Savoury Chocolate Tart Recipe

"Tarte Au Chocolate" Chocolate Tart ("Tarte Au Chocolate")

What makes you feel more “Français” than a homemade “tarte”. There are many variations of this French classic, today I decided for a hearty chocolate tart! Filled with succulent dark chocolate, this sweet dessert fills the home with a beautiful smell. – Topped with bee pollen, this tart might even lure the first spring days. 



  • 150 g flour
  • 125 g cold butter
  • 40 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 30 g cacao powder

Chocolate Filling

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 60 ml milk
  • 150 ml cream
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 small package of vanilla sugar
  • chopped pistachios
  • Bee pollen

  Like Water for Chocolate

A piece of “Tarte Au Chocolat” and “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel


  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and cacao powder. Crumble the cold butter into small pieces and knead it into the dry mixture.
  2. Whisk the egg and mix it into the dough.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 ℃ (93 ℉).
  4. Grease a tarte baking form. Roll out the dough thinly onto a floured surface and put it into the baking form, prick the pastry several times with a fork.
  5. Leave the dough to cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  6. Next, pre-bake the cake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  7. Prepare the filling by melting the chocolate in a hot water bath. In a separate pot, heat the cream, milk, sugar and vanilla sugar whilst stirring .
  8. Stir in the cream-milk mixture into the chocolate mixture, let it cool (about 10 minutes) and stir in the beaten egg.
  9. Spread the chocolate mixture onto the pre-baked dough and bake again for about 30 minutes.
  10. Let the tart cool and sprinkle some bee pollen and chopped pistachios before serving with a glass of milk.