Air Fryer Chocolate Cherry Cobbler

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Air Fryer Chocolate Cherry Cobbler requires only 5 simple ingredients and cooks in less than 15 minutes! This delicious dessert will satisfy chocolate and cherry fans in a flash!

chocolate cherry cobbler out of air fryer.

Quick and Easy Dessert!

  • Air Fryer Chocolate Cherry Cobbler is similar to a chocolate cherry dump cake, but it features melted Hershey's chocolate bars on top of cherry filling!
  • It tastes amazing with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or topped with almond whipped cream.
  • This easy recipe can also be made in a slow cooker, crock pot or dutch oven. (instructions below)
spoon lifting up a bite of chocolate cherry cobbler.
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Ingredients

Some folks call this black forest cobbler, but chocolate lovers call it one of their favorite desserts! It starts with a can of cherry pie filling or tart pitted cherries in syrup. Fresh cherries can also be used if they're pitted and sweetened with sugar. See recipe card for quantities.

  • tart cherries in syrup (or a can of cherry pie filling)
  • Hershey's chocolate candy bars
  • Devil's food chocolate cake mix
  • sliced almonds
  • butter
ingredients needed to make chocolate cherry cobbler.

Instructions

This chocolate-cherry cobbler recipe is an easy dessert that has a short prep time. It's perfect for Valentine's Day, or any time you're craving a sweet treat.

Air Fryer

1 - To make cherry chocolate cobbler, arrange 4 ramekins in the bottom of an air fryer basket. Only 3 heart shaped ramekins (ad) fit inside, but 4 round ones should fit in most models.

2 - Add a few tablespoons of cherry pie filling or tart cherries in syrup (drained) in the bottom of each ramekin.

3 - Top cherries with candy bar pieces or 1 cup chocolate chips divided in fourths.

4 - Add a couple of tablespoons of dry Devil's food cake mix on top of each ramekin.

5 - Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of cake mix.

6 - Add 3 pats of butter on top of almonds.

7 - Cover ramekins with parchment paper that has a few holes poked in it.

8 - Set air fryer to 325 degrees for 15 minutes.

9 - After 5 minutes of cooking, take parchment paper out of air fryer. Continue to cook.

10 - After 10 minutes, check to make sure butter is completely melted.

11 - Check ramekins frequently during the last 5 minutes of cooking to make sure it is cooking properly.

Dutch Oven or Crockpot

  • Empty 2 cans of cherry pie filling or tart cherries in syrup (drained) into the bottom of a dutch oven or crockpot.
  • Break up candy bars and place on top of cherries.
  • Sprinkle entire box of dry cake mix on top of candy bars. (Can substitute a white cake mix or yellow cake mix)
  • Cover cake mix with sliced almonds.
  • Add pats of butter over the top.
  • Bake in oven at 350 for 30 minutes until bubbly, or set crockpot on high for 4 hours.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or almond whipped cream.
cobbler with spoon on top.

Expert Tips

  • I prefer using tart cherries in syrup because they have a stronger flavor, but pie filling works just fine.
  • If you choose to make this recipe in a dutch oven or crockpot, use two cans of pie filling for best results.
  • The best thing about making it in your air fryer is that it only takes a few minutes to dig in to that ooey, gooey chocolate center!
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Recipe FAQS

Can I use chocolate chips instead of a candy bar?

Yes, chocolate chips work great in this recipe. You can use either milk or dark chocolate for a different flavor.

Can I bake the ramekins in the oven?

Sure, you can bake the ramekins in the oven. An air fryer is basically a small convection oven so they produce the same results. Try baking them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees and check to see if they need more time.

Can I substitute pecans for almonds?

It's perfectly fine to substitute pecans for almonds in this dish. The nuts make a nice crust for the top of the cobbler, so it's important to include some type of nut for best results.

cobbler with whipped cream added.

How to Make Almond Whipped Cream

  • 16 ounce carton heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Beat heavy cream with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Stir in almond extract and powdered sugar. Place in a piping bag or add a dollop of whipped cream on top of cobbler.

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Recipe Card

chocolate cherry cobbler in heart shaped ramekins with a silver spoon.

Air Fryer Chocolate Cherry Cobbler

Air Fryer Chocolate Cherry Cobbler uses only 5 simple ingredients and cooks in less than 15 minutes! This delicious dessert will satisfy chocolate and cherry fans in a flash.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Air Fryer, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 208kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler

  • 1 jar (24 ounces) tart cherries in syrup (or can of cherry pie filling)
  • 2 each Hershey's Chocolate Candy Bars, broken into pieces
  • ½ box (15 ounces) Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix (use dry)
  • 1 pkg. (6 ounces) sliced almonds
  • 1 stick butter

Almond Whipped Cream

  • 16 ounce carton heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler

  • Arrange 4 ramekins in bottom of air fryer basket. Remove rack if necessary.
  • Add 3 Tablespoons of cherries to the bottom of each ramekin. If using tart cherries in syrup, be sure to drain them first.
  • Top cherries with several broken candy bar pieces.
  • Add 3 Tablespoons of dry cake mix on top of candy bar pieces.
  • Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of cake mix.
  • Add 3 pats of butter on top of almonds.
  • Cover and seal ramekins with aluminum foil that has a few holes punched in it.
  • Set air fryer to 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes of cooking, take parchment paper out of air fryer and continue to cook.
  • After 10 minutes, check to make sure butter is melted. Use a spoon to slightly mix butter into almonds.
  • For the last 5 minutes of cooking, stop air fryer frequently to make sure the top is crisping properly without burning.
  • Cool for 15 minutes, then serve with ice cream or almond whipped cream.

Almond Whipped Cream

  • Beat heavy cream with a mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Stir in almond extract and powdered sugar. Pipe or add a dollop of whipped cream on top of cobbler.

Notes

  • All air fryers cook differently. You may need to adjust cooking time based on your model.
  • Parchment paper keeps the butter from splattering on the frying element while it is melting. Once it has melted, parchment should be removed. 
  • Directions on how to make this recipe in a dutch oven or crockpot can be found in the post.
  • If you choose to make this recipe in a dutch oven or crockpot, use two cans of pie filling for best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OH MY GOSH! I cannot wait to try this recipe! I had no idea you could make a chocolate cherry cobbler in the air fryer. How exciting!

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