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SOUTHERN CHOCOLATE COBBLER





When you think of cobbler, you probably think of bubbly saucy fruit topped with a sweet biscuity batter, so fudgy chocolate doesn’t immediately come to mind. But with its ooey-gooey molten bottom and cakey chocolate top, this old-fashioned Southern Chocolate Cobbler definitely fits the cobbler parameters. It’s a similar combination of textures, there’s just no fruit to be seen. Just oodles of rich chocolate, which is always good news.

INGREDIENTS :

FOR THE BATTER:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place butter in a 9×13-inch baking dish and put in oven. Once butter has melted, remove and set aside.
  3. Stir together the 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, flour, milk, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Spoon into baking dish over melted butter, but do not stir.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle over batter in pan. Pour boiling water over topping, but again do not stir.
  5. Bake until top has set, 35-40 minutes. The bottom will be loose and a bit gooey.
  6. Let cool 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!