As much as our family loves a dessert in any shape and form, the one sweet treat we can’t live without is chocolate. And just as we love desserts in any form, we love chocolate in pretty much every possible form. From cakes to puddings, cookies and brownies, and everything in between, we have yet to meet a chocolate we don’t like.
We just discovered the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers! A chewy, moist layer of brownie hides a decadent, gooey center full of warm, melted chocolate; it’s a sweet-tooth paradise! The trick to achieving the pudding-like middle that makes this treat so irresistible is baking it in a water bath.
This can be done “family-style” – as in one big bowl – or as individual-sized servings in ramekins. The bigger pan holds the water, allowing the batter to cook in a moist, indirect heat that results in creamy, chocolaty perfection. We are definitely in love with this unbelievable brownie pudding!
50 minutes to prepare serves 6
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup butter, melted (2 sticks)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 325°F, and spray a 2 quart baking dish (or six 6-ounce ramekins) with cooking spray.
- Combine granulated and brown sugars in large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, and mix on medium-high speed until a thick batter forms.
- Reduce speed to low, add vanilla and butter. Sift in flour and cocoa. Fold until dry ingredients are fully incorporated into batter. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish and place inside larger pan. Fill larger pan halfway with boiling water, and bake 1 hour (or 30 minutes for individual ramekins), until edges are set and top is crispy.
- Remove baking dish from water bath, allow to cool (10 minutes). Serve warm, topped with a generous dusting of powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Mel's Kitchen Café