Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate  Pudding is a Chocolate Lover’s dream, such a simple dessert, that is so smooth and rich. The basic ingredients of sugar, cornstarch, milk and semisweet chocolate eggs and are cooked and then finished off with butter and vanilla before chilling. This can be topped with whipped cream or berries. This pudding makes a great filling for Chocolate Cream Pie, cream puffs or in between layers of your favorite cake. You can make this a Parfait by layering the pudding with layers of whip cream, raspberries, and pudding.




Creamy Chocolate Pudding

This is Creamy Chocolate Pudding is a simple dessert, that is so fast, delicious, smooth and rich. The basic simple ingredients of sugar, cornstarch, milk, semisweet chocolate, and eggs are cooked, then chilled and enjoyed.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 401 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk or half and half
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped, good quality chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in milk and chocolate. Cook pudding over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent the bottom from scorching until chocolate melts and sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens. Add eggs. Return to heat and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  2. Either transfer to a serving bowl or to 4 6-ounce ramekins and press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate or berries. The pudding will remain good in the refrigerator for up to 2 days if you can keep your family from eating it all immediately.
  4. Optional: For extra smooth pudding pour cooked pudding through a sieve into a bowl and place in an ice-water bath for a fast setting time.
  5. Cream Puffs are wonderful with this chocolate pudding!

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chocolate Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 272mg 11%
Potassium 506mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 42g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 3%
Calcium 17%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.