I got this recipe from my mother years ago when she came to stay with me. She made it when she came to take care of me like only a great mother does when I had one of my babies, I think.
It is super easy and super delicious! Like any good recipe it starts out with a little bit of butter. What could be better than a little bit of butter? Well, maybe there is more than a little bit, but who is counting?
This cobbler is best with a scoop of ice cream on the top or whipped cream. You could also add nuts, sprinkles, or fruit on the top, but I think it doesn’t need much more than its already glorious goodness. You will not believe the wonderful chocolate smell that will be coming from your kitchen after you make this. So, let’s get started.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
MELT-2 sticks of unsalted butter in a 13x9x2 pan in the oven. Do not use salted butter!
MIX-1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 1/4 cups milk. The batter should be the consistency of pancake batter. Pour evenly over the butter. DO NOT STIR.
MIX-1 cup sugar and 6 TBSP cocoa. Sprinkle over mixture. DO NOT STIR.
POUR-1 1/2 cups hot water over all ingredients in the pan. DO NOT STIR.
Follow the directions for the cobbler and do not stir the ingredients together. The end result in the pan might look like a hot mess, but it all bubbles up and creates chocolate swirls which are truly delightful. Please trust me!
Bake for 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!