We first had this chocolate dish at our good friend Jen’s house. It was her birthday and being a chocoholic she had made several desserts featuring this ingredient. By the time Charisse made it to the dessert table she was disappointed to see all the chocolate cobbler was gone! This didn’t stop her from stealing a few bites from her darling husband, but it wasn’t enough! So this weekend Jen and Charisse planned a girls night in and neglected to mention to Eric that Jen’s husband was working and not coming until it was too late. So Eric had to resign himself to a chick flick movie and girl talk night. Actually the night wasn’t that bad, everyone agreed on Avatar and Chocolate Cobbler. While Avatar was a little disappointing , basically Pocahontas under blacklight the cobbler went well. No, not just well, it was amazing and we had it all to ourselves! This dessert reminded us very much of a chocolate molten cake, only with more gooey chocolate stuff inside! Definitely not a cake to be eaten lightly!
Pictures and Recipe after the break
What You Will Need
1 Cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
7 Tbs coco powder
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter (melted)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, 3 Tbs of the coco powder, and 3/4 cup of the sugar. Add in the milk, melted butter and vanilla and stir until smooth.
Pour batter in a small ungreased casserole dish and distribute evenly.
Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the top of the batter, then sprinkle the brown sugar and coco over it as well.
Pour the hot water over the top of the cobbler and DO NOT MIX! It looks weird but just let it sit on top of everything.
Bake for 40 minutes until center is set, let cool for about 10 minutes and serve with a big, heaping scoop of vanilla icecream!