If there is anything on earth other than women, which just cannot be wrong no matter what you do or say, its Chocolate. It is precisely for this reason, that I love basing my desserts along the lines of Chocolate. This recipe of a ridiculously easy Chocolate Tart will work best for you if:

  1. You are lazy.
  2. You love chocolate and got friends who give you competition in that love.
  3. You are plain scared of touching the oven.
  4. You are clueless what else to do.

In the above scenario, the Chocolate Tart comes to your rescue. No baking, just a lot of faking!! 😛

Things you need:

A pretty tart tin or a round push up cake pan (to take care that your tart ends up looking good, no matter how you manage to screw it up!)

Butter Biscuits- 200g

Butter- 50g

Golden syrup OR Honey- 1tbsp

Dark Chocolate- 100g (I use Lindt,- not that it should matter to your choice)

Milk Chocolate- 100g (Hershey’s for me)

Whipping cream- 200ml. You either make this with Dream Whip, or such mix following pack instructions, or you buy it as it is from supermarkets.

Vanilla extract/ essence- 1tsp

Icing sugar- 2tbsp

Serves: 10 normal people. 6 or fewer Chocoholics.

(p.s: Process adapted from Goodfood)

Step1: Crush the butter biscuits in a food processer. To the crumbs, add melted butter and the honey/ golden syrup. Mix well.

Step2: Press the biscuit-butter mix to the bottom and sides of the tart tin. Keep this in the fridge while you do the rest.

Step3: Melt the milk chocolate and dark chocolate together in the microwave (Medium power, 2-3 minutes), stirring halfway.

Step4: To the melted chocolate, add 2 tbsp of sifted icing sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla essence. Fold and mix.

Step5: Beat the whipping cream just till it holds its shape, and fold this into the chocolate mix.

Step6: Pour the chocolate mix into the biscuit-based tart tin and keep in the fridge to set for couple of hours.

Step7: Scrape the bowls clean with a spoon or your fingers. Do NOT share. Don’t even think about wasting the chocolate.

To serve: Take it out of the fridge and let it stay out for at least 30 minutes before you serve it. Decorate it with whipped cream, berries, icing sugar or whatever you get your hands on! Prepare this up to 2 days ahead if required for a party.

The way I presented it (definitely no big a deal, but quite easy and good-looking), was with strawberries in the center, dusted with icing sugar and some chocolate sauce poured over it.

The way I served it (took patience but worth it) was a slice of the tart with a dollop of ice cream on top, and chocolate dipped strawberry with whipped cream and caramel sauce over it. Ah well, in my house, you eat sweet whether you like it or not.

I made 3 different sized chocolate tarts for a party I had last weekend. It served this crowd and no one could find a proof of the cake’s past existence anywhere in the house! So, yes, I vouch for this stuff.