Ingrid’s Chocolate Truffle Tart

Ingrid’s Chocolate Truffle Tart ~ A chocolate lover’s dream. The deep dark chocolate flavor in this dessert is delivered in a smooth body with a chocolate tart shell that perfectly crumbles and compliments each bite.

Chocolate Truffle Tart

Ingrid's Chocolate Truffle Tart

If you haven’t noticed, let me tell you – I love chocolate. I never really noticed how many desserts I make that incorporate it until my friend Ingrid of 3B’s alluded to it in a comment.

Her love for chocolate runs as deep as my son’s love for peas, which is about one to two peas deep. So while I was planning and making this my first thought was of Ingrid and how she will probably sigh and say, “Another chocolate recipe”?

Yep, another one, Ingrid.  Can we still be friends, even if I’m being a bit of a tease by immortalizing your dislike for chocolate in a dessert? And while this is a Alice Medrich recipe, I have endearingly renamed it Ingrid’s Chocolate Truffle Tart.

So if you had to be immortalized into any chocolate dessert, it should be this one. This is my go to chocolate tart when I need a pure and simple chocolate dessert. It’s fast and easy and I challenge you to find one that tastes better.

A few notes:

  • Make sure to use a high quality chocolate for the filling portion since it is the star of this dessert.
  • The original recipe calls for a 9 ½ inch round tart pan, but I used a 14×4 inch rectangular tart pan instead.
  • Use a needle or the sharp point of a knife to pierce any bubbles that may appear from pouring the chocolate into the crust or they will show up once it sets.
  • The crust can be made and refrigerated three days in advance. The completed tart can be made and kept refrigerated 2 days in advance.

Chocolate Truffle Tart for Ingrid



  • 10 oz. bittersweet chocolate cut into small pieces
  • 1 ¼ cups of heavy cream
  • 9 ½ in. Chocolate Tart Shell, baked and cooled (recipe follows)

Chocolate Tart Shell:

  • 3 oz. unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour



  1. Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a simmer over medium heat. Immediately pour hot cream over chocolate; let stand for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir gently just until chocolate melts completely and mixture is smooth. Pour chocolate mixture through a fine strainer directly over baked tart shell.
  4. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours, until set.
  5. Remove finished tart from refrigerator at least 45 minutes before serving to soften filling.

Chocolate Tart Shell:

  1. Add butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in a food processor bowl. Pulse until mixture is creamy. Add cocoa powder and process until mixture is a dark, smooth paste. Add flour and pulse until just incorporated and resembles wet sand.
  2. Transfer dough to plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes. Tart shell can be completed to this point up to 3 days in ahead or frozen for up to 6 months.
  3. Remove chilled dough; let stand for 20-30 minutes. Roll out dough between two pieces of plastic to 1/8 inch thickness. Peel away top plastic sheet; pick up by bottom sheet and invert the dough and then evenly press it into the pan.
  4. Cover and refrigerate tart shell for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prick bottom of tart shell with a fork. Bake for 12- 14 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.

Adapted from Alice Medrich

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Oh my gosh .. that looks so fantastic! I absolutely loooooooooveeeeeeee chocolate!
    Hubby and me will go to the grocery store on saturday – I guess I will go ahaed and by all I need (two celebrations with tons of cakes have lead to a shortage of heavy cream in my house) and then make them asap.
    But I guess I will not make one single tart, but fill my muffin pan with 12 little tarts 😉
    Like .. super snack size :-)
    Thx for the inspiration – I am really looking forward to that!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I do concede that while I’m not the BIGGEST chocolate lover, I appreciate it in truly decadent desserts such as this. I mean, this isn’t just chocolate – it’s a masterpiece.

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Ingrid and I have a lot in common – not huge chocolate fans and I think she dislikes raisins as much as I do….but I could be confused! Another beautiful dessert.

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    There is nothing wrong with loving chocolate…but it is interesting that your son loves peas tho, usually kids HATE peas… gosh this tart looks like the Matt Moran chocolate tart challenge in MC.. YUM!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    LOL, oh my goodness! I have the stupidiest silliest grin on my face!

    You’ve left me no choice, Naomi. A dessert named after myself? I obviously have to give this a try chocolate or not.

    Thank you!

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I can’t blame you for your excessive use of chocolate – everything tastes better with it, in my world anyway! 😛 This looks gorgeous. I would do anything to be your neighbour!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGet the Chocolate Basket Gift says

    Wow! It is looking really amazing. I am a chocolate lover. I was looking for the recipe of chocolate truffle tart. Thanks for posting the wonderful recipe.

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBest recipe of truffles says

    This truffle recipe looks some different and new. I have never listened about this truffle recipe. I have noted down the recipe and will surely make this.

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonEnjoy the home delivery of Truffle products at The Truffle Store says

    No doubt, your chocolate truffle tarts are the tastiest. Sinful indulgence but never mind, we only live once. More please!