Dark Chocolate Silk Pie with Chocolate Almond Crust for Ella’s Baby Shower. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe

Dark Chocolate Silk Pie | Vegan Richa

I should call this Death by Chocolate Pie or Heaven in a Chocolate Pie :). There is chocolate, all smooth and delicious in the filling and chocolate in the crust. I added some cashew cream on top but really you can drizzle some melted chocolate and basically be in chocolate coma for the rest of the day. A very good coma I must say.

The filling is coconut milk and melted dark chocolate. The crust is almonds, oats, cocoa and just a little oil. Add more or less cocoa to the crust to chocolatey preference. You can make the filling with blended up silken tofu and melted chocolate as well. I like mine with coconut milk :). The filling melts in the mouth and the crust adds another punch of chocolate just when you thought the silky chocolate is all gone. Look at the slice below.. that filling and the crust! And this is perfect for Mother’s day too! 

That’s it, no more chocolate recipes for a month. I need to do a no-chocolate cleanse to get over this one. 

I am bringing this Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie to Ella’s virtual baby shower! If you haven’t stopped my Pure Ella before, do drop by to say hi. Ella’s space is filled with brightness, beauty and joy, happiness, hard work and fun.

Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie | Vegan Richa

Melt in my mouth! I was not going to take this bite photograph, then decided it looked too good to not. Hence, my messy plate ;) also ignore my attempt at pretty cashew cream piping. 
This sudden turn of liking dark chocolate is going to be the bane of me this year. Even though I barely eat 1 helping in a day, when I make something, I have weeks when I crave some chocolate every day. And to imagine I would go years without any chocolate before :). mmm. chocolate.

A 5 yr old visitor ate one whole slice which was supposed to be shared with her mom. Let’s just say that we had an invisible trampoline in the house for the next 2 hours ;) 

More awesome desserts on the blog.
Chocolate Chip Pudding Pie with Almond Date Crust. GF SoyFree
Pumpkin Mousse Layer Cake with Vanilla Sponge.
Current fave Chocolate chip cookie, Date Caramel Brownie Bars.
Tiramisu Cheesecake Brownie. GF

Dark Chocolate Silk Pie with Chocolate Almond Crust
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, soy, gluten, yeast. Can be made corn-free with a different starch.

Makes 1 9 inch pie dish
1/2 cup oat flour (ground certified gf oats)

3/4 cup almond flour (ground almonds, grind with some oats or starch for a finer grind)
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp flax meal
3 Tbsp sugar 
1/8 tsp fine sea salt 
1/4 cup cocoa powder (1 Tbsp more for dark chocolate crust)
1 Tbsp solid coconut oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp almond milk
1 15 oz can full fat coconut milk
1.5 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup ground raw sugar 
One 3 oz Theo 70% or 85% dark chocolate bar (2/3 cup or 3 oz chocolate)
3 Tbsp vegan semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk. Add in the oils and mix until crumbs. 
Add the almond milk and mix into a smooth stiff dough. Roll out the dough between 2 parchment sheets to slightly larger than a 9 inch circle. Place in a greased pie pan and shape and seal edges. Chill for half an hour in the refrigerator. Prick holes. Bake for 16-17 mins at pre-heated 350 degrees F. 

Add coconut milk, cornstarch, sugar and cocoa powder to pan and whisk to mix the sugar well. Heat at medium heat and bring to simmering boil. The mixture will thicken as it starts to simmer. cook for another minute. total 8 to 9 mins. Take off heat and cool for a minute.
Add the dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, coconut oil, vanilla let sit for a minute.
Whisk until all the chocolate melts and gets smooth. Taste and adjust sweet at this point. Pour the mix into the baked and cooled pie shell. Chill for a few hours or Freeze for 1-2 hours to make it easier to slice. Slice, thaw slightly and serve. Decorate with cashew cream or whipped coconut cream.

Notes: The filling is nut-free. Use a different crust to make the pie nut-free, or a neutral crust for less intense chocolate pie. Or use this raw Almond Date Crust for no-bake(Add cocoa powder).If you are sensitive to Oats, use any gluten-free flour blend or use sorghum + white rice flour to replace the oat flour.

It is Ella’s Virtual Baby Shower blog hop! Congratulations Ella! Have a gorgeous and easy pregnancy and delivery. I wish I could be there in the real world too.

Thank you Meg ( Beard and Bonnet ) for planning the shower and the beautiful banner!

See what everyone else is bringing to the party :)


Ashley of My Heart Beets (Artichoke Hummus)
Beth of Tasty Yummies (Sprouted Hummus Cucumber Cups)
Cara of Fork and Beans (Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes)
Emma of Coconut & Berries (Strawberry Orange Rosewater Smoothie)
Gabby of The Veggie Nook (Lemon Poppyseed Truffles)
Gina of So…Let’s Hang Out (Cucumber Mint Limeade)
Jenny of Nourished Kitchen (Cultured Coconut Milk & Mango Popsicles)
Kris of 80 Twenty (Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus)
Meg of Beard and Bonnet (Shower Worthy Tea Sandwiches)
Richa of Vegan Richa (Dark Chocolate Silk Pie)
Rika of Vegan Miam (Sweet Potato Dumplings in Ginger & Jasmine Syrup -Tang Yuan)
Sherrie of With Food + Love (Blackberry + Mango Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream)
Sylvie of Gourmande In The Kitchen (Hibiscus, Strawberry, & Rhubarb Iced Tea)
Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen (Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes)


  1. says

    Wow Richa!! This looks stunning!
    I want a chocolate coma for a full week with this Chocolate Pie!

    Thank you so much for being a part of this special day ~ I can’t believe all the wonderful food and love I’m getting today ~ just wish this was real life so I could really devour this stunning chocolatey goodness ;)

    Thank you so much!!
    You are one inspiring lady! ;)

    xox ella

  2. says

    Richa, this pie sounds divine!! I am pinning it all over the place as soon as I am done with this comment. Thank you so very much for joining in the celebration of Ella’s new baby. I am so glad to have connected with you and cannot wait to pour through your site.

  3. says

    Girl, I knew your dessert would be a show-stopper! That entire pie is for me though, right? I wonder what everyone else will eat… xo

  4. says

    Can we call this HEAVEN by CHOCOLATE Pie, Richa?! The pie looks so rich and lovely with the cashew cream, I would eat it all in one minute! ;) ;0 ^______^

  5. Anonymous says

    What a great idea of virtual baby shower!!! As you said, it’s perfect for Mother’s day and awesome gift to a lady who is going to be a Mommy soon.
    I would like to try this pie. I will replace thick coconut oil with Soy Free Earth Balance. Also I don’t have a pie dish, would it be ok to use 9X9 inch square cake pan?

    • says

      if you have a circle 8 or 9 inch cake pan, that would be better. the crust might not be sufficient for a 9 by 9 square. A smaller square would work. or just double the recipe for the 9 by 9 pan. put a parchment on the pan so it is easier to take the pie or slices out.

  6. Anonymous says

    Looks really awesome but it has semi sweet chocolate chips in it? Do they not have milk in the ingredients??

    • Anonymous says

      I am COMPLETELY new to the vegan diet so not trying to be negative or anything…just thought vegan diet was zero animal products. Sorry pushed enter by accident on my above question.

    • says

      valid question. you can get vegan semi sweet chocolate chips quite easily these days. I use enjoy life or whole foods brand. I should keep writing vegan choc chips, vegan cream, vegan milk, vegan cheese with everything :). the site name is vegan richa, so all the ingredients used are always vegan.:)

  7. says

    You know I love me some chocolate Richa, so obviously this would be the first thing on my plate at the shower. In fact I would probably go back for seconds and thirds. Just gorgeous! So happy we both got to attend this wonderful event :)

  8. says

    OMG this pie. I am seriously drooling over here. That chocolate looks sooo decadent and perfect. I am so excited to have connected over this amazing event for our Ella. I cannot wait to look through your site, I am in love already ;)

  9. says

    *swoon* this looks so divine and worthy of calling together people just to eat it! Can I replace the coconut milk with another full cream non-dairy milk (allergies), or does it have special thickening properties? Yum!

  10. says

    Hmm, delicious… I’m hardly holding myself back. That chocolate is looking great and I’m sure bite of that pie will give pleasure of great taste. Good recipe… Thanks.

  11. says

    Looks so silky, creamy and of course, amazingly chocolatey! I’m a huge chocolate fan and I LOVE this is soy-free…I am not a tofu fan unfortunately and this looks amazing. I’m still drooling over your chocolate chip pie you posted awhile back!

  12. says

    Holy baby socks! Beautiful, Richa. My favorite pie at Baker’s Square (not even sure they exist anymore) was their French (chocolate) Silk Pie. I’ve no doubt this blows that outta the water!

  13. Anonymous says

    Am curious: what’s your cashew cream topping? I’ve made whipped coconut cream before that ‘dollops’ nicely like your photos here, but never cashew cream. Any tips? Thanks!

    • Anonymous says

      Thanks again. I’ll have to try that idea–sometimes you don’t always want the extra coconut flavor in the topping. And the pie is on my list of things to make now–looks intensely delicious!

  14. says

    “I should call this Death by Chocolate Pie or Heaven in a Chocolate Pie :).” Yes you should definitely do so! Much more appropriate!!! ;-)

  15. says

    I made this for Mother’s Day and it was fantastic….as I just lick the chocolate off my fork as I’m eating my last bite of my slice tonight. It was easy, albeit I had to grind my oat flour and flax because I didn’t have any but it was so worth it. Yum!

  16. says

    Looks fabulous Richa! My kind of pie too…no tofu!! Haha! Seems every pie I’ve seen lately is tofu…but this one is delicious. This is how I make my chocolate mousse…with coconut milk and cocoa powder, so I know I would love the pie with the melted dark chocolate since the cocoa butter in it would help it set up nicely. Well done, I’m going to have to make this…I just wish there were more hours in the day!!! I’m up to my eyeballs writing recipes, but there are so many of yours I’ve seen that I’m dying to make!! :)

  17. says

    That’s amazing! When I saw that it didn’t contain soy, I was expecting cashews – it never would have occurred to me to think that you could thicken up coconut milk like that, it must add such richness and depth to it! Definitely going to try this recipe out. I like the sound of a chocolate coma:D

  18. Anonymous says

    Hi! I dont understand how much 1 15 oz of cocout milk is. (Here in sweden we use “deciliter” and that seems very much :P ;) )

  19. says

    OK–I am making this awesome pie. Ran into a bit of difficulty with the crust and need your thoughts on where I went wrong. The crust was very crumbly and dry, even AFTER I’d added an extra bit of milk. I tried rolling it out but it just kept crumbling. So, I gave up and just packed it into the pie pan like the crust for the Salted Caramel pie. AND, so my idiocy, I was so busy getting the crust in the pie pan, I completely did NOT see to grease the pan. So, it just came out of the oven, smells great, looks good…just keeping my fingers crossed it will come out of the pan.

    • says

      the crust can get crumbly depending on the oats and almonds and how finely they are ground. it is fine to pack it into the pan, or add more milk for a dough that stays together. i think if it was crumbly, it has better chances of not sticking to the pan post baking. fingers crossed. :)

    • says

      It’s not sticking to the pan…so that may be the way to go for me. I’ll try it again tho and add more milk. The oats/almonds were pretty finely ground. It sure smells good!!

  20. says

    Great recipe!

    I made this last night with a slight twist –

    1) Used Keebler’s ready pie crust (graham cracker), which is vegan
    2) Since the chocolate batter was not quite enough to fill up the crust, I took a full can of Smucker’s Marshmallow Topping (which is vegan), mixed it with a heaping scoop of peanut butter, and added in some vegan chocolate chips, whisked it together, and then poured this on top of the pie and added a nice layer of extra sugar :)
    3) Added in some oreo crumbles (also vegan)

    There were some bites of pie that were a little cocoa-ey, but I think it may have just seemed this way because I am not used to eating dark chocolate.

    Here’s a great list of “accidentally Vegan” foods (http://www.peta.org/living/food/accidentally-vegan/)


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