Homemade Chocolate Pudding




Yield 6 servings

Deep, decadent chocolate flavor shines through in this Homemade Chocolate Pudding. Making your pudding homemade with high quality chocolate gives you a truly outstanding chocolate dessert.



  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt with a whisk. Then whisk in egg yolks and cream, making sure you scrape all along the bottom to ensure no dry cocoa mixture remains.
  2. Cook the mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it comes to a boil. Let the pudding boil for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, continually whisking. Remove from heat.
  3. Off heat, whisk in the chunks of butter and bittersweet chocolate until fully melted, then whisk in the vanilla. 
  4. To serve warm: pour pudding into individual bowls, and let cool on the counter for about 5 minutes. (If you don't like the 'scum' forming on top, just press plastic wrap onto the top of the pudding while it cools to prevent it.) Serve with a scoop of whipped cream. To serve cold: Pour pudding into a large bowl or container. Press Plastic wrap onto the surface of the pudding and over the sides of the bowl. Place in the fridge to cool, then scoop out and serve in individual bowls.  


I wouldn't recommend using chocolate chips in this recipe- they contain additives to help the chocolate maintain their 'chip' shape when melted, and as a result are more difficult to melt and become smooth in a pudding.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size about 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 346

% Daily Value

Total Fat 24.6 g


Saturated Fat 14.5 g


Cholesterol 150 mg


Sodium 212 mg


Total Carbohydrates 32.1 g


Dietary Fiber 3.5 g


Sugars 24.2 g

Protein 5.5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by The Goldilocks Kitchen at