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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!

Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

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

Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

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.

Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Grandmother’s Chocolate Cobbler Recipe. I hope you love it!

5 from 22 votes

Southern Chocolate Cobbler

Dessert 40 mins

Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 12
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
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!

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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)

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2011.

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. So glad you enjoyed this delicious cobbler that is always a favorite at my house.

  1. I know this dessert as American chocolate dessert. Have made it very often. Its delicious and surprises everyone when finding the sauce at the bottom. 💜

  2. I know this dessert as American chocolate dessert. Have made it very often. Its delicious and surprises everyone when finding the sause at the bottom. 💜

    1. Daniela, yes, you can make this ahead and warm up before serving. Hope you enjoy!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was mouth watering delicious! Will now be one of my go to recipes for holidays….thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much, Susan. I’m glad you enjoyed this cobbler, too. It has been a favorite at our house for years.

  4. Thankyou so so much I’ve been looking for a recipe that matched the one my mum uses to make for choc pud that my mum used to make way back in the 50’s and 60’s but none ever tasted or looked the same. However this one is so close it’s not funny. My heart just sang when it came out of the oven and when I served it up with ice cream and cream ( I know abit over the top) but who cares finally a Pud that took me back to child hood. Once again Many Many thanks. YUMMO !!!!!!!

    1. Jane, I’m so glad this recipe is so close to the one your mother used to make for you. I love that feeling when a dish reminds me of my childhood, too. Thanks!

    1. Susan, you can reheat in a preheated 350ºF oven for about 15-20 minutes until heated thoroughly or place in the microwave and reheat at 30 second intervals until heated throughout.

    1. Confused. The recipe instructs: “Place butter into a 9×13 baking dish.” However, for the lady who wanted to double the recipe, the instructions were: “Annie, if you double the recipe, I would make it in a 9×13-inch pan. Is this a typo for the pan size in the regular or the double making?

    2. Thanks for catching that, Betty, it was a typo. It should have been to place in 2 9×13 pans instead of trying to make in one pan.

  5. I made this and we all loved it. I am wondering, however, if I could substitute milk for part of the boiling water to give it a creamier taste.

    1. I’ve never tried substituting milk for part of the water, Sue, so I’m not sure how it would turn out. If you do try it, let me know how it works.