Easy Chocolate Pudding in the Microwave Recipe

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Vanessa Bailey Modified: March 25, 2022
Easy Chocolate Pudding in the Microwave Recipe

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!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes



For Pudding:

  • ½cupsugar
  • 3tbspcornstarch
  • 2tbspDutch-processed cocoa powder
  • tspsalt
  • cupswhole 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
  • 2tspsugar
  • ½tspvanilla extract


  1. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt until blended.

  2. Stir in ½ cup of the milk and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks. Gradually stir in the remaining milk.

  3. 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.

  4. In the microwave, cook the mixture for 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave, remove the plastic, and whisk the pudding to distribute the heat.

  5. Partially cover again and microwave for 1 more minute. Stir again.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Spoon the pudding into 4 small serving cups or 5 to 6-ounce ramekins or teacups.

  9. Chill in the refrigerator until cold.

Whipped Cream:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla together until the cream forms soft peaks.

  2. 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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