Chocolate Pecan Cobbler

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the butter in an 8 by 8-inch baking dish and put the dish in the oven until butter is melted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the baking dish from the oven and set aside. In a medium bowl combine 3/4 cup of the sugar, the flour, and 2 tablespoons cocoa. Add the milk and vanilla, whisking until smooth. Pour over the melted butter in the baking dish. In a separate medium bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of sugar, remaining 4 tablespoons of cocoa, the pecans, and toffee bits; sprinkle evenly over the sugar mixture. Slowly pour boiling water over top of the cobbler. Bake until top of the cobbler looks set, about 40 to 50 minutes. Serve warm with Caramel Whipped Cream, ice cream and pecans, if desired.

To make the Caramel Whipped Cream:

Combine the cream and sugar in a medium bowl and beat with a whisk or beater until soft peaks form. Add the caramel syrup, and lightly fold together.


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This is heavenly. MY husband insists on having ice cream with cobbler, but he was quite pleased with the whipped cream. I've made this many times fir my family, but could never have it because I'm gf. I made it for myself with Pamela's Pancake and Baking Mix in place of the flour and it was truly divine! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so GOOD! It is very easy to make. I served it warm with homemade vanilla ice cream that melted down and cut the rich chocolate. One of those recipes you can whip up anytime, because you pretty much always have these ingredients in your kitchen. It's so tasty that you keep taking a bite everytime you walk by it. Then it's gone, so might double recipe. I love Paula Dean, she cooks good ole country, like my Mom and Grandma did!! I will always follow her. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an outstanding recipe. It is really really rich and it turned out great. It seemed similar to my hot fudge pudding cake in consistency. Similar to a suggestion I read, I added a tsp of instant espresso to the pecan/toffee/sugar mixture that is sprinkled on top to punch up the chocolate delivery. I didn't have chocolate/vanilla swirl ice cream so used french vanilla along with the caramel whipped cream. I don't think both are necessary and would probably go with one or the other. However, I will be using the caramel whipped cream on other things--that would be fantastic on apple pie or apple crisp. This also was a good recipe to do with my 13 year old daughter who is getting interested in cooking. It's fairly simple, but the results are fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious doesn't begin to describe this cake. I agree it's rich and a little goes a long way. I just doubled the recipe and easily fed 25 people at a church dinner, especially when you serve it with a good vanilla ice cream. I follow the recipe, but I use evaporated milk (fat free evaporated works well too and add a teaspoon of instant coffee to the batter!!! It's to die for!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very rich--small portion goes a long way, but I like that because it's great for getting several servings for company, especially if you're going to pile on ice cream and whipped topping. It is SO delicious! Reminds me of an old-fashion hot fudge cake. We loved it and it will be apart of our regular dessert rotation. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice and rich! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I made it exactly as written above, except in the episode she uses vanilla and chocolate swirl ice cream. I decided to go with butter pecan ice cream and it was AMAZING. All my friends loved it, and all the leftovers were gone pretty fast. If you have any whipped cream left over afterwards, it goes well with all kinds of desserts as well! Thanks! (Don't give up halfway through! Yes it looks weird when you put it in the oven, but it solidifies when you take it out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is soooo delicious! It has the potential to be TOO much chocolate but when you pair it with the carmel whipped topping it blends perfectly and takes the edge of the chocolate without losing it completely. The only thing I did differently is I added about 4 more tablespoons of milk and I also only added 1 1/4 cup of boiling water. I'm at a high altitude so I baked it for about 55 minutes and then I let it sit for about 10 which helped to firm up the bottom so. You HAVE to let it sit. When it first comes out the oven it seems too watery, let it sit a bit and then it's perfect. I think that may be the issue some people ran into; IMPATIENCE. Anywho, this receipe was a hit! My husband doesn't even like chocolate unless it's ice-cream and he ate a whole bowl of this with the whipped topping. He said "it's really chocolatey" like it was a bad thing but when I looked again it was gone! LoL so follow the receipe with just a few adjustments and it should turn out perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a very experienced with desserts and the like but this was just beyond delicious. The filling was a bit thin and gooey so I'm not sure if I did it correctly but the crust was just fine and I thought with the liquidy consistency it was still to die for. Added with the homemade whipped cream, which was my first ever, there are no words! Chocolatey goodness all the way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO BUMMED!! this did not turn out :( after 1 hour I took it out and it was a hot watery mess! Never set, same as other people said. had to throw whole thing away, what a waste of great ingredients! do not use all that boiling water, think that ruined it. I was practicing this for thanksgiving, total fail. But I still love you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rich, rich, rich -- never thought there could be such a thing as too much chocolate, but this bumps right up there. It's good, don't get me wrong - but a little goes a loooong way. I like my good old Hershey's Hot Fudge Sundae cake better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for my husband's birthday and he LOVED it! I have to admit while I was putting this together I was skeptical we'd like it... all the sugar I just thought it'd be overly sweet... But it WAS NOT by any means! It was delicious and that homemade cream that went with it was the perfect topper! I put some more toffee bits and pecans over the top and this dessert was definitely a winner! I can't wait to make it for my family at the next gathering! It's going to be a hit! Thank you Paula Deen for sharing this one! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the directions and came out with a chocolate mushy, dough-like blob. I think I was hoping it would be an extra special hot fudge pudding cake. I have a much healthier recipe very close to this one that comes out with a perfect, moist top layer of fudgy cake and then when you cut into it, warm thick hot fudge is underneath. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious, ya'll! Creamy, just the right amount of chocolate goodnees. Love the crunch from the pecan topping, makes you smile from the inside out : There should be ten stars for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay girls, I have made this recipe twice now and all I can say is OMG! I made it for my entire family to put out on the dessert table at Thanksgiving. Everyone raved about how wonderful it was. This is actually kind of fun to make as it is so different. Absolutely Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the review posted before me...there are not enough stars to rate this dessert. It is so incredibly decadent! The crunchy topping went so well with the gooey middle. It's a must have with vanilla ice-cream. Place a serving of the cobbler in a bowl, add a scoop of ice-cream and then some of the gooey topping...yum!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! In order for us not to devour the whole cobbler and while it was still warm, I gave the remainder to our neighbors. We are now their new best friends!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not enough stars for this cobbler it takes the entire galaxy! The 2nd time I baked it I added 2 tbs. tennessee whiskey to give it another kick. WOW MAN YEAH. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Need more stars to adequately rate this one! LOVED! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and really good! Nothing like warm chocolate! Family loved it! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So tasty....easy to make..which I love!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think that it was good and i cooked it at home and it was amazing my husband was amazed at how well i cooked i was so happy that paula gave my the food thank you so much item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty? YES!!!!!!!!!!! It was AMAZING!! I saw the show and decided THAT is what I want this year for my birthday! It was a hit and everyone enjoyed it! My family all loves chocolate and pecans and this was just the best!!!!!!!!!!!!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!! It was fabulous! I LOVE PAULA DEEN!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out to be very quick and easy! :) was a big hit with my family!! I totally recommend to try the recipe.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so EASY and so GOOD! It takes a lot to get a reaction out of my husband when he tries something new, so when he said "Wow, this is really good", I knew it was a keeper. :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good and very rich. My bottom was just a tad thick, so I added about another tablespoon of milk just to loosen it up. I think maybe we aren't measuring the flour correctly and that is why so many people are having thick bottoms. It was also good left over (what little bit that was left!). I just threw it in the microwave and zapped for 20 sec. and it tasted like it just came out of the oven. This will be in my recipe box. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the previous reviews, I decided to add a little more cocoa powder and milk than the recipe called for. I added an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder to the bottom layer, and an extra half a tablespoon to the top layer. I probably put an extra 2 tablespoons of milk as well. This was really, very good. It only cooked for the 40 minutes. My family preferred it with ice cream, rather than the caramel whipped cream (we tried it with both). I'd recommend it to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I AM NOT THAT MUCH OF A CHOCOLATE EATER BUT THIS IS SO GOOD I COULD BECOME A FANATIC. I HAVE MADE A LOT OF PAULA'S DISHES BUT THIS IS FAR THE BEST. YOU REALLY DON'T NEED THE NUTS OR TOFFEE BITS. AND FOR ME TO SAY THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE BECAUSE I LOVE NUTS IN EVERYTHING... IT IS GREAT WITH JUST WHIPPED CREAM.....YUM YUM !!!! THANKS item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely wonderful. I did have to add a little more milk to the batter. This was so easy and it came out just prefect. I used cool whip and folded in the carmel sauce and it was very good. I will try the homemade cream next time and also ice crea. I will be making this for my husband and my friends for a long time. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thougth this was lacking in flavor. It needed a much more intense flavor of chocolate. Although the toffee bits sound like a good idea, they really don't add much flavor. If I ordered it in a resteraunt I'd be very dissapointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummie and pretty easy to make...I just did the cobbler and not the topping, but it was great w/vanilla ice cream item not reviewed by moderator and published
Heavenly!!! My family absolutely devoured this- wanted to know when I was going to fix again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG I can't believe I have never made my own whipped topping before!!!! It is sooo easy and soooo good. This recipe is going to be one of my all time favorites. Easy and so good!!! I did notice the video said powdered sugar for the whipped topping and the recipe just says sugar, so I used powdered. I have no idea if regular sugar would do just as well or not. Great recipe and I look forward to making it again!!.My bf says he looks forward to getting it again!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the only cobbler my husband will eat. He hates fruit cobbler - I know crazy! It is very sweet and warm. I take it in a corningware carry on for potlucks! Easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent......my family loved it and it is so moist. Thank you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yummy, and I added 1 cup of semi sweet chips and next time I am thinking about adding coconut. I think that would be such a good addition. Paula is so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my new favorite dessert, it is so decadent! A perfect brownie with a sauce underneath. The only change I made to the recipe was adding extra caramel sauce to the whipped cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As soon as I saw this on television, I had to make it that day. Although I did add a touch more milk to the recipe, it was perfect as it's written. I've made it twice since and everyone tells me it's their favorite dessert!!! The last time I made it, I used 1 small can of evaporated milk instead of the 1/2 cup of whole milk and that was the perfect amount of liquid. It is so beautiful and so delicious, people can't believe it's so easy! Right on, Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was reading some of the comments made about Paula Deens Chocolate Cobbler and all i want to say is that every reciepe i ever tried of Paula Deens was excellent the reciepes are easy to follow and as in every Reciepe you have to adjust certin things according to your oven or stove maybe people who try the reciepes stop and read and take their time on preparing them they will come out better. On the shows things seem so easy and quick you cannot always be rushed to do how the chefs do so take your time and read the reciepes all the way threw. Kim, Cape Coral, Fl item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I can tell that this dessert will be delicious, the recipe is written in a very muddled fashion. Be certain to read it in advance to separate the batter ingredients from the "filling" ingredients. Can't wait to try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow. Made this today for the holiday weekend and this is O-M-G! good!! We were surprised to find that the cake almost tasted more like German chocolate. Made it almost exactly to recipe - the only difference was that (like some of the other reviewers), the 1/2 cup of milk was not enough. Batter was too thick so I added enough milk to get the right consistency..Otherwise, recipe was "spot on". I had a hard time finding the toffee bits and almost left them out but what a mistake that would have been! The toffee bits add a special surprise in every bite. SUPER yummy! This one has definitely moved to the top of our family dessert list. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a hard time getting mine to set up too...I added 1 cup of milk instead of 1/2 cup but it was still too watery on top. I had to cook it an extra 20 mins and it was still too goopy. I think next time I will not add as much boiling water....maybe 3/4 cup and see if it's better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so excited to make this cobbler, but like Nancy from Poulsboww, WA, mine also didn't turn out. I think that the batter is to thick to rise. I added more milk because I could not pour it out of my bowl. Anybody else have the problem? What did you do? item not reviewed by moderator and published
will make this for the 4th gathering, can't wait !! Don't do country music but, loved Trisha. her eyes lit up like every good Georgia GIrl when chocolate was mentioned. just isn't right to get collard, chocolate AND the measuring spoons and cups. Georgia Girls ROCK!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Null, it's 1-1/2 cups boiling water. I made the recipe on Sunday and served with ice cream - absolutely delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe how good this was! I did use Paula's Butter Pecan Ice Cream instead of the caramel whipped cream. Super delicious and ridiculously easy to make! To Nancy below, I don't know. Perhaps you poured the water on too hard and it mixed everything together? I drizzled it on top very lightly to make sure it didn't mix into the cobbler but just moistened the top. Please try it again - this was too good to miss out on! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I want to try this recipe tonight but the directions don't tell you how much boiling water to pour over the top. HELP!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was wondering if anyone else had my problem? I did exactly as the directions said and watched the show when Paula made this. Mine just stayed a chocolate puddle on top. I kept cooking and cooking it and it never sat up. The bottom was hard as rock. I wasted all my ingredients, had to throw it out. I was really excited to make this too, after watching the show. BUMMER!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree, this was a great show. I have also been watching Paula for a very long time and I just love her. She has an amazing personality and an energy I can't get enough of. Love, love love you!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family and had the debate on whether it's really a "cobbler" since most cobblers have fruit. Then we realized that pecans are "fruit"...so there you go. We thought this dessert was absolutely wonderful! I would make again a million times over! Loved it w/ vanilla ice cream and plain whipped cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dessert on Saturday and it was absolutely delicious. My only complaint (if it's a complaint) is that its super sweet and super rich. Definitely taste good warm and with vanilla ice cream. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love, loved today show. Made the cobler and OMG, if you love chocolate you will love THIS! I've made this cobler using frozen peaches and it was good but, this is out of sight. Very rich, Next time I'm going to leave off the whipped cream and just use Vanilla ice Cream, I do think that this would cut some of the sweetness. Today's show was very good. It was like 2 friends in the kitchen cooking, which I would love to have been a fly on the wall just to have said that I was a part of it. Trisha Yearwood's cook book is very good and she looked right at home in your kitchen. Thank you Paula for sharing your talent with us. God Bless You! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is good but not as good I I thought it would be, it is like a comfort food dessert something I would think more of making in the winter. It is really rich and I did not add the toffee because I thought that would be over kill, a little goes a long way! I will make this again just not when it's 100 degree weather outside! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today after watching it this morning! OMG so delicious. Topped it with whipped cream and a caramel sauce. Kids were licking their plates! I would suggest cooking it closer to the 50 minutes and agree that I pinch of salt would definitely make it 6 star! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today after watching the show and it is wonderful ! It is very sweet, so next time I'll add a pinch of salt. Also, my batter turned out very thick, almost like cookie dough, so I had to add more milk. Great topped with vanilla ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to agree with Karen. The show with Trisha Yearwood was absolutely the best ever. I can't wait to make each and every one of the recipes on today's show. I'm also on my way to Sam's to buy Trisa Yearwood's cookbooks! I wish Paula could have heard me begging for the same gifts she gave Trisha Yearwood. I would so love to have the measuring cups and spoons! I hope Paula invites Trisha back again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My rating is for the show. I've been watching Paula Deen since she started on Food Network, and even though I have loved many of her recipes over the years, today's show didn't sound like anything I'd be interested in. Wrong !!! This was the best show ever. I don't know anything about Patricia Yearwood or country music, but I thought she was an ideal guest. I was so impressed that I learned from a Google site that she has several cookbooks of her own. It's so refreshing to see someone on television who isn't "hawking" their merchandise or promoting something. All the recipes looked good to me, and I'll be trying the very strange chocolate cobbler soon. Thanks Paula. You could do it again !! (P.S. Katie Joel was good, too.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't made this yet, but intend to this 4th of July weekend. So take the "rating" with a "grain of salt" ;o) This posting venue would not let me print this note w/o it. It is important to note, that when I was reviewing the recipe, you failed to indicate that the "sugar" in the Caramel Whipped Cream is POWDERED sugar. This will be vital to the outcome of this condiment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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