Chocolate layer tart

    1 hour 55 min

    A traditional Amish dessert that's simple and delicious. Shortcrust pastry cases are filled with a chocolate filling, then topped with a cake filling.

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    Makes: 2 23cm tarts

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 175ml hot water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 (23cm) unbaked shortcrust pastry cases
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 115g butter
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 250ml milk

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Beat together 200g sugar, cocoa powder, hot water and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Pour this batter into the pastry cases.
    3. Sieve together the flour and baking powder; set aside. Cream together 200g sugar and butter. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time. Slowly beat in half of the milk, then half of the flour until moistened. Mix in the remaining milk then flour. Carefully spoon this batter on top of the chocolate batter, making sure that the entire top of the cake is covered with no chocolate visible.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

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    Tasty enough....of the two funny cake recipes on're both doing it wrong. :D Take it from a funny cake expert. You put the batter in the pan FIRST, then you have to pour the chocolate ON TOP of the cake part.  -  28 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We love this pie/cake! It's so easy my 11 year old makes it for us. You just have to be careful putting the chocolate layer on. That's the trick to getting it to set up right. But it is tasty, and we love that we usually have all the ingredients without having to go to the store. YUMMMMY  -  06 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This tasted good, but it didn't flip. Not sure what I did wrong. The chocolate spilled out of the sides and onto the bottom of the oven. It ended up a thin layer at the bottom of the cake between the cake and pie crust. Love to hear how it went for others. I would try it again as it did taste yummy. Thanks.  -  14 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)