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Jeanette’s Decadent Chocolate Cobbler Recipe: How to Cook a Cobbler
how to make chocolate cobbler

Do we have any chocolate lovers out there? If so, can you imagine if a brownie and an ice cream sundae were combined into one delicious, chocoholic’s dream? Well, this chocolate cobbler recipe is just that! We’ll give you the rundown on how to create our Jeanette’s Decadent Chocolate Cobbler recipe for the chocolate lover in your life.

 Our Chocolate Cobbler Recipe and Some Cobbler 411

Before we detail our chocolate cobbler recipe, you may be wondering, “What is a cobbler dessert?” Traditionally, a cobbler consists of a fruity filling poured into a baking dish and topped with a sweet, biscuit-like dough before baking. How did a cobbler get its name? While the exact origin is unclear, this dough is typically crumbled onto the top of the fruit in pieces so when it bakes it appears “cobbled” together.

Our chocolate cobbler recipe substitutes a fruit filling with rich chocolate. We also suggest the traditional Southern topping of vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm from the oven.

What’s the Difference Between a Cobbler and Pie?

Essentially, the difference between a cobbler and pie comes down to crust. While a cobbler generally has one crust that is crumbled or poured on the top, a pie’s filling is surrounded by crust on the bottom or both the top and bottom. This crust is usually flaky with a fat, flour, and water as the sole ingredients. A cobbler’s crust can be sweet biscuit dough or even a cake batter-like topping.

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Do I Need to Refrigerate a Cobbler?

Can a cobbler be left out or should it be stored in the refrigerator? If you don’t plan to eat your cobbler immediately after baking, it should be refrigerated to retain its freshness. Typically, cobblers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Jeanette’s Decadent Chocolate Cobbler is best served warm or at least room temperature so we suggest removing it from the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Decadent Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes

Ingredient List:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 7 Tbsp cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups hot water
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup milk
  • Vanilla ice cream
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In a medium bowl, stir together flour, ¾ cup of sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, 3 Tbsp. cocoa, and salt. Add milk and vanilla and stir until smooth. Pour melted butter into greased, 1 ½ quart baking dish. Pour batter evenly over melted butter. In small bowl, stir together remaining ½ cup sugar and 4 Tbsp. cocoa with brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly on top of batter. Bring water to just below a boil and pour slowly and evenly over the top.

Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes. Our chocolate cobbler recipe should have a rich, fudgy bottom with a brownie-like top. To preserve the rich bottom layer, avoid over baking. Allow cobbler to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

We hope you and your favorite chocolate lovers enjoy our chocolate cobbler recipe as much as we do! Customer service is our number one priority at Moore Appliance Service. When you’re in need of an expert appliance repair service, give us a call for fast and professional assistance!

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