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Chocolate 'With a Hint of Spice' Pudding

What's better than chocolate? Chocolate with a bit of spice. I know you can hardly see the chocolate pudding but it's there in the cup, under the whipped cream and raspberries. We all know what chocolate pudding looks like so this is more about the taste, that 'hint of spice' and about presentation.
A few weeks ago I invited a few blogging friends for lunch, Char (mgcc), Susan (Mom's Recipe Collection) and Jeanine (Faithfully Gluten Free), they came bearing gifts, don't you just love when that happens. This cute cup and saucer is a gift from Susan. We got to talking and since I served chocolate pudding for dessert we all thought this would be a great little cup to serve pudding in and it was suggested for a future post. And here it is.
This pudding paired up with coconut rolls is just perfect.
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk, you can use regular milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl whisk together brown sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, chili powder, coconut milk, and heavy cream.
  2. Cook in microwave for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes until thick and smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
  4. Now if you don't like the 'skin' that forms on hot pudding, press plastic wrap directly on the pudding to prevent that. I like the 'skin' that forms on the pudding so I leave out this step.
  5. Pour into serving dishes and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a few raspberries. 
  6. Here's an idea: If you want to turn the spice up a notch sprinkle a few grains of cayenne on top.
  7. Serves: 6


  1. I could not guess how many hundred times we had chocolate pudding when I was growing up. Still make it often, nothing like this. I can not wait to try it. Tonight's dessert sounds like a good plan.

  2. Oh how pretty and it sounds wonderfully delicious. Would make a great pie filling as well?!

  3. Did you make the coconut rolls?

  4. Just curious if Mom's Recipe Collection (Susan's)is a blog or a cookbook or on pinterest?


  5. I would love to know where she got the beautiful cup and saucer!

  6. These look so good! I love these puddings!! OMG. So yummy and delicious. I love the beautiful cup and saucer too

  7. seriously, your cup is the most creative cup I ever seen in my life. And I love your recipe.

  8. Pudding is my favorite food. I love these pudding. Ahhh so delicious.


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