Chocolate Cobbler

Here’s a recipe I found by blog-hopping one day. The only Chocolate Cobbler I’ve ever eaten is the one at Cracker Barrel. It’s more like a brownie with pecans, served warm with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce. This is not like that one. It’s like a fruit cobbler, a crusty top with a filling. I expected it to be very rich, but it wasn’t as chocolate-y as I’d expected. Since I *love* chocolate, this was a slight disappointment. My kids loved this recipe, though. I give it four out of five stars. Here it is, in case you’re interested in giving it a whirl. 



Ingredients:
2 cups All-purpose Flour
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
 cup Cocoa powder, (for batter)
½ cup Cocoa powder, (for topping)
1 cup Sugar, (for batter)
1 cup Sugar, (for topping)
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Melted Butter
3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
3 cups Hot Tap Water

Directions:
Begin by whisking together flour, baking powder, salt, 1 cup sugar and  cup cocoa in a mixing bowl.  Add the milk, butter, and vanilla; mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until the batter is nice and smooth.

Spread the batter in an ungreased 9×13 baking pan.

In a separate, smaller bowl, mix the brown sugar, 1/2 c. cocoa and 1 c. white sugar.  Spread the dry, mixed topping ingredients over the batter in your baking pan.

Drizzle the hot tap water over the dry ingredients.  IMPORTANT!!  Do Not Stir!
Bake in a 350° oven for 1 hour. 

This is how it should look when you take it out of the oven: 

Enjoy! 

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