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Chocolate Cobbler in a crock topped with chocolate Ice Cream.

Chocolate Cobbler

This Chocolate Cobbler is decadence in every bite. Similar to a molten lava cake, this cobbler has a slight crunch on the top and is oozing in the middle, much like a cobbler made with fruit. This amazing dessert is gluten free, nut free, egg free and easily dairy free (vegan). 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Rest Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Cobblers, Dump Cakes and Pies
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 297 kcal


For The Batter

  • 1 cup gluten free flour (I use 1:1 gf flour with xanthan gum)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (I use 2 tablespoons dutch or natural unsweetened and 1 tablespoon dark)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter or vegan baking stick, melted
  • 1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For The Topping

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar , packed
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder ( I use 2 tablespoons natural unsweetened or dutch and 1 tablespoon dark)
  • cup chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups super hot water
  • Chocolate ice cream for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x 8 inch baking pan that is at least 2 inches deep, and set aside. 
  • In a large heat safe bowl, heat the butter in 20 second increments in the microwave until melted. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the gf flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoon of Dutch cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of dark cocoa powder, baking powder and the salt. 
  • Very slowly whisk in the milk and vanilla into the melted butter. Do this very slowly otherwise the mixture will get chunky and the milk with curdle from the hot butter.
  • Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula to combine. It will be super thick. Scoop batter into the baking dish and flatten with clean hands. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dark brown sugar, the remaining 2 tablespoon Dutch cocoa powder and the remaining 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder. Sprinkle evenly all over the top of the batter.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the topping.
  • Then pour the super hot water all over the top. Do NOT MIX! 
    The water should be almost boiling. I microwave mine for about 2 minutes or so.
    Be very very careful because the water is so hot!
  • Very carefully put the pan in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 60 minutes. When you take it out of the oven you might notices some bubbling; that's normal.
  • Take the cobbler out of the oven after an hour and let it cool on the stove top for at least 20 minutes. 
    This helps the middle thicken. DO NOT eat it right away otherwise it will be chocolate soup, which is still delicious but not what we're going for here.



Keep the cobbler in the pie dish. Once the cobbler has ben cut into, place foil over the top of the entire pie dish and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
When ready to eat, cut a slice of cobbler and warm it in the microwave on a heat safe dish for about 5-10 seconds. Be careful not to burn yourself on the hot liquid chocolate.  


I do not recommend freezing this cobbler.

For Vegan

Use a gluten free flour free from dairy, vegan baking sticks instead of butter, a non dairy milk and gf/vegan chocolate chips.

For Regular AP Flour

I cannot test this recipe due to celiac disease but these are the changes I would make:
  • Use 1 cup of packed AP Flour (168 grams)

About Cocoa Powders

If you don’t have both types of cocoa powders on hand, just use dutch or natural unsweetened but keep in mind your cobbler won’t be as dark as mine is. But, if you only used dark, your baked goods would be way too dry and bitter.


Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 2gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 230IUCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate chips, chocolate cobbler, cobbler, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan
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