Heritage Steamed Chocolate Pudding
A traditional steamed pudding with a modern twist - chocolate!
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons American Heritage Chocolate Finely Grated Drink powder (or other good quality cocoa powder)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 4 ounces American Heritage Chocolate's 62% Cacao Chocolate Block, cut into chunks (or other good quality chocolate)
  • For the Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon American Heritage Finely Grated Chocolate Drink powder (or other good quality cocoa powder)
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Fill a large stock pot with enough water to cover the pudding mold just past the halfway point. Start bringing it to a boil now.
  2. Generously butter a steamed pudding mold.
  3. In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the chocolate powder.
  4. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla and rum extracts and beat until thoroughly combined.
  5. Alternately stir in the flour mixture and the milk, beginning and ending with the flour.
  6. Melt the chocolate bar chunks (either in a double boiler or microwave). Pour the melted chocolate into the batter and stir to combine.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared pudding mold and secure the lid.
  8. Place a dishtowel that's been folded several times in the bottom of the stock pot, positioning it with a long spoon if necessary. You must avoid letting the pudding mold touch the bottom of the pot and ensure that it remains standing straight throughout the steaming process. Do not let any water get into the mold.
  9. Place the pudding mold on top of the folded towel, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 1½ hours.
  10. Remove the pudding mold from the pot and let it sit for 5 minutes while you prepare the glaze.
  11. To make the glaze, combine the three ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  12. Invert the pudding onto a wire rack positioned over a cookie sheet. While the pudding is still warm, brush the chocolate glaze all over then carefully transfer to a serving plate.
  13. Serve warm with whipped cream, hot fudge sauce, or ice cream.
  14. To reheat, place the pudding back in the mold, cover, and boil again for a few minutes until heated.
Top quality dark chocolate is imperative to the flavor outcome of this pudding.
Recipe by The Daring Gourmet at https://www.daringgourmet.com/heritage-steamed-chocolate-pudding/