Mothers Day is fast approaching and I wanted to share with you these delicious mini tarts which are filled with chocolatey goodness.
Todays bake is one of those bakes which looks ultra fancy and looks as though you’ve put ALOT of hard work into it, when really… they are pretty easy to throw together and perfect to share with your mum this Mothering Sunday.
My mum is such a special women. Our lives have been torn apart due to illness but every single day, she amazes me with her strength to carry on. It doesn’t matter what life throws our way, my mum will always remain positive and continue to power through despite the hardest of times. I’m inspired by my mum and her resilience, she’s an absolute powerhouse and I’m so lucky to have a role model as amazing as my mum.
She’s not just my mum, she’s my entire world, my bestest friend and the bond we share is everything to me. I’d be utterly lost without my mum by my side, fighting my corner and giving me the strength to continue on despite everything.
I unfortunately can’t give my mum everything she deserves but one thing I can do for my mum is bake. So, every year without fail, I love to bake something special for my mum to enjoy. My mum is my biggest supporter when it comes to my baking, she’s taught me so much and is always willing to sou chef my random and wild baking ideas. Therefore, I know me baking something for her will really make her smile and I know for a fact, she’ll throughly enjoy indulging on these tarts.
So, if you think your mum will enjoy this silky smooth chocolate and raspberry tart as a special treat this Mother’s Day, then you best get your apron on and let’s get baking…
Category: Sweet Treat
Serves: 8 Mini Tarts
Base Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Base Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Filling Prep Time: 25-30 Minutes
Filling Cook Time: 20-30 Minutes
Overall Time: 1Hour 30Minutes
Ingredients You Need For Base:
- 4oz Of Caster Sugar
- 8oz Of Unsalted Butter
- 20g Of Cocoa Powder
- 12oz Of Plain Flour
Ingredients You Need For Filling:
- 150ml Of Full-Fat Milk
- 500ml Of Double Cream
- 65g Of Golden Caster Sugar
- 300g Of Dark Chocolate
- 2 Medium Eggs
- 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract
- 200g Of Fresh Raspberries
How To Make The Base Of Your Tart:
- Firstly, gather together your ingredients and equipment and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
- Secondly, in a large bowl, beat together the 4oz of caster sugar with the 8oz of unsalted butter until light and fluffy.
- Mix in your 20g of cocoa powder.
- Next, slowly add in your 12oz of flour. (TIP: if it resembles breadcrumbs and not a dough, add in a splash of milk to bind it together).
- Once a dough has been formed, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to around a 3cm thickness.
- Place the rolled out dough over the top of the loss bottomed mini tart tin and very carefully using your fingers, press the dough into the tin.
- Then, using a knife, trim off the edges.
- Repeat this for each tart tin until the dough is completely used up.
- Place some parchment paper and baking beans into the tart tins.
- Place the shortbread in the oven for around 10-15 minutes.
- Once the shortbread crusts are baked, allow to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
How To Make The Tart Filling:
- In a large saucepan over a medium-low heat place the 150ml of milk, 500ml of cream and 65g of golden sugar and slowly bring to the boil, stirring gently.
- Once it’s reached the boil, take off the heat and add in your 300g of dark chocolate and continue to stir until smooth.
- Next, allow the chocolate mixture to cool slightly before adding in the 2 eggs and 1tsp of vanilla extract, mix together well.
How To Put Your Tart Together:
- Place your baked tart cases onto a baking tray.
- Now, scatter your raspberries into the baked bases (TIP: mine took around 6 raspberries per tart).
- Pour your chocolate mixture into the tarts until full.
- Place your completed tarts back into the oven and bake for around 20-30 minutes or until the filling looks cooked (TIP: It will be slightly wobbly but will harden as it cools).
- Finally, take your tarts out the oven and allow to cool on the baking tray before popping the tarts out the cases ready for you to serve.
That’s your Mini Chocolate & Raspberry Tarts prepared, baked, filled, baked again and ready for you to demolish!
I’m so chuffed with how these tarts came out – they really are a chocolate delight!
It may seem like a long recipe to follow but trust me when I say that these are so easy to make. No matter your skill set when it comes to baking, you’ll find these a breeze.
I hope you all have a lovely Mothering Sunday! Remember to treasure every moment you have with your mum as there are people are out there seriously struggling with Mother’s Day approaching.
If you are someone whose struggling this coming Sunday, I’m sending you all a big virtual hug. My thoughts are with you.
Let me know in the comments below if you made these tarts yourself and what your thoughts are on them. Are you in chocolate heaven?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,
These are SO sweet and right up my street too. Raspberry and chocolate is the absolute best combo <3
Anything that’s in mini form is my favourite! Raspberry and chocolate is just a heavenly combo, isn’t it? I’m obsessed with these. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
These look delicious, I’m sure your mum with love them too 🙂 x
She absolutely loved them, they defiantly went down a treat! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
They look so delish! Looks like it’s make a great treat for a small gathering of friends, I love it.
Oooo these are honestly the best kind of sweet treats to have at a gathering. They are small, packed full of flavour and are filling in the best way possible! I think your friends would love these. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
That’s great that you have such an amazing connection with your mum, I wish I had one tenth of that with my mum.
The recipe looks and sounds great, and who doesn’t love making something that looks like it took a lot of effort when it didn’t
I’m so sorry. I’m a very lucky girl, it’s something I never take for granted and will always treasure. These are the perfect ‘look how much effort these took’ but really, it took none at all haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Raspberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven and these look absolutely delicious – I’ll have to see if my daughter can be persuaded to make me some!
They really are a heavenly match, aren’t they? Oo I hope you managed to persuade your daughter and if you did, you enjoyed these! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
These look so yummy, chocolate and raspberries, what a great combo! x
It’s the best combo, isn’t it? Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I love the moments you shared and the connection you have with your mother Elle! My mother has been with me in really hard moments also and she is my hero as well. Unfortunately I live far away from her to bake her these wonderful tarts for mother’s day. She is a chocolate lover as me and I am sure she would appreciate them. Maybe I will give them a shot during Easter when I will visit. They definitely look delicious 🤩
We truly are blessed with the best, aren’t we? Ah that’s such a shame. If your mums a chocolate lover, these really are the best sweet treat to gift her. Ooo they’d be amazing at Easter with some mini eggs to top! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Oh I love this! I loved reading about your relationship with your mum – I’m super close with my mum too – and this recipe is absolutely amazing! I’ll have to make these for my mum. Thanks for sharing x
We are the luckiest, aren’t we? I’m very blessed to have the bond myself and my mum do! Ooo if your mums a chocolate lover, she’ll love these for sure. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
It’s awesome that you share a loving bond with your mom. My mom is my rock also. I feel inspired to bake these delicious chocolate Raspberry tarts. Thanks for sharing Elle.
We are very lucky, aren’t we? These tarts are honestly so easy to make and taste blooming delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
This is such a lovely post and I love how beautifully you talk about your Mum! My Mum is my rock too and I wouldn’t be without her! This raspberry tarts recipe is great and the tarts look delicious! x
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We are the luckiest, aren’t we? My mum is my absolute rock, I’d be lost without her. Honestly these are so so so delicious! She loved them. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Wow, your recipe looks so delish. I cannot wait to try this! I feel like it wont last long in the house. My kids will eat them right away!
They certainly didn’t last long in my house either haha. You can’t beat a big indulge on chocolate, can you? These really are delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Lovely post. These tarts look and sound amazing. I definitely need to make these for my mum. Thank you for sharing.
If your mums a chocolate lover, she’ll love these. It’s a chocolate lovers dream haha! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Aww I loved seeing the pictures of you with your mother & that’s sweet you bake for her.
The tarts look delicious & chocolate & raspberries is a great combintation!
It’s the one thing I can do for my mum since becoming chronically Ill and wheelchair bound. She’s been my rock and deserves to eat like a queen haha. Chocolate and raspberries truly are a match made in heaven, aren’t they? Thank you so much for commenting Xo
These look so pretty. I think smaller tarts always seem so much more special than a large one.
You can’t beat something when it’s in mini form, can you? These tarts are the perfect size. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Lovely post. You seem to have a incredible connection with your mom and these tarts look delicious. I am definitely going to make these for my mum. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I really do, I’m a very lucky girl! They are absolutely delicious, I’m obsessed and so was my mum. I hope your mum enjoys them! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
They look absolutely delicious, I love a chocolate/ raspberry combo. And the smaller tarts always look so much nicer than a bigger one! x
Chocolate and raspberries are just a match made in heaven, aren’t they? I actually thought the same. I think these little tarts are the perfect size/amount! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Another great recipe shared. Thank you. I am sure your Mom and the rest of your family will enjoy these!
They certainly went down an absolute treat with my family! These really are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Ooh if the Raspberries are quite tart they would be amazing with the chocolate x
Raspberries and chocolate just work so beautifully together. It’s a delicious combo! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
These tarts sound so delicious. I love the photos you’ve included in this post.
Ah thank you so much, I’m trying to work on my photography skills so that means a lot! These are honestly so so so delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo