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Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This Chocolate Pudding recipe is full of creamy, rich chocolate flavor topped with clouds of meringue. Get this chocolate pudding recipe that is sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pudding, chocolate pudding recipe, chocolate pudding with meringue, old fashioned chocolate pudding, southern chocolate pudding
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Meringue Recipe


  • Place cocoa, sugar, flour, and salt into large saucepan. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add 1 cup milk and stir until all dry ingredients are mixed well into milk. Add remaining milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Heat over medium low heat until mixture begins to thicken, stirring continuously.
  • Beat egg yolks. Pour small amount of chocolate mixture into egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Add egg-chocolate mixture back into pudding mixture, stirring continuously.
  • Add butter and vanilla. Continue to heat until pudding is thickened.
  • Pour into oven-safe bowl.
  • Top with meringue and bake at 350 about 10 minutes until golden brown.