A cobbler, unlike all others, this Chocolate Cobbler is the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers everywhere. A brownie-like top with a decadent, gooey layer of melted chocolate below ready to be served up hot alongside a scoop of your favorite ice cream!

I think we can all agree that a typical cobbler is made with a fruit base that is topped with a buttery dough/crumble topping then baked to golden perfection and served alongside a scoop of ice cream, right? Well, my friends, this chocolate cobbler is nothing like that and in all the best ways possible. If you are a chocolate lover like myself then there is no doubt that this chocolate cobbler will make you do the dessert dance! 

Well, my friends, this chocolate cobbler is nothing like that and in all the best ways possible. If you are a chocolate lover like myself then there is no doubt that this chocolate cobbler will make you do the dessert dance! 

As of late, cobbler for dessert has been a frequent thing in my household. Why? Well, #1. it’s a super easy, crowd-pleasing dessert (seriously, it can be whipped up in 10 minutes) &  #2. (the main reason) my husband had been demanding requesting cobblers! I don’t know what got him on a cobbler kick, but I didn’t really care; I love to bake and he loves to eat.

The first cobbler I made was a real crowd pleaser. I used blueberries for the fruit and made a topping that baked to be the most perfectly crunchy, yet soft, buttery topping that baked right down into the blueberries. A bowl of that with a scoop of ice cream and my husband was in dessert heaven! 

The kind of heaven that leaves him asking for that same cobbler 2 days later.

It wasn’t until he discovered this chocolate cobbler that the fruit cobbler requests stopped. This chocolate cobbler was truly unlike any “cobbler” I had made and we were both happy to forego what we had once deemed the dessert of dessert heaven. 

This dessert was truly heaven sent. The intense chocolate flavor was only a small part of what made this dessert incredible. Once baked, this cobbler creates a crunchy topping that very much resembles a brownie, but whats beneath that topping is where the magic is. Once your spoon cracks through the top layer you will find textures of cake surrounded by a gooey, hot fudge sauce!  

To paint a better picture, imagine a brownie marrying a molten lava cake. Got it? That is THIS dessert & it is beautiful!

I love the different textures and layers of this cobbler because it satisfies all cravings and because the cobbler makes its own hot fudge sauce, so there is no need to buy any to top your ice cream with! I advise URGE you to make this Chocolate Cobbler for your next date night, girls night, or just because you want gooey, ooey, chocolate! 

Crave-able Chocolate Cobbler
The perfect chocolate dessert! A brownie-like top with a pudding cake and decadent, gooey layer of melted chocolate below ready to be served up hot alongside a scoop of your favorite ice cream!


Serving Size: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes 
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
1 C AP flour
3/4 C sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 C cocoa powder, unsweetened (divided)
1/4 t. salt
2 t. vanilla extract
1/3 C butter, melted
1/2 C whole milk
1/4 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C brown sugar
1 1/4 C boiling water

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly grease an 8-inch baking dish, set aside.
3. In a small bowl, mix together flour, sugar, 1/4 C cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in milk, butter, and vanilla. Stir until wet and dry are combined. 
5. Stir in chocolate chips and spread batter into greased baking dish. 
6. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and remaining 1/4 C cocoa powder. 
7. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the batter. Do not mix. 
8. Pour boiling on top, covering the whole casserole dish. Do not mix!
9. Bake for 35-40 minutes until center is almost set. (center will still be fudgy, so be sure to not overbake)
10. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Serve.

A fresh farmers market tart made with layers of phyllo covered in a creamy vegan cashew cheese topped with fresh, juicy heirloom tomatoes, herbs and onions then baked to flaky, golden perfection! Serve warm with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt!

After your first bite, you won’t believe this tomato tart is vegan! I replace the traditional ricotta cheese spread with a 100% homemade vegan cashew cheese that gives this tart just as much creaminess and flavor and will have you hankering for another bit!

A flaky, crispy phyllo crust is the perfect base for spreading my creamy cashew cheese topped with slices of ripe, juicy heirloom tomatoes picked fresh from the garden! Fresh basil and parsley are chopped and added to compliment the flavor of the tomatoes and to make this dish a true taste of summer!

One thing I love about summer besides the longer days and sun-kissed skin is the produce! Summer offers an abundance of fresh produce that is full of flavor, vibrant in color and very nutritious. If you pass through a farmers market you will find crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, peppers, and beautiful fruits. Most of this produce can either enhance a dish with its unbelievable flavor or be used by itself and become the star of the dish.

How lucky are we to have a summer that gives us such amazing food!?

Anytime I get my hands on fresh-picked produce I am sure to create dishes that make them the main ingredient and that enhance their natural flavors, just like I did in this tomato tart!

The textural contrast of the flaky phyllo dough with the juicy tomatoes makes this dish a go-to anytime fresh tomatoes are in abundance! 

Serve this tart as an appetizer the next time you grill or make this your main dish with a few fresh sides to accompany it! 

Vegan Tomato Tart
w/ Cashew Cheese & Heirloom tomatoes


Serving Size: 8-10 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes 
Cook time: 30 minutes   
Total: 60 minutes

Ingredients: 
package (about 21 sheets) Athens Fillo dough sheets, thawed
Olive oil cooking spray
1.5 cups cashew cheese spread
1 t. garlic, minced
3 medium to large heirloom tomatoes
5 basil leaves, chopped
2 T parsley, chopped
1 T sea salt
1 t black pepper
Olive oil to drizzle (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet that is larger than the phyllo dough sheets. 
2. Lay the first sheet of phyllo dough on parchment paper and spray with olive oil (you can also use a pastry brush & olive oil). Lay next sheet on top and continue the process until all 10 sheets are evenly layered on top of one another on the cookie sheet. 
3. Carefully, spread the cashew cheese onto the phyllo dough leaving a 1/4 inch of phyllo dough around edges. Sprinkle the minced garlic, half the basil and parsley evenly across the cashew cheese spread. Begin to lay the sliced tomatoes across the cashew spread alternately the different colored tomatoes. You can evenly lay the tomato slices in rows, or you can scatter them in no particular pattern. Once all tomatoes have been placed on the tart, sprinkle the remaining parsley and basil followed by the pepper and sea salt. 
4. Place tart in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until phyllo dough is flaky and golden brown. (Optional: Drizzle finished tart with olive oil) Cut into desired pieces and serve hot or room temp. Enjoy!