Easy Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe Is Like a Bowl of Chocolate Lava by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Southern Chocolate Cobbler Recipe Is Like a Bowl of Chocolate Lava

You may need to sit down for this. We all know peach cobbler, lemon cobbler, pecan cobbler, apple cinnamon roll cobbler ... but chocolate cobbler? Yes! A classic southern dessert recipe, this easy chocolate cobbler is like a lava cake exploded. In a good way! Ooey, gooey and melty, this is destined to be your new favorite chocolate dessert.

You don't need many ingredients to make this southern chocolate cobbler recipe. Here is your simple shopping list: butter, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, self-rising flour, milk, vanilla extract and water. The cobbler is made like a dump cake; you don't but don't stir. 

Top warm bowls of this rich chocolate cobbler recipe with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Sprinkle on some chocolate shavings to add even more decadence. Get ready for the recipe requests.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 50 minutes

Servings: 12




  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups boiling water

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Recipe Notes

  • Do not stir as you layer the ingredients. Let the cobbler do its magic in the oven.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Pour the melted butter into a 13x9-inch baking pan
  2. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, milk and vanilla in a bowl. Mix well. Dollop the mixture on top of the melted butter. Do not stir!
  3. In another bowl, combine the 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Sprinkle the mixture over the batter. 
  4. Carefully pour the boiling water over the top. Do not stir!
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the top has set. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This is crazy delicious. Chocolate bliss! #yum
I would eat the whole thing myself...
I love chocolate lava cake and this sounds like extreme chocolate lava! 😋

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