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A delicious gingerbread chocolate tart with a ginger nut base, caramel, ginger chocolate filling and more! 

Do you all want a scrumptious no-bake festive dessert to entertain your guests or family this Christmas season?! Well here it is. This no-bake gingerbread chocolate tart is simply spectacular and I am in love!

No-Bake Tarts

I have a thing for no-bake tarts… I am slightly in love with them, and I can’t keep that a secret anymore. Honestly, I think I am obsessed?! But in all honesty, how can I not be?

There is something about a tart, often involving chocolate, that is so easy to throw together because of it’s no bake nature, and then just let it set in the fridge for a few hours and done!

Last year I did my after eight tart, my biscoff tart is super popular, and so is my easter chocolate tart at Easter time. So, a gingerbread one was a must this year – AND LOOK AT IT! 

Gingerbread Bakes

Yes I know.. another gingerbread bake. In my defence, it’s the first Christmas gingerbread bake of the year for me, and I am surprised it took me this long (All of a couple of weeks). 

Gingerbread bakes always go down so well on my blog, and I just know you are going to adore this beauty. My gingerbread fudge is always so popular as it’s so easy, along with my gingerbread trifle going down an absolute storm on social media all of the time. 

This one has a reasonably subtle ‘gingerbreadness’ because all it really has to show it off is the decoration. However, the base is ginger nuts, and the ganache is flavoured with ginger – so it really packs a punch still. 

Biscuit Base

So many of my biscuit bases for my no-bake tarts use oreos or digestives, and whilst I adore this, I wanted to fit the theme more. I used ginger nuts biscuits, just like in my gingerbread cheesecake in my book

You can use a sweet shortcrust pastry like in my salted caramel chocolate tart, but in fact add ground ginger to that instead if you wanted a baked base. I have tried this myself and it works super well! I use two teaspoons of ground ginger added into the pastry mix, along with a pinch of cinnamon. 

Filling

For the filling, we did yet again follow the same idea as other bakes. I just refuse to mess with a ganache when it’s so good! My latest addition to the range of tarts was my spooky spider web tart, with a mint green slime… but this one? Just a caramel. 

I know I have used the caramel before – but it compliments the idea of the ginger so well. My caramel gingerbread cookie bars are SO delicious and popular, that I wanted to follow that idea into this bake. You can of course make your own homemade caramel sauce, if you preferred. 

Chocolate Ganache

Also, as with the filling, I did follow the same ideas as before. The ratios of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cream and butter just work SO well that I didn’t want to argue with it. It’s so important to use the correct ratios of chocolate, as well as cocoa content. 

Whenever I use dark chocolate, I make sure its 70% plus cocoa content. Milk chocolate usually varies somewhere between 30-35%, so adding this to the 70% dark, it works wonders. 

It’s also so important to use the correct cream, because if you use single cream, you will have a sloppy mess! 

Decoration 

For the decoration, I wanted to do something a smidge different compared to my usual swirls or decoration around the edges, and just got sort of carried away with a random line drizzle, with sprinkles. You can of course, as usual, do what you want. 

I used these mini gingerbread sprinkles, and these larger gingerbread sprinkles because they’re super cute. Biscuits work, biscuit crumbs, or whatever you fancy! Just make sure you have fun making it. 

Gingerbread Chocolate Tart!

A delicious gingerbread chocolate tart with a ginger nut base, caramel, ginger chocolate filling and more! 
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Category: Dessert
Type: Tarts
Keyword: Christmas
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Setting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie

Ingredients

Biscuit Crust

  • 300 g gingernuts
  • 90 g unsalted butter

Filling

  • 250 g caramel

Ganache

  • 300 ml double cream
  • 125 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g milk chocolate
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp ground ginger

Decoration

  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • sprinkles

Instructions

Biscuit base

  • Using a food processor, blitz all of the biscuits to a fine crumb
  • Add in the melted butter and mix until it is a wet sand texture.
  • Press this into the sides and base of a 23cm pie/flan/quiche tin (mine was 3cm deep). 

Filling

  • Pour the caramel into the tin and spread carefully

Ganache

  • Add the milk chocolate, dark chocolate, unsalted butter, double cream and ground ginger to a large bowl
  • Melt together in the microwave in short bursts until smooth.
  • Alternatively, add the chocolates, butter and ginger to a bowl, heat the double cream in a pan until just before boiling and then pour over and stir until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture onto the caramel filling
  • Set the tart in the fridge for 4+ hours, or until solid.

Decoration

  • Melt the dark chocolate and drizzle. Sprinkle with gingerbread sprinkles.

Notes

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6 Comments

  1. Karen on November 22, 2022 at 11:19 am

    4 stars
    Tried this as I am looking for something that doesn’t need much electricity/gas to make for Christmas dessert and this looked perfect. It tasted amazing although I personally found the chocolate ganache just a little too gingery so I will use a bit less next time, overall though it is very good and I’m looking forward to having it again!

  2. Jo A on November 13, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    I made this for dessert today. It was amazing!!! Love Jane’s recipes 🥰🥰 x

  3. Odelle Smith on November 12, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    5 stars
    Gingerbread chocolate ganache frosting is a match made in Heaven they don’t come any better than this does it pairs perfectly well together who can possibly resist the delicious rich caramel sauce with ganache chocolate topping absolutely gorgeous treat especially when it’s eaten as a beautiful tart over Christmas time Gingerbread is a fabulous tart to be expected at the festive holiday season!

  4. Alex on November 12, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    What Caramel do you use?

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 16, 2022 at 9:33 am

      Hiya! I used Carnations, but any tinned caramel works well! x



  5. Colleen Ccockett on November 11, 2022 at 9:17 am

    5 stars
    Omg, this combination in a tart form I have dreamt of trying for years and have never found time to experiment. I love chocolate ginger especially at Christmas, the flavours take me back to my childhood when my dear mum always had a box for Christmas. It was always her one special treat for herself. There was and still is very few pieces in a box but she would allow me one bit to have a special treat. I will definitely be making this for our Christmas desert this year. I’m actually salivating at the thought. Oh yummy yummy yummy. Thankyou for this.

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