Thursday, January 1, 2009

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

How to Make a Chocolate Cobbler

I rarely think about my grandmother without thinking about the foods she cooked.  She had 6 living children and 15 grandchildren, yet she knew everyone's favorite foods.  Savory, sweet, or both, my grandmother remembered our favorites.  If she knew I was coming to visit, she would have her wet coconut cake already made and then we would make her chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies together.  For my dad, she would make a German chocolate cake.  For other family members, she would make cracklin' cornbread, homegrown green beans, and any other combinations of everyone's favorites.  If we were all coming, she would have it all.  Growing up in the southern United States definitely had its advantages and one of those advantages is southern cooking made straight from the hearts of our grandmothers.  From corn on the cob, to cobblers, we love it all.

Speaking of cobblers, I'm sure you're familiar with Peach Cobbler and Apple Cobbler, but did you know there is also a Chocolate Cobbler?  I had never heard of a chocolate cobbler until recently.  Someone brought one to a family gathering.  It looked way too good to pass up (like I would ever pass up chocolate).  I was determined to learn how to make one but I wondered how the center stays pudding-like while the outside bakes like a cake.  I'm really not that much of a cook so I wasn't sure I could pull it off.  Well I did and it was amazing.

This recipe is easy to follow.  You'll be enjoying your own homemade Chocolate Cobbler in no time at all.

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe
Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

Here is how it's made:

You will need:

6 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup Self Rising Flour
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (Flavoring)
1 Cup White Sugar
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 and 1/2 Cups Boiling Water

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Then, melt 6 tablespoons of butter in an 8 X 8 baking dish.  I placed the butter into the baking dish and melted it inside the oven while the oven was preheating.

Stir together 1 Cup self-rising flour, 3/4 Cup of sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.  Then, stir in 1/2 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract/flavoring.

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe
Chocolate Cobbler Batter

Spoon the batter over the melted butter in the baking dish.  Then, stir together 1 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.  Sprinkle the mixture over the batter.

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe
Chocolate Cobbler

Boil 1 1/2 cups of water and then pour it over the top of the mixture.

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe
Chocolate Cobbler:  Pour the boiling water carefully!

Bake for 30 minutes or until it appears set.  Serve warm with ice cream.

Well . . . we were out of ice cream, but it didn't matter.  This turned out so well!  It requires typical ingredients that most people have around the kitchen all the time and it doesn't take long to prepare.  You can whip it together almost anytime without having to run to the grocery store for that one odd ingredient that you never have around.

This is what it looked like after I pulled it out of my oven.  You can smell the chocolate, can't you?

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe
Delicious Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

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