This Easy Chocolate Cobbler is an easily prepared decadent creamy chocolate pudding cake dessert that your whole family will love.


  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups almost boiling water


Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Pour butter into the bottom of the baking pan. Mix in a medium bowl flour, baking powder, salt, 3/4 cup of sugar, and 3 tablespoons cocoa. Add milk and vanilla. Stir to combine and spoon into the baking pan on top of the butter. Do not mix in.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the pan. Don’t mix in.

Slowly pour boiling water over it. Do not mix in.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the center is set.


  • I use my 1 1/2 quart Corning-ware oval baking dish and it works perfect for this recipe.
  • Use good quality cocoa.  I personally prefer gourmet Dutch processed baking cocoa which I purchase from Costco.
  • The added water should be brought just right up to a boil.
  • Do not over-bake this cobbler.  Since this dessert is a gooey chocolate mess it will only be semi set in the middle.
  • This dessert is best served warm or at least at room temperature.