Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chocolate Cobbler

"Mom, this doesn't taste like you.  Did someone else bring it?" 

Spoken by my 12 year old son.  As he devoured a huge, gooey pile of this chocolate cobbler with home made vanilla ice cream.

I've been thinking about his comment this morning and had to ask Mr. Sassy what he thought it meant.  We agreed together that I don't make "gooey."  Which might have to change, apparently. 

We had 17 people here for dinner last night, and I served the Bolognese Sauce with Baked Herb Polenta.  It was made and in the freezer already, so I had time to make a new dessert.

My dear pal Em, who lives waaaaaay south of the Mason-Dixon line, came through with this recipe.  You'll have to visit her blog to get to know her, she's as cute as a bug's ear.  Here's the link:

And here's her recipe.  Vanilla ice cream has to share the plate.  HAS to.

Chocolate Cobbler

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 1/2 sticks butter
2 cups self-rising flour (per cup of regular flour, remove 2 tsp and replace with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 TBS unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Melt butter in 9x13 baking dish while oven preheats. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour this over melted butter.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups boiling water

Stir together the remaining sugar and cocoa powder, and sprinkle this over the batter in the baking dish. Slowly pour boiling water over the top of the mixture.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes until mostly set.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!


  1. This is called Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding in NZ. Sooooo yummy. You should also try Butterscotch self saucing pudding and Blueberry self saucing pudding. Mmmmmmmmmm.

  2. oh my gosh, that looks SOOOOOOOOO good. I have to try this. If you get the recipes for the alternate self saucing puddings and they look anything like this one, please share!

  3. This is just....just....*sigh* :)
    Got my large family logistics, and loving it! :)
    Hope you guys are great!! Wishing I was going to get to try this...but I must MUST stick to the plan! lol! ;D Love and blessings to all of you at Sassy house from Ma's mini farm! lol! :D

  4. I've made this before from Em's blog, and it IS scrumptious and heavenly!!