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Best Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 367kcal
Rich, decadent and simple to make, this delicious chocolate cobbler is one delicious dessert. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120 grams
  • 1⅔ cups granulated sugar 333 grams, divided
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 32 grams, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 8 grams
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk 114 grams
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 85 grams, melted and cooled (¾ stick)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips 128 grams
  • cups boiling water 341 grams
  • Vanilla ice cream optional, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8x8-inch baking pan and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, ⅔ cup sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine into a thick batter. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1⅔ cups granulated sugar, 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ cup milk, 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • In a small bowl, stir together the remaining sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle evenly over the batter, then sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Slowly pour the boiling water over the top of the mixture without stirring.
    ¾ cup chocolate chips, 1½ cups boiling water
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the center is just set. Serve slightly warm with ice cream, if desired.
    Vanilla ice cream



  • Bake this chocolate cobbler with a sheet pan underneath your baking dish. This will help to catch any drips so they don't end up in the bottom of your oven.
  • Let your chocolate cobbler cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.
Storage: Store chocolate cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg