Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SOUTHERN CHOCOLATE COBBLER RECIPE

Here is a recipe we've been doing for years.  I think my Mom gave me the recipe originally and she got it from newspaper somewhere.  We can't tell you how delicious it is, not to mention an unusual dessert to serve your guests. 

Pear cobbler, apple cobbler, berry cobbler, sure, but chocolate cobbler?  Oh yes...



Here are the ingredients:

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
3/4 cup milk
2 sticks unsalted butter (we used 1 once and it came out just fine, if you want to use less)
1 tsp vanilla extract

AND THEN

1 cup sugar
6 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups boiling water



In one bowl, mix together the first batch of ingredients, sugar (1 1/4 cups), milk, flour and vanilla until blended... 



In another bowl, mix together the second group of ingredients, the sugar (the other 1 cup) and cocoa powder...



Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Put the two sticks of butter in a 9x13 baking pan and place it in the oven while it is preheating so that the butter is fully melted.




Once the butter is melted, take the hot pan out of the oven (be careful) and immediately pour in the wet ingredient batter.  DO NOT STIR.  That's right, don't stir.  It will bubble up around the edges...



On top of that, sprinkle the dry ingredients across the wet batter mixture.  You DO NOT STIR this either...



Gently pour the 2 cups of boiling water over the top of all and once again (yep) DON'T STIR.

Place back in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. We bake until the top crust is a beautiful golden color.  Each oven will vary so keep an eye on it.  Start checking around 30 minutes.

Baking chocolate cobbler
This is what it looks like when you take it out of the oven.  Magic has happened!  It has flipped and the crust and dough are on the top and the chocolate and sugar mixture has mixed with the butter and become a rich chocolate sauce on the bottom.

Let it cool for a bit and then dish it out...


Chocolate Cobbler
Here it is in all it's scrumptious glory.  It's oozy and tender and buttery and chocolaty.  You can serve with ice cream or whipped cream or a big glass of milk. We dare you to eat just one piece!

Enjoy!



28 comments:

  1. OhMyGosh. That looks Sooooo delicious.
    My late aunt used to make something along this line.
    Thanks 4 sharing the recipe.
    'I would give up chocolate . . .but I'm No quitter.' :}

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    1. It's been around for a long time with a few variations. We love it.

      And no quitters here either, ha!!

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  2. Oh me oh my...scrumptious is right! :) I love melty chocolate desserts, I will be trying this one! :)

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    1. Melty chocolate is the BEST isn't it? Second to melty cheese of course, LOL!

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    2. Are you suggesting melty chocolate AND melty cheese TOGETHER???? I can feel my arteries harden as I imagine that heaven lol! ;)

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  3. Chocolate anything catches my attention. Cobbler is another favorite. This looks like a keeper. I am excessively salivating right now!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you try sometime it's good.

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  4. Yum. We don't get those sticks of butter here, so could you please tell me how much one stick weighs?

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    1. Dani; to answer your ?
      US butter is sold in 1/2 or 1 pound packages and divided into "sticks". Each stick weighs 1/4 pound/4 ounces/110g. One stick also contains 8 tablespoons and for convenience the packaging is marked with the tablespoon measures. Each tablespoon weighs 1/2 ounce which we usually equate to a metric weight of 15g.

      Hope this helps.
      Any other questions don't hesitate to ask as someone is always willing to help out.

      1st Man; hope you don't mind that I jumped in, in answering Dani ?

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    2. Colleen gave the perfect answer. And by the way, of course I don't mind Colleen!! We're all a big family around here. Heck you, explained it better than I probably could have, metric never one of my strong suits.

      But yep Dani, we buy butter here by the pound and it's almost always 4 sticks per pound. So, this recipe uses half a pound of butter. Hmm, that sounds REALLY bad. OK, so it's "only two sticks". LOL!!!!!!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I have all the ingredients on hand and now I have an idea! Oven is preheating as we speak!

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  6. This sounds sooo good! Will have to try it soon. Thanks!

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    1. We don't have it often, but it's good as a special treat. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! And it's chocolate! I'm going to make it and bring it to a luncheon next week. Can't wait to have a bite. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Chocolate, is a win win. Or I guess a win. I hope it comes out for you, let us know.

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  8. Oh my! This definitely looks like a MUST TRY!

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    1. Hello Leigh!!!! It's delicious (and rich) for sure.

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    1. Ha, nothing wrong with chocolate, right?

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  10. I am going to give this one a go as it looks great and easy too. So glad the butter question has been answered for me too. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you!!! I hope you try it and I hope it works.

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    1. Hi there!!! Hope you do. There are tons of recipes just like it on the internet.

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  12. I want this! I shall bake when the grocery stores have been restocked.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Tell me, our stores are still not fully stocked two or three weeks after.

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  13. Update: I made this for a luncheon today. Everyone LOVED it and wanted the recipe. I took home an empty pan. It is scrumptiously delicious!

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