Chocolate Velvet Dessert

Recipe by Courtly
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12-16


  • 1 12
    cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 14
    cup melted butter
  • 2
    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • 1 34
    cups whipping cream
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate ButterCream Frosting
  • 12
    cup butter, softened
  • 3
    tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 -4
    tablespoons milk


  • In small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 1/2 inch up sides of a greased 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool. In mixing bowl, combine egg yolks, cream and vanilla; beat well. Gradually stir a third of the cream mixture into melted chocolate until blended. Gradually stir in remaining cream mixture. Pour into crust.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 40-45 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.
  • For frosting, in mixing bowl, cream butter. Combine confectioners sugar and cocoa; add butter with enough milk to achieve frosting consistency. Pipe into center of dessert, Refrigerate leftovers.