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Perfect for dessert or teatime, these elegant Double Chocolate Tartlets will dazzle everyone who’s lucky enough to get a bite!

Double Chocolate Tartlets - An elegant chocolate dessert

Double Chocolate Tartlets

A chocolate pastry shell filled with chocolate ganache? Yes, this is one exquisite treat. The crust is made with an egg which makes it more pliable and less fussy than your typical pastry. And the ganache filling is just heavenly. This recipe for double chocolate tartlets comes from the new cookbook from my good friend, Jill Colonna, titled Teatime in Paris.

She’s also the author of the fabulous cookbook, Mad About Macarons, that taught me how to make those iconic French cookies. Between caring for her two lovely daughters and French husband, Jill also leads tours in Paris highlighting chocolate and macarons in St Germain-des-Prés. I was lucky enough to meet up with her for a mini-tour along with a sampling of blissful macarons, French pastries, and hot chocolate. She was truly as delightful as I imagined! And she’s one amazing baker!

With Jill Colonna at Un Dimanche, Paris

With Jill at Un Dimanche à Paris, a delicious respite during a downpour!

Two Double Chocolate Tartlets on a white rectangular platter with two red handled forks


Double Chocolate for the Win!

Jill is quite familiar with my family’s love affair with chocolate. When we were both new bloggers, she’d tease me about the number of chocolate posts listed in my old blog’s sidebar. Chocolate desserts were always in the double digits!

These double chocolate tartlets would have fit in perfectly with the rest of the sweets at Un Dimanche. My family was elated when they spied this dessert in our fridge, and I was thrilled when Jill and Waverly Publishers agreed to let me share the recipe with you all.

A Double Chocolate Tartlets on a white dessert plate with a red handled fork

Mad About Macarons

Jill has a wicked sense of humor which is evident in her wonderful blog. Her posts across social media make me giggle, so I know you’ll enjoy following her. And if you love French sweets as much as I do, please check out both of her amazing cookbooks, Teatime in Paris and Mad About Macarons. You’ll never regret your purchase!

Check out Jill on her websiteFacebookPinterest – Twitter – Instagram

Double Chocolate Tartlets | An elegant chocolate dessert


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Double Chocolate Tartlets | An elegant chocolate dessert

Double Chocolate Tartlets

Sublime chocolate pastry shells filled with silky chocolate ganache! Recipe from Teatime in Paris by Jill Colonna, Waverly Books

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 8 servings


Chocolate pastry cases:

  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 75g icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 240g plain flour all-purpose), sifted
  • 20g unsweetened cocoa powder

Ganache filling:

  • 160g dark chocolate (at least 60% solids)
  • 80g milk chocolate
  • 230g single cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Using a stand mixer with a paddle beater, slowly mix the butter, sugar and salt until pale and creamy. Just for a few seconds, gradually add the other ingredients until the dough is well mixed, then stop. Form a ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Cut out eight tartlets.
  2. Bake the tartlets for 10–15 minutes at 160°C/320°F fan (Gas 4). Allow to cool, and remove from their molds.
  3. To make the ganache filling, break the chocolate into chunks in a bowl. Heat the cream with the vanilla extract in a saucepan until nearly boiling. Pour over half of the hot cream directly into the bowl of chocolate.
  4. Stir using a wooden spoon and combine until the ganache is smooth. Top with the rest of the hot cream and stir until completely melted and silky.
  5. Pour the hot ganache into each tartlet and top with a cherry, berries or keep plain. Leave to chill in the fridge for at least an hour to set. Take the tartlets out of the fridge 30 minutes before eating.


You will need a kitchen scale for this recipe. It's worth purchasing if you love to bake!
And 4 inch tartlet pans are available on Amazon.
Take into account the chilling time when calculating total time for this recipe.
Infuse the seeds of 12 cardamom pods and a teaspoon of grated ginger in the cream while making the ganache and serve with a mango and passion fruit salad.
Why not spread the bases with thick cut marmalade and top with Cape gooseberries?

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 tartlet

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 7g


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34 comments on “Double Chocolate Tartlets”

  1. Oh boy, no doubt they are great:@)

  2. Buttery chocolate crust and silky chocolate ganache…o man..that sounds and looks to die for!

  3. Liz, thank you so much for your kind words, my friend, and for showcasing the chocolate tartlets from the book. My goodness, you even have me inspired to make them again! Imagine you choosing the chocolate tartlets? 🙂

    Jings – you still have that photo! I loved meeting up in Paris and meeting your adorable family. But even the slightly out-of-focus shot didn’t manage to hide my hooter of a sun-burned nose. It needed a license (nod to Steve Martin, lol). Hoping to see you in Paris again SOON! Merci x

  4. Liz this looks wonderful I just dont know how to change the amount to how I am use to cooking lol!

  5. The little tarts look so elegant and pretty. So exciting that you got to meet up in Paris, so exciting that you are going to be an ambassador in July! Exciting times. Somehow you need to get a little Izzy icon peeking around a corner of something on your blog! Just a tiny little one will do. 🙂

  6. Favorite tea time treat – cucumber sandwiches and little tea cakes

  7. I love any kind of sweet cookies or biscuit for my tea time treat!

  8. I love any sweet at teatime; if it is chocolate, all the better!

  9. Petit fours!

  10. July in Florida! I grew up in Florida and vowed never to return in summer. However this group tempts me to sweat it out. I’d love to meet your gal pal Jamie. GREG

  11. Sending my readers over to see this great recipe and a chance to win Jill’s book! Your execution of the tarts is marvelous! Wish I could go to the conference, but it won’t be happening this year. Have fun!!

  12. You can never go wrong with double chocolate, what gorgeous tartlets!

  13. You look wonderful Liz and so do these tartlets – oh my!!!

  14. I love shortbread cookies at tea time.

  15. Love that it has a chocolate crust too.

  16. Chocolate + chocolate, I’m in. Lovely tartlets!

  17. Wonderful and exquise chocolat’s tarte ! Chocolate is always a winner!

  18. I love any cookie or treat with tea.

  19. yay food blog friends and conferences! (gah someday I’ll make one!)

    These tartlets look insanely decadent and perfectly delicious!!!

  20. Liz, I’m bummed I can’t make it to the F&W conference but I’m thrilled I get to see you at EWR!!!! THESE TARTLETS!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

  21. I love a rich shortbread cookie with tea. However these tarts look quite scrumptious.

  22. My favorite teatime snack (or one of them) is a matcha macaron! Congratulations on the ambassadorship, Liz!

  23. You always look so amazing & cheerful, Liz! Love your smile! xoxo

  24. Double chocolate is all you have to say to me! This looks wonderful Liz – I’m imagining it with a drizzle of caramel sauce, raspberries, pecans… It seems like it would be so versatile!

  25. Double chocolate is always a win in my book, but these are picture perfect {and very tempting!}

  26. Liz, could these tartlets be any more perfect? Wish I could join and meet you in July, but I’ll be watching from afar!

  27. These chocolate tartlets look beautiful! I recently bought mini tart pans. Must try these soon.

    My favorite tea time treats are shortbread cookies!

  28. Living in Florida, I would have to go with Key Lime Pie Tarts with a dollop of whipped cream!

  29. Lizzy,
    I make lots of chocolate desserts too. My favorite teatime treat is chocolate, of course.

  30. Mini chicken sandwiches for a tea time treat for me!

  31. Any cookie will do at teatime, but I especially like shortbread with my tea.

  32. That looks absolutely delicious. Perfect job! I love most treats, especially macarons!

  33. If only drooling were an aerobic activity!

  34. These tarts are so incredibly rich and delicious! I can’t wait to make them again on Valentine’s day!

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