Chocolate Tart Recipe

This chocolate tart recipe has a buttery chocolate wafer crust and a dark and dreamy silky chocolate filling. It’s a festive and sophisticated dessert that is  surprisingly easy to make and decorate!

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I love the way this chocolate tart recipe turned out in the end, but honestly, it took some tweaking. The first version I tried had an unsweetened ganache filling that I frankly found a bit bitter. I love the flavor of pure dark chocolate in small doses, like a truffle, or just a square of chocolate. In a tart though, it was just too much and too intense. So I played around with the filling, this time adding a bit of sugar, and the result was exactly what I was going for! A buttery chocolate cookie crumb crust with a rich and silky, slightly sweet chocolate filling.

Slice of chocolate Easter tart recipe on a plate

How to Make a Chevron Pattern

The chocolate glaze that’s poured on top is optional but necessary if you want to decorate your tart with a pattern, as I did. The technique for the chevron design I went with is super simple. The key is to make sure that the two glazes you’re using are both of a similar, thin consistency. In this case, the chocolate glaze that’s poured on top of the tart has the same consistency as melted white chocolate, which is what I used to make the chevron pattern. For more fun pattern ideas and tips, see this post from Food52.

Start by pouring the glaze onto the tart and tipping it to cover the top evenly. Immediately, before the glaze sets, melt some white chocolate in the microwave or on the stove. Use a piping bag or this handy little tool I have to make evenly-spaced lines of white chocolate across the tart. They don’t have to be perfect ;).

Glaze for chocolate tart recipe being poured onto tart

Chocolate tart recipe being decorated with white chocolate chevrons

then drag a toothpick or skewer in alternating directions across the lines, from one end of the tart to the other. That’s it!

Chevron pattern on chocolate tart recipe

Every year, I’m given the same task of contributing dessert to our Easter family gathering. For some reason, I always struggle with finding something I think will please everyone. Lemon is an obvious choice for spring and Easter, but not universally loved. Strawberries aren’t yet in season. Carrot cake is great, but already reserved for Phil’s birthday in a few weeks.

Slice of chocolate tart recipe decorated with Easter mini eggs on a plate with tart on a pedestal in background

So chocolate is my go-to. Easter and chocolate go hand-in-hand, and who doesn’t love chocolate anyway? In fact, as I photographed this chocolate tart recipe, I noticed it was really reminiscent of these mini chocolate Easter cupcakes I posted last year. Clearly I was lacking some imagination!

Chocolate tart recipe for Easter with chevron pattern, decorated with mini eggs

I wish you a wonderful Easter weekend with good weather and lots of chocolate! xx

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Chocolate Tart Recipe for Easter

This chocolate tart recipe has a buttery chocolate wafer crust and a dark and dreamy silky chocolate filling. It's a festive and sophisticated dessert that is  surprisingly easy to make and decorate!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 500 kcal
Author Ann

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie Crust

  • 8 oz chocolate wafers (about 35 cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch table salt

Filling

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 10 oz dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature, beaten

Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 oz dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon warm water

For decorating

  • 3 oz white chocolate melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 10 candy-coated mini eggs

Instructions

Chocolate Cookie Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a food processor, pulse the chocolate wafers into fine crumbs (or put the cookies in a gallon size baggie and crush with a rolling pin).

  3. Stir in the melted butter and sugar until cookie crumbs are moistened.

  4. Press the cookie crumbs into the sides and bottom of a 9 or 10 inch tart pan. Transfer the tart pan to a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool while you prepare the filling.

Filling

  1. Lower the oven temperature to 325 F. 

  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk and cream until it comes to a very gently simmer.
  3. Place the chopped chocolate into a medium mixing bowl and pour the hot cream and milk over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the sugar, salt and eggs until well combined.

  4. Pour the filling into the cooled tart shell, and bake for 18-25 minutes until the filling is set around the edges, but still a bit jiggly in the center. When small cracks begin to appear at the edges, it is time to take it out. Cool completely (about 1 hour).

Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Stir in the chocolate until smooth. Add corn syrup and water and stir until incorporated. Pour the glaze in the center of the cooled tart and tilt it around until the glaze evenly coats the top of the tart.

To decorate

  1. Melt the white chocolate slowly in the microwave, or in a heatproof bowl fitted over a pot of simmering water.

  2. Using a piping bag fitted with a writing piping tip, draw parallel, evenly spaced lines of white chocolate across the tart. Drag a toothpick or skewer across the lines in alternating directions all the way across the top.

  3. Beat the whipping cream in a small bowl until stiff peaks form. Using a piping bag fitted with a star tip, pipe a design along the edges and decorate with candy-coated eggs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Tart Recipe for Easter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Potassium 331mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 23g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 7%
Iron 27.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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