Make this easy chocolate cream pie for your guests! With a chocolate crust and a fluffy dark chocolate mousse filling, it will be the hit of the party!

Chocolate Cream Pie with chocolate crust, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.  A slice is taken out of the pie so the fluffy chocolate mousse filling is visible.

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It’s pie season, my friend!

At no other time of year do we go so pie crazy. We’ve just gotta have our pumpkin, apple, and pecan, of course! But what are all the chocoholics to do???

Easy Chocolate Cream Pie: chocolate crust, no-bake chocolate mousse filling, and swirls of fluffy whipped cream.  SO chocolate-y, and a perfect make-ahead dessert!  #food #recipes #desserts #chocolate #pie

Behold. Chocolate cream pie. It’s the perfect solution. Even the most die-hard fruit pie lovers will be hard pressed not to sneak a slice of this! It’s just so irresistible, with its flaky, buttery cocoa crust, it’s fluffy dark chocolate mousse filling, and all those swirls of sweet whipped cream!

And the best news of all is, you don’t have to bake the filling! So it frees up plenty of oven space for all those other great dishes on your menu.

It will make your life so much easier to have a make-ahead dish stashed away in your fridge. You can bake up the crust several days beforehand, and make the mousse the night before. On the day you’re ready to serve, just throw on the garnish. For the chocolate shavings, run a veggie peeler down the long side of a chocolate bar. Easy as can be, but so impressive.

Easy Chocolate Cream Pie: chocolate crust, no-bake chocolate mousse filling, and swirls of fluffy whipped cream.  SO chocolate-y, and a perfect make-ahead dessert!  #food #recipes #desserts #chocolate #pie

Any time I make anything chocolate, I always start with Ghirardelli. It’s premium quality chocolate, but so convenient to pick up at my regular grocery store.

The results are always stellar! Ghirardelli gives the most intense, rich chocolate flavor!

I use Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder in the pie crust. The color is darker and the flavor more pronounced than any other grocery store cocoa powder.

And the filling is made with Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips. The flavor is just incredible! So rich and dark chocolate-y.

Those chocoholics will be thanking you!

Chocolate cream pie with chocolate crust, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings on a striped cloth, with chocolate chips spilling out of the bag in the background.

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Chocolate Cream Pie with chocolate crust, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. A slice is taken out of the pie so the fluffy chocolate mousse filling is visible.

No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

Make this easy chocolate cream pie for your guests! With a chocolate crust and a fluffy dark chocolate mousse filling, it will be the hit of the party!

Prep Time 40 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 1 hour
Serves 10     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the cocoa crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Ghirardelli 100% Unsweetened ground cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup (half a stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons ice water

For the dark chocolate mousse filling

For the garnishes

Instructions

To make the cocoa crust:

  1. Place the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Stir in the oil, until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add the butter slices, tossing to coat.
  4. Stir in the water, a tablespoon at a time, just until the dough gathers itself into a ball.
  5. Flatten the dough into a disc shape, wrap tightly, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, pat or roll the dough into a rectangle about ½-inch thick.  Fold it into thirds, like a letter.  Roll out again to a thickness of ½-inch.  Turn the dough 90 degrees and repeat two more times.
  7. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.
  8. Dust the work surface with flour, and roll the dough out to an inch or two larger than your pie dish.
  9. Roll the dough around the rolling pin, and transfer to the dish.
  10. Trim off any excess, then roll and crimp the edge.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  12. Cool completely before filling.

To make the dark chocolate mousse filling:

  1. Place the chocolate, water, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until melted and smooth.
  2. Fold in the whipped cream and vanilla until combined.
  3. Transfer to the cooled pie crust, cover loosely, and refrigerate for two hours (or preferably overnight).
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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Recipe Notes

Check out my chocolate pie crust recipe for a full video tutorial!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 628kcal Calories from fat 532
% Daily Value
Total Fat 59g 91%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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