest desserts ever! I will be making it again this weekend.

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Desicook on 3.16.2014

I’d give it a 3 but chose 4 for the easy preparation. I felt something was missing, perhaps a richer chocolate flavor as others have noted. However, with vanilla ice cream, the dish tasted much better. I like the ease of preparation in comparison to traditional molten lava cake but I feel I’m missing the mouth feel from this dish that MLC offers with its addition of egg yolks. Interesting recipe and thank you for sharing.

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Pamela Harp on 1.29.2013

This was so yummy. It was hard to determine when the cake had set because of the nature of the cake. It was a little too sweet for me. I reheated it in our toaster oven ( conventional oven 350 for 15 minutes, slightly covered in foil ) and sprinkle a little bit of sea salt over it before putting it in. It was spot on! Serving it hot with cold vanilla ice cream is to die for!

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liss681 on 10.3.2012

My family loves this recipe!

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April Anez on 2.21.2012

I will have to double the recipe going forward because it is very addictive and before you know it, you and your husband will have eaten all 10 servings.

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Amy (Chronicles of a Post-Grad) on 11.9.2011

This was sooo delicious! Gooey and warm. I used dark cocoa powder and it turned out uber yum! My friends appreciate your recipe :)

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