Double Chocolate Tart with Fudge Sauce

. October, 2015
Photography by Claire Aldous.
Double Chocolate Tart with Fudge Sauce

Two layers of chocolate deliciousness topped with a dollop of fudge sauce and softly whipped cream. Best enjoyed with lots of friends!

Serves: 10 – 12


75 grams butter, melted
150 grams Oreo biscuits
150 grams dark chocolate wheaten or digestive biscuits, broken roughly
135 grams dark chocolate, chopped roughly (72% cocoa)
135 grams butter
3 x #7 eggs (large)
150 grams brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
25 grams cocoa, sifted
150 ml cream
23cm springform cake tin, greased lightly and lined with baking paper

Fudge sauce
150 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped (72% cocoa)
150 grams icing sugar
150 ml cream
3 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Preheat the oven to 160°C fan bake.

Base: Place the biscuits in a food processor and process to fine crumbs.

Add the butter and pulse to combine well.

Tip into the tin and using the back of a teaspoon, press evenly over the base and 3cm up the sides of the tin. Make sure there isn’t a thick edge where the base meets the sides of the tin. 

Chill while you make the filling. 

Filling: Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Don’t let the base of the bowl touch the water. Take off the heat and set aside. 

Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together for 5 minutes until very pale and light. Fold in the chocolate, cocoa and cream until well combined.

Spoon into the biscuit base and smooth the top. Bake for 35 minutes until just firm but still with a little wobble in the centre. Don’t overbake.

Remove from the oven and cool completely in the tin. The filling will deflate and may crack as it cools.  

To serve: Carefully run a warm knife around the inside of the tin before releasing the sides. Transfer to a plate and serve with the fudge sauce and softly whipped cream if desired. 

Fudge Sauce

Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan and melt over a medium heat until the sauce is smooth and glossy. Cool.