French Silk Pie
Recipe by Dinners for a Year and Beyond

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


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.


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