PPQ: Silken Chocolate Raspberry Tart

by Shawnda on February 5, 2012

in Chocolate,Pies and Tarts,Project Pastry Queen

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Super Bowl lunch.

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Amanda of Homekeeping Adventures: Silken Chocolate Walnut Tart. As written, it’s a rich chocolate tart with a layer of walnuts hidden inside.

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

I eliminated the walnuts and replaced the recommended rum and a couple tablespoons of the heavy cream with raspberry liqueur. And then served it with fresh raspberries and sweetened whipped cream.

It was a beautiful, beautiful thing. An intensely beautiful and beautifully intense chocolate tart that was closer in texture to a dense fudgey brownie than a flourless chocolate cake… inside a pie crust.

My 9.5-inch tart pan is smaller than the recommended 10-inch pan so I only made 2/3 of the filling – it was exactly the perfect amount.

It’s totally the rockstar indulgent dessert that you serve at the end of a light lunch to make up for all of the calories that you just didn’t eat.

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Head over to Homekeeping Adventures to get the full recipe. And check out how the other PPQ members’ baked up their tarts.


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} February 5, 2012 at 6:17 am

Ummm, HELLO heavenly goodness! I’m drooling! Love the substitutions you made. I do that too – make up for my calorie light lunch with dessert. . . . ;)


2 emiglia February 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

Hello! This is an amazing idea. I’ve always been a pie-over-cake sort of girl, but cake-in-a-pie? This I must try.


3 Maureen February 5, 2012 at 6:35 am

That’s a beautiful tart. Even the crust is perfect. I’m envious.


4 Amanda February 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

Your tart looks fantastic! The raspberry substitution looks yummy, I’ll have to try it next time I make this


5 Katrina February 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

Mmm such a tasty looking tart! I love this idea!


6 Jen L February 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Why can’t u just use a simple print button? Very annoying to have to copy and paste all the time.


7 Jen L February 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Ok, sorry. I found after I hit submit. I take it back. You are one of the better ones.


8 Jen M O February 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I was thinking I used the wrong type of pan so I goggled tart pans. I couldn’t believe the different style out there especially the heart shape ones. I definitely need more. Your tart is beautiful. I love how you adapted the recipe with raspberries.


9 Joanne February 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm

So you’re saying if I eat salad next week, I should make it count by eating this afterward? I can get down with that.


10 Emily February 6, 2012 at 12:12 am

Ohhh now I’m regretting skipping this week’s PPQ….


11 Annie February 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

Things like this are totally the reason I eat light lunches. Looks lovely.


12 Melinda @cookingalamel February 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

YUM. Love the substitution of raspberry liqueur. Chocolate and raspberry is probably my all-time favorite flavor combination. I wonder how the filling would be baked by itself.. dense fudgy brownie, eh? :) I might have to try it.


13 Jackie @ Domestic Fits February 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Oh. My. It’s like a brownie with berries and tart crust. Love.


14 Ann P. February 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I’ve made a similar chocolate tart before, but I never thought to hide a layer of walnuts under the filling! That is GENIUS and I love it–so delicious (and brain-healthy too)!
I’m going to miss all the awesome fun happening on your blog for the next 3 months, but when i get back from my mission trip abroad, I will have a wealth of deliciousness waiting for me to ogle and experiment with in my kitchen! I will see you in April/May!! toodles till then :)


15 foodiebride February 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Ann – best of luck on your trip! Can’t wait to hear about it!


16 Happy When Not Hungry February 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

This tart looks beautiful!!!! Love raspberry and chocolate combo. Yum!


17 Living The Sweet Life February 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

This tart just made me smile …. so chocolatey … so decadent….. so needed soon. yummmmmmmyyy!!


18 Angela @ The Dancer Bakes February 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Ohhh this looks heavenly!


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