Chocolate Cream Pie

Silky smooth chocolate custard filling, inside a buttery homemade crust makes this chocolate cream pie the perfect, indulgent dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cream pie, chocolate cream pie recipe, easy chocolate cream pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 10
Calories 273kcal
Author Alida Ryder


for the filling

  • cups milk
  • ½ cup whipping/heavy cream whipped
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon good quality instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp corn starch (corn flour)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp butter

to serve

  • 2 cups cream
  • ½ cup icing/powdered sugar
  • chocolate shavings


  • Make the pastry according to instructions. Blind bake until golden and crisp in a 180°C/350°F oven then remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • To make the filling, combine the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and coffee in a saucepan and bring to boiling point.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the corn starch flour, cocoa powder, egg yolks and salt and mix well to form a smooth paste.
  • When the milk has reached boiling point, remove from the heat.
  • Whisk a ladle full of the hot milk into the corn starch mixture to temper the eggs.
  • Pour the liquid back into the saucepan and over low-medium heat, whisk continuously until the filling is thick and glossy.
  • Pour the mixture through a sieve to make sure there is no lumps. Whisk in the butter and pour the smooth filling into the prepared pie case.
  • Spray a piece of parchment paper with cooking spray then press onto the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight.
  • When you are ready to serve, whip the cream with the icing sugar and swirl onto the pie. Top with chocolate shavings and serve.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 673IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg