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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32 Responses to “Ingrid’s Chocolate Truffle Tart”

  1. #
    Roguegirl — November 5, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    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. #
    Joanne — November 5, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    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. #
    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies — November 5, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    Wow, this looks really beautiful and sophisticated.


  4. #
    Michelle — November 5, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    Oh, too funny! I love that you named such a dreamy, decadent chocolate dessert after Ingrid!!! :)


  5. #
    Eliana — November 5, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    WOW – this is seriously a chocolate lover’s dream come true. It looks sinfully delicious.


  6. #
    Wenderly — November 5, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!


  7. #
    Jenny — November 5, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

    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.


  8. #
    Nam (The Culinary Chronicles) — November 5, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

    Looks absolutely delish!


  9. #
    Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) — November 5, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! Very dark and decadent. I need to make this immediately. If I weren’t already married, I’d say it’d get my guy to pop the question. lol!


  10. #
    kathleen — November 6, 2010 @ 12:20 am

    Oh My!!! This looks to die for!!!!!!!!


  11. #
    Nancy @SensitivePantry — November 6, 2010 @ 2:41 am

    Um…another chocolate recipe? IMHO there will never be enough chocolate recipes. So very pretty, too.


  12. #
    azelias kitchen — November 6, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    Noami – chocolate ganache = heaven! doesn’t it? nothing more needs be said :)

    by the way I too like using rectangle tins, gives a modern appearance.


  13. #
    Crustabakes — November 6, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    here here! i will be your friend!! *waves frantically at naomi. LOL


  14. #
    marla {family fresh cooking} — November 6, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

    This chocolate truffle tart looks amazing. I love the rectangular shape you chose to do. For someone who loves chocolate so much you need to check out my Scharffen Berger giveaway :) XO


  15. #
    bigFATcook — November 6, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    Yummy!!! it looks amazing! I’m just another chocoholic. Damn.. and I was already on abstinence:))

    Greets from BFC !!!


  16. #
    Betty @ scrambled hen fruit — November 7, 2010 @ 12:10 am

    This is chocolate bliss! So elegant- I’d love a piece right now!


  17. #
    thecoffeesnob — November 7, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    You had me at chocolate truffle, Naomi!

    And really, only you can make a tart of just two shades of brown look so damned good!


  18. #
    Tracy — November 7, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

    This must be what heaven is like. Bookmarking this right. now. :-)


  19. #
    Nancy@acommunaltable — November 8, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    What a perfect recipe for the holidays!! I bet this would be wonderful flavored with a bit of grand marnier!!!

    Gorgeous photo!!


  20. #
    Rhonda ( The Dainty Baker) — November 9, 2010 @ 2:08 am

    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!


  21. #
    Judy — November 9, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    Thanks so much for posting such a beautiful dessert. Love, love, love chocolate.


  22. #
    Cherine — November 9, 2010 @ 7:58 am

    This is irresistible


  23. #
    bridget {bake at 350} — November 9, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    LOL….I love how you named it for Ingrid! It looks incredible!!!


  24. #
    ingrid — November 9, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    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!


  25. #
    Su-yin — November 9, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

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


  26. #
    Cakelaw — November 12, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    OMG – this looks to die for!


  27. #
    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — November 27, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

    Ha! I’m sure Ingrid will appreciate this, because when someones names a tart after you, you simply can’t not make it for yourself. Ingrid’s going to bake with chocolate!! Yayy!!! That tart looks sinful :)


  28. #
    Get the Chocolate Basket Gift — January 24, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    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.


  29. #
    Benefits of truffles — January 26, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    I have learned something new about truffles in your blog. It’s looking amazing. But I want to know more about truffles. Please share more articles.


  30. #
    Best recipe of truffles — January 27, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

    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.


  31. #

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


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