Brandy Chocolate Pudding

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Brandy chocolate pudding

Brandy chocolate pudding

Dessert can be quite an antidote for stress. The sweetness just melts the stress away and brings back sweet smiles. I just know that desserts always bring smiles on people’s faces. I think my life has been on the fast lane since I came back from my holiday and has been a little stressed up. I have been trying to do too many things. I should slow down and make more desserts!

Arnold, whose blog is called Ba-Bootie (cute name!), actually made my day by posting his interesting and easy Chocolate Pudding. The only pudding that I know is Christmas pudding where you have to steam it for many hours! I don’t really quite like it because it’s too sweet for me.

When I look at Arnold’s chocolate pudding, I thought it’s just like any other ordinary chocolate cake but when I read the instruction, I was seriously curious. It’s like you make the cake portion and then pour the warm syrup on top. I actually really wonder how that is going to work. I was just very excited to try as it looks really easy and interesting……just mix and bake! On top of that, I love the addition of brandy to it. Oh…what joy, it came out very successful. It’s very delicious with vanilla ice-cream! My children like it very much. It’s again….Keep Learning Keep Smiling!

I like Arnold’s blog because the recipes are all very simple. He cooks mainly South African dishes. On top of that I really love the blog layout. It’s very neat and easy to navigate and read.

Here is the recipe that I adapted from Arnold’s. I doubled the recipe and I cut down on the sugar, salt and baking powder.

Ingredients A (syrup)
2C boiling water
1 & 1/2C brown sugar
4T cocoa
2T brandy (optional)



Mix Ingredients A in a pot and bring to a boil.

Ingredients B (pudding)
2C plain flour
1 & 1/3C milk
10T cooking oil
1t vanilla
3t baking powder
1C sugar
6T cocoa powder
1/3t salt
2 eggs

Pudding batter

Pudding batter

Mix Ingredients B in a mixing bowl. Pour into a cake tin lined with baking paper. My cake tin is about 12in x 12 in.

Syrup over batter

Syrup over batter

Gently pour the warm syrup over the cake batter and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes. I used a scoop to do that. Actually the syrup is still very hot when I’m done with the cake batter. I didn’t wait for it to cool down.

Baked brandy chocolate pudding

Baked brandy chocolate pudding

Look at that….mmmm….my first yummy chocolate pudding! I love those cracks on top and the soft texture. It’s like chocolate cake mixed with chocolate sauce. You can eat it warm or cold. It’s really good with vanilla ice cream. I love the smell of the brandy, too.

Do you like this type of baked pudding? What is your favourite one? Please share add and comment in the comment box below.

Other baked chocolate recipes that you may be interested in:
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Best Layered Chocolate Cheese Cake
Zebra Chocolate Butter Cake
Cheesecake Brownie
Chocolate Shortbread Slice
Chocolate Coconut Slice

Quote of the day……

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Vince Lombardi

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somewhere in singapore  on July 23rd, 2010

Hurray!!! I am fast today, hehe….

somewhere in singapore  on July 23rd, 2010

This is one of my favourite dessert… hehe…

Priya  on July 23rd, 2010

Pudding looks yummy..

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on July 23rd, 2010

Chocolate can boost up our energy and make us feel good. Your chocolate pudding is very tempting. Can I have some for afternoon tea?

pigpigscorner  on July 23rd, 2010

I agree. Dessert is a must after every meal!

Mary  on July 23rd, 2010

@somewhere in singapore - Indeed you are! :D

@somewhere in singapore - I’m glad I have caught up with you! :P

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Bet that’s the reason :D Come and we will have a great tea time! :D

@pigpigscorner - That would be a luxury to me! I need to learn to make more desserts :D

Angie's Recipes  on July 23rd, 2010

I have been eating too much sweets lately… your chocolate pudding, so tempting!

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Nasi Lemak Lover  on July 23rd, 2010

your pudding look so yummy. Have a great weekend ahead

peteformation  on July 23rd, 2010

Mmmm, I love the aroma of brandy in desserts! Nice!

sushma mallya  on July 23rd, 2010

Chocolate pudding is so lovely,so yum

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the lacquer spoon  on July 23rd, 2010

Rich pudding, yum! I’m rarely stressed out these days, but need your cake everyday ;)

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Von  on July 23rd, 2010

I’ve never had a chocolate pudding before….this sounds interesting! And yummy too!

busygran  on July 23rd, 2010

Yummy chocolate pudding! Got to give this a try. Bookmarked!

kristy  on July 23rd, 2010

When people said diamond is the girl best friend…. but I still think chocolate is the girl best best friend. haha…. Oh gee, your pudding looks so mouthwatering and addictive. LOL! Thanks for sharing and hope you’re feeling much better now. And forget about your waist line just for a few minutes to enjoy this little devil! hehe… Have a great day, seetheart!
Cheer up, Kristy

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anncoo  on July 23rd, 2010

Am I too late for this? Looks so tempting!

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This sounds like a dish we call Chocolate Cobbler. It’s totally addictive!

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penny aka jeroxie  on July 23rd, 2010

Gosh! What a big chocolate pudding! Send some over please

elra  on July 23rd, 2010

Chocolate heaven, thanks for sharing the recipe Mary :)

Cook.Bake.Love  on July 23rd, 2010


Thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe. The choc pudding looks very tempting. I would like to give it a try one of these days.

noobcook  on July 23rd, 2010

I love the touch of brandy … that’s the closet alcoholic in me speaking hehe

Mary  on July 23rd, 2010

Your pudding looks delicious. I can’t resist anything made with chocolate and would probably have two portions. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

Yummy Team  on July 23rd, 2010

WOW!! Yummy pudding..I had been searching for an easy chocolate pudding recipe..I can’t wait to try this..Will get back to you after trying it :)

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Cook with Madin  on July 23rd, 2010

This is lovely. It’s like I can smell all the goodness through my computer screen while I’m staring at the finish product.
I can relate about you being stressed out after a long holiday. It’s like me, after three weeks off, it’s just hard to go back to my normal routine.

Have a great weekend.

Elin  on July 23rd, 2010

I love dessert after meal but can’t afford to it like this everyday :p have to watch the weight :) dessert is fruits these days…now enjoying sour sweet pomalo and sometimes durian for dessert :)

Devaki @weavethousandflavors  on July 24th, 2010

Oh my, Mary! This one hits all the right chocolatey notes :)

I have to store this away for soon.

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

lequan@luvtoeat  on July 24th, 2010

This pudding looks so tasty Mary. I bet it’s delicious right out of the oven. I don’t think I’d be able to wait long enough for this to cool down to eat. This actually reminds me a little of lava cake. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe Mary.

Joanne  on July 24th, 2010

Desserts never ever fail to make me feel better about life! This pudding looks amazing, especially with the hint of brandy!

Jeannie  on July 24th, 2010

Wow! I want some! Looks so delicious especially with the ice cream!

Drick  on July 24th, 2010

oh yeah Mary, this sounds like something I would want warm with ice cream too - I think we have too much in common … lovely pudding cake

jen cheung  on July 24th, 2010

yummmmmmmm! I need one of these right now! I just had dinner! Now i gotta have dessert! hehehe.

BTW, I’m going to add you on my blogroll, so I can save your fabulous blog !!! feel free to do the same!

PS: have a lovelyyyyyyy weekend!

Yummy Koh  on July 25th, 2010

Beautiful chocolate pudding - looks tempting. I just made another tray of my brownie with ganache yesterday. I shall pass this with much regret! haha

Ananda Rajashekar  on July 25th, 2010

yes indeed chocolate (dessert) is only thing that bring smile on my face :P…brandy chocolate with ice cream…. i would extra top it with chocolate sauce….:)

Kristi Rimkus  on July 25th, 2010

Brandy and chocolate. You can’t beat that! Looks divine!

jo  on July 25th, 2010

Oh wow .. this is double decadent. Brandy and chocolate what a combination!

rebecca  on July 25th, 2010

wow this looks amazing love the brandy addition lol

Mary  on July 25th, 2010

Hi everyone, thanks very much for your lovely comments! I have always enjoyed reading them all. Appreciate very much :D Hope you have awesome desserts often and keep smiling!! :D If you can’t think of any to make, try this one…..easy and delicious…mmmm.

Kathy Gori  on July 25th, 2010

This looks great Mary! Chocolate, cherries and ice cream too! yum yum!

Little Inbox  on July 26th, 2010

I have not try before. I shall try it next time then only I can tell how it tastes. :)

Sook  on July 26th, 2010

This would make me so happy right now! :) I am craving chocolate.

Rochelle (Acquired Taste)  on July 26th, 2010

This sounds like a perfect dessert! Love chocolate, and this looks very moist and yummy!

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Sophie  on July 27th, 2010

MMMMMMM,…a georgous dessert this surely is!!

Lovely & fab food!

skip ro malou  on July 27th, 2010

you got me in your first sentence… that dessert is an antidote for stress.. that being said, i need your chocolate pudding badly mary… so send some my way now haha!


Mary  on July 27th, 2010

@Kathy Gori - Thanks very much, Kathy! :D

@Little Inbox - Give a try. It’s really good :D

@Sook - Give a try. It’s really quick and easy to make. I want to make it again :D

@Rochelle (Acquired Taste) - Thanks very much, Rochelle! :D

@Sophie - Thanks very much, Sophie! :D

@skip ro malou - I would if I could but looks like it’s quicker to make than for me to send…haha. Maybe the best is to come here. We will have lots of fun cooking, joking and laughing :D We will be completely stress free after that…haha :D

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