Old Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler

| April 26, 2020 | 8 Comments

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make this delicious Chocolate Cobbler cake recipe. Printable recipe included.


Chocolate Cobbler, enjoy!
Love chocolate? Then, you’re going to love this Old Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler recipe. Oooey-Gooey on the inside with a chocolate brownie texture cake on the outside. Super quick and easy to make.


Chocolate Cobbler, slider.

Here’s a quick and easy recipe that you can get the kids in the kitchen to help you with. First of all, it’s CHOCOLATE. Secondly, it’s also MAGICAL. And, did I mention it’s CHOCOLATE?

While it’s not technically a cobbler, you could add some fruit or berries if you’d like and make it a real cobbler. But, it’s already got so much going for it, that it really doesn’t need anything else. Wait, maybe a scoop or two of ice cream, but that’s after the fact. Smile.

This is like those cobblers were you pour the batter in a dish, add the fruit, and the cobbler part rises up around the fruit as the cobbler bakes. It’s also kind of like those Lava Cakes you’ve tried or read about.

You make a batter and place it in your baking dish. You make a dry filling and sprinkle that over the top. Then, you pour a full cup of cold water over the top of the entire thing and bake it. Magically, the most delicious cobbler appears just a few minutes later.

As an extra, it will fill your entire house with the aroma of CHOCOLATE while it’s baking. Gotta love that.

The hard part is waiting about 15 minutes for it to cool before digging in. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Smile.

This was a request from one of the subscribers to our Newsletter. Thank you Ronda for suggesting it. I do hope it’s what you’ve been looking for. Even if it’s not what you remember, its still really good and I hope you’ll like it.

Ready to give our recipe a try? Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Chocolate Cobbler, ingredients you'll need.
Old Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler Recipe – You’ll need these ingredients.


Chocolate Cobbler, spray your dish.
First things first.

Preheat your oven to 375F degrees. Then, spray or butter the inside of your baking dish or pan. I’m using an 8 inch x 8 inch baking pan to make this. Use something similar, but not too big or your cobbler will be too thin.


Chocolate Cobbler, add flour.
Place 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour in a medium sized mixing bowl.


Chocolate Cobbler, add sugar.
Add 3/4 cup of granulated white Sugar.


Chocolate Cobbler, add cocoa powder.
Add 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder.


Chocolate Cobbler, add the baking powder.
Add 2 teaspoons of BAKING POWDER.  Please note, this is NOT baking soda. Smile.


Chocolate Cobbler, add salt.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Salt.

Grab a whisk or fork and mix everything together until fully combined. Set aside for the moment.


Chocolate Cobbler, melt the butter.
Melt 2 Tablespoons of Butter in a small mixing bowl.


Chocolate Cobbler, add the milk.
Add 1/2 cup of Milk.


Chocolate Cobbler, add vanilla flavoring.
Add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Flavoring.


Chocolate Cobbler, mix well.
Mix all the wet ingredients together until fully combined.


Chocolate Cobbler, add to dry ingredients.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.


Chocolate Cobbler, fold together.
Using a spatula, gently fold and mix the ingredients together. Mix just until all the dry flour mixture has been fully combined into the wet ingredients. Don’t overwork the batter.


Chocolate Cobbler, spread in baking dish.
Pour the batter into your greased baking dish or pan. Jiggle it to spread it out evenly.


Chocolate Cobbler, add sugars.
For the Filling:

You’ll need 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar, and…
You’ll need 1/2 cup Brown Sugar. Place both in a small mixing bowl.


Chocolate Cobbler, add cocoa powder.
Add 1/4 cup of Cocoa Powder.


Chocolate Cobbler, mix well.
Mix these dry ingredients together until fully combined. Break up any large lumps of sugar.


Chocolate Cobbler, spread over the batter.
Spoon the dry filling mixture over the top of the batter in your baking dish.


Chocolate Cobbler, add the water.
Gently pour 1 cup of cold water over the top of the ingredients in the baking dish.

Spread it over the top gently. DO NOT STIR.


Chocolate Cobbler, bake the cobbler.
Place the completed cobbler in an oven that has been pre-heated to 375F degrees.

Bake the cobbler for 35-40 minutes. It will be done when the outer edges are crispy brown and the center of the cake looks dry.


Chocolate Cobbler, let cool.
When it’s done, remove the cobbler and place it on a wire rack or folded towel to cool.

Let cool for about 10-15 minutes before serving.


Chocolate Cobbler, enjoy.

You’ll love this with a couple of scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream on top. Just saying. Smile.


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Chocolate Cobbler, printbox

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Old Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler is a quick cure for that need for something chocolate. Just the aroma of chocolate filling the house makes it worth it. Quick, easy, really delicious.



1 cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Granulated White Sugar
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
1/2 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring

For the filling:
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated White Sugar
1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 cup cold Water


Pre-heat your oven to 375F degrees.
Spray or butter a small baking dish or 8” x 8” baking pan.
Place flour in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add sugar.
Add cocoa powder.
Add salt.
Use a whisk to mix everything together well. Set aside for now.
Melt the butter in another small mixing bowl.
Add the milk.
Add vanilla flavoring.
Mix wet ingredients together until fully combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Gently mix everything together with a spatula until fully combined.
Pour batter into greased baking dish. Jiggle the pan so it spreads out evenly.
Prepare the filling mixture.
Place brown sugar in another small mixing bowl.
Add the white sugar.
Add the cocoa powder. Mix together until fully combined.
Spread this dry mixture evenly over the top of the batter in your baking dish.
Gently pour the cup of cold water over the entire top of the dish. DO NOT STIR.
Place the pan in the 375F degree pre-heated oven.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until edges are crisp and center of cobbler is fairly dry on top.
Remove from oven when done. Place on wire rack to cool.
Let cool for 15 minutes prior to serving. It will firm up more as it cools.


Make it a true cobbler by adding some sliced strawberries to the mixture. Or, maybe even more chocolate flavor by adding some chocolate chips. Lots of possibilities with this cobbler.

Keywords: chocolate cobbler, chocolate, cobbler, brownie, lava cake, fudge cake, quick chocolate recipe

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  1. Bill B says:

    Steve, I just wanted to pass along that over the past week I’ve made both the chocolate cobbler AND those no-bake cookies. Both were super easy to make and big hits with the family.
    Thanks for sharing these!

  2. Mark Miller says:

    Wholly cow! I made dinner for my wife for Mother’s Day and made this for desert. We absolutely loved it!! I did add cinnamon, increased the milk by a tad and broke up a bar of unsweetened chocolate to the recipe which made it extra creamy in the middle. We have tried many recipes from your news letter and have never been disappointed.
    Thanks for the over the top recipe & god bless.

  3. Deana says:

    All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!! This is one of THE best chocolate recipes I have ever eaten in my 65 years of living. I made it while my brother was visiting and he went absolutely crazy over it. I look forward to making it again and again and again, etc.

  4. TINA says:

    I love sweet sweet desserts and this is delicious! I made this immediately after reading this week’s newsletter and between me and my family, there’s just a tiny bit left. Easy, tasty and all pantry ingredients. Thank you for your weekly emails, they give me something to look forward to after a hectic Monday!

  5. Terry helm says:

    Hi guy, this looks pretty easy. Do you ever watch Trisha Yearwoods’ show on Food Network? She claims using the cap of vanilla is a teaspoon so you don’t have to measure it out otherwise. Want to see if that’s true, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. lol Hope you are doing well my friend.

  6. Vicki says:

    That looks so good!

  7. Page Morden says:

    Have not made this recipe, but have made one my mother had from the mid-50s. Two changes in dry filling 1 cup brown sugar,no white; pour 1 1/2 cup boiling water and cook. Best I remember it was 2nd or 3rd place in some contest. Very good. Has been a while since my last one. If I made it now would have to eat it all by myself. Doctor would not be pleased. Enjoy your newsletter and have tried a lot of the recipes. Just never let you know. Have made quite a few many times. Have an awesome day. God bless.

  8. Karen Miller says:

    We called this ‘pudding cake’. I taught a great granddaughter how to make this a couple years ago when she was 10. Her younger brother loved it and told her she was almost as good a cooker as Grammy.
    I think I have all the ingredients, though I’m trying to make what I have last until stores don’t have shortages.

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