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Homemade Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Decadent and luxurious chocolate pudding with a hint of cayenne pepper, this Mexican chocolate pudding is your favourite chocolate treat with a kick.

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Ok. I admit. There has been a lack of chocolate desserts on The Unlikely Baker lately (or in general, as Red the chocoholic loves to point out). This summer, I was so overwhelmed with fruits I just had to make something with them (the fact that I prefer lemon desserts over chocolate desserts had nothing to do with it. Nothing.)

Sorry, chocolate lovers (and Red). To make up for it, here’s a seriously decadent chocolate treat for you.

Mexican chocolate pudding

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

I’ve never had ready-made chocolate pudding (I don’t know, they just look so…perfect…that they scare me) so I can’t say for certain but my taste testers proclaim this homemade version infinitely better (aren’t homemade just the best?).

Plus, it has a slight kick at the end. You can opt to leave out the spice and make a traditional pudding instead (especially if you plan to serve this to kids) however, know that this is not overwhelmingly spicy; it’s a subtle, exciting kind of kick that brings this chocolate pudding over the edge.

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Smooth, silky indulgence

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

What I can tell you for sure is how silky smooth this pudding is. It’s rich and creamy and is a wonderful reward at the end of the day. Served cold topped with bits of chocolate or cocoa powder or whipped cream (or everything!), it’s also a lovely summer dessert.

The one where Carl ate chocolate pudding on the roof

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Any TWD fans here? Do you remember the gigantic can of chocolate pudding Carl found and ate by himself? I thought of that when I first tasted this pudding. How I will take this whole batch, go up to someone’s roof somewhere and just eat everything.

From a self-proclaimed member (president, actually) of Team Lemon, that should tell you a lot. This Mexican chocolate pudding is so dang good I was not (at first) willing to share it.

Great use for extra egg yolks

You know what else is so awesome about this pudding? It’s a great way to use those extra egg yolks you may have from other recipes. You need 3 egg yolks to make this. Have more? Then just make more pudding. Extra chocolate pudding never hurt anyone. And trust me, it will be gone in a flash (eaten on a roof or not). Enjoy!

(Recipe adapted from The Kitchn).

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Sunday 21st of April 2019

I made this but did not use egg yolks. After cleaning up I forgot to put the pudding in the refrigerator and it sat out for 6 hours. Is it okay to eat still? It smell great still but want to make sure for the kids


Thursday 1st of August 2019

Oh man, is this pudding amazing! It's the first time I've ever made homemade pudding and I'm glad I took a chance. Even if you omit the spices it's still super delicious. The only change I would personally suggest is to chop up the chocolate a bit. I struggled with getting the chips to melt, and if they had been in finer pieces I probably wouldn't have had a problem. Next time I make this I will probably use a dark chocolate bar and chop it ultra fine.


Monday 22nd of April 2019

Hi Deidra. Normally I go by smell too. If it doesn't smell weird, I would give it a go. However, even without eggs this is still a dairy product so I would be very wary. Especially serving it to kids. I would err on the side of caution on this one.

Beata Simpson

Wednesday 15th of March 2017

I genuinely love this recipe and the specific twist that you've placed on it. Very smart. I'm gonna be cooking this for my hubby in a few days and I'm going to report back on how I get on. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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Friday 23rd of December 2016

A pudding with ground cayenne pepper :o This is new for me. Thank you for sharing!! I can't wait to try it!

Celebrate Your Story Link Party #44

Monday 19th of September 2016

[…] For me any season is a good one for chocolate and I love this pudding from Jolina who blogs at The Unlikely Baker. […]

Sandra Garth

Friday 16th of September 2016

I look forward to trying this! Thanks so much for sharing this at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.


Friday 16th of September 2016

Thanks very much Sandra! Have a wonderful weekend too!