Millionaire's chocolate tart

Millionaire's chocolate tart

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(59 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 55 mins Plus chilling

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Serves 10

A dinner party version of teatime favourite, millionaire's shortbread. It's not too bitter, so the kids will love it too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal618
  • fat39g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars41g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.59g


  • 375g pack dessert shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 250g/9oz caramel (we used Carnation caramel from a can)



    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

  • 100g 70% plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 100g white chocolate, broken into pieces
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

    why-t chok-lit

    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • 6 tbsp melted butter



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

  • 2 eggs, plus 3 egg yolks



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • icing sugar and single cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Break the pastry into chunks and drop into a food processor. Drizzle over the vanilla paste and pulse until the vanilla is speckled through the pastry (the extract should be completely absorbed). Tip out onto a floured surface, bring together into a ball, then roll out to line a 23cm tart tin (leave any overhanging pastry as you will trim this away when the tart is baked). Chill for 30 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper. Fill with baking beans, bake blind for 15-20 mins, then remove the paper and beans and bake for 5-10 mins more until pale golden. Carefully spread caramel over the base and set aside while you make the filling. Lower oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  3. Melt the chocolates in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, then stir in the melted butter. Whisk the eggs, yolks and sugar together with an electric whisk in a large mixing bowl for 10 mins, until pale and thick enough to leave a trail when the beaters are lifted up. Fold in the melted chocolate with a large metal spoon, then scrape into the tin.

  4. Bake for 20-25 mins – the surface should be set and puffed but still with a slight wobble. Cool, then chill for at least 3 hrs or overnight, before dusting with icing sugar and serving.

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14th Apr, 2014
Delicious! Made it for friends last weekend and they loved it! Like others, I didn't bother faffing with the vanilla in the pastry and didn't miss it, although next time I might try making my own pastry with added vanilla.
4th Nov, 2013
Made this for the family last night with home made pastry and left out the vanilla and it went down a treat. I used my non fan assisted oven once the filling had been added and I think it could have done with a little longer than the 20-25 minutes however was still delicious. Will definitely be making this one again!
21st Sep, 2013
Tried this yesterday. I made it with carnation caramel but added sea salt. I did find I had lots of chocolate filling left over but my tin is a bit on the shallow side. Put the leftovers into ramekin dishes with a bit of caramel on the bottom, will cook these today and serve warm. Will maybe use biscuit crust next time with borbourns. Every one enjoyed this tart and is a definite keeper.
14th Jul, 2013
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14th Jul, 2013
Made this today for a family BBQ. Used plain shop brought shortcrust pastry. Added vanilla and re-kneeded it in before rolling it out again. No real need to food processor it. It was lovely and went down a storm. Fed far more than the 10 it suggested. Will definitely make it again.
23rd Jun, 2013
I delicious dessert! Went down a storm. I gave it that extra millionaire touch by adding some gold leaf to decorate it. Will definitely make again.
14th Apr, 2013
I cooked this yesterday for my chocolate/Caramel loving guests and it went down very well. I just used normal shortcrust pastry, didn't bother with the vanilla, I would definitely make this again!!! Mmmmmmm
2nd Apr, 2013
I made this at the last minute after messing up the dessert I'd planned for the evening. All of my guests loved it and gave wonderful feedback and the leftovers were devoured the next day.
24th Mar, 2013
I'm terrible at deserts but this turned out fantastic!
20th Mar, 2013
Made this several times now (made my own sweet pastry) & it's just excellent!


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