Chocolate Pecan Cobbler
Chocolate Pecan Cobbler is a simple layered dessert that is rich, buttery, chocolatey, and melts in your mouth delicious!
This simple recipe uses a layered technique that results in a perfect cobbler. Simple enough for a weeknight dessert yet fancy enough for company.
Pecan Cobbler uses all simple pantry ingredients and comes together in minutes. It’s a cross between a chocolate cake and a hot fudge sundae—a classic southern dessert.
Why You’ll Love this Easy Cobbler Recipe
- This cobbler has been around for decades. It’s warm, comforting, and the ultimate dessert. It magically transforms in the oven into a cracked crust with a warm gooey pudding hidden at the bottom of the dish. Perfect any time of the year, but best on a chilly night when you’re tucked into a warm blanket.
- It’s easy.
- You can make it any time of the year.
- It feeds a crowd.
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Chocolate Pecan Cobbler is made with basic ingredients.
- brown sugar
- unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
- pecans, chopped
- hot (simmering) water
- Toppings: pecans and vanilla ice cream
How to Make this Chocolate Cobbler
For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
Layer 1. Melt butter.
Layer 2. Stir together granulated sugar, flour, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Pour over butter.
Layer 3. Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa powder and pecans. Sprinkle over the batter.
Layer 4. Slowly pour hot water carefully over the top.
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This dessert is great on its own and is for you if you’re a chocolate fan. A dessert you will undoubtedly want to keep in your recipe file.
How to Serve Chocolate Pecan Cobbler
To serve: spoon some into a bowl, add the chocolate sauce from the bottom of the dish, and top with vanilla ice cream. Instantly satisfies a sweet tooth. So what are you waiting on? Grab a spoon and dig in!
How to Store Leftover Cobbler
If you find yourself with any leftover cobbler, store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Cover the dish with plastic wrap or store in an air-tight container.
Tips for Success:
*Use whole milk and real butter (not margarine).
*Once you pour the ingredients into the casserole dish, don’t stir.
*Water should be very hot- almost boiling.
*The hot water that’s poured over the dish creates a thick fudge-like layer of goodness.
*Allow the dessert to rest for at least 15 minutes before scooping and eating. This allows the filling to thicken up before serving.
*The cobbler is done with a fluffy cake-like crust and a chocolate sauce bottom.
*It will jiggle slightly when it comes out of the oven. It should be ooey-gooey.
*Swap the pecans for walnuts, almonds, or cashews if desired.
Toppings for the Cobbler
This cobbler is excellent on its own, but adding some toppings is always great.
*Vanilla Ice Cream is always a delicious topping. Actually, it’s fantastic.
*Add some chopped pecans or walnuts to the top.
*Add some maraschino cherries-the same kind you would add to the top of your ice cream. Chocolate and cherries always go together.
For More One Dish Desserts:
Chocolate Pecan Cobbler
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar granulated
- 1½ cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder divided
- 1½ cups pecans chopped
- 2 cups hot (simmering) water
- pecans and vanilla ice cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- While the oven is preheating, add butter to a 9×13 casserole dish, and place it in the oven to melt-about 3-4 minutes. Once melted, remove the dish and set it aside.
- Stir together granulated sugar, flour, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
- Pour batter mixture over butter. Do Not mix the butter with the batter.
- Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa powder and pecans. Sprinkle over the batter.
- Slowly pour hot water carefully over the top. Do Not stir.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cobbler is set on top.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and chopped pecans, if desired.
Excellent recipe, sweet, decadent and with plenty of texture – just what you need on a cold autumn evening…
I love traditional pecan cobbler, and your version just took it to a whole other level with the chocolate added! Decadent & so yummy!
Chocolate and pecan is such a delicious flavour combination. This looks delicious.
We love a good chocolate cobbler! Have never had one with nuts, before. It was delicious!
Drooling over this cobbler. I love the combo here. Thanks for sharing.
This cobbler was amazing! Everyone loved it.
This looks great and definitely worth trying.
Wow! This recipe really delivered! Made with all my favorite flavors, it was easy to prepare and everyone really loved it!
Delicious! We did everything but lick the bowls on this one. So good!!
So rich and delicious! This cobbler was such a hit.
I love anything with pecans and this looks delicious. Total comfort food.
This was absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to make it again.
This is such a great cobbler recipe! I swapped the dairy ingredients with plant-based ingredients and it worked out well! So delish – thank you for sharing.
oh my goodness this cobbler is incredible! I can’t wait to make it again for thanksgiving!
Sounds chocolaty, creamy and Nutty. Love the combination idea of toppings too.Presentation tempting.
Chocolate Pecan Cobbler is a total game-changer recipe. I will be saving to make it again and again! Delicious!
Well, let me just say that you’ve got my favorite dessert ever going here. Fantastic recipe!
I’ve only tried a fruit cobbler before. But I’m a sucker for any dessert with chocolate and pecan. Looking forward to trying your recipe!
Absolutely beautiful perfect dessert! I also really loved toppings: crisp pecans and creamy vanilla ice cream. Thanks for the recipe!
I was craving pecan and came across this dessert. I’m gonna add this to my
Now this is my kind of cobbler! 🙂 Perfect for a chocolate lover like me.
While reading this recipe, I was hooked in seconds! My kids will love it for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
Made this for my family to enjoy after dinner and wow was it a hit! This was so tasty and the perfect treat!
This chocolate cobbler is so warm and inviting! Definitely not to be missed!
We call this magic pudding and a cobbler for us has a scone-like topping but whatever it is called it’s delicious!
Anything with pecans is good with me and this dessert looks incredible.
Immediately obsessed with this recipe!
Yum! This cobbler might be my new favorite dessert.
That looks like restaurant quality and so delicious! I’m excited to try it out. I’m sure mine won’t be quite as pretty though!