If you love dark chocolate as I do, this creamy Chocolate Gluten Free Chocolate Tart with a Caramel Drizzle is going to be fun to make.
Thick dark chocolate custard in a chocolate almond crust is a chocolate lovers’ dream dessert. Get ready for lots of decadent chocolate desserts with these gluten free chocolate dessert recipes.
Why Dark Chocolate is The Best for Tarts
I am a die-hard chocoholic.
It can’t help! Lead me to the chocolate!! The good news is that I am picky about my chocolate. Who could ever say no to a high-quality dark chocolate? There are so many types of chocolate, but I will always lean towards the darker chocolates.
That is why I am so excited to share this chocolate tart recipe with you.
(There are several AMAZING tart recipes on my blog, so dive right in! Raw Strawberry Tarts and Gluten Free Maple Ginger Butternut Squash with White Chocolate are two of my favorites.)
This gluten free tart is filled with smooth dark chocolate, with a chocolate coconut crust.
(This is NOT a sponsored post, but I definitely will say I am in love with these Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers. They melt so easily and taste great in so many chocolate dishes.)
It is hard to eat just one slice of this decadent chocolate tart…especially for my teens. This was quite the “welcome back” treat for them when they got home from school LOL.
If you have ever wondered how to make a gluten free tart, this recipe is a great “starter” recipe so you can see the steps and how easy tart desserts can be.
At least they left a slice for Mr. Fearless Dining.
This creamy gluten free tart is perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or anytime you are craving chocolate.
Can you freeze a chocolate tart?
The answer is yes, you can. It may be easier to freeze this tart whole, then cut it after it has been thawed out.
Gluten Free Tart Crust Variations
You will love how easy this gluten free tart crust is to make. If you think a chocolate crust is too much chocolate, here are a few other ideas:
- Make a graham cracker crust like in these Gluten Free Brownie S’mores Tarts recipe.
- You can make more of a pie crust like in this Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart recipe.
- Try an almond coconut crust like in this Caramel Apple Tart recipe.
Can you use milk chocolate or white chocolate for this recipe?
Yes, you can easily use other brands of chocolate. I recommend using dark chocolate as it tastes amazing with the chocolate crust. Just make sure the chocolate you use melts smoothly.
You will want to pick up the ingredients to make this recipe, so here is a handy shopping list:
- Almond flour
- Gluten free flour blend
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Cocoa powder
- Heavy cream
Can this chocolate tart be made nut-free?
You can definitely make this tart nut-free. Since you won’t be able to use almond flour in the crust, use 1/2 cup gluten free flour and omit the almond flour.
Steps to make this gluten free chocolate tart recipe:
In a saucepan, melt the chocolate with heavy cream and butter. Cook over low heat and whisk to blend. Stir frequently to avoid clumps.
In a large bowl, add all of the crust ingredients. Mix well. Press the crust ingredients into a greased tart pan. Use your fingers to press it down so that it compacts. Bake the crust for 10 minutes to set.
Pour the chocolate into the crust and bake at 350F degrees for an additional 20 minutes.
How do you know when the chocolate tart is fully baked?
Your tart is ready when the middle looks solid. Cool on a cooling rack.
When the chocolate tart has cooled, you can drizzle on the caramel.
More Chocolate Tart Topping Ideas:
- Whipped Cream
- Dulce Leche
- Hot Fudge
- Chocolate Shavings
Tools You Need To Make This Gluten Free Tart Recipe:
- Tart pan. These are so handy. The bottom pushes up so you can get the tart out easily.
- Almond flour. This flour is so good when mixed with cocoa powder for the crust.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend, (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 cup Ghirardelli cocoa
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small pot, heat cream and melting chocolate on low heat.
- Stir occasionally.
- When the chocolate is melted, remove from heat.
- Spray coconut oil in a tart pan to prevent sticking.
- In a large bowl, add almond flour, gluten free flour, sugar, cocoa, and coconut.
- Whisk to blend.
- Stir in melted butter and mix.
- Pour crust into tart pan and press along the edges to line pan with crust.
- Bake crust for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven.
- In a small bowl, whisk egg.
- Add a tiny bit of hot chocolate mixture while whisking to temper the egg into the mixture.
- Add the rest of the egg and whisk.
- Add this back into the melted chocolate.
- Pour chocolate cream mixture on top of the crust and bake an additional 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Drizzle caramel sauce on top. (I use Trader Joe's)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 489Saturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 7g