Fleac Maro și Vanilie| Red carpet desserts


Looks can be deceiving and that is certainly the case with this red carpet dessert. This dessert may look complicated, but i kid you not, it could be among the top 3 easiest desserts on my blog!

It is incredibly balanced with just the right amount of sweetness that is not over powering. The homemade chocolate and vanilla homemade pudding and brownie layer at the bottom blend in effortlessly. This is the red carpet dessert you really MUST try out!


For the pudding

  • 8 cups milk  OR 1 cup full cream powdered milk + 8 cups water
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tsp vanilla essence 
  • ⅛ cup cocoa powder

For the soft brownies

  • ⅞ cups self raising flour 
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅜ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ½ boiling water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a small square baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients for the brownie mixture.
  4. Mix all the wet ingredients except the boiling water.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  6. Slowly add in the boiling water in batches, whisking thoroughly before the next batch.
  7. Place the batter in the prepared baking tray and let it bake for 30-35 minutes or till a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  8. To make the pudding, place the milk, sugar, and cornstarch in a 2-quart saucepan and mix them.
  9. Heat the mixture over high heat, stirring regularly till it starts boiling (This took about 12 minutes for me).
  10. Crack the eggs in a medium sized  bowl.
  11. Take ¼ of the hot mixture and slowly add it to the bowl with the cracked eggs, whisking vigorously as you do so, so that the eggs do not scramble.
  12. Add the egg mixture to the pot and stir.
  13. Let the hot pudding cook for 3 more minutes before removing it from the heat. (The eggs would have cooked by then).
  14. Place the pudding in a refrigeratable container, then place the container in the freezer for an hour.
  15. To assemble the dessert, line 5 long dessert glasses.
  16. Slice the brownies into small squares and put some at the bottom of each of the glasses (roughly ¼ way up).
  17. Place about ½ cup of the vanilla pudding in each of the glasses.
  18. Place ½ of the remaining vanilla pudding in a separate bowl and add the ⅛ cup of cocoa powder to it and mix.
  19. Place about ¼ cup of the chocolate pudding in each glass.
  20. Evenly distribute the remaining vanilla pudding to each bowl.
  21. Finally put about ½ tsp of the remaining chocolate pudding on the top of each dessert and use a wooden skewer to create swirls. Your dessert will e ready to serve!