In chocolate we trust!

28 April 2019
8 portions
Prep time
45 min
Total time
45 min

For the tart dough

½ cup (115 gr) unsalted butter, softened

½ cup (80 gr) powdered sugar

1 large egg, room temperature

1 ½ cups (185 gr) all-purpose flour

2 tbsps cocoa powder

¼ tsp salt

For the filling

⅓ cup water

½ cup (115 gr) butter

1 tsp instant coffee

1 cup (170 gr) dark chocolate, chopped

⅓ cup (65 gr) sugar

1 tbsp vanilla

1 pinch salt

3 large eggs

Fresh raspberries or strawberries, for serving

Powdered sugar, for serving


For the tart dough

Add the butter to a medium bowl and sift in the powdered sugar through a fine-mesh sieve. Using an electric hand mixer, beat until smooth. Beat the egg and add half at a time to the butter mixture, beating well to incorporate between additions.

Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, and add the salt. Using a rubber spatula, mix the dough until the cocoa powder is evenly distributed. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or overnight (if you chill the dough overnight, let it sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before rolling out).

Preheat the oven to 190˚C.

Grease a 23 cm tart pan and roll out the chilled dough to a 28 cm circle. Roll the dough around the rolling pin, then unroll the dough over the pan.

Press the dough against the bottom and sides of the pan, then use the rolling pin to roll over the top of the pan, cutting off any excess dough (re-roll any excess dough and bake into cookies, if desired). Press the dough gently against the pan once more. Using a folk, prick some holes in the bottom of the crust so it doesn’t puff up.

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the tart shell from the oven and reduce the temperature to 150˚C.

For the filling

In a medium saucepan, heat the pan over high heat. Combine the water and butter, and bring to a boil. Add the instant coffee and stir until dissolved.

Add the chocolate, sugar, and vanilla to a medium bowl and pour the hot butter mixture over. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is glossy.

Add the eggs and whisk well to combine. Pour the filling into the par-baked shell. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until chocolate is mostly set but the center jiggles slightly.

Cool the tart for at least 30 minutes, or until cool to touch. Garnish with raspberries or strawberries and sift powdered sugar over the top. Slice and serve.

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