Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend; and for those who celebrated the 4th, I hope that you did so with gusto. I had a wonderful past few days, balancing a lot of family time with a little bitta conference time. A very special thank you to those of you who joined me at my demo this year at Vegetarian Summerfest! I had a blast meeting each of you and hope you learned a thing or two about gluten-free cooking and baking.

Now that my vacation time is good and done, I’ve got a little catching up to do on my next cookbook and a few other projects I have tucked up my sleeve–which I will gleefully reveal in the near future. In the meantime, I’m excited to share this recipe with you from Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes’ new book ‘Whole Grain Vegan Baking’. As the title suggests, this book is chock full of whole grains, so it’s not gluten-free, but its collection of foolproof recipes and truly beautiful photos are perfect for inspiration, or even as a conversation starter on your coffee table. If you can do gluten, lucky you. Make everything in this book.

Whole Grain Vegan Baking

This cookbook was published by Fair Winds Press, and they kindly are offering up the following recipe as well as a copy of ‘Whole Grain Vegan Baking’ to one lucky winner. Could that be you? Leave a comment telling me your favorite baked good and I’ll consider you entered for a chance to win. Winner will be announced in one week (Wed, July 17). Open to US and Canada only.

Until then, please enjoy this recipe from the book for a delectable Chocolate Raspberry Tart (which can easily be made gluten-free by subbing the whole wheat flour for an all purpose gluten-free blend).

Chocolate Berry Tart from 'Whole Grain Vegan Baking'  Photo by Celine Steen

Chocolate Berry Tart from ‘Whole Grain Vegan Baking’ Photo by Celine Steen

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Yield: One 61⁄2-inch (16 cm) tart

(shared with permission from Fair Winds Press)

Rich and creamy, this decadent tart could be served in a five-star vegan restaurant. With only 1⁄2 teaspoon oil per serving, this raspberry chocolate explosion lets you pamper yourself and your family without the guilt.

For Crust:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 40 g (1⁄2 cup) quick-cooking oats
  • 60 g (1⁄2 cup) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 10 g (2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) neutral-flavored oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) water, more if needed


For Filling and Topping:

  • 105 g (3⁄4 cup) cashews, soaked in cold water for 3 hours, drained, and patted dry
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (90 ml) vegan creamer, preferably Silk or MimicCreme brand
  • 20 g (1⁄4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 60 g (3 tablespoons) all-fruit raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) pure maple syrup
  • 190 g (11⁄2 cups) fresh raspberries


To Make the Crust: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Lightly coat a 61⁄2-inch (16 cm) tart pan with cooking spray. Combine the oats, flour, cocoa, and espresso granules in a small bowl. Stir in the syrup, oil, and water. The mixture will be sticky and should hold its shape when pressed together. If not, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until it does. Press the mixture evenly onto the sides and bottom of the tart pan. Dampening your hands with water may help reduce some of the sticking. Put the tart pan on a baking sheet. Bake the crust for 7 to 8 minutes, until the edges start to look dry. Let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour, or until completely cool.


To Make the Filling: Combine the cashews, creamer, cocoa, jam, and maple syrup in a blender. Process until completely smooth. Spread the filling evenly in the prepared tart shell. Top with the raspberries, beginning at the outer edge of the tart and working in circles toward the center. Chill for 3 hours before serving.


Recipe Note

This recipe can also be made in three 4-inch (10 cm) tart pans. You may have a small amount of filling left over; it can be chilled and eaten as mousse.



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80 Responses to Chocolate Raspberry Tart

  1. Sonja Hilton says:

    chocolate chip cookies, german chocolate cake

  2. Catherine says:

    My favorite is probably dark chocolate brownies with nuts sprinkled on top :)

  3. Amy says:

    I really like cookies and black bean sweet potato enchilasas.

  4. anum mallick says:

    mmmmmmm warm brownies with vanilla ice cream!

  5. Robin G. says:

    Thank you for these great recipes. One of the most challenging things about being vegan (besides giving up cheese) is the baked-goods issue. This raspberry tart looks amazing. i can’t wait to try it. Cross your fingers that no fires get started.

  6. Katie Breden says:

    I’m a cook at a summer camp for handicapped children and adults. I’m only 19 but I really get into baking more than cooking (although I’ve done this job for 3 years!) I love trying new baked good recipes. My favorite right now is probably Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. Oh so good! My family has loved all the vegan baked goods I’ve made! It’d be fun to have a new cookbook to use! Thanks for all the delicious recipes

  7. Marina says:

    mmm, that is one fine looking tart! ;) My favourite baked good is scones. Can’t beat a delicious chocolate chip scone!

  8. Lisa K says:

    I love me some cupcakes. My favorite flavor is pumpkin spice – from a local food truck, so yummy!

  9. Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! Mmmm….cookies.

  10. Rochelle says:

    My favorite baked good is apple strudel!

  11. Tracy says:

    bread or chocolate chip cookies, cannot choose one!

  12. jona says:

    Favorite baked good: cookies! In the summer…raw vegan & frozen chocolate chip cookie dough!

  13. Stacy says:

    Brownies! Must be saturated with walnuts!

  14. A. Cook says:

    I love a good homemade focaccia bread!

  15. Jeni says:

    My favorite is carrot cake!

  16. Kristin says:

    Simple but always so dangerously good- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  17. Jerilyn says:

    Brownies, definitely :)

  18. I am a meat eater through and through but I always love your recipes! I never feel like anything is lacking or missing. You make me think that maaaaybe I could be Vegan… at least for a little while ;)

  19. Is it cheating if I say a big fresh loaf of sourdough rye bread? That’s like dessert for me!

  20. David P says:

    I like brownies

  21. Jennifer K says:

    My favorite dessert is vanilla custard fruit tarts – perhaps like the ones pictured on the cover? :-)

  22. Lydia Claire says:

    I love cake with lots of frosting!

  23. Corrine G says:

    Cookies are always a favorite.

  24. Oh my goodness, my favorite baked good? Hmm. I’m a sucker for a good cinnamon roll, but I also love berry crumble bars.

  25. Maggie Boxey says:

    I love cookies, cupcakes, brownies… anything sweet!!!

  26. Tina Knezevic says:

    Homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  27. Robin says:

    I’m a type 2 diabetic and am doing my best to eat vegan married to a meat eating hunter! So, a book like this might help bridge the gap.
    My fav baked good, hmm, like others have said, is a toss up – between peanut butter cookies and fresh out of the oven zucchini bread!!

  28. Terri Cole says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous tart! I’m a bread junkie, I think my favorite baked good is sourdough bread.

    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  29. Kelly says:

    I love the idea of this book!

    My favorite baked good… Yeesh. Maybe a chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookie with dark chocolate chips!

  30. Amber says:

    My favorite baked good is bread! ANY kind of bread! Hands down probably my favorite food even lol!

  31. Michelle P says:

    I just love desserts period. I guess my favorite would be any kind of cheesecake type ones.

  32. Blueberry Mürbeteig is my current fave. Cheers!

  33. Janet Mertz says:

    I have a new cookie/protein cookie that I developed and love-frozen of course-plus, it is a great go-to item to take on a hike/bike ride-

  34. KathyD says:

    I like scones; blueberry, lemon or strawberry especially.

  35. Alyssa Karpa says:

    I love red velvet cake:]

  36. Sonja says:

    My favorite baked good…either a warm chocolate chip cookie or pie!

  37. Tasty Waffles says:

    Carrot cake because its what my girlfriend and I shared on one of your first dates.

  38. It’s hard to think about baked goods on warm summer days, but I think my favorite has to be a soft and warm cookie cake with extra chocolate chips. This cookbook looks awesome!

  39. Amy says:

    Chocolate zucchini muffins!

  40. Carmen says:

    I’m really into scones right now, but baking cookies is one of my favorite things to do. I’m less excited about cakes and cupcakes, just because my frosting skills are awful.

  41. Looks like a fun book! I have been known to NEVER turn down a brownie :)

  42. Niki T. says:

    Definitely cinnamon rolls! =)

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  43. Josiane says:

    I love Celine’s recipes, they’re always so creative! I’m sure there are lots of recipes in this book I’d have fun playing with in order to make delicious gluten-free versions. :)

    A favorite baked good? There are so many I love, it’s hard to choose… The one that just popped into my mind is banana bread, so I’ll go with it!

  44. Grayson says:

    I started on the vegan lifestyle a few weeks ago and LOVE IT! I have not tried baking yet and would love to check out this book. I’m a sucker for a good muffin in the morning…a vegan, blueberry muffin sounds FANTASTIC! Love your blog! :-)

  45. Vegyogini says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Allyson! I can’t wait for testing for your next project to begin (and your next one, and your next one, and…). I think my favorite baked good is whatever I’ve baked that brings a smile to someone’s face when I present it to them. :)

  46. Emily says:

    Fudgy brownies with walnuts!

  47. Texas Sheet Cake is always at the top of my list! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. This looks absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE this tart!

  49. Eva says:

    That’s going to have to be a toss up between cupcakes and bread. So different but both so important (delicious?)!

  50. Shannon C says:

    I am so fortunate to live with a guy who makes focaccia and ciabatta bread every weekend! But making some healthier stuff would be nice. :)

  51. Basil says:

    Anything at all with bananas!

  52. Karen D says:

    100% whole wheat bread (with freshly ground wheat flour)

  53. Jillian says:

    I adore any really good homemade bread! I love it warm, slathered with Earth Balance and raspberry jam!

  54. Madeleine says:

    I love lemon bars! I’ve made them a dozen times, occasionally gluten-free, and they are always delicious. Especially during the summer, the light citrus flavor of the lemons keeps them from being too heavy a treat!

  55. celyn says:

    I am loving lemon blueberry bread these days!

  56. Margot C says:

    Baked goods? My favorite baked thing is a muffin (now a vegan muffin, which can be hard to produce!)

  57. Megan says:

    Oh man. Lately, I’ve been craving carrot cake!

  58. Katie Nepodal says:

    Anything with peanut butter! I just can’t seem to get enough of it!
    my all time favorite has to be these cookies I make that are mostly just peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. A few other things round off the batter, but they come out gooey, warm, peanut buttery, and they stay that way!

  59. Swankydeb says:

    Strawberry rhubarb pie or carrot cake.

  60. Barbara Blunt says:

    My favorite baked food – my vegan chick’n pot pie. I love my chocolate silken pie (but the only thing baked on it is the pie shell). lol

  61. Lori says:

    I simply adore cheesecake. Usually plain but also pumpkin when the season rolls around.

  62. Hailey says:

    My favorite baked goods are probably muffins, and the sort depends on the season. I love baking them myself or getting them from a local vegan bakery so that I know they are made with wholesome, pronounceable ingredients. I’m not gluten free, so I’d love this cookbook! Thank you so much for the giveaway :)

  63. yana says:

    homemade apple pie (especially at the start of autumn, when apples are everywhere and the farmers market smells so good)

  64. NicT says:

    Baked donuts!

  65. Brenda says:

    Hmmmm, this week I’d have to say it’s chocolate peanut butter brownies, but who knows next week…

  66. Rachael says:

    I love baklava. It is my favorite treat to bake.

  67. I love brownies! I try to make them healthier by incorporating various fruits and vegetables and using pure cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Yumm!!

  68. SONIA says:

    My favorite baked good is my grandmothers sticky cinnamon buns. I’ve really missed them since she passed away.

  69. Stephanie M. says:

    Hmm. It is hard to pick a single favorite baked good, but I am going go with my favorite today, which happens to be the Soulhaus Cookies. Pass me some almond milk and about twenty of those babies, and I have a full afternoon! (And stomach, I should add.)

  70. Kay says:

    I love zucchini bread!

  71. Laurel says:

    I was looking at this book yesterday and thinking of my overburdened book shelves (two new ones just for cookbooks) so, you know, I really, really need another one. :-) My absolutely favorite dessert in the entire world is/was Lemon Meringue Pie and unfortunately for me, Ener-G meringue leaves a lot to be desired in the taste department so I settle for Lemon Curd. Life is rough, like when you have water running through your entire house from a broken pipe which warps all your hardwood floors. Oops, TMI. I’m much rather have pie.

  72. Susan G says:

    Banana spice cake with caramel frosting!

  73. Caroline says:

    Tiramisu! I’ve missed this since going vegan. Had several close, but no awards winners yet!

  74. Melissa says:

    Ummm, I guess my fave baked good is blueberry muffins.

  75. Sonja Hilton says:

    chocolate cream pie, berry pies and cobbler with vegam whipped creme

  76. DeltaBreeze says:

    Chocolate cake!

  77. Dawn says:

    Can anyone really choose ONE favorite baked good!!? If I think of what I make the most, I guess I would have to say muffins. This recipe looks amazing and is bookmarked for the next time I’m baking for friends!

  78. Lauren says:

    My favorite baked good is a whoopie pie!