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Chocolate Cobbler

It's impossible to resist the flavorful chocolate cobbler sauce that appears when this delightful cake bakes. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup baking cocoa, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups hot water
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and oil until smooth. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Combine the brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over top (do not stir). Bake at 350° until top of cake springs back when lightly touched, 40-45 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 267 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • dglong
    Jan 2, 2020

    This recipe is cloyingly sweet and so overwhelmed by the chocolate that I’m not sure I’ll ever try to fix it again. My husband said way too sweet for him.

  • bbloves2bake
    May 21, 2013

    this is the best,i have been making this for years,i love it warm with melted butter,makes me think of momma's chocolate gravy!!!yummy!!!

  • katieleigh3508
    Dec 28, 2012

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  • alisone
    Mar 1, 2012

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  • kimbo268
    May 2, 2011

    Have been wanting to try this one and finally did tonight......It's a keeper!!!! Was it ever yummy!!! Will be making this one again!

  • jeannetteknudsen
    Dec 25, 2010

    Had it at a friends house and will be making it myself.

  • debrabell1234
    Oct 23, 2010

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  • peggysuegriz
    Dec 14, 2009

    I found this recipe in the Taste of Home magazine about 5 years...Delish! Another keeper!

  • tgbvmb
    May 4, 2009

    I THOUGHT this recipe sounded great, then realized it's one of my family favorites with another name: we call it Brownie Pudding because it bakes up like brownies over a fudgy thick pudding. We double it and bake in a 13x9" pan, using 2 cups boiling water on the top, and never worry about leftovers: it's even better cold the next day!

  • JazziMay
    Sep 28, 2008

    This recipe is so good! My family is always excited when i make this for them.