Torta de chocolate (chocolate pie)

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 1hr 1min


  • Pastry
  • 1 12
    cups flour
  • 12
    cup cocoa
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 13
  • Filling
  • 16
    ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 14
    cup Heavy cream
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 5
    egg yolks
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla


  • To prepare the pastry: sift the flour, cocoa and salt together into a bowl.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or 2 knives until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Add the sour cream and knead into a ball.
  • Divide into 4 equal pieces and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • On a floured board, roll each piece of dough out to a 10 x 10 inch square.
  • Place each square on a buttered baking sheet, prick all over with a fork and bake in a 400f degree oven 10 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the pastry squares to wire racks to cool.
  • They will be very fragile.
  • To prepare the filling: Place the chocolate, cream and butter in a saucepan and stir over low heat until the chocolate and butter are melted.
  • Beat the egg yolks until thick.
  • Beat in a few tablespoons of the hot chocolate mixture and stir back into the hot chocolate.
  • Stir in the vanilla and let the mixture cool to spreading consistency.
  • Do not refrigerate or it will be too stiff to spread.
  • Place 1 pastry layer on a serving plate and spread with the filling.
  • Continue layering, leaving the nicest looking pastry square for the top.
  • Sift powdered sugar over the top layer.
  • Using a pastry bag fitted with a star tube, decorate the top layer with a little of the leftover filling.