Monday, June 27, 2011

Cinnamon Dark Chocolate Cobbler

Dark chocolate, dark.  So when you make a dark chocolate cobbler, it looks like you have a burnt pile of poo.  Hence, the crappy photo.  (I'm so punny..) So now that I've compared this to something that doesn't even begin to make you want to eat, I'm sure you are dying for the recipe right?

Sorry, I have a warped sense of humor.  This is actually really tasty, especially warm with a scoop of ice cream.  (ewwww, now we're all thinking of warm poo).  I need to start this post over, but I can't seem to stop myself.

I first made Chocolate Cobbler for my birthday last year, check out that post for an entertaining photo.  I decided to make it again after seeing a Cinnamon Chocolate Cobbler on another blog (which I didn't bookmark so I'm sorry if it's your blog and I totally ripped off your idea.  The recipe is not exactly the same however.)  This time I decided to use dark chocolate, because I heart it, and a dash of cinnamon, b/c, well, because cinnamon is good.  I took it to my parents' house for Father's Day and came home with an empty dish.  It's kind of like a chocolate lava cake - gooey parts and cakey parts and full of chocolate deliciousness.

Cinnamon Dark Chocolate Cobbler - adapted from How Sweet It Is & someone else (oops)

1 cup flour

1/2 t. salt

1 1/2 t. baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

2 T. plus 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder

1/2 cup buttermilk milk *skim milk with a 1-1/2 tsps. of vinegar added - let sit for 5 mins.

3 T. vegetable canola oil

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 t. cinnamon (optional)

1 3/4 cups hot water

Preheat oven to 350.  In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and 2 T. cocoa.  Stir in milk and oil.  Pour into baking dish.  I used an 8 inch oval (I think?).
Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining cocoa and sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over top (DO NOT STIR). Bake for 40-45 minutes.

This is also excellent with regular cocao powder as well.  (and it photographs much better)  It also contains NO EGGS!!  So, it's safe for my little allergy boy, which is great, b/c he does love some "choc-wit".  I just can't imagine who he gets that from.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I enjoyed more time with family and picked more cucumbers and zucchini than I know what to do with!  I have 2 zucchini recipes coming up soon.  Going to tackle making pickles too!


  1. You reminded me of a saying that we used to call the snobs back in high school ~ hot shit on a cold paper plate! lol.
    I am warped with you.. because that (the recipe) sounds good to me.

  2. This sounds good to me too. Cake recipes where you pour the boiling water and don't stir always weird me out - I always feel like I'm doing something wrong!



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