Easy Chocolate Tart

sliced chocolate tart

Easy Chocolate Tart Recipe

This post has been sponsored by S.Pellegrino®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I love special holiday treats and making something special for my family. I’m partnering up with S.PELLEGRINO® Essenza Sparkling Mineral Water and Vons to bring you this baked chocolate tart recipe. It’s easy to make and delicious. And it pairs so well with S.PELLEGRINO® Essenza Sparkling Mineral Water Dark Morello Cherry & Pomegranate.

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overhead of chocolate tart, slice out, and s. pellegrino

Below I’ll share some tips for the perfect chocolate tart with a gooey pudding filling!

How do I know that my chocolate tart is set?

Check your tart by slightly jiggling it back and forth. It should still wiggle slightly in the middle two thirds. The middle will completely set on the counter while still cooking. It will have a nice glossy top. If it’s starting to bubble or crack on the top, then it will be overcooked.

Why isn’t my chocolate tart setting?

Most likely it just hasn’t been cooked long enough. Different ovens and different pans cook at different temperatures. Not to worry. Just bake for a few more minutes, doing small 1-3 minute intervals.

Why is my chocolate tart cracking?

This could be because the chocolate you’re using is a higher percentage than you want. Or because it’s cooking too long. It’ll still be edible, but making those adjustments should help next time.

Too much ganache filling batter?

If your crust doesn’t hold all the filling that’s fine, go ahead and use the filling in a smaller tin and make extra little tarts (sans crust). The bake time will of course shorten a bit.

What type of chocolate should I use for a chocolate tart?

Bittersweet chocolate with about 65% cocoa works best for setting inside of a tart. Brands aren’t super important for something like this, just the percentage of cocoa.

The top of your baked chocolate tart

The top of your baked tart will be slightly uneven or even have small bubbles. That’s okay! You’re going to coat it in powdered sugar. It’ll look great in the end.

How do I cut my chocolate tart for clean edges?

Use a very sharp knife for cutting your tart. Then heat it under warm water, wipe clean and make your first slice. Wipe with a damp, warm towel between slicing.

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sliced chocolate tart

Easy Chocolate Tart

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Wilens


Tart Shell
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar sifted (1/4 cup gran sugar)
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 11 Tbsp unsalted butter cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg large
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate chips no higher than 65% cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs large, room temperature
Optional Toppings
  • sea salt flakey
  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • fresh cherries or pomegranate seeds


Tart Shell Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix your flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and salt. Add in butter and mix with hands, wooden spoon, or pastry cutter until it looks like coarse sand/crumbs.
  • Make a well in your dough and add egg and vanilla. Whisk or mix to combine and work until it forms into a dough.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll and form a ball. Flatten to create a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap or in an airtight Tupperware for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • If you let it sit in there for more than an hour, it may take a few minutes at room temperature to get it pliable again.
  • When you are ready, roll dough and place it on a lightly floured surface. Roll it out to make a large circle about 1/2” thick and about 12” in diameter. Roll dough over your rolling pin and place over your tart pan, letting edges overhang. Push in dough to the edges of the circle. Roll your rolling pin over the top of the pan, cutting the dough on the edges of the pan. Remove excess dough. Lightly push dough back into place if it moves.
  • Place tart pan in the freezer for about 15 minutes. And preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Prick or “dock” your tart dough bottom with a fork. Add pie weights or parchment paper with dry beans and bake for 30 minutes. Move to a cookie rack to cool and remove your weights. Turn oven down to 325° F.

Filling Instructions

  • While tart is pre-baking, start your filling. On a stovetop, heat your heavy cream until it simmers. Remove from heat. Add in your chocolate slowly, mixing with a whisk the whole time. Add in vanilla, sugar, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Then slowly add them into the chocolate mixture. Whisk at a medium speed until all is incorporated.
  • Once tart shell is baked and cooled, pour chocolate mixture into the tart shell. Place in the oven at 325° F for 22-25 minutes*. Might slightly jiggle still but shouldn’t be cracking.
  • Remove and allow to cool fully.
  • Top with any of the optional toppings, slice, and serve with S.PELLEGRINO® Essenza Sparkling Mineral Water- Dark Morello Cherry & Pomegranate


*If it’s starting to bubble or crack on the top of the tart, then it will be overcooked.


Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1233IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2mg
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