Chocolate Cream Pudding

Chocolate Cream Pudding

171 Reviews 11 Pics
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  Mimi

“Sugar, cornstarch, milk and unsweetened chocolate are cooked, thickened with egg yolks, cooked some more and then flavored with butter and vanilla before chilling.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk and chocolate. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts and mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in egg yolks. Return to heat and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Chill before serving.

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I don't want to be rude, but if this recipe turns out as anything other than a perfect basic chocolate pudding, it is entirely your fault. If you have egg bits: you put the egg in too much at a time and the temperature difference between the eggs and mixture was too high. Temper the eggs first or they will cook instantly when you put them in. Corn starch bits: you added the corn starch too late and the mixture was too hot. Mix the corn starch in thoroughly with the first cup of milk until it's dissolved. Liquid consistency after chilling: you didn't stir it enough while it was cooking. Stir it more until it becomes thick in the pan. Chocolate didn't melt: you cooked it too hot and the chocolate was too thick. Break it into smaller pieces, shave it, or cook the pudding on a lower heat for a longer period of time. Gritty or otherwise imperfect texture: you didn't use a whisk. Use a whisk. Remember that the pudding is only as good as the ingredients you put in it, so if you want it to turn out awesomely, splurge a bit and get some GOOD chocolate. Furthermore, it's a recipe that will take some tweaking before you get it exactly to your tastes. Don't make it once, trash it, and blame it on the recipe; make it twice, three, four times and change it each time until you get it. This is a pudding worth mastering.



Great stuff. I served this cold at a dinner for 20 and got loads of compliments. Adding 15% more chocolate made the flavor intense. I would add a few steps to the instructions. 1)Destroy every lump in the powder mix or risk lumpy pudding. 2)Grate the chocolate. It melted at the same moment the mixture boiled. 3) Stir a few spoonfuls of heated cream/chocolate mixture into the egg yolks to warm them up BEFORE putting the egg yolks into the pot.



Very creamy and tasty. Unsweetened cocoa powder (with a little vegetable oil) can be substituted for the unsweetened chocolate with good results. As an aside, for those having trouble adding in the egg: beat the yolks in a bowl and add a tiny bit of the hot pudding in, mix it up and add a little more. Then you can add the yolks into the pudding and they won't 'scramble'. Seperate the yolks carefully as well or you'll get bits of cooked egg white in your pudding. Overall a good, old-fashioned pudding recipe with wonderful texture and flavour.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 282 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 163 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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