Chocolate Ganache Tart (Gluten Free)

The chocolate tart of your dreams. A crispy nutty base topped with the richest smooth and creamy ganache topping. A very special dessert.

Chocolate ganache tart (gluten free)

The weekend is my favourite time for creating new recipes, especially if we have people coming over for dinner. I think it’s the perfect excuse for being a little more adventurous and indulgent.

My friend Lisa was visiting last weekend, so I made some Ethiopian Lentils (recipe coming soon) and this delicious chocolate ganache tart. My thinking–She’s a lover of spicy dishes and definitely partial to a chocolate dessert. So I was pretty hopeful they would go down a treat. She loved them.

I’m not exaggerating by saying that I think this is the best chocolate dessert I’ve ever made. The crispy nutty base combined with the rich ganache filling is just heavenly.
I love that the tart has an intense chocolate flavour from the gorgeous vegan chocolate and raw cacao.

Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you–I really hope you love this one as much as me! Enjoy xx.

Love, Niki xxx

Chocolate ganache tart (gluten free)

Chocolate Ganache Tart (Gluten Free)

The chocolate tart of your dreams. A crispy nutty base topped with the richest smooth and creamy ganache topping. A very special dessert.
8-10 servings
4.50 from 4 votes


For the ganache

  • 250 ml organic coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or essence–or 2 tbsp orange essence for a choc orange version
  • 100 g bar vegan chocolate
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao

For the base ingredients

  • 2 cups organic walnuts
  • 10 large medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • Pinch sea salt


  • First, break up the chocolate & add to a large bowl.
  • Heat the coconut cream, coconut oil, maple syrup & vanilla in a saucepan until just before boiling. Stir constantly.
  • Pour the mix over the chocolate and leave for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to melt.
  • Fold in the raw cacao and stir gently so that everything is combined. Pop in the fridge while you make the base.

To make the base

  • To make the base blitz the walnuts in your food processor until you get a crumb like consistency. Add in the dates, cacao, buckwheat, and salt and blend again until everything combines. The mix should stick together between your fingers.
  • Add the mixture to your a pie tin. (I used an 8 inch loose bottom pie tin greased with some coconut oil). Press down firmly with your hands–press up the sides.
  • Remove the ganache from the fridge and pour onto the base. Transfer back to your fridge and allow to set from at least 2- 3hrs. Test to see if it’s set.
  • Serve with blueberries and banana ice cream.

More Recipes with Chocolate or Coconut

Share or Print Recipe
Discuss this Recipe with Niki
My top 10 healthy and light vegan dinners

22 Responses

  1. Hey Niki,

    Looking forward to trying this recipe at the weekend. Quick question – when you say buckwheat groats, you mean just raw whole buckwheat?


  2. Hi Niki

    I’m hoping to do this for my daughter and her family this weekend. Her little boy is allergic to nuts, dairy, eggs, shellfish, many fruits etc. The filling looks ok for him, but have you any ideas re the base??? I see that Hannah above used a pastry base. would this work or could i do one with oreos (which he can have) and something to bind them. All ideas welcome

    1. Hi Catherine
      Pastry would work great. Have a look at my tart cases and swap any nuts for seeds.
      Or you could blitz oats up with dates (if that are OK) and use that as a base.

      Good luck
      Much love, niki xxx

  3. Does the coconut cream create a strong coconut flavour? As I don’t like the taste of coconut.

  4. 5 stars
    Wow!! Amazing! Served mine with raspberries and coconut flakes and used a flaky pastry base instead. Blown away! Thankyou!

  5. Hey Rebelrecipes,

    I couldn’t resist recreating this Chocolate Ganache Tart, beautiful pictures! Anyway, it’s in the fridge now and I am currently asking myself how I can get it out of the pie tin without destroying it? You have got any tips?

    Also, I had a 24 cm pie tin which is even smaller than 10 inch but the Topping wasn’t enough to fill out the whole pie tin? So I doubled the topping ingredients and hope it turns out well :/ You have any suggestions for that problem? normally it should be enough right?

    Greets from Bavaria,


    1. Hey Samira
      When it’s set you should be able to pop it out for the tin with a knife. Pop it in the freezer for a bit if it’s not firm enough.

      I’ve just re measured and argh! It’s an 8 inch! Thank you lovely.

      Let me know how you get on.
      Love Niki xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating