Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chocolate, Chocolate, And Did I Mention Chocolate?

 So it's the 2011 Great Online Cookie Exchange extravaganza. Kindly organized by the lovely Jz. I don't do many cookies, so you'll have to get your new cookie recipes from one of the other participants.

This is basically a vegan recipe turned into a heart attack on a plate with enough dairy products to overdose on. My mom used to make what I call "the bottom half" of this pie when I was a kid. I have since put it through an incredibly unhealthy, yet delicious, evolutionary process.
This will make two pies if you use a pre-made crust as the shells are a bit smaller than the homemade ones.
I know that the majority of people will be incredibly turned off by the main ingredient in the first half of this recipe. Try it anyways. You can’t taste the secret ingredient. I promise.
Both parts should be made a day in advance. And don’t use cheap chocolate!

lil’s Deviant Decadence Double Layer Chocolate Mocha Cream Pie
Bottom half:
1 cooked Oreo pie crust. If you use the pre-made kind, you will need two.
3 cups firm silken tofu--the kind that does not require refrigeration. Here it’s “mori-nu” brand (the non-silken kind will NOT make for good texture).
1 cup melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla
¾ cup unsweetened Ghirardelli baking cocoa
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup heavy cream as needed for blending (use less if you can)

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into pie shell, cover completely with a circle of wax paper and refrigerate.

Top half:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 TBS. hot espresso or strong coffee sweetened to taste. You can also substitute in 1 TBS cream liqueur of your choice.
4 oz. Ghirardelli semi-sweet baking chocolate broken into small pieces
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, combine coffee and chocolate. Heat on low stirring occasionally. Once chocolate is melted and mixture is completely smooth (but don’t over heat this. Bad things happen), remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form while occasionally stirring cooling chocolate mixture. When chocolate reaches room temperature, (if it’s still warm more bad things happen) fold it into the cream until it is a consistent color and texture. Refrigerate in an airtight container overnight. Spread over bottom half of pie and drown in whipped cream before serving.

Here is the list of the other participants:
Edit: omg there's some yummy stuff here. Well worth checking out!

Another Suburban Mom
Ashly Star
Jack & Jill
His wyld rose
Infidelity Chronicles
Linda Long
Little Monkey
Naughty Kitty
selkie (her recipe here, her blog here)
Sephani Page
striving for peace
Tempting Sweets
The Missus

I see a lot of copy and paste in my future today...Yum!


  1. Sounds delicious. Gained weight just reading the ingredients. A holiday must have - my scale took off for the holidays. Aren't I lucky?

  2. Coffee and chocolate!! What more does a girl need :))

    Dee x

  3. Oh my, so much chocolate. I'm not a big chocolate fan but the boyfriend most definitely is. I might have to make this for him some time when I'm feeling extra generous. I'll just have to not mention the tofu part since he always balks when I try to get him to eat anything with tofu in it, lol. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I've been looking for recipes with tofu, and this is the first I've seen of it in a dessert. Thanks so much, and Happy Holidays! -Elysia

  5. I love the creaminess that silken tofu adds to pies. I make a nice chocolate-strawberry one that's a lot like this too.

    Nice recipe!

  6. Thank you for not posting a photo with this because I would undoubtedly have been reduced to licking my laptop screen...


    Thanks for playing along! :-)

  7. O, wow. I could actually make the bottom half for my vegan friends couldn't i? And the real thing for me... yum!


  8. need to go get something to eat now! Hopefully there is something sweet in this house

  9. oooh chocolate...sounds great! Sara

  10. I have never heard of a dessert with tofu. I must try this recipe simply for curiosity's sake. :)

  11. I am going to trick my anti-tofu friends...

  12. I ran out of time yesterday - so I'm late - but - i use tofu quite a bit - so this sounds perfect - plus - you had me at "chocolate, chocolate..."

  13. You got me with oreo crust... sounds sooooo yummy, and I'll believe you when you say you can't taste that one special (unmentionable) ingredient, hehe :)

  14. sunnygirl, lol. If there are no numbers, it doesn't count!

    mouse, it's one of my all-time favorites.

    Dee, see--it's a win win. And you can even add alcohol!

    Ashly, you are quite welcome. And yes, the secret is to not tell them what's in it before they eat. My mother in law is a self professed tofu hater and wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole--but she loves this pie.

    Elysia, you are welcome. And it's one of those wonderful recipes where you just don't know what's in it!

    Conina, yum. That sounds delicious.

    Jz, lmao. I now deeply regret not having a picture to post.

    aisha, you most certainly could. That's was it's original purpose before I threw all concepts of health out the window lol. It's actually quite good either way--my mom used to make it completely vegan when I was a kid.

    ponderouspet, I visited all the participating logs yesterday. I was so friggin hungry y the time I was done, I was about ready to start chewing on the pictures.

    Beth, tofu seems to be one of those things where it either works really well or tastes kind of funny--this one works well. Though like I said, your choice of tofu makes a huge difference.

    sin, oh it's really quite fun to feed tofu-haters this and watch them rave about how delicious it is before they have the faintest clue.

    gg, "chocolate, chocolate" is so much better than just "chocolate" lol. It's my favorite tofu recipe ever.

    Alice, yes, the usual secret to success is to not tell people what they are eating until their plates are clean lol.

  15. Sounds heavenly. Thanks for including a substitute for coffee.


  16. ronnie, the original recipe used hot water instead of coffee. It's good like that as well. I just have a serious thing for coffee lol.

  17. Though we don't eat pie often, the name alone insists we give this a try. Between "deviant" and "chocolate mocha" this sounds wonderful!


  18. Jill, See, it really is a win/win!


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