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08 September 2014

Chocolate Orange Custard Tart

With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens I've been drooling over the delightful creations each Wednesday and I've once again been inspired to bake something of my own.
With custard tarts featuring last week I thought I'd make one, but with such a sweet tooth I felt I needed to throw some chocolate in too!

With a crisp pastry and smooth, rich centre this is truly indulgent.
It goes perfectly served with fresh berries and or whipped cream.

For the pastry
60g caster sugar
60g butter
1 egg
130g plain flour
40g cocoa powder

For the filling
275ml single cream
50ml double cream
2 eggs
100g caster sugar
100g dark orange chocolate (We used Co-op Fairtrade)
45g milk chocolate (We used Cadbury Dairy Milk)

Icing sugar to decorate

To make the pastry
  • Mix together the sugar and butter in a bowl and then add in the egg
  • Sift in the flour and cocoa and stir to create a soft dough
  • Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for 40 minutes until firm
  • Grease a loose bottom tin (25cm) with butter and set to one side then preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Lightly flour your surface and roll out the dough to just larger than the size of your tin
  • (We rolled ours out on to greaseproof paper and then flipped it over above the tin to prevent it from sticking to the sides or tearing when moved)
  • Press the pastry into the tin, ensuring it goes up the sides and any rips/holes are repaired with the excess
  • Trim off overhang and place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Use a fork to dock in the base of the pastry, to help it cook, then insert a sheet of greaseproof paper and baking beans
  • Cook for 15 minutes, remove the paper and beans and then cook for a further 8 minutes
  • Set aside to cool completely

To make the filling
  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees
  • Heat the cream in a pan on a low temperature until it is just beginning to bubble
  • Tip the cream over the broken chocolate, in a bowl, and stir well to melt it all
  • In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and sugar together and then tip this into the cream and chocolate mix
  • Whisk thoroughly and then pour into the pastry base
  • Place this into the oven carefully and cook for 45 minutes until just firm
  • Allow to cool and serve or refrigerate


The orange comes through quite subtly and I was rather impressed with my pastry, even more so as I hadn't made any in quite a while.

What flavour tart is your favourite?



  1. My mouth is now watering at the sight of this, it looks so good x

  2. This looks divine. Glad to see you've got some little helpers too!

  3. Oh that looks amazing and my favorite is lemon!

  4. OMG this looks amazing. I have bookmarked this :) This would be a great dessert for a dinner party.

  5. ooooh that looks delicious! i bet that tasted amazing
    thanks for linking up x

  6. No sure what to say other than... oh my!

  7. Looks like just the sort of thing I like to make for Sunday pudding. I haven't made a custard tart with chocolate and orange yet.

  8. Yum that looks and sounds really tasty! #BakeoftheWeek

  9. This is going straight to the top of my 'must make' list!

  10. Chocoate orange will always be my fave - looks yummy

  11. That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing x

  12. Ooh this looks delicious - My favourite is Lemon & Orange but I'm never opposed to some chocolate! Thanks so much for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek - Great to have you part of the gang! x

  13. Hahrrr I saw your pics on this before and I could not take my eyes off it .x

  14. This sounds so good! I love a good custard pie like this. And orange goes so well together with chocolate.

  15. that looks lovely, really enjoying watching the bake off too although I would not be able to create something this good

  16. Bakewell tart is my favourite. However, I'd gladly eat a slice of that stunning chocolate orange tart. Yum!

  17. I'm not usually a fan of custard tarts but I could be persuaded by this! #greatbloggersbakeoff2014

  18. I love anything chocolate orange flavoured and I love custard tarts...the two combined just sounds like perfection

  19. I love chocolate orange! This tart sounds and looks lush!

  20. That chocolate tart looks delicious and easy to create as well.

  21. I am actually reading this while watching the Bake Off I recorded in the week...and eating a slice of cake...I kid you not!! So this is perfect....yum.

  22. This looks delicious I am going to try it this afternoon!

  23. I adore chocolate orange, thanks for the great post.

  24. Custard tart is my favourite, but this chocolate tart looks mouth watering x

  25. That looks so tasty :) will have to try this at Easter, trying to cut down on chocolate till then haha

  26. I love a custard tart. Might have to give this one a try this half term. My kids have gone baking mad lately!

  27. I love Custard Tart and this looks gorgeous. I will be trying it.

  28. oh im going to get some ingredients in and try this one myself. i have bookmarked this

  29. Maria Rogers30/05/2016, 16:41

    oh gosh! chocolate heaven!

  30. I like lemon tart with masses of whipped double cream but your chocolate tart looks scrumptious!

  31. Margaret Clarkson
    This looks beautiful.

  32. I don't like orangey flavours, but with a tiny bit of tweaking, this would be scrumptious!

  33. Delicious. Anything chocolately goes down well for me :-)

  34. Looks delicious! Chocolate and orange is a great combination! :)


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