Chocolate Tart Recipe with Buckwheat

This post shows you my chocolate tart recipe. My cake comes in small tartelette shapes, is baked with buckwheat and filled with chocolate ganache.

Quick tartelettes are a guarantee for the fulfilment of sweet dreams with coffee, tea or dessert. A creamy, crispy chocolate delight to kneel down on – not only chocoholics will get their money’s worth!

Look over my shoulder while I bake and try it out for yourself! Have fun and enjoy baking!

1. Chocolate tart key data for the shopping list

What do you need to bake the little tartes? Look for these things in the supermarket:

  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Icing sugar
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Buckwheat grains
  • Almond flour
  • Cream
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Dark chocolate with approx. 70% cocoa content
  • Fleur de sel
  • Tartelette moulds approx. 15 cm diameter

Chocolate answers all your questions!

Chef Thomas Sixt knows that too
Buckwheat tartelettes waiting for their chocolate ganache

2. Recipe chocolate tart

We are quick and start right away. Get to the whisks and good luck!

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4.94 from 16 votes
4.94 from 16 votes
Chocolate tart
Easy to bake tarte au chocolat with buckwheat shortcrust pastry. Just right as a fine dessert or for coffee or teatime. Thomas Sixt shows how it's done.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Baking, Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: French Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Persons
Calories: 971kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Shortcrust pastry
  • 250 g buckwheat flour
  • 20 g almond flour
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 50 g butter room-warm
  • 1 pc egg
  • 200 g dried peas or dried beans to weigh down the shortcrust pastry during baking
  • 20 g dark chocolate melted, for brushing the tartelettes after baking and cooling down
Filling for the tart
  • 150 g dark chocolate I use Lindt chocolate with 70% cocoa content
  • 150 ml cream
  • 30 g honey or agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 20 g butter I use small solid pieces of butter
For sprinkling
  • 4 tbs buckwheat grains roasted
  • 4 pinches Fleur de Sel
Shortcrust pastry
  • Prepare the shortcrust ingredients: Buckwheat flour, almond flour, butter, egg, icing sugar, some salt
  • Mix with softened or liquid butter, room-warm egg together with icing sugar, almond flour and a little salt. Gradually add the buckwheat flour and work it in. Work the buckwheat short pastry well with the dough hook in the mixing bowl.
  • Transfer the dough from the bowl to baking paper to roll out.
  • Roll out the dough evenly and thinly on baking paper with a rolling pin until 2-3 mm thick.
  • Leave the rolled-out short pastry to rest in a cool place for approx. 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 175° C convection oven.
    Grease the tartlettes well with a little butter and fill with the rolled-out pastry.
  • Cover the pastry base in the baking tins with baking paper – it also works without – and weigh down with dry peas or beans. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Leave the baked shortcrust pastry tartes to cool in the tin. Remove the peas as soon as possible.
  • The ingredients for a chocolate ganache at a glance.
  • Prepare the chocolate well: Roughly grate with a chopping board or knife before use.
  • Melt the chocolate in a water bath. Heat the cream, syrup/honey in the saucepan to 80° C.
  • Add the cream and honey mixture to the chocolate in the water bath.
  • Add small pieces of butter to the ganache.
Finishing chocolate tartes
  • Brush finished and cooled tartelettes with melted chocolate.
  • Dry roast the buckwheat grains in a pan.
  • Sprinkle the toasted buckwheat grains on the bottom of the tartes.
  • Fill the buckwheat tartlets to the brim with chocolate ganache.
  • Sprinkle the remaining roasted buckwheat grains on the chocolate tartes for decoration.
  • Sprinkle the tartes with fleur de sel and finish. Voila – bon appetit!

3. Calories and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 971 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 268mg89%
Sodium 864mg38%
Potassium 576mg16%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!