Rich, gooey and sweet, this Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe is a fun version of an old-time Southern dessert.
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I think one of the things I love the most about being a food blogger is how it has taken me out of my comfort zone in the kitchen. I used to be a die-hard stick to the recipe kind of person. I wasn’t comfortable with substitutions, and even if I wanted to change something, I didn’t know how. Even reading back through some of my first blog posts, I see a lot of that.
But after 7+ years of trying new recipes and developing new recipes and failing at recipes and hitting some recipes out of the park, I feel like I’m a lot more comfortable with changing things up.
Don’t get me wrong – there are still plenty of times when I feel like I have no creativity running through me and all I need is a recipe to follow to the t. But a lot of the time now, I feel like I can change things up to my tastes or what I have on hand.
When I started Red Velvet week several years ago, I had no idea that it would lead me to where I am today. Dozens and dozens of red velvet recipes. Who would have ever thought? And I’m always seeing ideas that others have made, and I have ideas pop into my mind all of the time. The possibilities really are endless.
And I love that blogging has brought me to this point.
Today, I am red velvet-izing another recipe. Have you ever had a chocolate cobbler? It’s not really a traditional cobbler – there is no fruit filling, no biscuit top. Instead, this old-fashioned Southern dessert has an ooey, gooey chocolate “filling” that bakes up with a chocolate cake on top. Today’s version is a Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe, and it’s totally out of this world. It may not look like much, and it’s so simple it’s crazy, but I can almost guarantee that you’ll find yourself going back for seconds.
If you’ve never made a recipe like this, the directions might sound a little strange. You put some melted butter in a pan, then top it with your red velvet batter. You top the batter off with a sugar and cocoa mixture. And then it gets strange – you pour boiling water over the whole thing. Don’t question it – just do it. Trust me.
Let the cobbler sit for a few minutes once it comes out of the oven to let the “sauce” thicken a bit. Then serve it up with vanilla ice cream. I wouldn’t skip the ice cream. Trust me on that one, too. The cobbler itself is pretty sweet, so the ice cream helps to cut that sweetness a bit.
If you are looking for comfort, this Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe definitely fits the bill. Unassuming and delicious. It’s a perfect dessert for family night or for a potluck. I know my family loved it!
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- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1¾ cup sugar, divided
- 3½ teaspoons cocoa powder, divided
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups boiling water
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Pour the melted butter into the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking dish.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, ¾ cup of the sugar,1½ teaspoons of the cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in the buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla extract. Spoon the batter over the butter, and carefully spread into one layer.
- In another bowl, stir together the remaining 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons cocoa powder. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the top of the batter. Carefully pour the boiling water over the top of the sugar.
- Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, or until the center is just set. Let the cobbler sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. (The "sauce" will thicken as it sits.)
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