triple chocolate tart

January 31, 2013

in Pies & Tarts

I have a surprise for you today – this gorgeous triple chocolate tart is brought to us from the lovely Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking! When I’m not busy baking, I find myself craving one of her creations, which include delectable desserts and beautiful breads. Topped with Belgian chocolate seashells, this is a tart after my own heart – in fact, it looks straight out of Chocolat!

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Hello! For those of you not familiar with me, I’m Roxana, the baker behind Roxana’s Home Baking, a place where my passion for baking is led by my sweet tooth cravings. I love anything chocolate; the more the merrier. I’m hosting a monthly chocolate party, I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with that since Laura is bringing a sweet treat each month that makes us all crave it instantly.

In addition to making chocolate treats, I also love baking my own bread. From simple dinner rolls to challah or brioche, I’m a breadaholic at heart.

When Laura asked me to guest post for her I was so excited. Her blog was love at first sight and countless times I had to wipe my keyboard clean after reading it. I knew I had to bring a sweet that fits the “tutti dolci’ theme and what better than a triple chocolate tart?

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I took a simple chocolate tart and added as much chocolate to it as I could. Although I’m pretty sure I could have made it even a quadruple chocolate tart but there’s something about quadruple that doesn’t sound well near chocolate, so let’s stay with triple.

I’ve added some cocoa powder to the crust. After baking and cooling it I filled it with silky chocolate ganache and topped with Belgian chocolate seashells which, if you ask me, are the best chocolate candy in the whole wide world.

For the ganache I’ve used bittersweet chocolate which complemented very well with the sweet seashells, but you can also use semi-sweet chocolate, top it with chocolate shavings or even dust it with some cocoa powder.

Triple Chocolate Tart | Recipe on

Triple Chocolate Tart
*for the crust
3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (55 grams) diced cold butter
1 Tbsp (5 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2-4 tsp water

*for the filling
7 oz (200 grams) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate finely chopped
1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp (28 grams) salted butter

* for decorations
Belgian chocolate seashells
chocolate shavings
cocoa powder


In a food processor add all the crust ingredients, except the water and pulse a few times until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add 2 tsp. of water and pulse again. Add few more drops of water and pulse. Keep adding water until the dough forms a ball.

Take out the dough and roll it in a rectangle, long and wide enough to cover the bottom of a 12×4-inch baking pan. Place the pan in the fridge and chill for 30 minutes. In the meantime, heat the oven to 375°F.

When the oven reaches the desired temperature, cover the tart crust with parchment paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes, remove the parchment paper with the beans and bake for 5 more minutes. Let cool completely.

When the tart crust is cold, make the ganache. Place chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. In a heavy bottom sauce pan pour the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate and add the butter. Stir well until combined and silky. Optional: you can pour the cream, chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and make the ganache au bain marie.

Pour the ganache into the prepared crust and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Take it out and decorate as you please. Refrigerate for one more hour. Serve at room temperature.


Thank you Laura for having me on your beautiful blog and allowing me to share this chocolate tart recipe with your wonderful readers. It’s been my pleasure and I hope I see you soon on Roxana’s Home Baking. You can also find me on Google+, Facebook and Pinterest. Happy baking!

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1 Ella-Home Cooking Adventure January 31, 2013

That is an amazing surprise:) I love chocolate in any form and this is just irresistible.


2 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough January 31, 2013

I love this! That photo of the sliced-open tart… SWOON.


3 elena-sweetlife January 31, 2013

Love this cake and your photos! would like to have one piece right now!


4 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You January 31, 2013

Mercy! You guys want to kill me…I so love chocolate and this tart looks beyond scrumptious!!!


5 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking January 31, 2013

Hi Laura,
Thanks so much for letting me bring this delicious tart to your beautiful blog. I hope everyone will love it as much as we did :)


6 Sandra January 31, 2013

This is wicked and sinful and I can’t wait to make it!


7 Nami | Just One Cookbook January 31, 2013

Indeed, what a lovely and delicious surprise! The tart and filling alone is already good, and when you put one of my favorite…seashell… gosh how can I resist!


8 The Café Sucré Farine January 31, 2013

This is totally decadent and totally amazing look and sounding, WOW!


9 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet January 31, 2013

Gorgeous!!! Love this chocolate tart! Well done, ladies!


10 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme January 31, 2013

This is stunning! What a lovely guest post from Roxana!


11 Suzanne January 31, 2013

Simply heavenly Roxana, great post Laura. I’m glad you reminded me about the chocolate party I am terrible about remembering I really want to post along with you all. xoxox


12 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking January 31, 2013

Thanks for joining us! Can’t wait to see your tempting treats!


13 Nina January 31, 2013

This is phenomenal….i cant seem to take my eyes of this beautiful tart:)


14 Valerie January 31, 2013

This does look like it came out of Chocolat! Beautifully done, Roxana. I don’t know how you refrained from eating up all the chocolate seashells- before using them as decorations. :D


15 Gina January 31, 2013

Roxana sure knows how to show up with the goods! Oh my I need this, but I shouldn’t. Good thing I’m a pushover.


16 ashley - baker by nature January 31, 2013

Wowwwwwwwwww! This is a stunner!


17 Liz January 31, 2013

How fun to find Roxana here! And with a triple chocolate tart? Topped with Belgian chocolates? I’m loving this…and I’m certain my family would, too!


18 Kate @ Diethood January 31, 2013

Whoa!! Holy wow! Beautiful tart Roxana!!


19 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 31, 2013

The Belgian chocolate seashells are stunning on top! The whole recipe is just…fabulous and so luxurious!


20 Nancy February 4, 2013

Can you tell me where you bought the chocolate seashells? I used to buy them years ago for my mother, who adored them! However, I’ve
been unable to find them.
Thank you in advance!


21 Julia {The Roasted Root} January 31, 2013

Holy crap, this tart is blowing my mind right now! I want it sitting in front of me with a fork in my hand! I’ve never seen Roxana’s blog – headed there now to check it out!!


22 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 31, 2013

This is so perfect for Valentines Day Laura! What a beautiful tart! :D


23 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} January 31, 2013

What an absolutely STUNNING tart! This should be in a museum. Great job Roxana!!!


24 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 31, 2013

Awesome guest post! And this tart is just GORGEOUS! Well done!


25 Rosa February 1, 2013

Oh lordie, what a beauty! This tart is sinfully irresistible.




26 Carol | a cup of mascarpone February 1, 2013

Holy gorgeous! Roxana, you truly outdid yourself on this absolutely beautiful chocolate tart!


27 Gourmantine February 1, 2013

All I can say is: chocolate heaven. Amen.


28 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 1, 2013

Will you move next door to me? Pretty please???


29 Sockmonkeys Kitchen February 1, 2013

What a beautiful dessert! I saw the words “Triple Chocolate…” in my email box and had to immediately click on it ;) Roxanne, we are kindred spirits…. choco-bread-aholics unite! ;)
The recipe sounds wonderfully perfect!


30 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 1, 2013

This tart is so beautiful, Roxana!


31 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) February 1, 2013

When I first saw this tart on FB I couldn’t stop looking at it–it is fabulous! Great job, Roxana. :) So nice to see two of my favorite sweet people in one place. :)


32 suzanne Perazzini February 1, 2013

Oh my golly gosh that is so decadent. I would be on a sugar high for a week. Gotta love chocolate.


33 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious February 1, 2013

Whoa, you’re crazy…crazy good! This tart should be in my fridge for research purposes ;)


34 Liren February 3, 2013

Holy moly. That looks insane! And insane in a good way!!!


35 Sandra's Easy Cooking February 3, 2013

I completely agree with you Laura…I think I crave anything that Roxy makes! This looks soooo so so amazing! I am drooling, and I wish I have it now in front of me! Beautifully Done Roxy, and great post Laura!!!! hugs to both!


36 Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs February 3, 2013

Laura this is simply stunning! Roxana is so talented!


37 Karen (Back Road Journal) February 4, 2013

A stunning chocolate tart and I agree with you about the seashells. I used to own a chocolate shop and the Belgium seashells were the most popular box of chocolates that I sold.


38 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts February 4, 2013

This is the absolutely ultimate chocolate treat – I am in love!


39 Patty February 5, 2013

Wow, this tart is a beauty-love the shells;-)


40 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 19, 2013

Absolutely stunning!


41 Lokness @ The Missing Lokness February 21, 2013

I love love love this tart!!!!!! Those belgian chocolates are my favorite. I will save this recipe down for my next party. Thanks so much for sharing.




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