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Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe

Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Rich, gooey and sweet, this Red Velvet Cobbler Recipe is a version of an old-time Southern dessert.



  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Pour the melted butter into the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup of the sugar,1 1/2 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.)