Rich Chocolate Easter Egg Tart

Nuvita Biscuits


  • 250g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 200g mini chocolate Easter eggs (or speckled eggs), for decoration
  • cocoa powder, to serve

Sweet shortcrust pastry

  • 1 2/3 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup pure icing sugar
  • 125g butter, chilled, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chilled water


Make shortcrust pastry: Combine flour, icing sugar and butter in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk, vanilla and chilled water. Process until pastry just comes together. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Pat into a 10cm disc. Wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll out.

Preheat oven and a large flat baking tray to 190°C. Roll pastry out between 2 sheets baking paper to a 34cm round. Use round to line base and sides of a 2.5cm-deep, 26cm (base) fluted loose-based tart pan. Trim excess pastry. Freeze pastry case for 15 minutes or until firm.Line pastry case with baking paper. Three-quarters fill with dried beans or uncooked rice. Place on hot tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove paper and beans. Bake for a further 8 to 10 minutes or until pastry base is light golden. Remove from oven. Reduce oven to 180°C and return baking tray to oven.Meanwhile, place chocolate and butter in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, or until melted and smooth. Using hand beaters, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl for 4 minutes or until pale and thick. Pour in chocolate mixture. Beat until well combined.

Pour chocolate mixture into pastry case. Place on hot tray and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until just set. Cool to room temperature.

Arrange mini Easter eggs on tart. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.




Recipe Comments

  1. posted by BRUTE on Mar 19, 2013

    I don’t want to get couverture. Instead I want at pretty good quality dark chocolate in the grocery store for a candy coating. Can I just melt the Hershey’s dark chocolate bar – will that work? Or should I look into more fancier names like Lindt?

    Also, years ago I made chocolate covered easter egg and we used parafin with the chocolate coating. Is that necessary?


  2. posted by Andres C on Mar 19, 2013

    my friend used to make the best tasting chocolate and easter eggs. The chocolate itself was pink or blue or some other colours, and they tasted so amazing! Unfortunately she moved away a long time ago and I can’t contact her, does anyone know how to make this chocolate?

  3. posted by ademuth93 on Mar 21, 2013

    I want to send homemade chocolate easter eggs from the UK to sweden, is this possible without it being completely ruined?

  4. posted by Kobe on Mar 21, 2013

    chocolate easter eggs or a stuffed toy bunny?

  5. posted by Dana G on Mar 28, 2013

    My children have had enough easter eggs, I don’t want to waste them.

  6. posted by Elijah luv on Mar 28, 2013

    Seriously, what do chocolate eggs and bunny rabbits have to do with Jesus Christ?

  7. posted by Clayton Cottrell on Mar 28, 2013

    Knowing that my son will be getting a kings ransom in candy from his grandparents and 12 aunts and uncles I only got him one small chocolate lamb (mainly because it was was so cute) and am filling the plastic eeaster eggs with raisens goldfish crackers and pretzals. What are you putting in the easter eggs? Coins? Toys? Candy? My son is only two a bit young for coins.

  8. posted by morbiusdog on Mar 28, 2013

    I’ve been given some chocolate eggs that don’t taste good enough to eat on their own, but I don’t have the heart to throw them out. Anybody have any recipes that I could use them in, or some household uses that don’t involve poisoning evil cats? Thanks.

  9. posted by Beavis on Mar 28, 2013

    As it’s getting closer to easter, I want to get a huge hollow easter egg. Preferably Cadbury’s but I’m not too fussed. Is there somewhere in Melbourne I can get one from? Or order one from? I want it to be atleast half a meter tall

  10. posted by brincks26 on Mar 28, 2013

    I really don’t have time to run to the store tonight to buy candy to fill up my plastic Easter eggs. I want to do an Easter egg hunt with my kids, but I have no candy to put inside of them!

    Any ideas on what I should do? Any homemade treats that work well for this kind of thing?

  11. posted by Le Pwner on Mar 28, 2013

    every year i get chocolate eggs for easter and i am really tired of it now. i want to get my friends something other than easter eggs, what can i get as one of my friends is on a diet and another is allergic to chocolate

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