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Chocolate pudding is so comforting and evocative of childhood. And who doesn’t have a photo of themselves eating chocolate pudding by the handful as a baby? Instead of seeing it smeared in your hair, you will want every drop of this lovely home-made version sent right to your taste buds!

It’s chocolate pudding day. National chocolate pudding day if you will! And I love a good, homemade pudding, yes-sir-ee.

Chocolate PuddingTake a moment if you will and imagine a spoonful of this magic hitting your tongue. Then come back to reality and take in the fact that it could be yours in less than 30 minutes. Yes!! Oh my goodness it’s easier than you think. A one pot dessert that might lead to expressions of love and immense gratitude from all those around you.

Listen, you’ve probably got all the ingredients in your cupboard (if you’re a baker like me). It’s just chocolate, sugar, milk, eggs, butter, a pinch of salt and some cornstarch. No fancy instructions, and a few stirs of the spoon.

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate is of course the operative word here. This is no vanilla situation. It’s all lusciousness. Of course you could use chocolate chips to make this super easy. But they typically have additives to help solidify the shape and extra ingredients for various other reasons. I like the pure stuff for pudding. Oh baby this Scharffen Berger chocolate is to die for, and I love that it comes in chunks so it’s easy to melt (no chopping) and I can use any extra in my chocolate chip cookies!

This recipe comes from a collection of my friend Susan. Isn’t she the cutest thing stirring the pudding in this picture?

Susab stirring Chocolate PuddingShe has a vintage recipe collection that’s out of this world. You can see a ton of her recipes on her site, A Cake Bakes In Brooklyn. Don’t miss her Pecan Cookies posted on TaraTeaspoon as well.

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Chocolate pudding is so comforting and evocative of childhood. You will want every drop of this lovely home-made version sent right to your taste buds!
Chocolate Pudding
Work Time
30 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
30 mins
How delicious is chocolate pudding? It's so comforting and evocative of the past. This recipe really appealed to me because it calls for egg yolks-they give pudding a wonderfully rich texture. It's from an all-dessert collection I bought on eBay, which came in a beautiful wooden box with the name A.E. Peterson etched inside. The recipes date all the way back to 1932.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate pudding
Calories: 1306 kcal
  • 2 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large egg yolks beaten
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  1. In a medium saucepan combine cornstarch, sugar, salt, chocolate and milk. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until well combined and mixture has thickened, about 8 min. Reduce heat to medium low and whisk constantly until very thick and smooth, about 18 min.
  2. Stir a little of the pudding into yolks in a bowl, then add yolk mixture back to pan. Add butter and cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 min more
Recipe Notes

Tempering the egg yolks - or adding a little warm liquid to the eggs and then adding them back into the hot mixture -  allows them to be brought up to temperature so that they won't cook too quickly and scramble.  

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1306 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 89%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 473mg 158%
Sodium 818mg 34%
Potassium 1004mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 172g 57%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 145g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 33.3%
Calcium 63.3%
Iron 25.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Speaking of delicious chocolate, try my Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting “smeared” on your favorite cupcake! And OH! Those Double Chocolate Muffins are another story!

Recipe shared by Susan LaRosa
Photograph Seth Smoot
Food Styling Cyd Raftus McDowell
Originally published Ladies’ Home Journal March 2012

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