I went hunting for this recipe the other day and couldn't find it. I can't believe I haven't posted it here before! This post is overdue.
First, I need to thank Shirley Tidwell who made this dessert for our Bible study luncheons at our previous church. She graciously sent me the recipe. I just love how she wrote it (including all the places to DO NOT STIR!), so I'm going to copy and paste. :)
Chocolate Cobbler (From Shirley Tidwell)
1 stick butter, melted
¾ cup sugar
1 ½ Tbsp. Cocoa
1 cup self rising flour
½ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix sugar, cocoa, flour, milk and vanilla. Pour over melted margarine.
DO NOT STIR!!!
1 cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa
Mix and sprinkle dry over batter. DO NOT STIR!!!
Pour 1 ½ cups boiling water over all. DO NOT STIR!!!
Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
A quick note here. When I was searching for Shirley's recipe, I ran into a similar one that mentioned adding chocolate chips. So if you'd like to do that, I would sprinkle them here on top of the batter. Then sprinkle on the dry topping.
Here it is with the boiling water added...
I took the dish to some friends' house that night, and as we rushed out the door with the cobbler straight out of the oven, I forgot to take a photo. Here's a closeup of a bit that was leftover. :)
It's almost like a lava cake. It has a pudding-like layer. Very chocolatey and yummy!