Chocolate tart decorated with golden eggs

Chocolate egg baked tart

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 12

A slice of showstopping Easter chocolate tart is the perfect way to finish a meal. This simple chocolate egg filled dessert is easier than you think

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal332
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.4g
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    For the base

    • 80g butter, softened



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 40g golden caster sugar
    • 120g self raising flour

    For the filling

    • 75g butter



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
    • 75g golden caster sugar
    • 50g plain flour
    • 4 large eggs, beaten
    • 2 x 80g bags of chocolate eggs (we used Galaxy Golden Eggs)
    • crème fraîche, to serve


    1. For the shortbread base, beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy, then mix in the flour. Press the dough into the base of a 20-21cm tart tin and put in the fridge for 20 mins to harden.

    2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Prick the base all over with a fork and bake in the centre of the oven for 15 mins until lightly golden.

    3. Meanwhile, melt the butter and chocolate together in a saucepan over a low heat. Once melted, stir in the sugar and flour, then gradually beat in the eggs. Pour the filling over the base and cover the top in chocolate eggs. Return to the oven and bake for 12-15 mins or until the fiilling is just set at the edges but the centre is still shiny and a bit wobbly. Remove from the oven and put in the fridge to chill. Can be made a day ahead and kept in the tin overnight. To release from the tin, warm the sides with a hot dishcloth for a couple of mins. Serve with crème fraîche.

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    19th Apr, 2019
    Simple to make and it’s tasty. The galaxy golden eggs do make a difference as it’s colour stands out and the eggs’s texture stays as it is even after baking. I used whole meal flour as no plain flour in the kitchen and it came out fine. I also used a cake tin as I don’t have a tart tin. All worked out great.
    23rd Mar, 2019
    Super easy and tasty, I followed advice from another commenter and added a touch of orange zest to the shortbread - worked a treat. I made this recipe using muffin tray instead made 10 individual tarts, needs less cooking but worked well!
    20th Apr, 2017
    Lovely tart. I did a gluten free version which worked well. The golden eggs did sink in more than the picture but we enjoyed the egg hunt!
    Ciara Dolan
    16th Apr, 2017
    Great recipe, worked a treat:)
    16th Apr, 2017
    Looks great and tastes ok, but the base doesn't add anything. I'd make it again with a chocolate hobnobs or oreo biscuit base or add some citrus to liven it up. Served with berries and cream.
    15th Apr, 2017
    Fairly simple recipe. I like the idea of the shortbread base instead of pastry but make sure you push the shortbread dough right to the edge as if there is a gap it will leak in the oven when you add your chocolate mixture!
    15th Apr, 2017
    This looked incredible and it was really easy to make. It tasted great too! I didn't leave it to cool for long enough so it was a bit too molten. Next time I will make it ahead of time to give it more time to solidify.
    The Brady Bunch
    14th Apr, 2017
    Made this for friends and it went down a treat! so easy to make and so good I'm making it again this weekend
    13th Apr, 2019
    Do the eggs not melt when in the oven and loose their shape ?
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    16th Apr, 2019
    Thanks for your question. The eggs hold well for the 12 -15 mins they are in the oven. They firm up on cooling.
    14th Apr, 2017
    do you leave the eggs in the wrappers
    15th Apr, 2017
    The galaxy golden eggs come in an edible gold coating so they do not have a wrapper. If you are using something that does have a wrapper then definitely remove them as otherwise you will be eating foil!
    16th Apr, 2017
    Thank you, I didn't realise that the eggs had an edible gold coating and was very confused, but you have cleared it up for me (I haven't opened the packet yet).
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