Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate what? That was my immediate reaction when I saw this recipe on the Bake or Break cooking blog (link is in my favorite links on the right side). I had never heard of chocolate cobbler before. It looked like a Mississippi mud pie my mom use to make growing up. So today when I wanted a dessert that would go well with ice cream I decided to try this out. I'm sure glad I did. It was decadent & delicious. It's like a chocolate cake that makes it's own chocolate sauce. & the best thing about was how easy it was!

Chocolate Cobbler

Bake or Break

  • 1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided into 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons cocoa, divided into 3 tablespoons and 4 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups hot water

Preheat oven to 350°.

Stir together 3/4 cup sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Pour into an ungreased 8-inch square glass baking pan.

In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour hot water over the top. Do not stir.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes, then serve. Use the chocolate sauce in the bottom of the pan to spoon over servings. Garnish, if desired, with ice cream or whipped cream.

Makes 8 servings.

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