Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

This vegan salted caramel chocolate tart is everything delicious and decadent. With a crunchy almond + chocolate crust, a layer of luscious salted caramel and the most luxurious chocolate ganache, it’s hands down one of the best vegan desserts. Ever.

This post has been created in collaboration with Nature’s Charm. All opinions expressed in the post are my own… plus, there’s chocolate AND salted caramel – so read on. (For more information you can check out my Disclosure Policy.)

Close-up of a piece of the vegan salted caramel chocolate tart, with a bite taken out of it.

Caramel. Chocolate. A pinch of salt.
It doesn’t get much better than this, does it?

We talking big bold flavours and textures today.

The smooth, luscious decadence of a dark chocolate ganache.
The salty-sweet playfulness of a luxurious salted caramel sauce, that makes your tastebuds tingle and dance.
The crunch of an almond and chocolate crust, so easy to bring together and yet so effective in its deliciousness.

Taking a slice of the caramel chocolate tart, with the salted caramel sauce oozing out of the slice.

This salted caramel chocolate tart walks the line between rustic and elegant, and does it effortlessly. I might be a tiny bit in love with it – and as far as food crushes go, this one is perfectly understandable.

And it’s vegan. Which some may still believe makes it somehow less delicious and less decadent and less delightful… but we know better, don’t we?

Taking a slice of the caramel chocolate tart, with the salted caramel sauce oozing out of the slice. The jar of the caramel sauce is in the background.

Close-up of a piece of the vegan salted caramel chocolate tart, with a bite taken out of it. The jar of salted caramel sauce is in the background.

The crunchy crust is a delicious mix of ground almonds, almond flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and chocolate. With a beginning like that, this vegan caramel chocolate tart can be nothing short of amazing.

It only gets better though, with Nature’s Charm coconut salted caramel sauce. Oh my, here’s another thing I could eat by the spoonful – it’s coconutty and sweet and just salty enough. And, of course, dairy free and vegan.

Usually, I’m a firm believer in making everything 100% from scratch, but this is one shortcut I welcome with open arms and a spoon at the ready.

Filling the chocolate tart crust with salted caramel sauce.

Overhead view of the process of smoothing out the salted caramel sauce layer.

As the final layer of this delicious vegan dessert: a vegan dark chocolate ganache that’s somewhere between a chocolate fudge sauce and the traditional chocolate ganache.

It’s made by heating together dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut cream, a tablespoon or two of the coconut salted caramel sauce, and an extra pinch of salt for good measure – until it’s so luscious and glossy you just want to swim in it (and, well… eat it all).

Overhead view of the chocolate ganache, just after it's been poured on top of the salted caramel layer of the tart.

The ganache sets beautifully, while still retaining that magical melt-in-the-mouth texture we know and love and dream about.

Together, all the elements of this caramel chocolate tart – the crust and the salted caramel sauce and the chocolate ganache – they combine to create one of the best vegan desserts I’ve ever tasted. And that’s saying something.

Close-up of a piece of the vegan salted caramel chocolate tart, with a bite taken out of it.

What’s better, even with its dreamy taste and texture… this vegan tart is ridiculously easy to make. Truly, it doesn’t get much simpler (or more delicious) than this. So go on then. Whatcha waiting for?

Taking a slice of the caramel chocolate tart, with the salted caramel sauce oozing out of the slice. The jar of the caramel sauce is in the background.

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Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

This vegan salted caramel chocolate tart is everything delicious and decadent. With a crunchy almond + chocolate crust, a layer of luscious salted caramel and the most luxurious chocolate ganache, it’s hands down one of the best vegan desserts. Ever.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword caramel tart recipe, chocolate tart recipe, salted caramel chocolate tart, vegan chocolate ganache, vegan dessert recipe, vegan tart recipe
Prep Time 45 minutes
Chill Time 5 hours
Author Kat | The Loopy Whisk

Ingredients

For almond + chocolate crust:

  • 1 cup (140 g) almonds, ground (how finely you grind/process the almonds will determine the texture of the crust – I personally prefer coarsely ground almonds, which give the crust a nice crunch)
  • 1 cup (96 g) almond flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 oz (50 g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) melted coconut oil

For salted caramel layer:

  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup (200 - 300 g) vegan coconut salted caramel sauce, sufficient to form a generous layer on the bottom of the tart shell/crust (Note 1)

For vegan chocolate ganache:

  • 8 3/4 oz (250 g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3/8 cup (75 g) vegan coconut salted caramel sauce (Note 1)
  • 1 cup (200 g) coconut cream (Note 2)
  • 1/8 cup (15 g) cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

For almond + chocolate crust:

  1. Get a 9 inch (23 cm) loose base tart tin ready to have on hand.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the crust ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture that holds together well when you press it together. It shouldn't be too sticky.

    If the crust mixture feels too sticky/wet, add more almond flour. If it's too crumbly, add more coconut oil or maple syrup.

  3. Press the crust mixture into the loose base tart tin, so that it forms an even layer on the base and up the sides – make sure it's snug with the tin sides.

  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firmed up.

  5. Gently remove the tart shell from the tart tin by lifting up the loose base. You may need to gently warm the sides of the tin with your hands to help loosen up the tart shell.

For salted caramel layer:

  1. Spread the vegan coconut salted caramel sauce into an even layer on the bottom of the tart shell.

  2. Refrigerate until needed.

For vegan chocolate ganache:

  1. Combine all vegan chocolate ganache ingredients in a saucepan, and heat them on medium-low heat until the chocolate has melted and you get a smooth, glossy mixture. Allow to cool slightly (until warm).

  2. Pour the ganache over the salted caramel layer, smooth out the top and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight, so that the ganache has time to set.

Serving:

  1. Serve straight out of the fridge (or allow to come to room temperature by removing it from the fridge 5 to 10 minutes before serving), with a sprinkling of sea salt.

Storage:

  1. The vegan salted caramel chocolate tart keeps well in a closed container or covered in cling film in the fridge for about 1 week.

Recipe Notes

 

Note 1: I really recommend the Nature's Charm coconut salted caramel sauce – it's amazing!

 

Note 2: You can get coconut cream by putting coconut milk (the type from a can, with a high coconut content and without too many stabilisers/preservatives) into the fridge for a few hours – without shaking! The coconut milk will separate into coconut cream (that you'll need in this recipe) and coconut water (which is great in smoothies).

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