Easy Chocolate Pudding Brownies (Ramekin Recipe)

Yummy easy chocolate pudding brownies in your own ramekin? It’s my love language! I know it will be yours too. ❤️

Pudding Brownies with ice cream in a ramekin.

Individually baked pudding brownies combine some of my favorite things: chocolate, pudding, and cute little dishes. Plus ice cream or whipped cream topping! Oh yeah…

These should be called Pudgy Brownies because, unfortunately, you cannot stop eating them. They are SOOO good.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Suppose you want a fudgy dessert that gives you a rich, enveloping hug. This one is for you, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream!

It is even better if you are making it to enjoy on a cozy occasion because everyone gets their own warm little crock to enjoy. 

If that is too many dishes for you, double the recipe and make it in one large baking dish instead.

For another chocolate treat with a gooey texture, learn how to bake fudgy brownies.

Expert Tips

Here are a few things to REMEMBER for an exquisite outcome.

First, the secret to the pudding-like center, similar to a molten lava cake but not as runny, is baking the dish(es) in a hot water bath. Don’t skip this part.

Next, be sure to beat the eggs and sugar together for the full 10 minutes.

Don’t rush it. Because of your patience, the mixture will become a smooth, fluffy, buttery light yellow.

It’s also important to sift the flour and cocoa powder.

This will improve the consistency and give you a fine, delicate texture with no clump success!


Baking in Ramekins

You can make the recipe using four individual ramekin pots, which are small ceramic baking dishes. They are the perfect container to serve individual foods and desserts.

I used four 4-ounce ramekins, but you can use smaller or larger ramekins and pour until the batter is gone.

You can find all kinds of ramekins on Amazon in kitchen stores or discount stores, such as HomeGoods.

Colored ramekins, too! (affiliate links)

Baking Tray

Suppose you don’t have ramekins? You could also try using a brownie tray with square compartments, a muffin, or a cupcake pan.

Using silicone liners should make them easier to serve. I have not tried this, but if you do, please report back!

Other Chocolate Desserts

Here are more delicious chocolate recipes you don’t want to miss.

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Healthy Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate and Sea Salt
Toffee Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle

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Pudding Brownies in a round ramekin.

Pudding Brownies

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


You are going to love this dessert. Perfect small batch for 2-4. I’m obsessed with the crisp brownie topping. Oh dear, but that’s just the beginning to uncovering the delicious center! This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten, the foodie goddess of East Hampton.

Affiliate links are underlined.



1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 large eggs

1 cup white sugar

1/3 cup Dutch cocoa powder

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional

vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. (163°C). Lightly butter four 4 oz. ramekins. (affiliate link)

Melt the 1/2 cup butter and set it aside to cool. (But don’t forget about it!)

Sift the cocoa powder and flour together and set aside.

Using an electric handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar for 10 minutes, on medium-high speed, until thick and light yellow.

Reduce the speed to low, adding the vanilla, coffee flavor, and cocoa powder/flour mixture. Blend very slowly, just until combined. Add in cooled butter slowly, mix again, stop after incorporating.

Pour the mixture into the ramekins, then place them into a larger baking pan. (I used four 4 oz. ramekins) Add hot water to the larger pan until it reaches halfway up the side of the pudding dishes. Carefully put the pan into the oven without spilling. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

Don’t worry. It will look under-baked; remember this is, part brownie, part pudding. A cake tester inserted 2 inches from the side, should come out 3/4 clean.

Remove the ramekins from the water. Allow to cool and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


Ramekins. I used four 4-ounce ramekins, but you can use smaller or larger ramekins and pour until the batter is gone. Suppose you don’t have ramekins? You could also try using a brownie tray with square compartments, a muffin, or a cupcake pan.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brownie pudding, chocolate pudding, ramekins, ramekin cakes, mug molten cake, molten cake, mug cake

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