Southern Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler is a classic Southern dessert recipe. Made with cocoa powder, flour and sugar, chocolate cobbler couldn’t be any easier or delicious!

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My Grandmother’s Southern Chocolate Cobbler is rich, fudgy, delicious, and a Southern classic.

If you have chocolate lovers in your life, you should make this for them soon.

No joke.

It’s such a simple dessert to make and will have everyone saying, “mmmmmmm…..”


I have to tell you a secret though, it’s best served with a big ole scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. That just takes it over the ever-loving top!

We had a family dinner Saturday night at our house and I started cooking early Saturday morning to get a few things made ahead so that I wasn’t rushing around when everyone arrived. I like to have my ducks in a row by the time everyone arrives so that we can all just enjoy each other’s company while we finish up the last few little details for the dinner.

Anyway, Little Buddy came into the kitchen as I was mixing the chocolate cobbler and decided that he might rather hang out with me in the kitchen instead of going to the hangar with his Daddy for the morning. Chocolate cobbler kinda has that effect on folks. So be ready.

Here’s how you make it.

Melt a stick of butter in a deep 13×9 baking dish. Then set it aside while you mix up the other ingredients.


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Grab a big bowl and dump in your sugar.



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Add in your cocoa.


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Next comes your flour.


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And your milk.


And lastly your vanilla.



Whisk it all together until it is well-combined.




Now pour the chocolate batter into your baking dish over the melted butter. Don’t stir.

Pop it into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.




Take out of the oven and allow to cool. Cover until ready to serve.

Now, we’re gonna make the sinful stuff that goes with this.


Mix together cocoa and sugar.


Pour in boiling water.


And give it a good stir.


When ready to serve, scoop a serving of the baked cobbler, pour the warm chocolate sauce over it and then add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Then devour.

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Chocolate Cobbler is a classic Southern dessert recipe. Made with cocoa powder, flour and sugar, chocolate cobbler couldn't be any easier or delicious!
Serves: 8
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 3 cups boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Place butter in a deep 13x9 baking dish and put into the oven.
  3. Melt butter in baking dish, remove from oven, and then set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, cocoa, flour, milk and vanilla.
  5. Pour into baking dish. Do not stir.
  6. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  8. In a large bowl mix together the 2 cups of sugar and ½ cup cocoa to make chocolate sauce.
  9. Pour boiling water over and mix together.
  10. When ready to serve cobbler, spoon dough into an individual dish, pour chocolate sauce over dough and serve.



About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    Oh. My. Word. HELP ME LORD JESUS!

  2. 2

    Like it? No I absolutely love it!

  3. 3

    This looks and sounds ridiculously delectable. If I could eat chocolate, I wouldn’t share….:)

  4. 4

    I LOOOOOOVE chocolate cobbler, but haven’t made it in so long. I think I’ll make one for Father’s Day!! Looks wonderful, Robyn :)

  5. 5

    I think I just fainted!
    This looks D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!
    Forget all the other recipes on my list, im making this my first priority! haha
    your recipes never dissapoint me! :)

  6. 6

    Maggie said it all. DELICIOUS!!! This is going on my list of recipes to make!

  7. 7

    I love this recipe – my grandmother always called it Newfoundland pudding cake :)

  8. 8

    Sign me up for any recipe that begins with “Southern!”

  9. 9

    Something chocolate I’ve never had! I’m so un-southern. :) I can’t wait to make this, it looks delicious – thanks!

  10. 10

    I don’t know how I could have gone so long without knowing about this fabulous dessert!

  11. 11

    Chocolate cobbler is one of my favorites! I am linking up and visiting from Mingle Monday. I hope you have a great week!


  12. 12

    Delish! I could use some of this for breakfast right about now.

  13. 13

    Can you believe that I have never heard of chocolate cobbler?! Must. Make. Today!

  14. 14

    Melt a stick of butter…any recipe that starts that way is a winner in my book!

  15. 15

    I have heard of chocolate cobbler…but without the fruit component it didn’t have the same appeal. Now that I’ve seen a picture of it? I take it all back! My daughter would die over this; can’t wait to surprise her!

  16. 16

    So glad you shared, this looks so darn delicious! I’ve never heard of this dessert in the PacNW..we’ve apparently been deprived. Thanks.

  17. 17

    Holy cow, this looks A-MA-ZING. Thank you for posting, I think we’ll try it this weekend. This might have to eventually become a farm favorite (whenever we get the farm up and running).

    Keep up the good work, love your website.

  18. 18

    Chocolate cobbler reminds me of Cracker Barrel. I worked there during college and it is the only place I have ever had chocolate cobbler! I think I was introduced to all cobblers while working there, among other yummies. This looks so rich and heavenly!

  19. 19

    Oh my stars does this sound amazing!

  20. 20

    Wow!!! I just printed this recipe and showed it to my mom too – our mouths are both watering. We are making that ASAP!!! This might be my favorite recipe I’ve seen!

  21. 21

    Totally. Must. Try.
    Yummy – I love chocolate and ice cream and gooeyness. This looks like it has all three!

  22. 22

    Oh my goodness… This looks amazing! I love rich, chocolatey desserts. Have to make this very soon!

  23. 23

    I love chocolate cobbler! Last time I made it I added some cinnamon and it was delicious all over again!

  24. 24

    This looks and sounds ridiculously delectable. Delish!

  25. 25

    I tried this twice exactly as you posted but mine didn’t turn out fluffy it looks more like a brownie ..:(

  26. 26
    Andrea Mckenzie says:

    This is going on my list of recipes to make! I love chocolate cobbler! Thank you for posting, I think we’ll try it this weekend. Delish!

  27. 27

    OMG – this sounds sinful – sinfully delicious! AND easy to make – no excuses not to make this one!!!


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