Easy Chocolate Tart

Easy Chocolate Tart

I have a habit of researching a fair bit (N says it’s much more than just fair but anyway) before I try a new dessert recipe, unless of course, it is a tried and tested family recipe. I read more than one recipe for the same thing, understand and analyse the ingredients and method of cooking/ baking, wonder if I should swap some ingredients, think of variations and so on and so forth.  I have realised two things that are difficult to find (i) a dessert recipe that serves two people and (ii) a tart/ cheesecake/ mousse recipe without eggs in the filing.

I love eggs in my cakes but wouldn’t mind an eggless filling in tarts and cheesecakes. Also, we love desserts but just enough for us not to feel guilty about having too much. That Chocolate Sheet Cake we made a few weeks ago… well, I had 1/4th  of the cake all by myself. Not good!

So recently, I came across this really rich chocolate tart on Hilah’s cooking and knew instantly I had to try it- it had no eggs! But again it made a 10 serving tart and we don’t need that. So I used the recipe to adapt it for the 2 of us and enough to last our after dinner dessert cravings for 2-3 days. Yes, with all that cream it sure is rich!

Chocolate Tart

It’s a super easy, rich and creamy chocolate tart that you cannot resist! Make sure to leave a little extra space at dinner for this chocolate indulgence! We are also bringing this along to this week’s Fiesta Friday at Angie’s. Hope you enjoy it.

Here is how we made it:

Easy Chocolate Tart

Yield: Two 4-inch tarts (we used mini spring form pans but you could use tart pans)

Ingredients

    For the crust
  • ¾ cup ginger snap crumbs (about 20 small cookies should make this)
  • ½ tablespoon oat flour (or regular AP flour)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • A few tablespoons water
  • For the filling
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or regular refined sugar)
  • ¾ cup (around 6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • For the white chocolate pattern
  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

    For the crust
  1. Mix all the crust ingredients other than water together. Then, in one tablespoon increments, add water until the crumbs stick together.
  2. Next, spread the crust mix into the tart pans or spring form pans evenly on the bottom and about 1 ½-2 inches on the sides.
  3. Bake these in a 350 F preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Take them out and allow them to cool.
  4. For the filling
  5. In a small pan, add cream, coffee and sugar and put it on medium heat. Stir this constantly until the cream is warm, sugar and coffee is dissolved and the cream starts to bubble on the sides.
  6. Remove this from the heat, add in the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate melts.
  7. Stir in the vanilla and butter and mix well. Pour this into the crust. Set this aside.
  8. For the white chocolate pattern
  9. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips with the cream for about 20- 25 seconds. Stir until it is melted.
  10. Pour this melted white chocolate in stripes on the warm tart. Drag a toothpick or a skewer from the first stripe out to the edges.
  11. Refrigerate the tart until set for about 3-4 hours. This will keep well in the refrigerator even for about 3-4 days.
  12. Take it out of the refrigerator at least 10 minutes before serving. You'll note some condensation on top of the tart but that's nothing to worry about!

Notes

1. Feel free to use a crust with cookies of your choice. Ginger snaps taste awesome with chocolate!

2. You could use bittersweet chocolate chunks/ chips in place of semi-sweet.

3. The tart will keep well in the refrigerator for a good 3-4 days.

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Chocolate Tart

Now let’s dig in!

Chocolate Tart

43 Comments:

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  2. so indulgent!! Love the tart 🙂 Looks awesome!
    Love your blog! Just went through a few posts! 🙂

  3. OMG! This cake looks amazing and so scrumptious! The last photo is amazing, it makes it even more yummy!

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  5. 12:15 am & I’m craving for dessert just before lunch time 😛 Love this one… And clicked on that chocolate sheet cake too! Now I’m confused what to make today??!!! 🙁

  6. Wow they look absolutely divine! I have to try making this!

  7. The tart looks very beautiful. I love the way you add a little bit of coffee powder in all your chocolate based desserts.

  8. I LIKE! This chocolate tart looks amazingly good! So beautiful too 😀
    I want one!
    Happy Fiesta Friday!

  9. Aditi, I feel so bad because having missed you and Nikhil while you were having fun with the parents, now I have just been too busy to catch up with your posts which I seen looking at me accusingly in my inbox… So happy to read this post as part of my co-hosting remit. I love how you research things and I love that you have scaled this one down. I am going to email you with an idea shortly. Wonderful photos, as always, Nikhil, the silent CeeBee! Thank you for sharing this with us and Happy Fiesta Friday.

  10. Looks delicious – love your pictures 🙂

  11. Oooh such a pretty and gorgeous looking tart! Amazing. You made it soo neatly. I feel like having a bite now, now, NOW!

  12. every element of this sounds so good from the ginger in the crust to the white chocolate. yum!

  13. A great cake!!! It looks amazing!

  14. Looks absolutely gorgeous! Can only imagine how good it tastes!

  15. Wow, what have got here? Absolutely gorgeous!

  16. Wow, this is exactly what I have been looking for!
    My wife and I will have this tomorrow.
    Thank You!!!

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  18. So beautiful with the white chocolate pattern on top, and after reading through the recipe I think I could do this. Also the crust looks absolutely delicious, so moist. Great photo!

  19. Hi Aditi! Oh my gosh! this chocolate tart looks divine! Plus it seems so easy to make too! That’s a perfect dessert! I cannot wait to try this myself! Can I have one large slice please? LOL! Thanks for bringing this tart to fiesta Friday! I am sure it will be all gone in a couple hours! Happy fiesta Friday! 🙂

  20. This looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing, I can’t wait to try!

  21. I love this love this love this! And high five for that research and analyzing. I am the same way :). So trying it soon.

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