Friday, April 27, 2018

Chocolate Cobbler

Missy Tippens

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)

8” dish

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.  

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.

See how simple! I actually doubled the recipe when I made it last. So the pan pictured here is a regular sized cake pan. I'll quickly show all the steps...

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!


  1. I was playing with the blog settings and may have made it hard for people to comment. If you tried earlier and couldn't, please try again! I went back to the original settings. :)

  2. You had me at chocolate! I am making the sweet treat for a potluck Monday so this might be the thing!!

    1. Katie, it's really simple. And it's so good warm!

  3. I wasn't around on Friday, but I'm seeing this now. Missy, what a fun take on this! I have to try it with the family around so I don't eat the whole thing!!!!