Chocolate Tart

Happy Easter! Easter Sunday is the perfect time for family, friends, good food and *slightly* too much fizz. Falling into the good food category is this chocolate tart, the perfect end to a Sunday dinner. 

This was so easy to make which is just what you want when you've got a house full of people. I found this recipe on BBC Good Food and it definitely went down a treat - just as good the second time around this evening! The perfect combination of a crunchy base and gooey chocolate centre. 

  • 80g softened unsalted butter 
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 110g self raising flower 
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 75g unsalted butter 
  • 100g dark chocolate 
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Golden Galaxy chocolate eggs 


  1. Begin by beating the softened butter and sugar together until smooth. 
  2. Next add the flour and cocoa and mix until well combined. Once mixed, use your hands to bring the dough for the shortbread base into a ball and roll out on a floured work surface. This dough is really crumbly so it was easier to press separate chunks into the base of a 21cm tart tin until fully covered. Once the base is covered, place the tin into the fridge to cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Whilst waiting for the dough to cool, preheat the oven to 180degreesC. 
  4. Now time to make the filling. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a pan over a low heat. Once melted, stir in the sugar and flour and mix until well combined. 
  5. Next, beat in the eggs to the mixture and leave to one side. 
  6. Take the dough from the fridge and prick the base with a fork. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until firm. 
  7. Now, pour the filling onto the tart base - it may come over the edge of the base but that's not a problem - and decorate with the golden eggs. 
  8. Place back in the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. The sides should be firm with a little wobble in the middle. 
  9. Allow to cool and serve with cream or ice cream - some fresh fruit would also be a nice addition! 


The perfect Easter treat. Enjoy! 


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