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Baked pain au chocolat pudding in a serving dish.

Baked Pain Au Chocolat Pudding

A warm festive dessert made from pain au chocolat and delicately spiced vanilla custard topped with crunchy caramelised cinnamon sugar.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 10 people
Calories 481 kcal


  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 knife
  • 1 baking dish
  • 1 pestle and mortar
  • 1 measuring jug


  • 9 pain au chocolat
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 300 ml full-fat milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 100 grams golden caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

To finish

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon golden caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Slice each pain au chocolate horizontally into three pieces and arrange them cut side facing up in a lightly greased baking dish. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and then add the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla essence and nutmeg.
  • Pour the vanilla custard mixture over the pain au chocolat and place it in the fridge to soak for two hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake the pain au chocolate bread and butter pudding for 30 minutes, then take it out of the oven.
  • Spread butter across the top of the pain au chocolat dessert and mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon together before sprinkling it on top. 
  • Bake for a further 10 minutes until the top of the pain au chocolat bread pudding is crunchy and the custard mixture is cooked. 
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a light dusting of cinnamon. 



Calories: 481kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 10gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 61mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 642IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pain au choclat dessert, pain au chocolat bread and butter pudding
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