Bunsen Burner Bakery

Chocolate Cream Pie

Nothing beats a silky smooth slice of old-fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie with a mile-high pile of whipped cream.  With a no-bake custard filling and a crispy pie crust, it’s sure to become a family favorite!

overhead view of a chocolate cream pie covered with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

If you don’t already know, with a name like Bunsen Burner Bakery, you may guess that I have a background in chemistry. And you’d be right – I have a Ph.D. in biochemistry and still work full-time as a scientist. But I don’t just love chemistry – I was a math minor in college.

So you might guess where this is going. A baking-based food blog, with a focus on kitchen chemistry. I love baking pies (and eating pies) and pi, the number.

And today, March 14th is, of course… Pi Day!

So we’re celebrating with this Chocolate Cream Pie. My kids do not love pie (or Pi) as much as I do, unless it’s a chocolate pie. My Chocolate Buttermilk Pie and Flourless Brownie Pie are huge hits and make frequent appearances for holidays. But occasionally, we like to shake things up and make a chocolate cream pie.

Between the rich, chocolatey (no bake!) custard and the fluffy pile of whipped cream, this is always a winner. Sometimes we just make the chocolate cream and skip the crust and eat it like custard (who needs a pie crust when you have a spoon?!) It’s truly a delicious-every-day-every-which-way kind of pie. And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Pi Day, as a pie lover!

spatula lifting a thick slice of chocolate cream pie out of a pie dish.
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