A while back I posted about chocolate pots de crème, such decadent and beautiful individual chocolate desserts.  One reader asked if there was a way to make them as one large dessert, family-style.  There may well be but in my mind, pots de crème are meant to be an individual dessert and I prefer them that way.  So instead I promised to post an equally decadent family-style chocolate dessert, and here it is.  This brownie pudding is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.  It is meant to be somewhere between a cooked brownie and pudding (hence the name), and is very much like a giant molten chocolate cake.

People, this dessert is just sinful.  It is chocolatey, rich, warm and gooey – basically, perfection.  And contributing even more to its appeal is the fact that it takes just minutes to put together, requires ingredients you probably already have on hand, and can be prepared in advance and reheated when ready to serve.  I do think serving with a scoop of ice cream is essential.  The contrast of the warm brownie pudding against the smooth, cold ice cream is heavenly.