Chocolate Bread Pudding

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by mandabears

This recipe is dangerous it causes severe Chocolate Swoon!!! I have made it with french bread and with challah, both are superb! Don't attempt this if you are on a diet!

Top Review by Vina7737

I made this just this week in response to a request from my daughter after watching Paula make it on her show. This is seriously good chocolate heaven, folks!! I used 8 oz. of the newish Nestle Chocolatier Dark Chocolate chunks, grating, and it was perfect. Will be making again for Christmas brunch. I also just whisked all of the wet ingredients and flavorings together in one bowl before pouring over the bread cubes, and I can't imagine that it affected the outcome at all, other than saving dishes. If you even "kinda" like chocolate, you need to try this!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 lb) French bread or 1 (1 lb) Italian bread, cubed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 14 cup heavy cream
  • 12 cup coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 14 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 12 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated, i put 8 ounces of semi sweet morsels in my food processor
  • whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 13 x 9 pan.
  3. (I use butter flavored cooking spray).
  4. Place bread cubes in the pan.
  5. In a large bowl whisk the milk, cream and liqueur.
  6. In another bowl mix the sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder.
  7. Add the sugar mixture to the milk mixture and mix well.
  8. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and cinnamon to the beaten eggs.
  9. Add egg mixture to the milk mixture and mix well.
  10. Stir the grated chocolate into the mixture.
  11. Pour over the bread cubes.
  12. Let the mixture stand, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes or until bread absorbs most of the milk mixture.
  13. Bake for 1 hour or until set.
  14. Check pudding by inserting a knife into the middle, it should come out clean.
  15. Serve warm or chilled with whipped cream.

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