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Sweet pastry, salted caramel sauce, rich chocolate ganache filling, and even more.. salted caramel chocolate tart heaven!

Salted caramel chocolate tart

After the success of my ferrero rocher & nutella chocolate tart I thought I would create my other favourite dessert I make for dinner parties and friends houses – this wonderful creation! I have never seen anything wrong with using the same principles and ideas for baking and just altering them too fit a new recipe, so here we are!


My no bake tart recipes allllways go down well with you guys, like my biscoff tart, white chocolate and raspberry tart, my terry’s chocolate orange tart and my lemon posset tart. They are so easy to make, yet so delicious and impressive!

My no bake tart recipes are so fail proof, and so customisable and adaptable they are great for any level of skill and the whole family to bake and enjoy! (Even if I do say so myself!)


This recipe has a DELICIOUS sweet and thin pastry base and sides, with a scrumptious salted caramel layer, topped with the most delicious chocolatey ganache filling – so unbelievably tasty a combination.

I find its so easy to make pastry by hand – you just need to rub the flour, sugar and butter together until bread crumbs, and then add in the egg yolk, and a splash of water and mix/knead with your hand until you make a dough.

Yes it’s messy, but it’s worth it! You’ll be messy rolling it out onto a floured work surface anyway, so just go for it and have fun!


When I was younger I have always loved millionaires shortbread and I know for a fact you guys all do too – such a good treat, and something I will always buy from the local bakery if I haven’t arrived too late! This recipe I like to think is similar to that, just altered into a more grownup style dessert!

I am an absolute sucker for caramel recipes, especially slated caramel – like my salted caramel cupcakes, salted caramel drip cake, salted caramel cheesecake and my no churn salted caramel ice cream.

I love to make my own caramel when I can (take a look at my Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe), and I LOVE using it tonnes of different ways in my bakes – feel free to make your own for this tart, but for this particular one I chose to use remade as its easier, time saving, but tastes just as good I promise!


It’s so easy to make a rich and delicious ganache filling, especially this one. Double cream, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and a little butter… oh HELLO heaven! 

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, and melt together on a low heat… or heat the double cream in a pan and pour over and stir. Just make sure to use good quality chocolate for a luxurious delicious chocolate ganache filling 


Topped with some popcorn and some caramel sprinkles, it is the IDEAL dessert for any occasion, and would undoubtedly be a showstopper of a dessert for an evening meal!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Sweet pastry, salted caramel sauce, rich chocolate ganache filling, and even more.. salted caramel chocolate tart heaven!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Tart
Keyword: Chocolate, Salted Caramel
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling and Decorating Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Pastry Base

  • 175 g plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 100 g unsalted butter (diced)
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Chocolate Filling

  • 300 ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 125 g milk chocolate
  • 125 g dark chocolate
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tin Dulce de Leche or Carnation caramel
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • caramel/toffee popcorn
  • caramel sprinkles
  • chocolate curls
  • leftover caramel


Pastry Base

  • Sift the plain flour, icing sugar, and add the diced butter, egg yolk, and 1tbsp of cold water into a food processor, blitz quickly on the pulse setting until the mixture starts to bind, it shouldn’t take too long at all!
  • Grease & flour a tart/pie/flan tin.
  • Roll the pastry mix out onto a lightly floured surface to the thickness of 1-2 £1 coins. 
  • Press the pastry into the tin and trim & neaten the edges. Fill any gaps of the pastry with any excess pastry so its all covered, then refrigerate for 1/2 an hour!
  • Preheat your oven to 200ºC/180ºC Fan.
  • Cover the pastry with baking parchment and fill with baking beans/rice.
  • Bake the pastry ‘Blind’ for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the parchment and the beans and bake for an extra 5 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked through and turning golden! 
  • Leave to cool in the tin.

Chocolate Filling and Decoration

  • Pour the caramel (homemade or shop bought) onto the base and spread evenly – you don’t want too much but then again, its completely up to you. 
  • Sprinkle over the sea salt!
  • Pour the double cream and vanilla bean extract into a small heavy based saucepan and heat gently. Stir occasionally.
  • In a separate large bowl add the milk and dark chocolates, and unsalted butter. 
  • Once the double cream is just starting to boil, pour the cream over the chocolate/butter mix, and whisk till smooth. If the chocolate doesn't fully melt, microwave the mixture in 10 second bursts till it does.
  • Pour this on top of the caramel and spread evenly.
  • Add some caramel popcorn to the edges of the tart, and add some sprinkles and such to give it some definition and let it set into the chocolate filling.
  • Leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or even over night if possible.
  • Once set, carefully remove from the tin. If you want, drizzle over some more caramel and enjoy!


  • This dessert is also amazing when served with just a drizzle of cream, or a scoop of ice cream!
  • You can of course use a shop bought pastry, which I can often do as its SO much easier, follow the packet instructions. The timings should still be similar to this recipe.
  • This dessert will last for 2-3 days after baking.
  • I use this Dark Chocolate
  • I use this Milk Chocolate
  • I use this Tart Tin


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  1. Sabine on February 16, 2024 at 9:02 am

    When do you add the Dulce de Leche? Is it in the filling or on the top ?

  2. Sharon on December 14, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Hi, I’m making this for a Christmas dessert. I’m not a baker! Lol how did you decorate the top please? It looks like you have a solid layer of caramel and lines of chocolate.

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 27, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      It’s the chocolate section of the recipe, with caramel drizzled on top as described x

  3. Jenny Cook on October 9, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    What size tin should I use please? Sorry if I’ve missed it in the recipe.

    • Jenny Cook on October 9, 2021 at 6:47 pm

      Typically I’ve now found it says makes an 8inch tart! Sorry!

  4. Tees on August 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Could this be made with a biscuit base instead of the pastry and frozen without the popcorn please?

  5. sophie williams on January 16, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    hi, i just made this and it turned out great but should you keep it in the fridge or not?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 16, 2021 at 7:41 pm

      Yesss fridge! So glad you liked it X

  6. Faizah on January 24, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I don’t have a food processor Jane 🙁 any other alternative to make the pastry?? Xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 24, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      By hand! Rub the ingredients together by hand, and then mix with a spatula till a dough is formed – just takes a while!

  7. danielleinnz on September 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Oh yummy. X

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  9. VacationsOnEarth.net on July 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. Wish I could have a piece right now. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you! And I wish I could give you some!

    • Pia on December 11, 2023 at 12:29 am

      Hi!! It looks delicius!! How much is 1/2 tin Dulce de Leche or Carnation caramel?? Thqnk you 🙂

  10. creareconilcuore on July 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm

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  11. mlhyde on July 16, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Popcorn can be involved in a recipe so much more than we can imagine. I found out that adding it to soup at the table is a wonderful addition. Instead of putting corn directly into your soup recipe, add the popcorn at the last minute. Kids love the concept, too as they can listen to the sizzle as popcorn is incorporated into the soup. It makes the most reluctant kid decide to try eating the soup. But it may not win over the popcorn-resistant child.

  12. Mel on April 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I need this in my life right now! It looks so good! Thanks 🙂

  13. Dimple@shivaaydelights on April 27, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for this recipe!!

  14. Gingerbread Jenn on April 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Literally just dribbled.

  15. edshigginsblog on April 17, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I’m so making this!!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 17, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Yayy! Please do! Let me know how it goes!!

    • edshigginsblog on April 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      ok, scratch that! I’m going to make EVERYTHING on your blog, its awesome!!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      hahaha! thank you so much!! (Take it easy though, I know through baking and testing these recipes that they’re all rather addictive!)

  16. RebeccaP on April 17, 2015 at 8:33 am

    This looks amazing! P.S. Love the new look on the blog!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 17, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Thanks Rebecca! And thank you, I felt like something summery ☺️

  17. Pamplemousse on April 17, 2015 at 4:52 am


  18. The Culinary Jumble on April 16, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Oh, how gorgeous!

  19. sweetpea2love on April 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Oh my this looks so good, and the thought of sitting down to a slice of this beautiful tart is just a heavenly thought…
    Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you so much Laura!! It’s definitely a deliciously naughty treat! hehe and thanks, same to you!! x

  20. Swim. Bike. Bake on April 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Sat at my desk dreaming of making and eating this! Looks utterly delicious 🙂

  21. Spring Tomorrow on April 16, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Looks decadent! I can have two slices of this 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you!!! And yes haha please do!

  22. Ema Jones on April 16, 2015 at 10:19 am

    It seems you are very fond of desserts like me!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Oh definitely, my favourite part of a meal haha!

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