Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chocolate Cobbler

I'm bringing this recipe over from Bake or Break. Be sure to look around because there are some yummy things over there. Last week, I had a "girls day" at my friend Laura's house and she served this. It was delicious. I had never heard of chocolate cobbler as I'm used to "fruit" cobblers so it sounded a little strange but it is really good with vanilla ice cream. It's warm and gooey and we talked about how it would make a great winter dessert but then again, when is NOT a good time for warm gooey chocolate!

{via Bake or Break}

• 1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided into 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 7 tablespoons cocoa, divided into 3 tablespoons and 4 tablespoons
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
• 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
• 1 & 1/2 cups hot water

• Preheat oven to 350°.
• Stir together 3/4 cup sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Pour into an ungreased 8-inch square glass baking pan.
• In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour hot water over the top. Do not stir.
• Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes, then serve. Use the chocolate sauce in the bottom of the pan to spoon over servings. Garnish, if desired, with ice cream or whipped cream.
• Makes 8 servings