Nutella Tart

June 25th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies

Nutella Tart

No need to think twice.

My most-craved dessert of all time is the super-creamy, too-good-to-be-true Nutella Tart.

Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess, creator of the scrumptious Sugar High Friday food event, is hosting this month’s SHF.

Nutella Tart is a variation of the Chocolate Ganache Tart I bake quite frequently. It is my favorite tart as well as my friends’ and sold like crazy at Harvey Nichols. Since I bake this tart almost every week, playing with the recipe keeps me from getting bored.

I always say, if there is anything more satisfying than chocolate, it is more chocolate. No, wait. It is more chocolate and Nutella. And nuts… covered in chocolate **cough**.

About a month ago, I was planning on baking a tart for our regular Chocoholics’ Meeting at The Mansion. And guess what I came up with? A Chocolate Ganache Nutella Tart with White Chocolate covered Nuts!

A cool tip for nuts with super-neat contours is to stick a toothpick at the bottom of each nut, dump it in the melted chocolate, hold it upside down and let the excess chocolate drip off and then stick the other side of the toothpick on a thick sheet of styrofoam and place in the refrigerator until they are set.



  • 1+1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick plus 1 tbsp (9 tbsp) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 10 ounces (275 gr) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 15-20 walnuts
  • 8-10 hazelnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190C) degrees.
  2. Pulse flour, cocoa, sugar and salt in a food processor.
  3. Add butter and pulse until it resembles a coarse meal.Stir in the yolk and pulse again until the dough forms clumps and curds.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and very lightly and sparingly, knead just to incorporate dry ingredients.
  5. Butter a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Press the dough evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Freeze crust at least 30 minutes before baking.
  6. Bake blind for 25 minutes, remove the weight and bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool. (If you are going to use smaller tart pans like I did, adjust baking time accordingly. I baked 6 small tarts for 18 + 8 minutes.)
  7. Melt the white chocolate placed in a heatproof bowl over barely simmering water. Stick a toothpick at the bottom of each nut, dip into the chocolate, let the excess drip off and stick the other side of the toothpick on a thick sheet of styrofoam and place in the fridge until set.
  8. Place chopped bittersweet chocolate in a large mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Pour hot cream, through a sieve, over chocolate. Stir until smooth and creamy in texture. Add Nutella and stir to combine. Pour mixture into center of cooled tart shell (if chocolate is lumpy, pass through a sieve).
  9. Place chocolate covered nuts on top and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. Keep refrigerated until serving time.
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  1. 1 - Patricia Scarpin on June 25th, 2007

    Cenk, your tarts always make my jaw drop – they’re beautiful!

    And Nutella is just mean. 😉

  2. 2 - Mandy on June 25th, 2007

    I love chocolate tart! And the idea of nutella + chocolate is just heavenly! Nice shots!

  3. 3 - Cenk on June 25th, 2007

    Hey Patricia – I know. Thank you for the nice comment.

    Mandy thank you!

  4. 4 - Tartelette on June 26th, 2007

    In my head I have renamed this “Moo Tarte” and I hope you don’t mind: this is to pay hommage to my favorite chocolate bar from Milka: hazelnut chocolate with white chocolate. These are so perfect!

  5. 5 - Rosa on June 26th, 2007

    Now that’s bad ;-P! I just crave nutella and tarts, so that recipe is just for me!
    Beautiful, as usual…

  6. 6 - Eerry Z.Stable on June 26th, 2007

    At first I thought I was a choc-aholic, but now i think i am a very sick person who cannot live another day without some chocolate. Recipes like these give meaning to my life. Thank you Cenk

  7. 7 - lisa on June 28th, 2007

    I want to make and eat every single item you blog about it. I made your hazelnut biscotti a few nights ago and they were delicious! Thank you! Can’t wait to try this one too. I LOVE NUTELLA!

  8. 8 - Cenk on June 28th, 2007

    Thank you everyone for your nice comments. Glad to see fellow chocoholics!

  9. 9 - Yvonne on June 28th, 2007


    I’ve been following this blog for a few months, and I’m so glad that I’ve come upon it. As a fellow lover-of-food, I am in awe of your creations for 2 reasons (1) they’re gorgeous and they’re a breath of fresh air compared to the shelves of plated baklava, sekerpare, kazandibi, falan you see around this city (2) you’re a brave man to attempt to bake in this heatwave! I made a quiche the other day and let me tell you that the making of the crust is very trying if your hands keep on melting the butter.


  10. 10 - Cenk on June 28th, 2007

    Thank you Yvonne. Yes, the heatwave is a huge problem, especially when you’re preparing tart dough. I try to bring the temperature in the kitchen down before I attempt such a brave act 🙂

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  12. 12 - seena on December 1st, 2007

    Very lovely site!

  13. 13 - Kim M on December 4th, 2007

    your pictures are gorgeous! I just ate breakfast and now I’m hungry again 😀 I’m going to try out this recipe and hope I don’t die from bliss 🙂

  14. 14 - Mariam on November 8th, 2010

    First, congrats for your new book!!!!! and your blog is great.
    These tarts look amazingly delicious I want to bake them. But I live in the US and the nutella sold here just doesn’t have the same melt-in-your-mouth unique taste and texture of nutella I’ve had in other countries. Do you happen to have a recipe for home made nutella? That would be awesome.

  15. 15 - Cenk on November 9th, 2010

    Mariam – Thanks a lot! Here’s a recipe for homemade hazelnut chocolate butter, from LA Times.

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