This is one of my favorite desserts, hands down. I remember always thinking the slices you’d get at the diner were too small – I always wanted a second. So, I decided to learn to make it myself. This is the result. It is smooth and rich and sweet and salty and amazingly decadent. And, you probably have all the ingredients to make it right now!
1 C. butter
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
6 T. cocoa powder
3/4 t. salt
Whipped cream and melted chocolate, to garnish
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. When light and fluffy, add 1 egg at a time and beat for 5 minutes after each egg. *It's important to beat each egg for 5 full minutes so that the pie will set. After the fourth egg, add the vanilla and cocoa powder. Taste and season with up to 3/4 t. salt – it really develops the chocolate’s flavor. Pour the mixture into a baked and cooled pie crust and place in the refrigerator. Allow pie to set for 3 hours and then garnish with melted chocolate and whipped cream.