During December 2011, I experienced 3 gallbladder attacks within a week and a half. Although I don't think my diet was THAT bad before this happened, I decided after the third one to drastically alter my eating habits. So, for at least the next couple of months (until my baby comes), my goal is to seek out and share low-fat, high fiber, and low-sugar recipes. I figured as long as I was figuring things out for myself and my family, I may as well share what's working!

June 16, 2010

Chocolate Cobbler

A couple of weeks ago, I was in the mood to make a Sunday evening dessert.  I was all set for something cinnamon-y or almond-y, but my normally sugar-shy husband requested something chocolate-y.  For once in my life, I wasn't in the mood for chocolate.  But, since Ryan rarely requests the stuff, I obliged.  I scanned my "Try It Out" folder and saw that I had all of the ingredients on hand for this one.  This chocolate cobbler is just right--a little cake, a little fudge sauce, and a lot of deliciousness.

(Apparently, I didn't take a picture of this one after it was served.)

Chocolate Cobbler
Makes 1 8x8 pan

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
7 Tbls cocoa powder, divided
1 1/4 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cup hot tap water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, 3 Tbls cocoa, and 3/4 cup white sugar.  Mix well.  Add milk, melted butter, and vanilla.  Stir until smooth; pour into ungreased 8 in. baking dish.

In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and 4 Tbls cocoa.  Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.  Pour hot tap water over all.  DO NOT STIR!!

Bake for about 40 min. or until center is set.  Remove from oven; let sit for 5-10 min. before serving.

NOTES:  I didn't change one thing on this!  I will say, it's hard to tell when the center is set.  After all, it's a solid over a not-quite-solid.  So, use your best judgement, but don't overcook it.  And, really, if it's undercooked, I doubt you'd know.  By the way, the sauce is really great over ice cream.


Brittany H. said...


runningfan said...

mmmm.....I have all the ingredients, too! I will try this one soon.

Shannon said...

This looks amazing! I am definitely going to try it. Yum.