A Very Wicked (and Welsh) Chocolate Cream Pie

A Very Wicked (and Welsh) Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie recipe


- 75g caster sugar

- 625ml whole milk

- 6 egg yolks (freeze the whites for another recipe)

- 2tbsp cornflour

- 100g salted butter, chopped

- 200g Wickedly Welsh Dark Chocolate, chopped

- 1tsp vanilla extract

For the base:

- 25 chocolate crème-filled sandwich biscuits

- 75g butter, melted

For the topping:

- 300ml whipping or double cream

- 2tbsp icing sugar

- 1tsp vanilla extract

- Chocolate shavings, to decorate



First, you want to prepare the base. Blitz the biscuits to fine crumbs in a food processor or place them in a sandwich bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Add the melted butter and pulse to combine. Transfer the mixture into a 22cm pie dish, pressing it into the base and up the sides using the back of a spoon. Keep it chilled.


In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, combine the sugar and milk. Whisk until the milk is steaming and the sugar has dissolved. Then whisk the egg yolks and cornflour in a bowl to create a smooth paste.


Take a few spoonfuls of the hot milk and add them to the yolk mixture, whisking to loosen. Slowly whisk this back into the saucepan of hot milk. Continue to whisk until the mixture thickens to a custard-like consistency, approximately 3-5 minutes.


Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the butter, Wickedly Welsh dark chocolate and vanilla, until the chocolate and butter have melted and the mixture is completely smooth. Pour this over the chilled base and smooth the surface with a spatula. Cover with a circle of baking parchment to prevent a skin from forming and chill until set (about 3-4 hours). The pie can be kept chilled for up to 24 hours.


Just before serving, whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla together to soft peaks using an electric whisk. Spoon this over the middle of the pie and gently spread it to the edge using the back of the spoon. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings from the rest of the Wickedly Welsh Dark Chocolate bar to decorate the pie.