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Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding - A fantastic hot chocolate pudding cooked in a beer bath! Recipe from the popular Boston-area restaurant.

If you are a fan of warm, rich and decadent chocolate desserts – then this recipe for Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding is for you!  It can best be described as part chocolate pudding, part fudgy, right-out-of-the-oven brownie, and part molten lava chocolate cake…all combined into one amazing dessert!

Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding - A fantastic hot chocolate pudding cooked in a beer bath! Recipe from the popular Boston-area restaurant.

The name of this chocolate pudding comes from the former Boston-area restaurant chain and micro-brewery – Brew Moon – and their chef, Don Chapelle, shared this recipe a number of years ago in the Boston Globe newspaper.

Brew Moon Pudding was the restaurant chain’s signature dessert – and for very good reason.   The pudding is perfectly sweet and chocolatey, and it gets its super-moist consistency by being steamed in the oven in a pan of beer (similar to baking in a water bath).  Who knew that chocolate and beer together made such a wonderful pair!

Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding - A fantastic hot chocolate pudding cooked in a beer bath! Recipe from the popular Boston-area restaurant.

This Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding is a must-try dessert for any chocolate lover and we guarantee it will become one of your favorite recipes!  Enjoy!

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Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


Any leftover pudding may be easily reheated in the microwave.


  • ½ pound (8 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick ( ½ cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 bottles of stout, for steaming (we used Sam Adams Chocolate Bock)
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 290 degrees.
  2. Melt the chocolate over low heat.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Then add the milk and vanilla, mixing well.
  5. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add the egg mixture to the sugar and butter and mix to combine. Then add the flour mixture and mix again. With the mixer running, slowly add the melted chocolate to the mixing bowl – mix until smooth and completely combined.
  7. Transfer the pudding mixture to a 2-quart oven-proof baking or casserole dish. (Note: The pudding will expand as you bake it, so the mixture should fill no more than 2/3rds of the baking dish.) Then place the casserole dish into a larger baking pan of about the same depth but with at least ¾ inch of clearance between the inside walls of the larger baking pan and the outside walls of the casserole dish. Pour beer into the space between the pans, halfway up the sides of the casserole dish.
  8. Make a tent over the baking pan with a large piece of foil but close the foil tightly around the edges of the baking pan. (This creates a steam bath inside the foil.) Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes (cooking time may vary depending on your baking dish) until the pudding is slightly fudgy.
  9. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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  • Richard Craig wrote:

    Martha & Jack:
    I have a request for your recipe layout. It has to do with what gets copied when I press the “Save Recipe” button to put a recipe in my recipe box. Part of what draws so many of us to your recipes are the interesting introductory notes you add, giving the history (and sometimes evolution) of the recipe. Such notes and comments add so much to the value of the recipe. However, when the recipe is saved, all the history and all your comments are lost because they don’t copy with the recipe.

    So, is there a way and are you willing to reformat your layout in order to move your comments into the box that holds the recipe so that it all gets copied and saved? It will be greatly appreciated and will just make the recipes so much more valuable to your followers and fans.

    Thanks so much for your consideration.


    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Richard! I don’t believe the ZipList plugin that we use to format our recipes and allows you to save it to the Recipe Box gives us the option of having the post content pulled into the recipe when saved (although I will double check today if that is a setting!). So – unfortunately I don’t think we can accommodate this request! But I do believe the URL to the post is included at the bottom of the recipe so, at the very least, you could click back over to read the original post content. I’m sorry we don’t have the flexibility you are looking with the plugin. Thanks again for visiting our blog! Martha

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