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Grandma’s Chocolate Eggnog Pudding Cake

Grandma’s Chocolate Eggnog Pudding

Grandma’s Chocolate Eggnog Pudding Cake is perfect for the holidays. With or without the touch of alcohol, this dessert will be a crowd pleaser every time! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, chocolate, easy cake, easy recipe, eggnog, pudding
Servings 8 people


  • 4 cup heatproof bowl or a steamed pudding mold


  • 1 large egg
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon brandy, rum or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, grouund
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • ½ teaspoon salt

White Chocolate Eggnog Sauce

  • ¼ cup eggnog
  • ¼ cup heavy or whipping cream
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 oz white chocolate baking squares, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 tablespoons brandy, rum or vanilla extract


  • Beat egg and sugar in medium bowl until thick and pale. Set aside.
  • Combine eggnog, melted butter and brandy. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add egg mixture and eggnog mixture. Alternating back and forth. Stir until no flour remains.
  • Transfer to well greased 4 cup heatproof bowl or a steamed pudding mold. Bowl should be ⅔ full. Cover with greased foil. Place on wire rack in a roasting pan that will hold your bowl or mold. Pour boiling water into roasting pan until halfway up the sides of the bowl. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Carefully remove bowl from water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Dump pudding on to wire rack to cool. Cut into 6-8 wedges.

Eggnog Sauce

  • Combine eggnog, cream, butter and sugar in a heavy saucepan.  Cook over low heat for about five minutes.  Butter must be melted and the sugar dissolved. Stir regularly.  In a small cup combine water and cornstarch and stir until cornstarch is dissolved.  Add to eggnog mixture.  Bring to a boil and allow to boil for about 1 minute.  Stir continuously.  Remove from heat and add white chocolate and brandy, rum, or vanilla.  Taste mixture and add a little more brandy, rum or vanilla if desired or none at all.  It is up to you.  Stir until blended. Serve warm.