Vegan Cardamom & Sea Salt Chocolate Tart

A while back the kind people at Magazine.co.uk signed me up for three magazine subscriptions of my choice. (If you follow my blog you may remember this delicious Coconut Bar Cake I made from Olive magazine.) So this time round I got my first issue of Veggie magazine through the letterbox. I chose all food related magazines for my subscriptions – obviously! As we’re a vegetarian friendly household I’m always looking out for new veggie recipes so it was the perfect fit.

Veggie magazine is completely vegetarian, from it’s recipes to the beauty and skincare products it recommends. It also includes some vegan and gluten free recipes. My sister is vegan and we’ve recently found a love of baking together so when we do we of course make vegan friendly treats. So this Vegan Cardamom & Sea Salt Chocolate Tart was an easy choice to make as it sounded damn delicious!

Step by step…

I started by making the tart base which involved gently warming coconut oil and maple syrup in a pan. Once it melted together I added dessicated coconut and cocoa powder and mixed in.

I pressed the base into a tart tin making sure to pack it as tightly as I could and also cover the sides. I decided to use my rectangular tin as I love the elegant look of a tart this shape.

The base baked on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 15 minutes, I left it to cool. Put it on a baking tray when in the oven as some of the coconut oil can leak out.

I made the filling by warming coconut cream, ground cardamom and a pinch of salt until just simmering. I then left it to thicken for 10 minutes with a lid on the pan.

Then I added dark chocolate to the coconut cream and stirred until it melted. If you want this to be a vegan tart make sure the chocolate doesn’t contain any milk (‘may contain’ is ok as this is related to people who have allergies).

Vegan Cardamom & Sea Salt Chocolate Tart

I poured the ganache into the tart base and put it in the fridge for 2 hours to set. Once set I decorated the Vegan Cardamom & Sea Salt Chocolate Tart with raspberries and a sprinkling of salt. You could decorate it with any fresh berries you like, or some grated dark chocolate, or leave it plain.

Wow the Vegan Cardamom & Sea Salt Chocolate Tart was decadent! The filling was so rich and creamy with the perfect chocolate hit. The cardamom lingered delicately in the background and the sea salt provided the perfect kick. The base was deliciously crunchy, it all came together so well. This is a dessert that can be enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike, and would be perfect for a dinner party where your guests have mixed dietary needs.

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Cardamom & Sea Salt Chocolate Ganache Tart (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Vegan tart with a coconut crust and chocolate coconut ganache filling

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the base

  • 75 g Coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 150 g Desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder

For the filling

  • 270 ml Coconut cream
  • 1 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 100 g 70% dark chocolate

To decorate

  • 10 Fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. Gently warm the coconut oil and maple syrup in a pan. Once melted, add the desiccated coconut and cocoa powder and mix in
  2. Press the base into a tart tin, pack it tightly along the bottom and sides
  3. Bake the base in the tart tin, and on a baking tray in case any coconut oil leaks out, on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 15 minutes. Then leave to cool
  4. Make the filling by warming the coconut cream, ground cardamom and a pinch of the salt until just simmering. Then leave it to thicken for 10 minutes with a lid on the pan
  5. Add the dark chocolate to the coconut cream and stir until melted
  6. Pour the filling into the tart base and put it in the fridge for 2 hours to set. Once set, decorate with raspberries and a sprinkling of salt

If you like this, check out more of my Sweet Tarts & Pies recipes!

Or you might like my Vegan recipes!

10 comments / Add your comment below

  1. This looks Fabulous! I love the combo with the cardamom, sisal, & coconut. I have pinned this to give a try. Thank you so much for joining the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-up, Have a Great Week!! 🙂

  2. Oh yum, this looks fabulous and pretty easy to follow the recipe! I can't wait to try it!

  3. You have no idea how much I love this cake, Kat. I love the high quality ingredients you used, making this cake not only yummy, but also nutritious and pretty(!).

  4. Oh my Kat, this is wonderful. Love the use of coconut here and it's always good to have something delicious up one's sleeve that everyone can eat. I really really want a slice – now! Thanks for sharing it with #WeShouldCocoa.

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