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Dark Chocolate Orange Tart

Dark Chocolate Orange TartΒ – A buttery, flaky chocolate orange-infused crust filled with a luxuriously creamy chocolate orange pudding!

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Today, I bring you another recipe that combines two of my favourite flavours – chocolate and orange. I bring you my Dark Chocolate Orange Tart!

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This tart is luxuriously rich and creamy, it is just divine.Β The crust is definitely a favourite part of this tart for me. It’s deliciously flaky and buttery (see those specks of butter? Yum!), wonderfully chocolatey, and infused with orange (zest and juice). Your kitchen will smell amazing just making the crust!

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

The chocolate orange crust is blind-baked before adding the filling. All you need is some foil or parchment paper, and some baking beans. Line the pastry-lined tin with foil, then fill with the baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes. Brush with beaten egg, and bake again for 1 minute. And you’re done!

Be sure to keep the doughΒ cold at all times. This helps achieve a flaky crust, and helps prevent shrinkage during baking. I like to chill the dough for an hour before lining the tart tin, and then another hour after lining the tin.

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Now, for the filling. The filling only contains 5 ingredients – dark chocolate, cream, sugar, eggs, and orange juice. Simply melt the chocolate, then combine all the ingredients together. Pour the filling into the baked tart crust, and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the top is set and the centre is no longer wobbly.

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

The chocolate orange filling is seriously melt-in-your-mouth goodness. It’s incredibly creamy and velvety, making this tart a chocolate lover’s dream dessert. Trust me, you’re going to LOVE this tart!

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Make this Chocolate Orange Tart for your next party, it’ll be gone in no time! πŸ˜‰

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog
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Dark Chocolate Orange Tart

A buttery, flaky chocolate orange-infused crust filled with a luxuriously creamy chocolate orange pudding!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons ice cold water
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 cup plain/all-purpose flour 125g
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 25g
  • 1/2 cup icing/powdered sugar 62g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, cold and cubed

For the Filling

  • 1 cup dark chocolate 175g, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream 180ml
  • 1/2 cup caster/granulated sugar 100g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 60ml

Instructions

For the Crust

  1. In a small bowl or jug, whisk together the egg yolk, water, and orange juice.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, zest, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Add the butter, and using a pastry cutter, or two forks, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal with pea-sized pieces.

  3. Add the egg mixture, and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the dough starts to come together.
  4. Transfer the dough to a floured surface, and gather into a ball. Shape the dough into a 1-inch thick disc. Wrap tightly in clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least an hour (and up to 5 days). You can also freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the fridge before use.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to line an un-greased 23cm/9-inch fluted tart tin with a loose base. Press lightly into the tin, making sure not to stretch the dough. Roll the pin over the top of the tin to cut off the excess dough. Prick the base all over with a fork. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

  6. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  7. Line the chilled pastry crust loosely with foil or parchment paper, and fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the beans and foil and bake for a further 4 minutes. Brush the base and sides of the crust with beaten egg, and place back into the oven for 1 last minute. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

For the Filling

  1. In a microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate in 20 second intervals, stirring after each one. Leave to cool for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream, sugar, eggs and orange juice until combined. Gradually stir in the chocolate, then pour the mixture into the pie crust. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the top is set and the centre is no longer wobbly.
  2. Serve warm or cold.

Did you make this recipe? Take a photoΒ and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #marshasbakingaddiction, or tag me at Β @marshasbakeblog. I would love to see!

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    November 17, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, Marsha, this tart looks absolutely amazing! I love the crust, the filling, that gorgeous top! I’m thinking this chocolate delight would be SO perfect for the holidays. I love that you made another chocolate and orange recipe–I’ve totally been waiting/hoping you’d do another (loved those hot cross buns)! Fabulous! Pinned. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Thanks, Demeter! So glad you like my chocolate orange recipes! πŸ™‚

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    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    November 18, 2016 at 3:15 am

    I LOVE the combination of chocolate and orange and this tart looks unREAL! Yum! This would be a nice changeup to the usual dessert suspects at Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Thanks, Tara! πŸ™‚

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    Sabrina @ Familynano
    November 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    This looks amazing, I love orange and chocolate. Can I use vegan butter, Marsha?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks, Sabrina! Vegan butter should be fine πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    puja
    November 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    What a lovely combination of chocolate and orange Marsha. Yummy treat for any time of the day…

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 19, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Thanks, Puja!

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    Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
    November 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I’m looking this tart and I could just die right now… like seriously. Dark chocolate and oranges? I mean comon… isn’t this like ultimate perfect combo. Love this tart! Please send me a slice πŸ˜‰

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 19, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Thanks, Natalie! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Miranda
    November 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Chocolate and orange is such a great combination of flavors! And the orange zest gives the tart a nice pop of color!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      It definitely is, I love chocolate and orange!

  • Reply
    Danah
    December 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Thank u so much for the recipe i made the tart it was really delicious

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 15, 2016 at 10:46 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Danah!

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