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Chocolate Velvet Dessert Recipe

Chocolate Velvet Dessert Recipe

This creamy concoction is the result of several attempts to duplicate a dessert I enjoyed on vacation. It looks so beautiful on a buffet table that many folks are tempted to forgo the main course in favor of this chocolaty treat. —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolks, cream and vanilla. Gradually stir a small amount of mixture into melted chocolate until blended; gradually stir in remaining mixture. Pour into crust.
  • 3. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 4. In a large bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and enough milk to achieve a piping consistency. Using a large star tip, pipe frosting on dessert. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 432 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 139mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Velvet Dessert

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mguld User ID: 3567840 136697
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"Made this for Easter, but it was way too rich for our family. You could only eat a small sliver."

flyers28 User ID: 4547350 37527
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"This dessert is delicious. I followed the recipe and it turned out great. It would be a good idea to have a glass of milk though because it is very rich. Excellent"

TJY User ID: 7204827 136696
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Awesome! Creamy and delicious."

aumakua1 User ID: 6070979 53205
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"S-Pants put chocolate in pyrex bowl. Heat whipping cream to just under a boil in a mircrowave oven 3-5 minutes.

Pour entire cream over the chocolate and stir with wisk Put back in microwave 30 seconds at a time if needed and continue to stir until it turns to a hot fudge color and chips are completely melted.
I added unsweetened lilikoi juice to both the pie filling and the frosting.
It was heavenly"

s_pants User ID: 174050 42243
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"This is definitely 5 stars when it comes to taste, but I had trouble gradually stirring in the cream mixture to the melted chocolate. I don't know if my chocolate was not cooled enough, but it harden immediately with just a little of the mixture added. I ended up putting it all back in the mixing bowl and blending it with the electric mixer until smooth. It might have been easier to have a second person pouring the cream mixture while I stirred in into the chocolate. In any case, it turned out fabulous! Very rich and decadent."

rose6281 User ID: 6436468 89363
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I made this for New Years Eve. I didn't have milk for the Topping so I used Coconut Creme Coffee Creamer. It had just a taste of Coconut. This dessert is amazing!!!"

Sascha18 User ID: 4667359 83176
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"This recipe was very easy to make. Even though the actually filling didn't call for sugar, the entire dessert is very sweet. You definitely only need a small slice or a glass of milk to balance out the sweetness. I really liked the crust!"

benenati User ID: 1018870 42242
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Oh my gosh...unbelievable...I made this to take to our friends for Christmas Day dinner. Everyone was oooing and aaahing as they ate this. One guest thought I bought it at the bakery because it was so beautiful!! Chocoholics, beware... this will send you over the edge. Really easy to make..just follow the directions and make sure you use a 9 inch springform pan. Happy cooking and happy new year!!!!!"

eanault User ID: 4717218 45314
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Looks great. This is very, very rich and sweet so tiny servings are plenty, unless you're an absolute choco-holic!"

Ben & Rachel's mom User ID: 4615069 53204
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"I'm a novice at baking, but this recipe sounded so good I just had to try it. I made it to bring to my in-law's for Thanksgiving. They LOVED it!! No one ate any pumpkin pie, and I'm now required to make this for each gathering!"

lclay User ID: 1141554 86649
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2008

"This is one I turn to repeatedly. Always gets rave reviews."

NJ_mommy_1 User ID: 3034114 37526
Reviewed May. 13, 2008

"This dessert was rich! It wasn't bad but I added strawberries to top it off."

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