If you love dark chocolate as much as I do, this creamy Chocolate 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.
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?
There are so many types of chocolate, but I will always lean toward the darker chocolates. That is why I am so excited to share this chocolate tart recipe with you. It is one of my favorites because it is filled with smooth dark chocolate and chocolate coconut crust.
This creamy gluten free tart is perfect for Valentine's Day, a birthday, or anytime you are craving chocolate.
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There are several gluten free almond flour brands. I really love Anthony's because they blanch their almonds first. This means no peels and less grit texture. The price is also great for four pounds!
- 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 Rodelle, 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.
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:
- Make a graham cracker crust like in this Gluten Free Brownie S'mores Tarts recipe.
- You can make more pie crust by using my popular Gluten Free Pie Crust recipe.
- Try an almond coconut crust like in this Caramel Apple Tart recipe.
My old tart pan was discontinued, but this tart pan is better because it is less expensive, non-stick, and it gets really great reviews!
Step 1: In a saucepan, melt the chocolate with heavy cream and butter. 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. 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.
TIP: 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 the tart pan you use.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can definitely make this tart nut-free. Since you won't be able to use almond flour in the crust, use ½ cup gluten free flour and omit the almond flour.
The answer is yes, you can. It may be easier to freeze this tart whole, then cut it after it has been thawed.
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.
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.
This tart will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container for up to 4 months in the freezer.
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This post was updated from an older April 2016 post with more detailed directions.
Gluten Free Chocolate Caramel Tart
- 1 cup almond flour * see note
- ¼ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
- ¾ cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup cocoa powder * see note
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
- 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)
- 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.
- I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your crust grainy.
- There are several brands of cocoa powder that are gluten free. Always read the labels! My favorites are Anthony's, Rodelle, and Ghirardelli.
- Use heavy cream and not half and half!
- 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.
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.
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What size is the tart pan?
Hi Carrie, the pan I used is 14 x 4 1/2 inches.
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.
I am so glad everyone loved the chocolate tart. It is one of my favorites.
Chocolate and Gluten Free? This sounds like the perfect recipe for me! It will probably be a total hit at my house.
We think alike Heidy 🙂
I also go for the dark chocolate! With the caramel drizzle this tart sounds just perfect!
Dark chocolate is definitely my favorite too David 🙂
I am sure making this chocolate caramel tart is going to be fun because I love dark chocolate. I buy a few bars every week and make sure to use them everywhere I can 🙂 Your tart looks delicious and the texture is incredible!
Thank you so much Helena...glad you are taking care of those dark chocolate cravings 🙂