Brownie Pudding Dessert

filed under: Brownies · Dessert on July 10, 2020

Brownie Pudding Dessert is a decadent layered dessert that starts with the perfect brownie, topped with a cream cheese and chocolate pudding layer, finished off with cool whip and more chocolate!  Try my Oreo Brownie Dessert for another layered, chocolatey dessert.

Brownie Pudding Dessert

This is the ultimate chocolate lover’s dessert, for sure. A pan of delicious brownies is enough to serve as a dessert and most would be just fine with that. But, by adding the cream cheese and pudding layers, as well as more cool whip, chocolate swirls, and chocolate syrup, it brings a pan of brownies to new heights!

One Brownie Pudding Dessert Piece on a Plate Showing Individual Layers

Brownie Pudding Dessert Recipe

There are four delicious parts to this recipe–the brownies, cream cheese layer, pudding, and toppings.

Brownies Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • All-purpose flour
  • Dark cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla

Cream Cheese Layer Ingredients

Pudding Ingredients

  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • Milk

Toppings

Spreading Cream Cheese Mixture Over Cooked Pan of Brownies for Brownie Pudding Dessert

How to Make Brownies

When I am making brownies in a 9×13-inch pan this is my go-to recipe. The brownies are thick and rich and always come out perfectly, no matter what. Use a prepared (spray with non-stick spray or use GOOP) 9×13-inch pan for this recipe. You could also line the pan with parchment paper.

First, preheat the oven to 350°F.  Next, in a large bowl, add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Whisk that together to be added later. Then, in a bowl of a stand mixer or another large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla until it is light and fluffy.

Turn the mixer off (or stop mixing) and add the flour mixture. Mix on low until the ingredients are well combined. Pour the brownies into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the brownies. The toothpick should come out with a few crumbs on it, but no wet batter. Once you have the brownies made, be sure to let them cool before you top them with the cream cheese and pudding layers.

Overhead Image of Brownie Pudding Dessert Showing Chocolate Curls and Chocolate Syrup on Top of Whipped Cream

Cream Cheese Layer

To make the cream cheese layer, simply combine the room temperature cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and the cool whip (whipped topping). If you forgot to take out the cream cheese to get it to room temperature (which usually takes about 30 minutes), unwrap the cream cheese and place it in a microwave-safe container, heating it up in 15-second increments until the edges are softened.

Chocolate Pudding

To make the chocolate pudding layer, simply combine the milk and instant chocolate pudding in a medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until the pudding thickens. This takes about 2-3 minutes.

Assembling the Brownie Pudding Dessert

Once all the parts to this dessert have been made, it’s time to get it assembled and chilled so everyone can enjoy it! (Remember to let the brownies cool before adding the layers.)

  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the cooled brownies.
  2. Carefully spread the chocolate pudding on top of the cream cheese layer.
  3. Top with more cool whip, chocolate swirls, and chocolate syrup. Make your own chocolate syrup to drizzle on this dessert! And check out how to make your own chocolate curls.
  4. Refrigerate the dessert for about an hour, or until ready to serve.

Forkful of Brownie Pudding Dessert on White Plate

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Piece of Brownie Pudding Dessert with Bite Removed and Fork Resting on Plate

5 from 2 votes
Brownie Pudding Dessert
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Chill
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

Brownie Pudding Dessert is a decadent layered dessert that starts with the perfect brownie, topped with a cream cheese and chocolate pudding layer, finished off with cool whip and more chocolate! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie Pudding Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 473 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
BROWNIE LAYER
  • 1 1/2 cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (42g) dark cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks or 170g) butter, softened or room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
CREAM CHEESE LAYER
  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (62.5g) confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces cool whip
PUDDING LAYER
  • 1 box (5.1 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
TOPPINGS
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • Hot fudge or chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate swirls
Instructions
BROWNIES
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray or GOOP.

  2. In a large bowl add flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt. Whisk together ingredients until they are fully incorporated.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a hand-held mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. With the mixer off, add in the flour mixture. Turn mixer on low and mix until ingredients are well combined.
  5. Pour brownies into a prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F. Brownies are done when an inserted toothpick is removed with crumbs but not wet batter.
CREAM CHEESE LAYER
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and the cool whip. Blend until smooth.

  2. Spread mixture on top of cooled brownies.
PUDDING LAYER
  1. In a medium bowl combine the milk and pudding.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until thickened (2-3 minutes). Carefully spread on top of the cream cheese layer.
TOPPINGS
  1. Top with Cool Whip, chocolate swirls, and chocolate syrup.

  2. Refrigerate 1-hour, or until ready to serve.

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  • Eileen says:

    How can I make this dessert in a 8×8 or 9×9 pan? Could I half the recipe to make it in one of those pan sizes? Need to know for a party that’s coming up soon. Looks delicious.

  • Eddy Braganza says:

    Your all recipes are awesome only just a suggestion please try to post recipes with photos step by step.

  • Shilpa says:

    Wat is the replacement of eggs.. Can u post eggless version

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Shilpa! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. You could try one of our egg substitutes. Have a great day!

  • Mildred Fulford says:

    I have been making this for many years. I use Duncan Hines walnut brownie mix & I also cover the top layer of cool whip with chopped pecans. It’s very good when put in a bowl & covered with fresh sliced strawberries. YUMMY

  • Seema says:

    Thank you so much. I tried this for my son’s birthday. My family loved it so much.It was delicious.

  • ANn Staton says:

    Can this dessert be frozen for a later day?

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