Chocolate Almond Tart

Time for another challenge!!! For the Eggless Baking Challenge this month, Priya Srinivasan had suggested the Ferrero Rocher Tart and many of us did take it up very enthusiastically. For the last two months, I was not able to participate because of Ramadan and Eid, so I did not want to miss this month’s challenge. However, when I saw the recipe, my heart sank. You must be thinking: “Duh? How come? It’s such a yummilicious challenge!!!” Yes, it is and that was the problem. I am supposed to be controlling my food intake, thanks to a lot of snide remarks coming from all sides regarding my weight (hehe…) and to break off all my control, comes this really un-ignorable challenge. So what do I do? I just went ahead and baked it. Had a piece on my cheat day, half of it was eaten by my family and the remaining by my colleagues! I should say that I am at my generous best…


I should thank Jehanne again for being with me throughout the time when I was making this tart. Thank you so much darling for allowing me to eat your head… She was on FB guiding me on what to do and if my tart did come out good, I would surely say, it’s because of her! I referred to her blogpost on how to make the perfect tart base, which had just about anything you needed to know! This is my first tart experience and I really enjoyed it. Just like Jehanne says, the first tart surely leads to many many more tarts in the future – and I am sure, it will!!!


Even though I didn’t follow the challenge exactly, I went ahead with an eggless tart base and an eggless filling which was filled with the goodness of almonds throughout. The kids, my B and HD enjoyed it in every bite and my colleagues certified that it was fit for an almond chocolate lover!!! Thank you so much Priya for this delicious challenge, really enjoyed it…




Chocolate Almond Tart

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • For the tart:
  • 200 gm all purpose flour less 3 tbsp
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 125 gm butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Ice cold water as required
  • For filling:
  • 250 gm thick cream
  • 100 gm cooking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • For garnish:
  • Blanched almonds and icing sugar


  • Let's start with making the tart base. Cube the soft butter into a mixing bowl.
  • Add in the remaining dry ingredients and crumble with your fingers till it represents bread crumbs.
  • Add little ice cold water, just enough to bring the dough together.
  • Knead lightly till well mixed. Wrap in a cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Generously flour a 26 cm tart pan and set aside.
  • Bring out the dough. On a parchment paper, using a rolling pin, roll the dough big enough to cover the tart pan, to around 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Slowly pick up, flip into the tart pan and press gently onto the sides, pinching the excesses on the top. Prick on the tart using fork
  • Place the same parchment paper on top with some beans spread on it and blind bake the tart for 15 minutes.
  • Take out, remove the parchment paper along with the beans and bake again for 15 minutes. Now the tart base is done. Allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, let's make the filling. Add the cream and chocolates in a saucepan and cook on low flame till the chocolates melt and incorporate into the cream.
  • Finally add in the almonds and mix well. Allow to cool.
  • Once cooled, pour in the chocolate filling into the tart.
  • Sprinkle more almonds and icing sugar on the top.
  • Chill for a couple of hours. Slice and serve!!!

Join the Conversation

  1. I want it raff give me πŸ™

    1. i wish i could aara… πŸ™‚

    1. it's all urs… πŸ˜›

  2. wow yummy…love it

    1. thank u so much resna…

  3. Tart looks mouthwatering and amazing…

    1. thank u so much priya…

  4. looks absolutely yummy and yes I want a slice:-)

    1. thank u so much gaju… πŸ™‚

  5. sooo chocolaty tart,yummy

    1. thank u so much babitha…

  6. Wow so tempting and nice clicks.
    Of course I want that slice…. drool worthy.

    1. thank u so much dear…

  7. wow Rafee, looks gorgeous! I must say, all the deliciousness credit goes to YOU the baker, so glad to know the back to basic post was useful πŸ™‚ now can't wait for the hundreds of tarts that you will make, insyaAllah one day one for me to savour!

    1. it was ur good words that gave me confidence to bake this lovely tart… n definitely, yes, one will be there for u… πŸ™‚

  8. Oh Rafee its same for me. Every time I have a doubt about baking I buzz Jehanne heee. .the tart looks delicious

    1. hehe… u 2!! πŸ™‚ thanks a lot rekha…

  9. Yes – I want a slice or rather the whole tart would be appreciated – LOL
    Looks super tempting

    1. thank u so much shema…

  10. OMG!!! i cant take my eyes off that picture.. in pictures it is looking so delicious, i can bet it must have taste awesome..

    1. thank u so much rumana…

  11. Hey dear.. Such an awesome como – chocolate almond tart .. Very very tempting πŸ™‚ it has come out so perfectly for u πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much avika… πŸ™‚

  12. wow…what a slice…perfect treat to my eyes…

    1. thank u so much divya…

  13. Tarts are my favorite that is exactly why I am holding back from buying a tart pan just cannot resist the temptation to make one.This one looks absolutely delishhhh girl!!

    1. i've had this tart pan for long and first time i used it! thanks a lot, dear…

  14. Goooey ! ! chocolatyyy….

    1. thank u so much shaami…

  15. Oh yeah, I need a would be a perfect dessert after the lunch πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much shibi… πŸ™‚

  16. Seriously i want a slice..Super chocolaty..

    1. thank u so much akka…

  17. Very tempting yummy dessert.. Shall I take a piece ??

    1. thank u so much nithya… yes, please do!

    1. thank u so much sangeetha…

  18. Tart looks absolutely delicious and tempting! Beautifully done.

    1. thank u so much sona…

  19. ooohhh… drooling here… what a tempting snack…. yummy yummy…

    1. thank u so much akhila…

  20. I really need to buy a tart pan soon…yummy one dear πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much ruxana… πŸ™‚

  21. Who wouldn't love to have a slice of this divine tart, looks awesome!

    1. thank u so much ambreen…

  22. That's an absolutely perfect and wonderful tart ! real tempting ! Isn't it tough to stick to a diet when we love cooking πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much reni… πŸ™‚ oh yes, it is.. not just cooking but eating as well!!!

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