This rich and smooth chocolate pie tastes absolutely amazing and uses cocoa powder! This simple recipe is perfect for serving during the holidays or as a sweet and delicious family dessert.
If you like smooth and sweet chocolate, you’re going to love this pie! It’s one of my all-time favorite recipes and I make it for my family numerous times a year.
It’s incredibly easy to make and never fails to be a big crowd pleaser. It tastes great with or without whipped cream.
It’s the perfect chocolate pie for any occasion.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it every time you want to make a homemade chocolate pie using cocoa powder.
This recipes calls for both eggs and all-purpose flour, which are needed for a thick filling that holds it’s shape. For a great texture that isn’t runny, make sure to use both eggs and cornstarch for your chocolate pie filling, but cornstarch can be used in place of flour in a pinch.Pie Tip
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How to Make a Homemade Chocolate Pie using Cocoa Powder
Chocolate pies are a tradition for so many family’s for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but in my home, they are a year round tradition.
And I have a feeling once you’ve tried this pie out, you’re going to want to make it more than just once or twice a year.
It’s easily one of my all time favorite pie recipes, along with everyone in my family.
Prep is simple and quick, only takes minutes and bake time is right around twenty minutes. The only equipment you need is a mixing bowl and a 9″ pie pan. That’s it!
You should store your chocolate pie covered, chilled in your refrigerator. These pie keep for up to four days, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t last that long.Pie Tip
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It never ceases to amaze me how much flavor you can get from so few ingredients. This pie only needs a handful of simple ingredient to make.
It’s super affordable too, making it a great year round dessert for family or guests.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Granulated Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Butter (melted)
- Vanilla Extract
- Pie Crust
Cocoa: Make sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder for your filling. This provides us with a delicious, chocolatey flavor while allowing us to control the sweetness level.
All-Purpose Flour: Used as a thickening agent, flour is important for our pie to hold it’s shape without being runny. You can use cornstarch if that’s all you have, but all-purpose flour is my preferred thickener.
Eggs: Eggs help bind our other ingredients while also providing structure. If you’ve ever made a chocolate pie that didn’t set properly, it likely didn’t contain enough egg.
Butter: This gives our filling much needed fat content. While you can opt for margarine, I’ve found butter to provide a great flavor that just can’t be beat.
This recipe is one of the few I will use a premade crust just as frequently as I do a homemade pie crust. And you can go with whichever you prefer.
The benefit of going with a premade crust is saving some time. That’s particularly handy during the busy holiday baking season.
But, if you do have time to make your own crust, it’s a great way to elevate your pie’s final flavor.
There are so many recipes out there to choose from, so to save you some time I’ll link to some of my favorite crust recipes to make for this chocolate pie.
Step by Step Recipe Instructions
There’s no question that the flavor is my favorite thing about this recipe, but a close second is how easy it is to make.
I absolutely love recipes that provide amazing flavor without requiring tons of time in the kitchen. It allows me time to spend with the family and get other things checked off my to do list.
And if you like quick and simple recipe like me, you’re going to be a big fan of this pie!
Note: If making your own crust, prepare it before moving on to this recipe.
Step 1: Line pie pan with crust and bake at 400 degrees until lightly brown. Remove and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Add all your ingredients to your mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
Step 3: Pour filling mixture into pie crust.
Step 4: Cover edges of crust in aluminum foil.
Step 5: Bake for 20 minutes or until pie filling has firmed.
Step 6: Remove from oven and chill in refrigerator until cool. Serve topped with whipped cream if desired.
Easy Chocolate Pie (With Cocoa)
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Mixer
- 1 9" pie pan
- 3 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- ⅓ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 stick Butter Melted
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Note: If making your own crust, prepare it before moving on to this recipe.
- Line pie pan with crust and bake at 400 degrees until lightly brown. Remove and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
- Add all your ingredients to your mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Pour filling mixture into pie crust.
- Cover edges of crust in aluminum foil.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until pie filling has firmed.
- Remove from oven and chill in refrigerator until cool. Serve topped with whipped cream if desired.
Liv’s Chocolate Cocoa Pie Recipe Notes
- Make sure to prebake your crust just until it starts to brown. Cover the edges of your crust with aluminum foil before finishing baking your pie. This will prevent your crust from over browning.
- This pie tastes great as is, but top it with homemade whipped cream just before frosting for a particularly delicious pie.
- Chill your pie until ready to serve.
- Store covered in the refrigerator for up to four days.