Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Caramel Brownie Pudding


I love eating cookie dough, brownie batter, cake batter, you name it, if it's a dessert batter, I"ll probably love it. Raw eggs don't scare me. Well, in this context anyways.

So when I found out that there was such a recipe that was very similar to a brownie batter, yet cooked, I was all over it. I mean, until I forgot about it. How does one even do that with something so mouth-watering? No idea, but I found a way. And honestly, I truly regret waiting this long to make it.

I often shy away from desserts that are hard to share, unlike cookies or cupcakes, as they require plates/bowls/forks/spoons/what.have.you. and are typically a mess to eat, therefore making it difficult for me to send it for Adam to share at work. Which is one of the reasons I hesitated when it came to making this. If I made this, then that would involve both Adam and I eating it. All of it.

More often than not, when this type of situation happens, one of us usually ends up eat most of it and the other one eats maybe one or two servings and that's it. We won't say who that usually is, but it's not me. I, for the life of me, did not want to get stuck with a huge bowl full of brownie-like pudding. Because I knew exactly what would happen. I would eat it. All. And totally regret it. Okay, I might not regret it, but my jeans sure would.

Yet how could I forget, brownies happen to be one of Adam's favorite desserts? One of the few he will go back for again and again? Every night after dinner, all I had to do was wait about 30 minutes, then I'd hear "Brownie Pudding time?". And that is how I know I've got a keeper of a recipe.

Caramel Brownie Pudding


Adapted from: Ina Garten via Gingerbread Bagels

4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm
1 cup chewy caramel candy (such as Chewy Werther's Originals or Kraft Caramels), roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 2 1/2-quart oval baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar on medium-high for 10 minutes. Mixture should be very thick and light yellow when done.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the cocoa powder and flour. Set aside.

Once the eggs and sugar have finished mixing, mix in the dry ingredients and vanilla on low until just combined. Pour in the butter and mix again until just combined. Gently fold in the caramels with a spatula.

Transfer the brownie mixture to the prepared baking dish. Place the baking dish in a larger pan. Fill the larger pan with hot tap water (as hot as it will go) until the water comes halfway up the side of the oval baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. Dessert will more resemble a brownie closer to the edges and be very pudding-like in the center.


Serves: 16 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


Don't worry if the center of your brownie pudding is completely pudding-like. It is, after all, named Brownie Pudding for a reason. Ina claims that this only serves 6, but we found it very rich, and could eat maybe 1/2 cup at the most, so I've reflected that serving size change above. Keep this stored in the fridge and then reheat for about 20 seconds or so in the microwave when ready to eat. Ice cream would also go fabulously with this.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 70g
Amount per serving
Calories 287Calories from fat 132
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.7g23%
Saturated Fat 8.8g44%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 121mg5%
Total Carbs 38.4g13%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugars 29.3g
Protein 3.2g
Vitamin A 8%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3%Iron 5%

28 comments:

  1. Wow! What a dangerous and delicious combination :)

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  2. This looks amazing!!!Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh.My.Heavens.

    I have had chocolate pudding cake before; it's a pretty old recipe and ...well... I'm old :-P. But this version looks outstanding. Leave it to Ina Garten to make one this decadent looking. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  4. OMG I have to make this. I wish I was home so I could make it now.

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  5. Brownie batter is one of the few raw desserts that I don't drool over. I like it, but it doesn't get me like funfetti cake batter does (or anything funfetti, who am I kidding?). That being said, I AM drooling over this.

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  6. Oh my, this looks heavenly! I like any kind of batter so this would make me a very happy girl!

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  7. My mouth is watering that looks so delicious.. Ice cream is definitely necessary!

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  8. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I am loving this...I am the same way bring on the raw eggs in batter, dough, or whatever. I will be first in line!

    This looks amazing! Like aaaahhhh-mazing! Gooey and so delicious

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  9. This looks fantastic! I love your recipe :) Fabulous photos as well!

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  10. WOW!! Where was this recipe about an hour ago! I just made a caramel swirl brownie thing - but this would have been so much better!! I hesitate just like you when picking what to make - it has to be transportable so hubby can take it to work!

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  11. YUM! Brownie pudding sounds amazing and I'm totally with you I eat all sorts of batter lol :) I never once think of the eggs in it, if it didn't kill me as a kid I sure hope it wouldn't now.

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  12. Um, yes. Must have this. Preferably now (it's lunch time here).

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  13. Oh my god. Martha Stewart has a recipe just like this that I forgot about until seeing your post just now. This looks so amazing and uber chocolatey!

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  14. Haha I was just joking on twitter the other day about how we only like making brownies to eat the batter! love it!

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  15. Um. Yeah. This is pure heaven. Perhaps the best thing I've seen in my whole life! All that goo has got me in a frenzy!

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  16. I'm in favor of any dessert with brownie and caramel in the title! This is no exception...fabulous!

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  17. That first picture is like heaven for me. How can I have some of this NOW? Thank you very much for sharing.

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  18. Oh my goodness! This looks just incredible!! So chocolatey and perfect!

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  19. Oh my goodness this looks so good. I am totally loving this one. Your a genius!

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  20. That looks like hot, gooey, chocolatey deliciousness!!!! YUM!

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  21. Oooh yeah - this just earned some prime seating on my to make list.

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  22. This would be so amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. My moms friend used to make this!!! Sooooo good love love love it. =)

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  24. *insert Homer-like drooling noises here*

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