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01.01.2003 -dessert - tart

Chocolate tart

« A very chocolatey tart filled with a type of truffle that you eat with a spoon. For chocolate lovers it is the ultimate decadent pleasure. » 
Type Dessert - tart - chocolate - ganache - cream - cocoa - dark chocolate
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time 30 minutes
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For the tart dough

  • 1/3 cup (70 g) soft butter
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) finely granulated (caster) sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup (100 g) flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/8 cup (50 g) unsweetened cocoa powder

For the filling

  • 7 oz (200 g) bitter dark chocolate
  • ¼ quart (¼ liter) whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp (25 g) butter


To make the dough

  • Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture turns pale
  • Add the flour, cocoa, egg yolk and salt
  • Stir until the consistency is even
  • Flatten the dough, roll it into a ball and let it rest for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before it needs to be cooked and preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter the tart pan, roll out the dough, press it into the pan and put it back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • Prebake for 15 to 20 minutes, covering the dough so that it does not rise
  • Keep an eye on it so that the dough does not burn

To make the filling/ganache

  • Chop the chocolate finely and put it into a heat-proof bowl
  • Pour the cream into a saucepan and bring to the boil over a low heat
  • Pour onto the chocolate and keep stirring the melted chocolate and cream until you obtain an even consistency. Stir with a spatula to avoid adding air to the mixture (ganache)
  • Once the dough has cooled, pour on the ganache, spreading it evenly, and place the tart in the refrigerator after covering it with plastic wrap
  • Take the tart out of the refrigerator 1 hour before serving, so that the top softens a little and has a nice shine


  • To make it easier, I suggest that you pour the warm cream onto the chopped chocolate in 2 parts.
  • Feel free to add some spice to the cream and chocolate mixture. There are a number of spices that go well with chocolate and bring out its flavor. I particularly like tailed or cubeb pepper.
  • Serve this tart with Chantilly cream, a raspberry coulis or custard.

Suggested drink or wines

A Maury, Banyuls or even a Muscat de Rivesaltes.

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