Chocolate Cobbler in the Slow Cooker


This recipe works like magic.  You combine a few pantry staples, put it in the slow cooker and a few hours later…ta da!

You end up with chocolate cake with fudgy sauce!

I’ve seen this recipe on several blogs lately.  Traditionally, it’s baked in the oven, but I really wanted to know if it would work in the slow cooker.   It does!

Let me show you what you’ll need: 

I used this recipe from Tasty Kitchen.  The only change I made was to bake it in a slow cooker.  I also re-ordered the ingredient list, to make it easier to follow.

Chocolate Cobbler in the Slow Cooker

Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbs. cocoa
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tbs. cocoa
  • 1½ cups hot water
  1. Spray the inside of the slow cooker crock with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, 3 Tbs. cocoa and ¾ cup white sugar.
  3. Stir milk, melted butter and vanilla into the flour mixture until smooth. Pour into the greased crock.
  4. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup white sugar, brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle over the top of the batter in the crock.
  5. Pour hot water over the top of ingredients in the slow cooker. Do not stir!
  6. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove the lid and let stand for several minutes before serving. At first, it will be a bit too liquidy, but should thicken up after several minutes.

Have you ever eaten chocolate cobbler?

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  1. This looks like a great treat! I haven’t tried making this fudge-cobbler, but I’m tucking this recipe away for the right time.

  2. Tracey Hartley says:

    looks yummy, gonna try this today!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This recipe contains three of my most favorite words: chocolate, cobbler, and slow cooker. (Okay, I know slow cooker is two, but it’s a compound noun, so it counts as one.) Cannot wait to try this1

  4. We LOVE this dessert! I never would have thought to adapt it to the slow cooker, though. Thank you for do that for me! 🙂

  5. This looks so good. I love that you don’t have to use another baking dish inside the slow cooker. (One of my pet peeves about most slow cooker dessert recipes. 🙂 I know … I’m overly particular about it.) Can’t wait to try this. My kids will love it! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is almost identical to a recipe I found on Family Fun’s website last year. It’s SO delicious!!! Here’s the link, in case you’d like to check it out.

  7. I’m having a bad day, so I threw this in the CP this afternoon. Hopefully my evening will be better after eating it. 😛

  8. Anonymous says:

    This looks devine! I have got to make this! How many people does this serve? What’s the best way to store leftovers for this cobbler?

  9. Do you think this would work if I doubled it? I’d love to make it the next time I have to bring snack for our bible study group. We usually have 8 people.

  10. I make this A LOT and I. Love. It!! But we call it choclate pudding cake at my house and it makes a lot of cake! This is one of my favorite things!

  11. I love this in the oven – have made it for years.
    Wondering how it would turn out if it was doubled and made in a 6 qt. cooker. We don’t have anything smaller for our crew. 🙂

    • – Or tripled. Or quadrupled? We cook for 30-40 pretty often…

      • I would LOVE to know the answer to that question. I really want to make it for a group gathering. I’m not a cook.. and have just begun this” crock pot cooking”. so I need details. I don’t even know what size mine is. It about the same size as the older crock pots. Thanks for any advice.

        • Jean, I’m not sure how this would do if it was doubled. I think you could double it and be fine, but more than that might really throw things off. To find out how big your crockpot is, measure out water and fill the crock.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Does it need to cook for 3 hours or 4 hours on low? How long does it need to stand uncover before you serve? 30 Mins?

  13. how big of a crockpot should this be made in? I have all sizes, so I’d like to know – thanks!

  14. christy hunt says:

    We tried this tonight and it was great!!! It reminds me more of a Lava cake in a crock pot!

  15. Hi Tiffany can you clarify the amount of white sugar for me please? In the ingredients list you call for 1/2 cup then for the second step you say to mix 3/4 cup and in a later step you say to use the remaining white sugar. Thanks

    • Royce, you use 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup of white sugar. Both are listed in the ingredients. I’ve edited the instructions to make it more clear. Hope that helps!

  16. Mase this tonight tasted pretty good very rich !! Not sure it it was supposed to be like this but the sauce in the bottom was very runny so it might have needed to cook a little longer I think ! But all n all pretty good recipe !!!

  17. Want to double…has anyone tried this and if so do you cook it longer???

  18. Looks and sounds delicious.
    Just curious what size slow cooker you would use for this.
    Thank you

  19. FABULOUS recipe! I have a similar version, but really want to try this one with all that yummy ‘sauce’….MMM! Thanks for sharing another crockpot ‘winner’!

  20. Tracey Whitney says:

    I was planning on serving strawberries with heavy cream for Father’s Day dessert, but I saw this recipe and thought it would be perfect to serve with the berries and cream. And it was so good! So easy! I will make it again and again and again! I served it in a large martini glass, topped with the berries and cream!

  21. Still gathering up lots of slow cooker recipes for my new crockpot haha. Adding this one to the list!

  22. Hello, this looks amazing but I am the only chocolate lover in the house. Do you think I could cut the recipe in half and use my tiny 2qt to make it? would time be adjusted?? I so want to try this but nto eat all 4 serving myself…


  23. I’m curious about how many it will feed, because it looks yummy, but I want to have enough. What is the serving size?

  24. We love this recipe! Even my health-nut of a husband can’t get enough. 😉 I’ve made it for potluck’s and it was a hit, and I’m bringing it to a Superbowl party today, too. Thanks for sharing such great recipes!

  25. Deb Harris says:

    This has been my favorite dessert since I was a child, also a favorite of 2 of my 4 kids. I always called it Chocolate Pudding Cake. There’s also a lemon version that is good. Always made it in oven. Sending this to my daughter who loves her slow cooker. It was one of her favorites, now she has a husband & 3 young kids who love chocolate. The 7 yo loves science experiments & they all love to help cook. I think this would be a big hit for all. Thanks for the reminder of an old favorite & a great update.

  26. What are the chances it could be made with a cake mix and a few added ingredients?

  27. We are making this today! Looks amazing! For the cocoa- is that unsweetened cocoa powder?

  28. Becca Johnson says:

    What about a gluten free version? I have gluten free flour that doesn’t require extra additions. Do you think I could I make it the same and just substitute the flour?

  29. Do you have the lemon recipe that someone mentioned? I’m making the chocolate now (should be done shortly) and looking to try another.

  30. Brooke Brown Kingston says:

    I made this for our family, and it was off.the.charts DELICIOUS! So easy, and I let my boys do all the dumping into the slow cooker! (I added the boiling water, of course.) This one is a true keeper. I imagine it could be a real show-stopper when you’ve got company over…fix it before they arrive, have it cooking while folks enjoy dinner. then reap all the complements that are sure to come your way. This one’s a keeper! THANK YOU!!


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