Chocolate Cobbler

1/2 cup 1 stick butter

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups self-rising flour

1 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Cobbler Topping

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 cups boiling water

ice cream for serving like vanilla although we like mint chocolate chip or cookie dough (optional, but makes it even better)

whipped cream and cherries too (optional but delicious!)

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Place butter into a 9x13 baking dish and into the oven to melt. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, milk, and vanilla extract for the batter. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish on top of the melted butter but do not stir

In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups sugar and ½ cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle this topping mixture on top of the batter. Pour the boiling water over topping but do not stir.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is set. The bottom of the cobbler will still be a little loose. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes.

Top with ice cream flavor of your choosing and/or whipped cream (both optional) and serve.