Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours + cooling


8 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce)

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
Warm and comforting, this special dessert from Mary Kelley of Minneapolis, Minnesota is timeless. You'll love its chocolaty goodness and moist, tender texture.


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Beat in egg. Stir in chocolate. Combine the flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well just until combined.
  2. Pour into a well-greased 7-cup pudding mold; cover. Place mold on a rack in a stockpot; add 1 in. of hot water to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cover and steam for 2 to 2-1/4 hours or until top springs back when lightly touched, adding water as needed.
  3. Remove mold to a wire rack; cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, vanilla and nutmeg.
  4. Unmold pudding onto a serving plate; cut into wedges. Serve warm with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 347 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.