4 from 8 votes

Rich and Creamy Chocolate Torte

A really quick and simple no bake dessert that's a perfect, cool and creamy dessert for hot summer days!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Chocolate dessert recipe, No bake dessert, Summer Chocolate Torte
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 475 kcal


For the base:

  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs chocolate graham crackers or Oreos work well
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • cups whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • chocolate shavings or curls for garnish


For The Base:

  1. Mix the cookie crumbs and brown sugar in medium sized mixing bowl.

  2. Add melted butter and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.  Press into bottom of a 9 inch sprig form pan and set aside..

For the filling:

  1. Mix the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, egg yolks, sour cream, vanilla & salt in a food processor (or mixer) until thoroughly blended and the mixture is smooth with no lumps.

  2. Add the mixture to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer whisking the whole time. Once the mixture comes to a simmer, add the cream cheese, butter and chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and whisk for three minutes until the mixture becomes thick and creamy.  Pour the mixture into the pan with the crust.

  4. Cover with plastic wrap (make sure the plastic wrap is touching the surface to avoid a skin forming).
  5. Chill cake for at least 4 hours before slicing. To garnish sprinkle with chocolate shavings or curls

Nutrition Facts
Rich and Creamy Chocolate Torte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 267mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 29g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 18.3%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.