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A baking dish of chocolate cobbler with a scoop of ice cream
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Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler may be the easiest dessert you will ever make.  With just a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry you can make the best gooey chocolate pudding cake.  All you need is some hot water and an oven and you have a no-fail dessert that will curb your chocolate craving. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 8
Calories: 432kcal


  • cups sugar divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • cup butter melted
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cups hot water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Stir together 3/4 cup sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Pour into an un-greased 8-inch square glass baking pan or large pie pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, and 3 tablespoons cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour hot water over the top. Do not stir.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until center is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes, then serve. Great served with vanilla ice cream.



Recipe Tips

  • The water does not have to be boiling but hotter than what you can get from the tap. Try heating in a microwave for about 5 minutes.
  • Don't be tempted to stir it once the water is added, just pour it on top and put it in the oven.
  • Chocolate chips are optional, it will still be pudding like without the chocolate chips.
  • To reheat, just put in the oven at 350º for a few minutes and it will get gooey again.


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg