Chocolate orange souffle tart with orange sauce

Chocolate Orange Souffle Tart with Orange Sauce Recipe

75 Minutes
Serves: 6
A crispy short crust pastry flavoured with orange zest and allspice, packed with a chocolate orange ganache. This rich tart is served with marinaded sliced fresh oranges flavoured with cardamom, honey, and lime, and a dollop of creme fraiche.

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 egg (yolk)
  • 0.5 orange
  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 20 ml water
  • 30 grams icing sugar


  • 100 grams butter
  • 250 grams dark chocolate
  • 150 grams white Chocolate
  • 2 egg
  • 4 egg (yolk)
  • 1 orange
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 10 grams icing sugar
  • 200 ml crème fraiche


  • 3 pod cardamom
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 2 lime
  • 4 orange
  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 30 grams icing sugar
  • 150 ml water

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • zest the orange
  • cut the butter into cubes
  • sieve together the flour and salt into a bowl
  • add the icing sugar
  • add the allspice and zest

Step 2

  • mix the flour and butter, blend until the contents forms a crumb, by hand or using a food processor
  • if using a food processor empty the contents of the food processor into a large bowl

Step 3

  • mix the water and the egg yolk in a bowl
  • add the egg mixture to the crumb
  • mix using a few swift movements
  • form a ball and flatten
  • place pastry in a bag
  • place in the fridge to cool

Step 4

  • set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 4
  • lightly dust a clean work surface with flour
  • roll out the pastry into a circle to fit the flan dish
  • fit pastry into flan dish
  • trim the pastry to fit the flan dish
  • prick the pastry cases
  • place in the fridge to cool
  • for 15 minutes

Step 5

  • bake the pastry blind by covering the pastry with grease proof paper and baking beans
  • bake for 8 to 10 mins
  • remove from the oven
  • remove the beans and paper
  • return to the oven
  • bake for 8 to 10 mins
  • till golden brown
  • remove from the oven
  • set a side

Step 6

  • finely chop 1/3 of the chocolate using a food processor
  • spread over the flan base

Step 7

  • zest the orange
  • squeeze the orange

Step 8

  • place the remaining dark chocolate, white chocolate, butter and zest in an heat proof dish
  • place over a pan of simmering water
  • stir until the chocolate has melted
  • add the orange juice
  • set a side to cool

Step 9

  • set the oven to 220C 425F or gas mark 7

Step 10

  • place the eggs, egg yolks and caster sugar into a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy
  • fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture
  • pour the mixture into the pastry case
  • cook for 15 mins to 20 mins
  • remove from the oven
  • Cool then refrigerate for 1 hour

Step 11

  • juice the lime
  • remove the seeds from the cardamom
  • place the orange and lime juice in a pan
  • add the water, cardamom seeds and honey
  • boil and then simmer for 5 minutes

Step 12

  • strain the mixture with a sieve
  • return to the pan
  • add the icing sugar
  • cook until the sauce is syrupy
  • set a side to cool

Step 13

  • cut top and bottom off the oranges
  • cut of the peel
  • cut out the segments
  • place the oranges in the sauce

Step 14

  • place the tart on the plate
  • Dust with icing sugar
  • serve a slice of tart
  • and some creme fraiche

Step 15

  • with the orange syrup

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking beans
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 flan dish
  • 2 food processor
  • 2 grater
  • 1 grease proof paper
  • 2 hand mixer
  • 2 large knife
  • 2 lemon squeezer
  • 2 medium bowl
  • 1 plastic bags
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 3 sieve
  • 1 small bowl
  • 2 small pan

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More about our chocolate orange souffle tart recipe

This rich chocolate ganache tart is beautifully complimented with the fresh marinated oranges . The tarts shortcrust pastry is light buttery and flavoured with orange zest and allspice. The pastry case has a thick chocolate base, with an orange and chocolate flavoured ganache, mixed with sugared whipped eggs to give it a light fluffy texture. The tart is baked in the oven till just set. The chocolate orange flan is served with a  marinated orange slices, which cut through the rich chocolate perfectly. The orange slices are marinaded in a honey lime and cardamom syrup. The dessert is served with a large dollop of creme fraiche to complete the dish. This tart is perfect for a themed middle eastern dinner party menu

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