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Chocolate tart

Homemade Chocolate Caramel Tart

This homemade chocolate caramel tart is a rich and luxurious dessert. Buttery tart crust filled with homemade caramel and chocolate ganache you can't go wrong!
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate caramel tart, chocolate tart, homemade chocolate caramel tart
Servings: 8
Calories: 617kcal


For the crust

  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup ground hazelnuts toasted
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp ice-cold water

For the caramel

  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 5 tbsp salted butter

For the ganache


Make the crust

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, hazelnuts, and cacao.
    chocolate tart combine ingredients
  • Add butter and work it in with a fork, or just process in a food processor.
    chocolate tart add butter
  • Add vanilla, egg, and water.
    chocolate tart add eggs
  • Stir until the dough comes together. Wrap the dough in plastic foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    chocolate tart wrap in foil
  • Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper.
    chocolate tart roll out
  • Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie plate or tart pan and press in the dough. Bake the dough for 12 minutes at 350F.
    chocolate tart transfer to pie pan and bake

Make the caramel

  • In a saucepot, combine sugar and water. Set the saucepot over medium heat.
    chocolate tart combine sugar
  • Let the sugar dissolve without stirring. Once the sugar dissolves, let it cook until it reaches that well-known caramel color.
    chocolate tart heat sugar
  • Pour in the heavy cream, gradually as it may splatter.
  • Once you have a smooth mixture, remove it from the heat. Stir in butter until melted.
    chocolate tart make caramel
  • Let the caramel cools down.
  • Once the caramel is cooled, pour it into the tart shell. Distribute the caramel evenly. Place the tart in a fridge for 15 minutes.
    chcolate tart pour in caramel

Make the ganache

  • Heat heavy cream over medium heat. Do not boil it. Add in chopped chocolate and let it stand for 2 minutes.
    chocolate tart heat cream and chocolate
  • Start stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
    chocolate tart stir into chocolate
  • Pour the ganache over the caramel and distribute evenly.
    chocolate tart pour on ganache
  • Let the tart rest in a fridge for 1 hour before slicing and serving.
    chocolate tart refrigerate



Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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