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Recipe Laura Bakhtiarian

Photos Naomi Giatas 

A kick of caffeine with a smooth, chocolatey finish.

  • Time 2 hours and 50 minutes

Serves 10–12


  • 1 pre-made sweet tart case
  • 50g dark chocolate shavings, to garnish
  • Chocolate Mascarpone Filling
  • 170g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 80ml PURA Thickened Cream
  • 170g mascarpone cheese

Coffee Mascarpone Topping


• Prepare your pre-made tart case as per packet instructions.

Chocolate Mascarpone Filling

• Combine chocolate, sugar, vanilla and cream in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth.

• Add mascarpone into a separate mixing bowl. Pour chocolate mixture into mascarpone and whisk until completely combined. Pour combined mixture into the tart shell, smooth the top with a spatula and place in the refrigerator to set.

Coffee Mascarpone Topping

• In a very small bowl, mix espresso powder with ½ teaspoon of water, stirring until fully dissolved. Add an additional ½ teaspoon of water if necessary. • Place mascarpone, cream, sugar and espresso mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.

• Mix on medium speed until firm peaks form and coffee mascarpone mixture holds its shape.

• Transfer mascarpone mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip (or cut a hole at the end of a plastic zip lock bag).

• Remove tart from fridge and pipe dollops of coffee mascarpone across the top in a circular pattern. Continue until chocolate filling is completely covered with coffee mascarpone.

• Sprinkle chocolate shavings over tart. Return to fridge until ready to serve.

We used: PURA Thickened Cream.

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Laura Bakhtiarian

Laura Bakhtiarian

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