Chocolate Velvet Dessert

Chocolate Velvet Dessert is a creamy and rich tart with a chocolate cookie crumb crust, a smooth and decadent chocolate filling, and a chocolate buttercream frosting. Using a pastry bag with a large star tip to apply the frosting really gives it an impressive look.

Chocolate Velvet Dessert - this tart is chocolate heaven!

 

Because this tart is so rich, a little goes a long way. You can easily feed at least 12 people with it.

Chocolate Velvet Dessert - this tart is chocolate heaven!

 

It would be perfect for a special occasion, like a graduation.

That’s what I have my mind on these days. My baby boy is graduating from high school in just one month.

Chocolate Velvet Dessert - this tart is chocolate heaven!

When your child gets close to graduating, everyone asks you how you’re holding up. They expect you to tell them that the thought of your child leaving puts you on the edge of a breakdown. That there will be months of mourning, maybe days spent sitting in his room staring at the empty closet.

Chocolate Velvet Dessert - this tart is chocolate heaven!

But I’m determined to have nothing but happy thoughts about my child making his way in the world.

My son was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2013 and has now been cancer free for over a year. One of the positives to come out of that experience, an experience that is probably every parent’s worst nightmare, is that everything else in life seems like a walk in the park compared to that.

Chocolate Velvet Dessert - this tart is chocolate heaven!

I see my son’s graduation not as an end, but as a beginning, and I love beginnings!

Enjoy each and every day, celebrate life, and eat lots of chocolate.

Chocolate Velvet Dessert - this tart is chocolate heaven!

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Chocolate Velvet Dessert - this tart is chocolate heaven!
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Chocolate Velvet Dessert
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Chocolate Velvet Dessert is a dessert for chocoholics. A chocolate cookie crumb crust, rich chocolate filling, and a chocolate buttercream frosting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 585 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cookie crumbs and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in melted butter.
  2. Transfer mixture to a 9-inch springform pan and press onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake in oven for 10 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat at 20 second intervals until they get completely smooth when stirred. Let cool a few minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
  6. While whisking, gradually pour melted chocolate into egg mixture. Once all chocolate has been added, whisk until completely combined. Pour into prepared crust and bake in 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Center should almost be set.
  7. Let cool 10 minutes and then run a knife around the edges of the pan. Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate overnight.
  8. To make the buttercream, beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add in confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, and milk. Add enough milk to make it a consistency that is good for piping (thick enough that it holds its form, but not so thick that it is difficult to squeeze out of the piping bag.
  9. Use a pastry bag with a large star tip to pipe stars all over the top.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Velvet Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Taste of Home

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16 thoughts on “Chocolate Velvet Dessert

  1. I had previously made this cake, from TASTE OF HOME, and it IS very tasty!
    It is rich and sweet, so be warned! Smaller slices are very satisfying.
    I did add some coffee to the frosting, and the mocha flavor was complementary, and light.
    Be sure to chill over night as stated, it helps this dessert set up fully.
    Pinning as a reminder of a wonderful dessert.

  2. Oh wow! This cake looks seriously Ah.Maze.Ing!!! It would send me into epileptic shock because I’m allergic to chocolate, but a girl can dream. And drool! My husband would LOVE this cake and I’m definately going to make it for him (and jealously stare as he devours it)! Thanks for sharing!
    On a side note: you must be so proud of your son, sounds like he is one heck of a boy who has accomplished and conquered a lot! Cheers and congratulations to both of you!♡

  3. Wow! Very good job for this cake, this is so enticing. My son’s birthday is nearly coming and it looks like I don’t need to worry about the cake. I am sure he’ll like it,since chocolate is number one in his list. Anyways, congrats to you and your son, this is one of the best achievements that a mother can get.

  4. So happy and excited for your son’s upcoming graduation. A rich and decadent chocolate tart sounds like the best way to celebrate! It looks amazing!

  5. Congratulations to your son…on the graduation and on being cancer-free. And for being able to eat this fantastic looking dessert, which looks like a rich reward! Amazing. 🙂

  6. Here’s to many more beginnings! So happy for your son’s upcoming high school graduation! He’s obviously a strong guy and he can totally handle this decadent tart! : ) The texture of this is incredible. It reminds me of the Godiva chocolate cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory, which I love! What a treat.

  7. Wow! I’m sure this dessert was definitely a hit. Looking forward to trying it. I am happy to hear your son is doing well. Congratulations to him on his upcoming graduation. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I am sorry that you had to live through every parent’s worst nightmare. My son is also graduating from high school and our stress of having a typical teenager (and a 21 year old who still has to find her way, and extended family issues) is small in light of things. Situations like yours reminds me of how blessed our family is. Your dessert, once again, looks scrumptious!

  9. I’m graduating in a month, too! I would totally love for this to be my grad party dessert 🙂 The cookie crust looks awesome. Inspiring to see your son starting new beginnings as a survivor xx

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