Monday, October 31, 2011

Chocolate Pudding - October Secret Recipe Club

This is my first time participating in the Secret Recipe Club and I am so excited to present my dish! The idea behind the club is that each month you are assigned a blog to cook something from. You may adapt the recipe if you wish, but the owner of your assigned blog cannot know that you are cooking from their site.

My first assignment is from Dena's blog, Oh! You Cook!  It took me some time to narrow down which recipe to pick from.  About a week ago, I was craving pudding, and Dena had pudding, so that was the winner!  Her homemade Chocolate Pudding is so good!  I made the recipe without any adaptations.

Chocolate Pudding
adapted from Oh! You Cook!
makes 4 1/2-cup servings

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used dark chocolate, so my pudding was a tad more bitter)
2 Tb cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
whipped cream, garnish (optional)

Beat egg lightly in a medium-sized bowl.  Set aside.
Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt in a 2-quart saucepan. Slowly whisk in  milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, until pudding is thick, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.

Add about a 1/4 cup of the chocolate mixture to the egg, whisking constantly to prevent egg from curdling.  Then whisk in remaining hot mixture.

Whisk in chocolate chips until they are melted and completely blended in (adding chocolate chips at this step aids in cooling off pudding a little faster).

Pour the pudding into small serving cups or shooter glasses.  Serve warm, or cover the surface of each of serving with plastic to prevent a skin from forming on the top of the pudding, then refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 2 hours.  Either way, just before serving, top with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.


P.S. Number 21 below is my recipe! Go check out Eat, Knit, Grow!


  1. Wow, looks delish. I was just thinking chocolate pudding would be a great dessert for halloween. Love the whipped cream & pecan garnish.

  2. Thanks DDL! Your photo of my pudding is awesome!

  3. I've never made homemade pudding, but this looks and sounds amazing! I'll have to give it a try :)

  4. I'm from Group C but I'm an honorary Group D member this week, welcome to SRC. Love pudding, not you have me craving it!

  5. oooo I would love to have this pudding in a trifle.

  6. That chocolate pudding looks yumilicious !

  7. Yummy looking pudding! I haven't made pudding in a long time, may need to soon.

  8. I loooooove homemade pudding. I always put off making it for some reason. And then once I do, I kick myself that I put it off for so long. Love your mini trifle dishes too :)

  9. Wow this pudding looks absolutely delicious, what a great choice for SRC!

  10. Welcome to the SRC! I've always wanted to make pudding, but I've been scared off by the custard part of it...I think I'll have to try this!