Super quick post today! Mostly because I only have one photo of this recipe since it’s from my cookbook. But I heard that it’s World Chocolate Day! And I figured it’s been too long since I’ve shared a recipe here. Any excuse for chocolate, right?
The main thing you should know about this recipe is that it’s rich and warm and gooey and absolutely delicious. These are the most important things. It’s cake-like on the outside, and because it’s topped with a chocolate/boiling water situation before baking, it’s almost like a warm gooey pudding or chocolate sauce on the inside. Totally perfect for when you have a major chocolate craving and need a fix.
Also it’s pretty easy! It’s all stir-together. No mixer required! Once the batter is in the pan, it’s sprinkled with a cocoa powder and brown sugar mixture, and then topped with boiling water. The most important thing to note here is that you DO NOT mix it in. Just let it sit on top of the batter and then put it in the oven to bake. That’s what gives it the gooey/chocolate-saucy filling! Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream and you’re golden.
In the spirit of World Chocolate Day, some other insanely chocolate recipes from my cookbook (shameless plug) are Chocolate Whiskey Cheesecake, Death By Chocolate Mousse Cake, Classic Chocolate Cream Pie, and Chocolate Turtle Pecan Pie. Grab your copy here!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cobbler
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
- Pinch of cinnamon
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅓ cup butter melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup boiling water
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla ice cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch cake pan with baking spray.
- Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add milk, butter, vanilla, and peanut butter. Stir until ingredients are well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread batter in pan.
- To make the topping, stir together cocoa powder and brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly over batter in pan. Pour boiling water over the top of the batter and DO NOT MIX. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until top looks crackled and center is almost set. Remove from oven and cool for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.