This pudding's creamy texture remains irresistible to kids of all ages. And when made with the freshest cream, best vanilla extract, and finest chocolate, it's heaven.



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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt. In a 4-cup measuring cup, combine 1 1/4 cups heavy cream with milk and vanilla. Whisk 1 cup cream mixture into dry ingredients until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Whisk in remaining cream mixture until smooth.

  • Place saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add chocolate and cook, whisking until chocolate is melted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter until melted. Using a 3-ounce ladle, pour pudding into 6 dessert cups. Refrigerate until completely set, about 1 hour.

  • Whip remaining cup of heavy cream to soft peaks, and serve with the pudding.

Reviews (5)

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is very easy, quick, and uses simple ingredients I almost always have on hand. It is my daugher's favorite. She says, and I agree, the taste and texture resembles ganache. We love it, so thank you Martha Stewart. :)
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very good flavor, would be perfect as a chocolate pie filling
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It's delicious and very easy to make, using very few ingredients. The best thing is that you don't have to wait hours to eat it, it sets in 1 hour or less...
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I was looking for an easy chocolate pudding recipe, and this one is great! It was simple to make and turned out rich, smooth, and creamy. It does have more of a rich, dark chocolate taste. My husband loved it!
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This is amazing!!So easy to make and rich taste.I made this wonderful pudding for mother's day.Everyone just loved it!