Recipe for French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (9-inch) baked pie shell, cooled
  • Whipped cream


  1. In a bowl, beat the sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 4 – 5 minutes. Beat in the chocolate, canola oil, and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides of bowl as needed. Spoon chocolate mixture into pie shell and chill for at least 3 hours. Top with whipped cream.


3 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled, can be substituted for the cocoa powder and the canola oil.


Recipe and Photo: Dinners for a Year / CC BY-NC

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