This scrumptious Chocolate Cobbler is a classic Southern dessert recipe. With a delicious brownie-like topping and a rich fudge sauce on the bottom, this Chocolate Cobbler is like a lava cake but so much easier to make. Great for reunions, potlucks, and more!
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. It really is a pretty perfect combination of a dessert! The top is like a delicious brownie while the bottom is a rich, fudgy sauce. When you scoop a bit of it out, the fudge sauce is smooth and creamy and the combination reminds me of the rich lava cakes that everyone loves so much! But goodness, is this so much easier!
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 right on over the top!
Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe
How to Make Chocolate Cobbler
• Melt your butter in a 9×13 baking dish as the oven preheats.
• Mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, milk, and vanilla extract to form the batter. You then spoon this batter over the melted butter, making sure not to stir.
Making the Topping
To make the topping for the chocolate cobbler as follows:
• Mix together the sugar and cocoa powder and sprinkle over the top of the batter.
• Pour boiling water on top of the sugar and cocoa mixture and bake until the top is set, about 35 minutes.
Once baked, the bottom portion of the cobbler will still be loose but will set a bit more as it cools. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Here’s my Grandmother’s Chocolate Cobbler Recipe. I hope you love it!
Southern Chocolate Cobbler
Chocolate Cobbler Topping:
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups boiling water
- vanilla ice cream for serving (optional, but recommended)
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Place butter into a 9x13 baking dish and into the oven to melt. Then, remove from the oven and set aside.
- Mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, milk, and vanilla extract for the batter. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish on top of the melted butter. DO NOT STIR.
- In a separated bowl, mix 2 cups sugar and ½ cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle this topping mixture on top of the batter. Pour the boiling water over topping. DO NOT STIR.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is set. The bottom of the cobbler will still be a little loose. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Top with vanilla ice cream (optional) and serve.
From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2011.