Ingredients

Chocolate Pie

  • 345 grams (12.1 ounces) bitter chocolate
  • 170 grams (6 ounces) butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 300 grams (10.6 ounces or 1.5 cups) sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cocoa powder for sprinkling (optional)

Equipment

  • Oven

    Ensure your oven is preheated to 320F (160C) for consistent baking.

  • Heat-resistant bowl

    Perfect for melting butter and chocolate; opt for a glass or ceramic bowl.

  • Microwave or Double Boiler

    Use these to melt your chocolate mixture smoothly.

  • Whisk or Electric Mixer

    The secret to fluffy eggs lies in how well you whip them.

  • 9-inch Baking Pan

    Prepare by greasing, flouring, and lining with parchment paper for easy pie removal.

Instructions

Step 1

For the best taste, choose a rich, bitter chocolate that you really enjoy, as it will dominate the flavor of the pie.

Step 2

Preheat your oven to 320°F (160°C). Grease a 23 cm (9 inch) baking mold, dust it lightly with flour, and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Step 3

Tip: This will help remove the pie easily without it sticking.

Step 4

Cut the butter into pieces and chop the chocolate. Place both in a heat-resistant bowl.

Step 5

Melt the chocolate and butter mixture using a double boiler or in the microwave in short bursts. If using the microwave, stir every 30 seconds until smooth.

Step 6

Tip: Be careful not to overheat the chocolate in the microwave as it can burn easily.

Step 7

In a separate large bowl, whip the eggs with sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt until the mixture is fluffy and light, which should take about 8-10 minutes.

Step 8

Tip: Whipping the eggs well is crucial for a light, airy texture.

Step 9

Gently fold the melted chocolate mixture into the whipped eggs until well combined.

Step 10

Pour the batter into the prepared baking mold. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a wooden stick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 11

Tip: Start checking at the 60-minute mark to avoid overbaking.

Step 12

Allow the pie to cool completely in the mold.

Step 13

Before serving, you can sprinkle the top with cocoa powder for an extra touch.

Servings

With its rich chocolate flavor and delightful texture, this pie is a showstopper on its own. A classic way to serve this pie is with a dusting of cocoa powder on top, creating a sophisticated look. For a more lavish treat, add a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Feeling festive? Enhance its flavors by pairing each slice with a generous spoonful of raspberry sauce or fresh berries. If you're hosting a dinner party, consider serving this pie with a glass of red wine to complement the deep chocolate notes. Craving some extra flair? Garnish with mint leaves or edible flowers. Whichever way you decide to serve, this chocolate pie will be a tantalizing centerpiece.

Variations

For a gluten-free version, replace the flour used to prep the pan with almond flour, ensuring there's no gluten contamination. As for a vegan twist, swap the butter for a plant-based alternative and use flaxseed or chia seeds mixed with water as an egg substitute (one tablespoon of either mixed with three tablespoons of water per egg). Opt for vegan chocolate to keep it completely plant-based. These variations retain the pie's decadent flavor while catering to specific dietary needs.

Faq

  • Why do I need to whip the eggs for 8-10 minutes?

    Whipping the eggs creates volume and ensures a light, fluffy texture for your pie, giving it the perfect balance with the rich chocolate.

  • How do I know if my pie is done?

    Insert a wooden stick into the center of the pie; if it comes out completely dry, your pie is ready to come out of the oven.

  • Can I use milk chocolate instead of bitter chocolate?

    Milk chocolate can be used, but it will result in a sweeter pie. Adjust the sugar quantity to balance the sweetness.

  • How can I avoid overcooking the pie?

    Start checking for doneness at the 60-minute mark and keep a close eye every few minutes to prevent overcooking.

  • Can this pie be made in advance?

    Yes, this pie can be baked the day before and stored in the refrigerator. Allow it to come to room temperature or warm it slightly before serving.

  • What’s the best way to melt the chocolate and butter?

    Using a double boiler ensures even melting, but microwaving in 30-second intervals while stirring also works well to prevent burning.

Nutrition facts

Mind blowing gluten free chocolate pie
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approximately 475 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):450 - 500
Total Fat:31 grams
Saturated Fat:19 grams
Protein:8 grams
Total Carbohydrate:42 grams
Total Sugars:34 grams