Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

5 from 11 votes

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This Chocolate Cobbler is like chocolate pudding meets chocolate lava cake! So rich and delicious, plus so simple to throw together!

Chocolate Cobbler

I was compensated to create this recipe for Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker. All opinions expressed are completely my own, as per usual.

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

You all went a little crazy over my Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler last fall, so I decided to make an extra chocolatey version for the holiday of love. This Chocolate Cobbler Recipe is loosely based off of that cobbler recipe minus all the spices, plus a whole lot of chocolate! Of course 🙂

Main Ingredients Needed

Luckily for you, this easy Chocolate Cobbler recipe uses pantry staples, which means you can make this anytime for any reason! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • All-Purpose Flour – this fills out the cobbler and makes it cakey.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – I used this Scharffen Berger 100% Cacao Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. The depth of flavor in this stuff is unreal!
  • Baking Powder – this is our leavening agent.
  • Salt – to balance out the flavors.
  • Granulated Sugar – to sweeten.
  • Milk – for moisture.
  • Melted Butter – I use salted butter because I like the way it brings out the cocoa flavor, but feel free to use unsalted butter or even vegetable oil or melted coconut oil {if you’re in a pinch}. Salted butter is preferred.
  • Vanilla Extract – for flavor.

For the Topping

  • Granulated Sugar – to sweeten and caramelize while being baked.
  • Brown Sugar – for sweetness and flavor.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – I used this Scharffen Berger 100% Cacao Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. The depth of flavor in this stuff is unreal!
  • Very Hot Tap Water – weird but necessary! This keeps the chocolate cobbler ooey gooey!

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How to Make Chocolate Cobbler

This cobbler recipe is an easy one. I start out by making the cakey batter, then topping that with a dry topping. These are both topped with hot water then baked! The results are ooey-gooey chocolatey goodness. For the full recipe check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page!

  1. Start by measuring your dry ingredients into a large bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. To make things chocolaty, grab some good quality cocoa powder.
  2. Whisk all these ingredients together to combine. I suppose you could sift them as well, but whisking is the lazy man’s way of sifting which I am a fan of.
  3. Now comes the wet ingredients: milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
  4. Anyways, stir this batter up until thick and smooth and spread into a small casserole dish.


  1. Now comes the weird-ish part. In a separate smaller bowl, stir sugar, brown sugar, and even more cocoa powder together with a fork. Do your best to break apart the lumps in the brown sugar. So, this sweet, dry mixture?! Dump it all on top of your batter.
  2. And if that wasn’t weird enough, you’re going to pour very hot water over this whole thing!
  3. Place the baking dish onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake until puffy and cakey on top but gooey and delicious on the bottom.
  4. You’re going to want to wait before digging into this Chocolate Cobbler just because it’s like eating hot chocolate lava right out of the oven.

Chocolate Cobbler

How to Serve Chocolate Cobbler

As you can see, a good portion of this is actual cake, but then there’s some thick chocolate pudding/gooeyness under it all that is amazing!!

My favorite way to eat this is with vanilla bean ice cream, but my husband prefers chocolate ice cream with his Chocolate Cobbler. He is the exact definition of a chocoholic, incase you were wondering.

You could also serve this up with homemade whipped cream.

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More Cobblers to Enjoy!

If you loved this Chocolate Cobbler recipe you’re going to go nuts for my other cobbler recipes.

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The printable recipe for this easy Chocolate Cobbler recipe is below! Have a great week, friends!

5 from 11 votes

Chocolate Cobbler

This Chocolate Cobbler is like chocolate pudding meets chocolate lava cake! So rich and delicious, plus so simple to throw together!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder. Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour in milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir together until a thick batter forms. Pour into a small, ungreased 8-inch rectangular casserole dish with high sides.
  • In a separate bowl, stir sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder together. Sprinkle over the top of the batter evenly. Pour hot water over the entire thing {WITHOUT STIRRING A THING!}.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or once the middle is set. {Be sure to place on a baking sheet in case it bubbles over.} Cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cobbler, chocolate cobbler recipe, easy chocolate cobbler

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36 Responses
  1. Cheryl Morgan

    This looks fabulous!!! I will definitely be making it????????! And I believe a glass of red wine would be so good with it????

  2. Jerri

    Sounds delicious! Gordy’s choice of chocolate ice cream sounds like a bit much. Really like idea of serving hot with ice cream. Did you allow to cool before putting in bowl? Wondering if it mushes up if not allowed to cool.

  3. Alison

    This looks amazing! What do you mean by an 8 inch rectangular dish? Can you provide the length of the other side? Definitely making this for my chocaholic family. 🙂

  4. Carmen Zubizarreta

    5 stars
    Just made this for my kids since my husband is not a chocolate lover.
    This recipe is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!
    Thank you Lauren!!!
    Should I put what’s left on the fridge or just leave it outside covered??
    It’s summer here in Paraguay and it’s really HOT!!!!! Over 100 Fahrenheit

  5. Katia Audrey

    5 stars
    Oh my thanks Lauren!! I’ve just made this and my husband and I ate half of it in a flash lol. I didn’t have any ice cream though (I’ve been ill this week so I keep away from frozen stuff, sigh) and I used some sticky toffee sauce on top – I felt like I was eating at Applebee’s or something, SUCCESS!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Kisses from Greece 🙂

  6. Jinan

    5 stars
    Lauren I just wanted to say thank you so much for this recipe! I think I’ve made it 6 times until now? My hard-to-please brother and father completely adore it & proclaim it the best thing they’ve ever tasted. So thanks again! Your recipes never fail to impress <3

  7. Julie

    We call this chocolate self-saucing pudding. Very similar recipe…outcome is the same. Been making them for years and now my daughter specilizes in them for her family.

  8. Tamara

    5 stars
    This popped up in my Facebook newsfeed, never having heard of a chocolate cobbler I just had to look. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be nothing more than what we Aussies call pudding! In face, it’s identical to the pudding recipe I’ve been using for years. If anyone’s interested, this recipe works in the microwave and in the slow cooker without any ingredient or method changes. It takes 6 minutes in my microwave, 2 hours in my slow cooker. I strongly suggest trying in the slow cooker, the chocolate flavour intensifies beyond belief.

    Also, try mixing white chocolate with lemon, it’s a match made in heaven!

  9. Margaret Glowacki

    5 stars
    I have this recipe from a children’s cookbook from the 1950’s from my mother’s cookbook collection. Always a family favorite.

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  13. Beth Walters

    5 stars
    Made this for my chocolate loving husband for Fathers Day dinner.
    Oh. My. Goodness.
    It was fantastic!
    Thank you for sharing!

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