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Flourless Chocolate Tart

Flourless Chocolate Tart

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I have a few things to share before the new year, not sure which one to share first.  Then I remembered this sinful dessert we served a couple of weeks ago.  I had to let the cat out of the bag, as you will definitely want to include it with your New Years’ Eve dinner menu.  It is insanely delicious.  Hope you enjoy this Flourless Chocolate Tart as much as we do.  

Flourless Chocolate Tart

This flourless chocolate tart is my go-to dessert when we have friends over for dinner.  Why?  First of all the ingredients are staples in our pantry, I always have everything available and can make it on a whim.   The flourless chocolate tart is gluten-free so all guests are covered at a dinner party.  Most importantly, it is so easy to make!  

It is also versatile as you can play around with the ingredients, by changing chocolate brands, flavorings, and as well as toppings.  Sometimes I like to keep it simple with whipped cream, other times I serve with a rich French style cream fraiche.  During the winter holidays sparkly sugared cranberries are a fun addition, and in the spring time I like to serve with fresh berries.   

The chocolate is rich and dense almost candy bar like.  I tend to prefer using a bittersweet chocolate that is unsweetened or only lightly sweet to really let the chocolate flavor shine.  A touch of vanilla and a sprinkle of salt makes it pop.  

More Sinful and Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse

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Sexy Raspberry Chocolate Maca


Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Flourless Chocolate Tart

A plate of flourless chocolate tart with a slice cut out.

What makes this flourless chocolate tart a tart (or torte) is the dense rich chocolate, and no addition of flour or cocoa powder. It is almost like a creamy chocolate candy bar. Very decadent.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 12 oz good-quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon (extra for pan) good quality unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • whipped cream or cream fraiche - optional for serving
  • sparkly sugared cranberries - optional
  • fresh berries - optional


    Preheat oven to 350.
    Butter a 8" tart pan with a removable bottom with 1 tablespoon of butter.
    Break the chocolate up into small pieces and place into a medium sized bowl.

    Heat the cream to a low boil, and then pour over the chocolate. Stir until melted. If it needs a little help I place the bowl on top of the stove towards the back where the heat from the oven comes up, and this usually helps with melting the last few pieces.

    In a mixer bowl, using the beaters, beat the butter until creamy;  about 2 minutes.  Add the sugar, continue to beat for another minute to combine.  Drizzle the melted chocolate into the mixture and beat to combine, about 1 minute.
    Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
    Add the vanilla and salt. Mix to combine
    Pour into the buttered tart pan.  Tap on the counter to release the air bubbles.
    Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until set. The center may jiggle a small amount. My oven cooks this perfectly at 18 minutes.
    Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack.
    Let cool for 60 minutes and then remove from the tart pan.
    Let sit at room temperature until ready to serve. Serve with the optional whipped cream, cream fraiche, sugared cranberries or fresh berries.


This flourless chocolate tart recipe can be easily customized for your taste - try adding a little bit of cinnamon or spice things up with some smoked chili powder.

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The Celiac Husband

Saturday 21st of January 2012

Amazing cake. Love the combination with the Cranberries.

Beth Law

Sunday 8th of January 2012

HI Denise! I'm so excited to see this recipe as I went gluten free a few months ago. Let's do dinner soon and have this cake as a sweet ending. Happy New Year to you and Lenny! Wishing you much happiness and delicious recipes in 2012!

Denise Woodward

Monday 9th of January 2012

HI Beth,

Did not know you went gluten free - for personal or health reasons. We have a few really great recipes over here that are gluten free - for instance this soup is really great, and the kids will love it.

Hope to see y'all soon.

Denise & Lenny


Saturday 31st of December 2011

oh! I was wondering how>?

so simple :) thank u and wishing u a gorgeous new year :)

Followed the blog, hope you don’t mind. And who knows, maybe you’ll visit me someday too. xoxo


Saturday 31st of December 2011

Ohohoh this looks and sounds fantastic Denise, chocolate love! Happy New Year too!


Friday 30th of December 2011

I love the presentation, the craberries on top make the cake look even better it sounds delicious!

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