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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- with a slice cut out.

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

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

Equipment Needed For Chocolate Velvet Dessert

  • 9-inch Springform Pan
  • Pastry Bag- I love to buy disposable pastry bags. They are inexpensive and a huge time save. Pastry bags are no fun to clean.
  • Large Star Tip

What Are Chocolate Wafer Crumbs?

For the crust, I use Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers. They are thin chocolate cookies. To turn them into crumbs, either porcess them in a food processor or place them in a large ziptop bag and crush them with a rolling pin or heavy pan.

Chocolate Velvet Dessert with a slice cut out.


This chocolate tart can be stored at room temperature for a few days. Any longer than that, it should be refrigerated. Take it out of the refrigerator an hour or two before serving.

More Chocolate Desserts

Slice of chocolate tart on a plate.

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

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Chocolate Velvet Dessert

Chocolate Velvet Dessert is a dessert for chocoholics. A chocolate cookie crumb crust, rich chocolate filling, and a chocolate buttercream frosting.
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 55 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cookie crumbs and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in melted butter.
  • Transfer mixture to a 9-inch springform pan and press onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake in oven for 10 minutes. Let cool.
  • 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.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
  • 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.
  • Let cool 10 minutes and then run a knife around the edges of the pan. Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate overnight.
  • 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.
  • Use a pastry bag with a large star tip to pipe stars all over the top.


Calories: 585kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, tart

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Adapted from Taste of Home

Originally posted May 1, 2015.

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17 thoughts on “Chocolate Velvet Dessert”

  1. Hi, just wondering after baking, do you remove the spring form ring or do that the next day? Do you bake the filling on a baking sheet too? I didn’t and mine leaked o to the bottom of the oven.

  2. 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.

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    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!♡

  4. Lea Andersen

    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.

  5. This looks so rich and decadent, and it might even satisfy my chocolate cravings for a whole day. haha Beautiful job, Christin!

  6. 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!

  7. Mary @chattavore

    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. 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    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!

  11. sarah k @ the pajama chef

    what a lovely dessert! congrats on your son’s graduation. what a happy time for you!

  12. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    That’s so exciting for your son in so many ways, Christin! This pie looks like the perfect dish to celebrate with! Pinned!

  13. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    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

  14. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    What a celebration for you guys! I’m so glad this is the first thing that popped up in my feed — it looks SO good! Pinned for later 🙂

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