Delicious Pudding is a blog that teaches you how to make delicious desserts. This week we’re going to teach you how to make Double Chocolate Cherry pudding! It’s really easy and tastes great. If you want, add some whipped cream on top for an extra special treat.
The recipe makes 6 servings of chocolate cherry pudding, so invite your friends over and enjoy this tasty dessert together!
-¾ cup flour
-¼ teaspoon salt
-½ cups sugar
-⅓ cups cocoa powder (unsweetened) – ¼ tablespoon baking powder
-pinch of cinnamon, optional but recommended if you want to spice it up a bit!
-¾ cup milk or almond milk, cow’s milk is also okay. You could even use soy. The recipe works best with whole fat dairy products and will be more delicious because of it! Cow’s Milk has the most cholesterol than any other product though so make sure that doesn’t bother you before using this ingredient. If you’re not worried about your health then go ahead and use whatever kind of milks you prefer.
-½ cup butter, melted
-¼ teaspoon vanilla extract or paste (optional)
-pinch of salt for optional flavor. Try to keep it plain if you’re not sure what kind of guests you’ll have over because some people might be allergic to spices and don’t like the added taste!
Tools: medium bowl, whisk, measuring cups/spoons. Optional tools are a pie pan, cherry chopped in half (for decoration purposes only!)
Instructions: Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit(176 °Celsius). Add all dry ingredients into your mixing bowl and stir together with the help of a spoon or whisk. Add milk slowly but make sure that it is mixed well so there aren’t any clumps. Add vanilla extract or paste and stir until mixed in well. (Be careful not to over mix!)
In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter on low heat while whisking continually for about two minutes. Remove from heat when it is melted completely and add cocoa powder, sugar, salt if desired, and eggs one at a time into your bowl with dry ingredients already added. Whisk together then pour into pie pan that has been prepared by lining with parchment paper so you don’t have any spills!
Add cherry halves around of top of pudding mixture before baking for 45 minutes or until center is set like jello when touched gently with finger. Let cool slightly before serving in small bowls topped off with whipped cream–or even ice cream!
*Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the cream for a sharper flavor.
*Use unsweetened chocolate and sweeten with sugar as needed. *Or, substitute white granulated or brown sugar if you prefer your desserts on the more traditional side!
*and use semi-sweet chocolates for less bitter taste in some recipes.*”Bitter chocolate” is often preferred by “experts,” but it’s always up to personal preference what kind of sweetness tastes best!
*Make sure the pudding is cooled before you add whipped cream, so it won’t melt completely.
*If using a ripe banana in some recipes, make sure to peel and slice it first!
*For an extra thick consistency, replace one cup of milk with half-and-half or heavy cream. *This will also produce richer flavor.
*Use a food processor or blender if you want to make a fruit puree.
*For dairy-free options, use almond or soy milk instead of regular cow’s milk.
You’ll find below a list of the most common questions about this recipe!
What is Double Chocolate Cherry Pudding?
Double Chocolate Cherry Pudding is a delicious pudding that combines two different flavors: chocolate and cherry. Great for dessert or as part of breakfast, it has a rich texture thanks to its ingredients such as semisweet chocolate chips, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and sour cherries.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy Double Chocolate Cherry Pudding?
We love pairing ours with vanilla wafers and sweetened condensed milk! Turn them into tiramisu cups by layering the pudding on top of some ladyfingers (savoiardi cookies) soaked in espresso coffee then adding whipped cream before topping off with some grated chocolate.
We also love pairing ours with a nice cup of coffee for breakfast, or even as a light meal by serving it with bananas and granola on the side! It’s always so easy to make this recipe your own by adding in different ingredients like pineapple chunks, walnuts, cranberries or more cherries.
Do you have any tips for making Double Chocolate Cherry Pudding?
This pudding is best when assembled at least one day ahead of time before chilling overnight in the fridge–it gives all those flavors plenty of time to mingle together while they’re not being disturbed too much from flipping it upside down every hour or two. Our favorite way to serve this dessert is chilled straight out of the fridge because the pudding is thick and dense, but if you prefer yours to be a little looser–perhaps for pouring over ice cream or cake–simply add more milk.