Chocolate tart

Prep: 50 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Chocolate tart
This chocolate cake is absolutely delicious and is the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate craving.

For the pastry:

50g butter, plus extra for greasing

140g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

2 tsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for garnishing

2 medium egg yolks

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp water

For the filling:

100g cooking chocolate

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk

2 tbsp water

85g half-fat crème fraîche

2 medium egg whites

2 tbsp caster sugar

1 flan dish

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Lightly grease a flan dish with a little butter.

In a large bowl, combine the rest of the butter with the flour.  Rub together until it looks like a fine crumb.

Add the cocoa powder and icing sugar.

In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks together. Add the oil and 2 tbsp water.

Pour into the flour and butter mix to form a dough. 

Lightly dust a clean surface with the flour and turn the dough out onto it.

Roll into an circular shape about an inch thick and place into your greased flan dish.

Prick the base with a fork and allow to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Remove from the fridge and fill with baking beans. Place in the oven for 20 minutes until set.  Allow to cool.

In the meantime you can make the filling. Gently melt the chocolate in the microwave on 30 second blasts.

When melted pour in the vanilla extract and the milk.  Add two tbsp of water to thin down the chocolate if needed.  Add the crème fraiche to the chocolate.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks and add the sugar.  Fold into the melted chocolate mix until evenly mixed.

Before you put the filling into your pastry base, remove it from the flan tin. Pour in the filling and smooth with the back of a spoon.

Place in the fridge overnight to set.

Garnish with icing sugar before serving.

Serves
makes 12 slices

Preparation Time
50 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Chocolate, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Cake Stall

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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