Southern Chocolate Cobbler

If you love molten lava cakes, then you are going to flip your wig over chocolate cobbler! Not only is it pretty much fail-proof, but it’s casual enough to serve after a weekday dinner and decadent enough for special occasions.

Ingredients

FOR THE BATTER:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

How To Make Southern Chocolate Cobbler

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place butter in a 9×13-inch baking dish and put in oven. Once butter has melted, remove and set aside.
Stir together the 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, flour, milk, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Spoon into baking dish over melted butter, but do not stir.
In a separate bowl, mix together the 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle over batter in pan. Pour boiling water over topping, but again do not stir.
Bake until top has set, 35-40 minutes. The bottom will be loose and a bit gooey.
Let cool 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!