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How to Make a Delicious Chocolate Tart

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Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves photography, baking, cooking, and writing.

Voila! A beautifully decorated chocolate tart with fresh raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. The dark chocolate filling is smooth, rich, and delicious.

Voila! A beautifully decorated chocolate tart with fresh raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. The dark chocolate filling is smooth, rich, and delicious.

Rich Chocolate Filling in a Crisp Chocolate Crust

If you're a chocolate lover like me, you will love this luscious chocolate tart. It has a thin chocolate crust and is filled with a smooth and silky dark chocolate. It is the perfect dessert to enjoy with family after a weekend dinner.

The Ingredients

The ingredients are quite simple. For the crust, I used fine pastry flour. The chocolate filling is a combination of dark chocolate, heavy cream, eggs, butter, vanilla, and coffee. Yes, coffee. I always find that coffee accentuates the flavor of chocolate. Once the chocolate filling is ready, it is poured into a crisp pastry crust, and it just needs 12 minutes to bake.

Decoration

For the final presentation, I decided to decorate the tart with fresh raspberries, blueberries, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Ingredients

For the chocolate pastry:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 cup pastry flour (I used Bob's Red Mill unbleached white fine pastry flour)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the optional garnishes:

  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Make the chocolate pastry: In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with icing sugar until smooth.
  2. Add the egg yolks all at once in the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Add this to the butter mixture. Use a spatula to stir until evenly combined.
  4. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap with a cling wrap, and chill until ready to use.
  5. Make the crust or shell: Take out the chilled crust from the fridge. Knead the chocolate pastry dough once or twice on a lightly floured work surface to soften, then roll out the dough to a circle just less than 1/4-inch thick.
  6. Lift the dough carefully to line a 9-inch removable-bottom fluted tart pan. Press the dough into the shell and trim away any excess.
  7. Dock the pastry with a fork. Chill the tart shell for at least 20 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  9. Place the chilled crust shell onto a baking tray and bake it for about 18 minutes or until you see that the pastry has an even, dull finish. Allow it to cool while you prepare the filling.
  10. Make the filling: In a saucepan, bring the cream and butter up to a simmer and pour the mixture over the chocolate chips in a large bowl, letting it sit for just a few seconds.
  11. Gently stir the mixture with a spatula until the chocolate melts, then whisk in the sugar and the coffee. Lightly beat the eggs in a small dish and add to the chocolate mixture.
  12. Add a teaspoon of vanilla into the chocolate mixture and whisking gently until incorporated.
  13. Pour the chocolate mixture into the cooled tart crust and bake (still at 350° F) for 12 minutes.
  14. Allow the tart to cool to room temperature, then chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  15. Decorate the tart as desired. Slice the chocolate tart and place on a serving plate and enjoy!

© 2021 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on February 03, 2021:

Rachel, thank you for your kind comment. I love baking a lot. The decoration is a great way to make the final product looks appetizing :) Have a great day!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on February 02, 2021:

Hi Liz, This looks amazing. You are an artist besides a baker. Thank you so much for this recipe, I love chocolate and tarts.

Liza (author) from USA on February 01, 2021:

My husband loves this Tarte au Chocolate so much. He's already been asking me to make another one. I'm happy to bake one for him. I hope you'll try making it, Alyssa. Thanks for commenting!

Alyssa from Ohio on January 31, 2021:

You had me at chocolate. This looks like a delicious treat! I'm going to save this recipe to try.

Liza (author) from USA on January 27, 2021:

Hi Eman, I hope you will give a try making this delicious chocolate tart. Thanks for commenting!

Liza (author) from USA on January 27, 2021:

Yes, me too. The chocolate is so rich and smooth. I think the coffee addition to the chocolate mixture also worked. My husband loves raspberries, so I thought of him while making this tart. Thanks for commenting!

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on January 27, 2021:

It looks delicious and easy to make.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 26, 2021:

I love just about anything that has a chocolate flavour. Your tart sounds and looks wonderful! I love the idea of adding fruit, too.

Liza (author) from USA on January 26, 2021:

Denise, I'm sorry to make you feel hungry but, trust me, this chocolate tart is so worth it to make at home. It's perfect for a dessert after dinner with family. Thanks for commenting!

Liza (author) from USA on January 26, 2021:

Yes, I agree Sp. Everyone can make this tart. It is one of the easiest French desserts I have made while staying at home. By the way, the fresh fruits are not supposed to be on top, but, I love the contrast of the chocolate with the fruits. It's absolutely scrumptious!

Liza (author) from USA on January 26, 2021:

Thank you for commenting Laynie. Have a nice day!

Liza (author) from USA on January 26, 2021:

You're welcome. I had such a great time making this chocolate tart. The fresh berries on top really compliment each other and it just delicious! Thanks for your comment, Peggy.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on January 26, 2021:

Okay, now I'm hungry and it's all your fault! This looks amazing. I want some chocolate right now.

Blessings,

Denise

Sp Greaney from Ireland on January 26, 2021:

This is a really good chocolate tart recipe that looks delicious. It is so straightforward and anyone could make it. Your photo guide is really good as well.

Laynie H from Bend, Oregon on January 26, 2021:

Oh this is beautiful!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 26, 2021:

Sign me up for a piece! Thanks for the directions on how to make this delicious-sounding chocolate tart.