Black Forest Cherry Cobbler is by far one of the best desserts I have made in my life…..ever!!
Let me first say I am not a fan of cherry pie, not sure why I’m just not. But this dessert is fantastic—chocolate cherry filling with a sweet, slightly crunchy topping with more chocolate.
I’ve mentioned before that I have some trouble getting the right amounts of the items I order for home delivery. Such was the case with cherries. I order cherries for our Sweet Savory Cherry Chutney recipe and, for some reason, got a huge amount.
When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade! When life hands you cherries, you make Black Forest Cherry Cobbler!
Since I’m a “no” on the cherry pie, I looked for crisp recipes and cobbler recipes, but none of them tripped my trigger. I saw several recipes for cobbler, and while they looked good, it wasn’t the flavor I was after.
So in my Pinterest search, I just typed cherries. Black Forest desserts abound! Then I searched Black Forest Cobbler, a few results but all with a chocolate topping, and I didn’t want to go that far.
Cherries and chocolate are among the “match made in heaven” foods, but I didn’t want the dessert overwhelmed with chocolate. Chocolate chips to the rescue! I added chocolate chips to not only the topping but the filling as well. I like Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Premium Baking Chips.
These chips are the house fave, I use them for baking, but they make a sweet little chocolate snack….just saying.
Fresh pitted cherries (buy yourself a cherry pitter) fresh lemon juice, sugar, flour, and vanilla along with 1/2 cup chocolate chips made a delicious filling. Like cherry pie filling, except chocolatey! You can also use frozen cherries; just be sure to thaw and drain them, or you may end up with a runny filling.
Now, I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of crisp or cobbler is the topping. When making crisp or cobbler, I usually double the recipe. So this recipe makes a lot of topping. If that’s not to your taste, feel free to reduce the amount by half.
Loading the cherries with cobbler topping, I added another 1/2 cup chocolate chips. I then sprinkled on turbinado sugar for an extra sugary crunch. Confession….I use turbinado sugar on lots of stuff. If it’s sugary, I add this stuff on top, it’s super delicious!!! A must-have if you bake!
The smell of this dish baking was like being at your Grandma’s house on a Sunday. It smelled that good, but the taste…OMG!!! Again this is one of the best desserts I have ever made! Dollop on some whipped topping, and you have a dessert fit for a King or Queen.
Looking for a delicious recipe for chocolate cherry lovers? Try our Black Forest Cherry Cobbler.Print
1 1/2 pounds pitted fresh dark cherries
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
For the cherry filling:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, toss pitted cherries with lemon juice, vanilla, sugar, flour, and chocolate chips; stir to combine. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
For the cobbler topping:
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add melted butter and cream, and stir to form the dough. Scatter pieces of the dough over the top of the cherry filling.
Top with 1/2 cup chocolate chips and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Transfer the baking dish to the preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the cherry filling is bubbly and the cobbler topping is golden brown. If the top is getting too brown, set a sheet of foil lightly on top of the dish for the rest of the baking time.
Allow the cobbler cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. The juices will thicken and set up, and it will be wonderfully warm and ready for serving.
Top with whipped topping or ice cream.
If using frozen cherries; thaw and drain before using.
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