While perusing dessert menus with friends and acquaintances, I have noticed over time that people typically like to declare themselves either a chocolate person or a fruit person.  I haven’t formally counted, but I think the chocolate camp holds the majority.  I suppose if you were to twist my arm, I would also identify as a chocolate enthusiast.  But there are some truly fantastic fruit desserts out there, and I can’t help but love them too.

So why not combine the best of both worlds?  This raspberry cobbler with dark chocolate biscuits is the answer.  Part sweet and juicy berry cobbler, part topping reminiscent of both brownies and molten chocolate cake – there is just so much good stuff going on here.  No need to pick sides.


For the filling: 

  • 24 oz. frozen raspberries
  • 3½ tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

For the biscuits: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 oz. (8 tbsp.) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 oz. coarsely chopped chocolate


  • 01

    Preheat the oven to 425˚ F.  Lightly grease a 2 to 2.5 quart baking dish. In the dish, combine the raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and vanilla.  Fold together gently with a spatula until evenly mixed.  Transfer to the oven and bake 10 minutes without the topping.

  • 02

    Meanwhile, make the biscuits.  In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt.  Whisk well to blend.  Add in the butter pieces and toss with the dry ingredients.  Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture is crumbly and the largest butter pieces are the size of small peas.  Stir in the buttermilk and mix gently with a fork until a dough begins to form.  Knead together gently, just until the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Gently fold in the chopped chocolate.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat down into an even layer about 1 inch thick.  Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped biscuits, rerolling dough scraps if needed.

  • 03

    Add the biscuits to the warmed fruit and return the baking dish to the oven.  Bake about 15-20 minutes more, until the fruit mixture is bubbling and the biscuits are just set and baked through.  (The juices will settle after resting a few minutes, but if the fruit is too juicy, feel free to spoon a bit of the juice off or wick away with paper towels.)  Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

  • brittanycooks

    this looks AMAZING!

  • Hannah Moseley

    This looks amazing! I absolutely love chocolate and raspberries, so this is heaven for me :)

    Hannah x


  • Kerry Cooks

    Wow – i love how original this is! I’ve never seen anything like it! Definitely one I want to try soon

  • Melissa Vasquez

    Hooray! Found my V-Day dessert!

  • Anne Blackwell

    Omg thank goodness Valentine’s Day is soon because I will not be able to get this out of my head until I make it!

  • Jill Faulder McOwen

    This is brilliant!

  • Angela

    Wow, I will definitely be trying this! My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    I think I’m in the any-and-all-desserts camp. Fruit or chocolate, I want it all!!!

    This cobbler is just too adorable. What a wonderful treat for V-day!

  • Anna Langer

    What a great idea! I would never have dreamed up dark chocolate biscuits, but oh, how great they sound! Bon appetite.

  • Mandy W.

    I’ve been MIA lately, only to come back and find you just as fabulous as always! This looks AMAZING, Annie!! On the menu for this weekend!

  • Fairietale Designs LLC

    Have to make those biscuits! They look delicious.

  • I can’t wait to make this for Valentines Day! I love that it uses frozen berries as good berries can be hard to find this time of year! I adore the picture, too…I’m going to make it the cover picture of my dessert board on pinterest :)

  • annieseats

    That’s exactly the reason I used frozen berries. No business buying fresh this time of year!

  • Diana

    Ohhh…I need to get some frozen raspberries so I can make this ASAP. Looks amazing.

  • Anna Nienhuis

    Oh, this is brilliant. Dare I say my favourite Valentine dessert on the internet this whole year, and that’s saying something! Raspberry and dark chocolate are BOTH my favourites :)

  • Simply Shari’s

    What a beautiful recipe!

  • Amelia

    Um, yum! When is dessert at your house? ;) Upon first glance, I thought you had cut brownies for the ‘cobbler’ portion, but then read that they are biscuits. Chocolate biscuits? I can eat this for breakfast then, right? Thanks for another great recipe.

  • Stephanie

    Perfect! Came to your site as I was making my weekly grocery list looking for something to make for my V-Day dessert… and, first thing I see! This looks great! Thanks :)

  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen

    What a great idea to make heart shaped biscuits. Adorable!

  • Bonny @ Clever Hen

    These look AMAZING! We have just the chocolate and cocoa powder I am going to use for this recipe. Thx for the recipe

  • BlueCrabMartini

    LOVE the combination of raspberries and chocolate together. Looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

  • I’m without a doubt on team chocolate, but I completely agree that fruity desserts can be amazing as well. In that respect cobbler is one of the first things my mind goes to! Combining both totally sounds like the best of both worlds.

  • So visually striking! What a luscious and romantic dessert. I swear I’m the only food blogger who doesn’t have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, I must fix this pronto!

  • Eugenia

    Wow you’re a genius! Dark chocolate and raspberries are my fave combination. Thanks for posting this, you made my day!

  • annieseats

    Totally! Plus it has fruit so it seems like a balanced breakfast, right? ;)

  • Rosanna

    This is amazing!! My favorite desserts combine raspberry and chocolate. In fact, I broke tradition and made a flourless chocolate cake with raspberries for my wedding. I’m always looking for new recipes to try with chocolate and raspberries. This totally made my day.

  • this looks a-ma-zing! thanks for sharing

  • Beautiful dish! I love how the deep raspberry cobbler color contrasts with the dark chocolate biscuits.

  • nymeria

    Made this last night and it was delicious. Not going to lie, the first bite of just biscuit and fruit was a little tart, but adding vanilla ice cream really rounded it out. Perfect balance of sweet/tart. In fact, both my husband and I had two hearts each!

  • I’m actually probably more on the fruit side of the spectrum, but I will never turn down a good chocolate dessert. Actually, I will probably never turn down ANY dessert. But especially not one with both fruit AND chocolate.

  • Francesca @ Love.Bake.Read

    This dessert is absolutely gorgeous! I need a little of this in my life this Valentine’s Day. Wow!!

  • Cowen Park Kitchen

    I’ve heard there are chocolate people, fruit people, and lemon people. Silliness, really, because the combinations are endless and lovely.

  • Wow, this looks incredible. I love how pretty it is too! Great job Annie :)

  • I made this last night and followed the recipe to a tee but mine required a great deal more flour and cocoa to create a dough like texture. I’m going to do it next time with brownies cut into hearts because my husband likes a strong sweet chocolate taste. I liked it and it made a pretty display for sure! :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Katie (The Muffin Myth)

    This is amazing! I’m 100% in the chocolate camp but my husband is always asking for fruit desserts (what is with that?!) so now I know what we’ll be having for dessert next weekend. Thanks for another amazing recipe, Annie!

  • What a beautiful dessert Annie!! I would love someone to make this for me on Valentine’s Day!

  • Oh man, what a great idea! I am going to have to try this out ASAP…I don’t know if it can wait for the holiday! :)

  • disqus_na6VDhOe6O

    Love your Pinterest profile picture! and the recipe sounds delish

  • Gorgeous! Chocolate+Raspberry is totally my thing.

  • Michelle

    I just made this for our Valentine’s Day dessert, and it was fabulous!!! All 5 of us loved it! :) Thanks for the creative, festive, yummy recipe!

  • This is such a fabulous idea. I am a twist-my-arm fruit dessert lover, but I love chocolate as well. This would be the perfect balance for me!

  • Meredith

    Made this today for my bible study group. My 5 yr old helped me make the biscuits. I loved it.

  • Diana

    I made this a few weeks ago and it was incredible. My husband declared it too much chocolate (not sure that’s a real thing) but fine with me because then I got to eat it all (over many days). I’m still dreaming about it…

  • annieseats

    So glad you enjoyed it. I’m on your side – no such thing as too much chocolate.

  • Wendy R Campbell

    I just made these for my daughter’s valentine day party…i added one extra tablespoon of sugar, based on a couple of comments, and because I wasn’t serving them with sweet cobbler or ice cream. I used a roughly two and a half inch diameter heart cookie cutter and baked them on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes. I got 15 hearts. They were yummy! I’m making another batch for Valentine’s day, to have with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and berries. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Vanessa Rivera

    Really want to make these this year! Do you know if I can substitute almond/coconut/gluten free flour? I have a boyfriend with a slight gluten problem.

  • Annie

    I haven’t tried that myself so I can’t say for sure. I would try a gluten free flour blend with a 1:1 sub ratio and see how it goes. Good luck!