Indulge in a rich and decadent gluten-free dessert tart, with a slightly bitter taste from the dark chocolate complemented by a sour kick from the cherry jam. This mouth-watering tart is perfect for dinner parties or a lunchtime treat. I wanted to make the ultimate chocolate tart with a healthy pastry crust. White flour and refined sugar are a no-go zone, so I used
brown rice and buckwheat gluten-free flour. This is a much healthier alternative. A small amount of coconut sugar and raw cacao powder makes this crust taste a lot like a bourbon biscuit with a similar texture.
Decadent Vegan Chocolate and Cherry Dessert Tart
150 grams gluten-free flour
70 grams vegan butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of Himalayan salt
2.5 tablespoons ice cold water
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1/2 cup cherry jam
dark vegan chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, cacao and salt together.
Add the chilled butter and mix until you have pea-sized crumbs.
Add the ice cold water and mix (use your hands) until it forms a ball. Do not overmix.
On a floured surface, roll out the pastry about 1cm thick.
Cut around an 8-inch
pastry tin and place the pastry in the base of the tin.
Add the rest of the pastry pressing down evenly and around the edges to from a crust.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Allow to cool in the tin for half an hour.
Once the base is cool, add a thin layer of cherry jam and freeze for half an hour.
Melt the chocolate in a
Bain Marie on a low heat (or a double boiler) and add the vanilla and coconut cream.
Once the chocolate has melted whisk until you have a gorgeous thick creamy liquid.
Remove the base from the freezer (still in the tin) and pour in the chocolate mixture.
Gently tap the sides of the tin to remove any bubbles.
Allow the tart to set in the freezer for around one hour.
Keep the tart in the fridge and serve chilled. I decorated the top with freeze dried raspberries.
This recipe was republished with permission from Aaron Calder Vegan.
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