Chocolate Cobbler

"This cake makes it's own chocolate sauce. It's wonderful served warm with ice-cream."
photo by Shawn C photo by Shawn C
photo by Shawn C
photo by Shawn C photo by Shawn C
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  • In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and the 2TBS cocoa.
  • Stir in milk and oil until smooth.
  • Pour into a greased 8in square baking pan.
  • Combine brown sugar and the 1/4 cup cocoa.
  • Sprinkle over batter.
  • Pour hot water over the top (do not stir).
  • Bake at 350* for 45 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.

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  1. I've made this twice now. The first time I made only half to test the recipe with BF, brother, and me we all enjoyed it very much. The second time I made it for Thanksgiving dinner. I added a little vanilla and served with vanilla bean ice cream and it was a hit. Thanks so much, will definitely be making this often.
  2. I too have been making this recipe for years and it was always a favourite. It is so simple to throw together and makes a lovely sauce. Add a little vanilla ice cream and this is a chocolate lovers paradise!!
  3. It didn't look pretty at all. And the flavor was only entertaining because I'd read other reviews and added cinnamon & nutmeg for extra flavor. First serving was ok. Reheated--hard to swallow.
  4. I have been making a recipe similar to this for years. One of my best memories is watching a college student who was majoring in engineering sit on my kitchen floor in front of my oven and watch this bake. It is so cool when the cake layer starts to rise to the top and the sauce sinks to the bottom. I think that I read somewhere ( not sure where) that this happens because the specific density of the cake layer changes as it bakes making it lighter than the specific density of the sauce. I could be wrong about that, but what a great kitchen science lesson that tastes incredible!! And I love the looks that people give me when I pour the water over the top. Entertaining and delicious - you can't beat that.
  5. This didn't do it for me at all. Like another rating indicated, it lacked something. I think it needed butter or more milk. I would say it was better after it completely cooled.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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