How To Make Easy Chocolate Pudding in the Microwave
Have a quick and easy chocolatey microwave treat with this chocolate pudding made of cocoa powder, cornstarch, and milk in under 20 minutes!
- 2tbspDutch-processed cocoa powder
- 2½cupswhole milk
- 3egg yolks
- 4ozchocolate baking chips,(about ¾ cup), 60 to 70%
- 2tbspunsalted butter,cut into chunks
- 1tspvanilla extract
For Optional Whipped Cream:
- 1cupheavy cream
- ½tspvanilla extract
In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt until blended.
Stir in ½ cup of the milk and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks. Gradually stir in the remaining milk.
Partially cover the bowl with plastic wrap, leaving a gap in 1 side so the steam can escape. If preferred not to use plastic wrap, cover with a paper towel or a plate that is set slightly askew.
In the microwave, cook the mixture for 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave, remove the plastic, and whisk the pudding to distribute the heat.
Partially cover again and microwave for 1 more minute. Stir again.
Continue to microwave in 30-second increments, stirring the pudding between each increment, until the mixture starts bubbling around the edges and the pudding has thickened enough for the whisk to leave a light trail, or ribbon, through the pudding.
With a whisk, stir the chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla into the bowl. Stir constantly until the chocolate and butter have melted and the mixture is smooth.
Spoon the pudding into 4 small serving cups or 5 to 6-ounce ramekins or teacups.
Chill in the refrigerator until cold.
In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla together until the cream forms soft peaks.
Dollop a spoonful on top of each serving cup and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Calories: 656.02kcal
- Fat: 44.27g
- Saturated Fat: 26.40g
- Trans Fat: 0.23g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 13.22g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.04g
- Carbohydrates: 61.81g
- Fiber: 2.53g
- Sugar: 52.17g
- Protein: 9.38g
- Cholesterol: 221.62mg
- Sodium: 171.07mg
- Calcium: 238.41mg
- Potassium: 432.92mg
- Iron: 1.69mg
- Vitamin A: 401.74µg
- Vitamin C: 0.36mg
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