If you love dark chocolate as much as I do, this creamy Gluten Free Chocolate Tart with a Caramel Drizzle will become a favorite. It has a thick chocolate custard baked in a chocolate almond crust. It is a chocolate lover’s dream dessert.

A whole gluten free chocolate tart sliced.

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 high-quality dark chocolate?

This creamy gluten free tart is perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or anytime you are craving chocolate. Get ready for more yummy decadent chocolate desserts with these gluten free chocolate dessert recipes.

Gluten Free Chocolate Caramel Tart slice on a plate.

This Gluten Free Maple Ginger Butternut Squash with White Chocolate is another incredible tart to try!

Allergen Information:

This homemade chocolate tart is gluten-free, soy-free, and oat-free.

A mason jar filled with gluten free flour sitting on the counter.

Flour Blends Tested:

1. King Arthur Measure for Measure—This blend works really well in muffin recipes. I don’t have to let the flour blend rest in the batter.
2. Anthony’s brand Almond Flour – I like this brand because they test for gluten to ensure it is free of cross-contamination.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Almond Flour – I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your crust less grainy.
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add one teaspoon.
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – You can use any size of shreds of coconut. They come in small, thin, and long curly shreds.
  • Chocolate – I used Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers, but you can also use chocolate chips.
  • Cocoa Powder – There are several great gluten free cocoa powder brands. My favorites are Anthony’s, and Ghirardelli’s.
  • Heavy Cream – Don’t use half and half in this recipe.
  • Butter – I recommend that you use unsalted butter.
  • Egg – Use size large.

Change up the crust with these fun ideas!

You will love how easy this gluten free tart crust is to make. If you think a chocolate crust and chocolate custard is too much chocolate, here are a few other ideas:

  1. Make a graham cracker crust like this Gluten Free Brownie S’mores Tarts recipe.
  2. You can make more pie crust using my popular Gluten Free Pie Crust recipe.
  3. Try an almond coconut crust like in this Caramel Apple Tart recipe.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

The chocolate tart steps 1 and 3 photos.

Step 1: Melt the chocolate with heavy cream and butter in a saucepan. Cook over low heat and whisk to blend. Stir with a wire whisk frequently to avoid clumps.

Step 2: Add all the chocolate tart crust ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Press the crust ingredients into a greased tart pan.

Step 3: For best results, use your fingers to press the crust down into the tart pan so that it compacts. Press the crust mixture up into all of the scalloped edges of the sides of the tart pan.

Pre-bake just the crust for 10 minutes to set.

A chocolate tart ready to bake.

🔑 Sandi says: Place a pan under your tart pan. This will ensure you don’t have any mess if your tart pan leaks.

Step 4: Pour the chocolate into the crust. See the little bubbles in the photo? Gently lift and tap the pan gently onto the pan to help the bubbles pop.

Step 5: Bake the chocolate tart at 350º F for 20-25 minutes. The final bake time may vary depending on the size and depth of your tart pan.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can this 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.

Can you freeze a tart?

The answer is yes, you can. It may be easier to freeze this tart whole and then cut it after it has been thawed.

Can you use different flavors of chocolate?

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.

How do you know when it is 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.

How long will this gluten free chocolate tart keep?

This tart will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container for up to 4 months in the freezer.

A slice of Chocolate Caramel Gluten Free Tart on a white plate with the tart in the background.

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A whole gluten free chocolate tart sliced.

Gluten Free Chocolate Caramel Tart

Sandi Gaertner
The best gluten free chocolate caramel tart recipe
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 453 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • 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)


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your crust grainy.
  3. There are several brands of cocoa powder that are gluten free. Always read the labels! My favorites are Anthony’s, Rodelle, and Ghirardelli.
  4. Use heavy cream and not half and half!
  5. This gluten free chocolate tart will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1167IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg
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Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This post was updated from an older April 2016 post with more detailed directions.

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  1. 5 stars
    Tfixed this last night for dessert with a group of friends. It is a keeper recipe. Everyone loved it and I’m the only gf person in the group! I sprinkle a few sea salt flakes over the Carmel drizzle.

  2. Hi, read this recipe very carefully several times. Want to make it for a work colleague that needs gluten free for our monthly birthday celebrations. I cannot find what temperature to set the oven at. My guess would be 350 but would like to confirm please. Thanks

    1. Hi Donna, You are absolutely right, the oven temperature is 350 degrees. Thank you so much for pointing this out. I will add this in to clarify.