Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cake Recipes

I'm starting a series called cake recipes because some of the cakes I posted here in the early days of this blog deserve a bit more love.  They are great cakes, but no one ever saw them.  Today we start with the best chocolate tart recipe ever, it's simple, it's melt in your mouth moist and you are going to love it.  This would be a great celebration cake with Easter on the horizon.

Easy Chocolate Tart

1x 250g (9oz) packet of chocolate biscuits. I use tiny teddys, but any plain chocolate biscuits will do.
100g butter melted
Process biscuits to fine crumbs and mix in melted butter. Press into greased 23cm  (9 inch) pie plate. Refrigerate until needed.

200g (7oz) milk chocolate I use cooking milk chocolate but you could also use dark cooking chocolate
125g (4.5oz) melted butter
Half cup caster sugar
1tspn vanilla essence
4 eggs
30g  (1oz) cocoa sifted

Melt chocolate in a small bowl over a saucepan of simmering water..... allow to cool slightly.
In another bowl place butter, sugar, vanilla and 1 egg, blend until pale and creamy. Add the chocolate mixture and blend until smooth
Place remaining 3 eggs in another bowl and whisk until pale and thick. Add the chocolate mixture and cocoa and whisk to combine.
Place the pie plate on a baking tray and pour the chocolate filling into the prepared crust. Bake at preheated oven, at 180 C or 350 F for 40 minutes.
Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or at room temp with double cream or ice cream and berries.

I encourage you very strongly to give this a go.  You will be loved I guarantee it.

For all my other cake recipes head over here.

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  1. That close up is mouthwatering......truly.
    My food processor is broken ;O(
    T xx

  2. Oh yes! This certainly looks wonderful! I started craving chocolate as soon as I saw it! I need to figure out the US equivalent!

  3. it looks amazingly good and the recipe sounds pretty simple.

  4. This recipe is very similar to the brownie recipe I use, and I -know- it would taste delicious!


  5. I bet it is delicious! I'm in a stall with cooking. I think
    it's 'cause I've been under the weather.

  6. oh my gosh, that looks divine. Will totally be making it.

  7. Now this looks amazing. I definitely need to try this. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. You sure like to tempt people. Those choc tarts look so delicious and scrumptious I can almost taste and smell them. Yuuuuummmmmmmm!!! You sure are heck of a cook and baker. How you do it all I don't know but you sure do. Your house looks so fantastic, does it ever get dirty or messy even?
    Happy March

  9. I need to have some of that in my freezer for when visitors pop way - DELISH! x

  10. This looks amazing! Thank you for the recipe :-)

  11. mommy mommy mommy, that looks divine!


  12. Oh hello this looks divine! What are chocolate biscuits? What could I use here in the states in place of those?

    1. Not sure of brand in the USA but any plain chocolate biscuit without frosting or a filling would be fine. Do you have Arnotts chocolate ripple over there? They would be fine.

  13. Dear Carolyn!
    I will definitely try and let you know!!! It sounds yummmy! Just in time for Easter!
    I will Pin it to remember!
    I also LOVE your set up... I have a Coca Cola crate just like that... mine is yellow.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. oh definitely pinning this!!

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - that goes live tomorrow morning

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

  15. This looks so good, but I need to figure how to convert the recipe. I am sure the internet will help - how did we live without it???

    1. Hi Diane

      I thought I had converted it?????? Is there another way?

  16. Ah, such timing. My daughter is baking a flourless chocolate cake this very moment for her Girl Scout bake off!

    - The Tablescaper


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