Easy Chocolate Pudding Rich and decadent Chocolate Pudding that is much better in taste and texture than any store bought pudding cup.

It has been a while I cooked for Valli’s Cooking from Cookbook challenge. I have been cooking from cookbooks but didn’t post them for CCChallenge in quite some time. So today I have something that I made especially for the event. It’s a creamy, rich and decadent Chocolate Pudding.

Couple of weeks ago, I had a gum graft surgery done. The procedure itself wasn’t too bad, but the post-op has been quite a challenge. I don’t want to get too much into the gory details, so I’ll just say I was on baby, toddler food for the past week. I couldn’t chew, so I’ve been having a lot of smoothies and yogurt lately.Easy Chocolate PuddingAfter a few days, I got bored and wanted something sweet. So found this recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s ‘Baking: From my home to Yours‘. I actually got this book to review years ago and it is one of my go-to baking books. This recipe for pudding is very basic with milk, eggs, corn starch and sugar. I didn’t bother to substitute the eggs, I thought I can get some protein, which I was missing from my diet.Easy Chocolate PuddingThis pudding has double dose of chocolate with unsweetened cocoa powder and chopped bittersweet chocolate. The Pudding is creamy, rich, decadent and absolutely delicious. My kids have been having it as dessert and as an after-school snack.

Sending this to Valli’s ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge‘ – May – Week 2.

Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate Pudding
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Rich and decadent Chocolate Pudding that is much better in taste and texture than any store bought pudding cup. Great kid friendly dish that can served as dessert or as after-school snack.
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate Pudding
Yum
Print Recipe
Rich and decadent Chocolate Pudding that is much better in taste and texture than any store bought pudding cup. Great kid friendly dish that can served as dessert or as after-school snack.
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • cups Whole Milk
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 5 oz. Bittersweet chocolate, chopped, melted and still warm
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter, cut into 4 pieces, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Keep 6 ramekins or other serving cups, of about 4~8 oz., ready.
  2. In a medium size heavy bottomed saucepan, bring 2 cups of the milk and 3tbsp sugar to a boil.
  3. While the milk is heating, in a large bowl, whisk the remaining 3 tbsp sugar, the egg and the egg yolks until combined. Add the remaining ¼cup of milk and mix well.
  4. Next stir in cocoa, cornstarch, salt and whisk until well blended.
  5. Take a ladle full of hot milk mixture and add to the egg mixture in the bowl. Whisk well and keep adding more hot milk and whisk to temper the eggs. Now, slowly pour the egg mixture back into milk mixture.
  6. Whisk without stopping and cook the pudding over medium heat, make sure to get into the edges of the pan,until the pudding thickens, about 2 minutes. Make sure that the pudding doesn't boil too vigorously, lower the heat, if necessary.
  7. Add the chocolate, butter and vanilla and whisk until everything is well mixed in.
  8. Pour the pudding into the ramekins and place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of each pudding to create an airtight seal. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  9. Serve with whipped cream. Leftover puddings can be refrigerated up to 3~4 days.
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31 thoughts on “Chocolate Pudding Recipe”

  1. wow what a lucky family you have to get their pudding homemade from scratch I havent seen or had a pudding that looked so yummy I love how creamy this looks. I bet is fabulous homemade instead of from a box!

  2. I totally agree. Homemade is always best. It actually tastes like chocolate. This is perfect for any night of the week. I know the grandkids would love this.

  3. Chocolate Pudding is always a big treat in our home. Nothing beats a good chilled chocolate pudding on a super summer day like today. This looks so delicious. Saving for later.

  4. What a great traditional dessert! Yes, it has withstood the test of time. The creamy, chocolate is always so satisfying whether you’re young or old. I’m sorry to hear about your gum surgery, hope you are much better now. The pudding must have helped.

  5. The chocolate pudding looks so good and this is perfect for the summer. The gum surgery sound so painful and so sorry you had to go through it. Hope you are recovering now!

  6. This is delicious and creamy chocolate pudding which is ultimate chocolate lovers dream. I need to try it, I tried with avocado but nobody in my house liked it, I will give this recipe a try.

  7. Oh man this chocolate pudding looks soooo good. Creamy and heavenly delicious. SO thick! I would love to have a cup right now with my afternoon coffee. Can’t wait to make this.

  8. I totally agree with you, homemade recipes are always best. Chocolate pudding looks so delicious and creamy, such a delectable share.

  9. The chocolate pudding looks absolutely delish..and I loved the photography as well. Gum surgeries are indeed painful , my husband had gone through it..hope you recover soon.

  10. Omg that is a sinful chocolate pudding and no wonders you craved for sweet something. I hope you are recovered fro that surgery now.

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