Chocolate Tart – Family Favorite

I surprised my sister for her birthday and made her our family tradition dessert of Chocolate Tart. My family doesn’t really like cake so we had to find something else to have for birthdays and my Grandmama introduced us to this. Needless to say, every birthday we had this. YUM!









First, preheat the oven to 350. Beat the egg whites until they form a stiff peak.

In a separate bowl beat egg yolks until they lighten in color.

Fold the egg whites into the yolks. I actually had to do it the other way around because I used a small bowl for the yolks and a large bowl for the whites, instead of vice versa.

Sift the dry ingredients together and then fold into the eggs.

Pour into ungreased jelly-roll pan or cookie sheet that has edges.

With a spoon, gently spread the mixture to the edges of the pan.

This is how it should look prior to sticking it in the oven:

Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes or until it slightly pulls from the edges of the pan. It’s always been exactly 15 minutes for me, but I know every oven varies. But this is very important, you do NOT want to over bake this or it will not turn out.


Using a rubber spatula, you’ll cut individual squares and scrape them out. This is a delicate process. This dessert is very light.

To assemble, place 1 square of tart, topped with real whipping cream (not cool whip-gag!) and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Repeat a second layer and enjoy!

If you’re like my sister and I, you’ll eat the entire thing and still want more. 🙂

Happy Birthday Sis!!!


[box] Chocolate Tart 5 eggs separated 1 C powdered sugar 1 T flour 3 T baking cocoa  Directions: 1. Beat egg whites until stiff. 2. In a separate bowl beat egg yolks until a lighter yellow. Fold egg whites into egg yolks. 3. Pour into an UNgreased jelly-roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) 4. Bake as 350 for 15 minutes. (It should slightly pull away from the edges when it’s done. DO NOT OVER BAKE) Top with whipping cream and chocolate syrup [/box]