Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart {Giveaway Winners Announced!}

Here are the winners for the Seriously Chocolaty Giveaway:

Prize #1: Goes to Renee“Oh My Goodness!  I would have to say Chocolate Ganache is my absolute favourite!  Use it on any kind of dessert to elevate it, but really, the BEST part, is the left over bit in the bowl in the fridge.  Sneak a swipe at every entry!  Grab some grapes or banana pieces and dip those too!  And, all too often I see little tiny kiddie swipes in there too :)…”

Yay for Renee! She wins 2 spots in the November 24th & 25th (6:30pm-9:30pm) Holiday Truffles & Bonbons class at the highly-respected Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Artsin Toronto + 1 kg box of Cacao Barry Origins Dark Chocolate Couverture Mexique 66% + 1 kg box of St. Domingue 70% + a copy of Barry Callebaut’s Simply Chocolate Magazine, featuring recipes from Canada’s top pastry chefs & chocolatiers. This prize values over $450!

Prize #2: Goes to Truc: “My favorite chocolate treat is probably a brownie.  Thanks for the giveaway!”

Truc wins a 1 kg box of Cacao Barry Origins Dark Chocolate Couverture Venezuela (72%) + 1 kg box of Tanzanie (75%)

Prize #3: Goes to Karissa Ferguson: ”I love truffles. My mom made my husband and me some last Valentines and we were crazy about them! I think it’s time I try them myself and would love to with these delicious chocolates :)”

Karissa wins 1 kg box of Cacao Barry Origins Dark Chocolate Couverture Equateur (76%) + 1 kg box Milk Chocolate Couverture Ghana (40.5%)

Congratulations sweet winners! I’ll be in touch with you all via email.

True, true, I am a cake girl, but don’t let that cause you to believe that I don’t appreciate a good tart from time to time. Well, by now you’ve probably figured out that I’m pretty easy to convince that something is worth making if it involves good chocolate, butter, sugar, caramel and Fleur de Sel. Okay, well, very true–the list could have stopped at chocolate, as that’s usually enough to get me inspired. What is it about chocolate that draws us in? Dark chocolate, extra dark chocolate, milk chocolate, it really doesn’t matter to me as long as it is quality chocolate.

Today, in honour of quite likely the chocolatiest giveaway ever sponsored by Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts and Barry Callebaut, I decided to celebrate chocolate by making a Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart, which uses both my favourite Cacao Barry Extra Brute (extra dark) cocoa powder (you probably remember it from, well, almost every chocolate cake I’ve ever blogged about!) in the crust as well as one of the exceptional Cacao Barry Origine Dark Chocolate Couverture varieties (St.Domingue 70% cocoa) for a deep, dark and satiny ganache top. These rich and dark chocolate components are sandwiching a thick salted caramel filling and topped with a generous sprinkling of Fleur de Sel for one seriously decadent tart. Who knew that a dessert that stands a mere 1″ high could pack so much flavour and texture?

So as I mentioned in my last post, I have a super exciting, fabulously chocolaty giveaway for you guys, and I’m so excited to share it. No, that’s not blogger speak for “please enter my giveaway,” because I am sincerely excited about this. Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto (where it all began for me!) has generously saved 2 places for a winner and friend to attend the upcoming Holiday Truffles & Bonbons class with Chef Marisa Scibetta, where students will learn the following techniques:

-    Easy chocolate tempering tricks
-    Molded and hand-rolled chocolates
-    A variety of specialty ganaches recipes
-    How to showcase and package your treats
-    Working with transfer sheets

In addition, the sweet folks over at Barry Callebaut have generously offered to send 3 sets of two Origins Dark and Milk Chocolate Couverture varieties + a copy of their Simply Chocolate Magazine (which I have and love, by the way!). As someone who has tried all of these varieties, I can promise you they are all unique and incredible so even if you cannot attend the class, you can still win the chocolate prizes.

Here’s how the prizes are structured:

Prize #1: 2 spots (for the winner + a friend) in the November 24th & 25th (6:30pm-9:30pm) Holiday Truffles & Bonbons class at the highly-respected Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto + 1 kg box of Cacao Barry Origins Dark Chocolate Couverture Mexique 66% + 1 kg box of St. Domingue 70% + a copy of Barry Callebaut’s Simply Chocolate Magazine, featuring recipes from Canada’s top pastry chefs & chocolatiers. This prize values over $450!

Prize #2: 1 kg box of Cacao Barry Origins Dark Chocolate Couverture Venezuela (72%) + 1 kg box of Tanzanie (75%)

Prize #3: 1 kg box of Cacao Barry Origins Dark Chocolate Couverture Equateur (76%) + 1 kg box Milk Chocolate Couverture Ghana (40.5%)

As you may know, I took my passion for cakes and baking to the next level when I took many courses at Bonnie Gordon College beginning in 2008, and I believe with all of my heart that for those passionate about baking and confectionary arts, that is the place to start. My experience there was, literally, life-changing. I learned more than I could have imagined, and the moment I walked into the school for my first course, and those that followed, I was struck with a surrounding sense of creativity and warmth.  I say warmth because after being out of school for quite some time, I was a little unsure what to expect, but for a school that packs so much talent and knowledge, it was comfortable and inviting, and the classes were small and intimate; it was somewhere I wanted to be.  And be. And be. Sure, being passionate about baking is exciting, but being trained by some of the best in the industry, that is empowering. When I walked out of the school each time, I felt more inspired than I had ever been and pretty much ready to take on the world of sweets. With so many classes and courses added often, I will likey never stop attending.

Giveaway Closed

 

Here’s how to enter this chocolaty giveaway: 

 

1. Again, even if you cannot attend the Bonnie Gordon College class on November 24th & 25th evenings,  you are entered to win the premium Cacao Barry Chocolate Couverture prizes just by leaving a comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite chocolate treat is (baked good, pure chocolate, truffles, etc). That’s it! If you are able to attend the class (it doesn’t matter where you live, provided you can get yourself there), just make a note in your comment stating so, and you will be entered to win any of the prizes.

2. For an extra entry, tweet about this post (with the link) and include @Sweetapolita, then come back and let me know (your actual blog post comment is your entry, so be sure to write a separate comment for your tweet).

3. For an extra entry, tell your friends on Facebook (with the link), then pop back over here to let me know (your actual blog post comment is your entry, so be sure to write a separate comment for your facebook share).

Winner will be announced on Thursday, November 10th. Be sure to check back for see if you’re the winner. Good luck!

*Just a note that for those who are interested in registering for the Holiday Truffles & Bonbons class, they are offering a second date of December 15th & December 16th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The giveaway for the class, however is for the November 24th-25th session. You can learn more about the class here.

Now, onto the incredible chocolate goodness that is this tart. When I first spotted this tart on Saveur, I knew I had to try it as I love sweet & salty (remember this cake?). This was, though, my first time using the Origine St.Domingue chocolate, which I used for the ganache top of this tart. What makes this chocolate couverture special is that, as the folks at Cacao Barry describe “Cultivated in limited quantities, harvested exclusively in one country, the rare beans that make up the exceptional chocolate couvertures of the Origine and Origine Rare collection are one of Cacao Barry’s best kept secrets,” and I have to agree. I’ve been a big fan of theirs for quite some time, but this chocolate is so rich and intense, which is exactly what I love in a ganache, so it was a perfect fit. My husband who swears he doesn’t like dark chocolate, said it was his favourite part of this tart. Hmm . . . I wonder what he’d say if he knew the St. Domingue is 70% cocoa (the milk chocolate is 40.5%). I think it’s because it is so smooth and the true cocoa flavour is so pure and decadent.

Here’s the recipe:

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart          {click to print}

*slightly adapted from Saveur

Servings: 8

Ingredients

For the crust:

1 1⁄2 cups (180 grams/6 ounces) all-purpose flour

1⁄4 cup + 1 tablespoon (35 grams) dutch-process cocoa powder (I used Cacao Barry Cocoa Powder – Extra Dark)

1⁄4 teaspoon (2 grams) kosher salt

10 tablespoons (150 grams/5 ounces) unsalted butter, cubed and softened

1⁄2 cup + 2 tablespoons (70 grams/2.5 ounces) confectioners’ (icing, powdered) sugar

2 egg yolks, at room temperature

1⁄2 tsp (2.5 mL) vanilla extract (I use Nielsen-Massey Vanillas 8-oz. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract)

For the Caramel:

1 1⁄2 cups (300 grams/10 ounces) sugar

6 tablespoons (90 mL) water

3 tablespoons (45 mL) light corn syrup

1⁄4 teaspoon (2 grams) kosher salt

6 tablespoons (90 grams/3 ounces) unsalted butter

7 tablespoons (105 mL) 35% whipping cream or heavy cream (36%+)

For the Ganache:

1⁄2 cup (125 mL/4 liquid ounces) 35% whipping cream or heavy cream (36%+)

115 grams (4 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used Cacao Barry Chocolate – Pure Origin – Saint-Domingue – 70%)

Fleur de Sel for garnish ( I used Fleur de Sel De Guerande- French Sea Salt ; 6oz)

1. Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until mixture is pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes; mix in egg yolks and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Transfer dough into to a 9″ fluted tart pan with a removable bottom (such as Kaiser Bakeware Noblesse 9-1/2-Inch Non-stick Quiche Pan with Removable Base) and press dough evenly into bottom and sides of pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Prick the tart shell all over with a fork and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool.

2. Make the caramel: In a small heavy saucepan, whisk together sugar, corn syrup, salt and water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook undisrupted until a candy thermometer inserted into the syrup reads 340°F. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, look for the caramel to turn a rich amber colour, then remove pan from heat and whisk in butter and cream (the mixture will bubble up, so be careful!) until. If you suspect your caramel has gone too far in colour and that it is burnt, you will have to discard and start the caramel again. Pour caramel into cooled tart shell and let cool slightly; refrigerate until firm, 4–5 hours or overnight.

3. Make the ganache: Bring heavy cream almost to a boil (I remove from heat as soon as I see a few bubbles under the surface) in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Put chocolate into a medium bowl and pour in hot cream; let sit for a moment, then stir slowly in a circular motion with a rubber spatula, until smooth. Pour ganache evenly over tart and spread with a small offset spatula, then refrigerate until set, 4–5 hours or overnight. Sprinkle tart with sea salt, slice and serve chilled.

Sweetapolita’s Notes:

  • When I read the reviews for the original recipe, there was a lot of concern from Saveur readers who had tried the recipe stating that the caramel filling oozing out when served, which is why it says to serve chilled. I wanted to firm up the caramel, to avoid it being too sloppy, so once I stirred in the butter and cream, I put the caramel back on the stove on medium heat and heated to 240°F. In the end, this made it quite firm and almost toffee-like. It tasted incredible, but next time I will try it without that step, the way it reads in the recipe and will save the more firm toffee for candy.

Either way, it’s amazing . . .

Good luck & enjoy!

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  1. says

    Oh My Goodness! I am buying myself a tart pan this weekend!
    I was in the Callebaut store in Oakville a couple of weeks ago and bought a big slab of chocolate. I can’t wait to use it!

    I’d love to be entered in the giveaway!
    My favorite chocolate treat would have to be brownies. I love the basics!

  2. says

    Oh’ my! I recently attended pie party live and Gail from @THEToughCookie made this tart, well, let’s just say I went back for more than my share. This tart is Glorious!

  3. says

    Chocoholics rejoice! Dark chocolate, salty goodness and caramel, this recipe is crush-worthy. My fave chocolate? My mom’s chocolate fudge that she deems perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee.

  4. Sarah says

    Favorite chocolate treat? Anything with dark chocolate…the darker the better. My favorite chocolate candy, though, would be anything by Black Dinah Chocolatiers in Maine. They have some amazing flavor combinations.

  5. Jill says

    This looks incredible! I love ganache.
    I wish I could attend the class. Too close to our Thanksgiving. :)
    I would still love to be entered.
    Thanks for the great recipes and inspiration!

  6. Shayna says

    My favorite chocolate treat is a good gooey, soft, and fudgy brownie with chocolate frosting. So simple and so good.

  7. Aimee Warner says

    Favourite I have to chose just one! I guess it would have to be Chocolate mousse, it has the chocolate taste but with such smoothness. Yum Yum!!!

  8. says

    Ok, this is really difficult considering I LOVE ANYTHING DARK CHOCOLATE!! :-)
    However, My most recent favorite has been a ganache made with the bittersweet callebaut chocolate. As much as I love a rich chocolate cake, I LOVE chocolate ice cream.

  9. Jamie says

    Wow, I think I need to go buy a tart pan this weekend and make this! And my favorite thing chocolate…has to be brownies!

  10. Alba says

    I want some! God, Rosie, it looks delicious!! I think I’ll make it soon, do you know if there’s something that I can replace corn syrup with? Thank you! xxx

  11. Kim J. says

    Oh how I wish I could win the classes, but I live in Texas and can’t afford to get to Toronto. :-( My favorite chocolate is just dark chocolate. Anything made with chocolate is wonderful, but I just love to savor a small square of dark chocolate.

  12. Theresa Sea says

    I wouldn’t be able to attend the classes (Thanksgiving and the day after I’ll be eating my heart out and sleeping it off), but I’d love to win! My fave chocolate treat is a chewy brownie. No frosting, no add-ins, just the brownie. :)

  13. Serena says

    I LOVE a good, chunky chocolate chip cookie. I would love to win one of the prizes #2 or #3 because I can’t attend the baking class (I wish I could, but I live across the US). Thank you for this opportunity.

  14. says

    I recently made a batch of salted caramel sauce, so I can only imagine how good this tart is. Straight out of the fridge the sauce is quite firm, so I’m sure it would work well as a tart filling, without oozing. I think the reviewers on the Saveur site must not have let their tart cool long enough in the fridge….
    I don’t know if I have a favorite chocolate dessert because I love anything chocolate ;) That said, Nigella’s chocolate cloud cake (basically a flourless chocolate cake) is incredible. The cake’s crackled top gets me every time!

  15. Amy says

    Wow, that tart looks awesome.

    My favorite chocolate treat these days is a salted caramel rice krispie treat coated in dark chocolate.

  16. Janet says

    Can’t pick a favorite – if it’s chocolate, it’s probably my favorite. :)
    So wish I could make it to Toronto – sounds wonderful.

  17. Cherie Scordino says

    I am a true chocoholic!! I especially love dark chocolate!! My favourite thing to bake & eat are my dark chocolate brownies with peanut butter & melted chocolate on top!! I’d love to win the course at Bonnie Gordon College!!!
    Thanks, love your blog!!!!!!!!

  18. Ashley Adams says

    I love everything chocolate (caveat: serious chocolate!), but if I had to narrow it down (why would I ever?), the favorite would be chocolate cake, in all its many manifestations. Hot Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Stout Cake, Chocolate Almond Crunch Cake, they all delight! I always cry a little when I empty a canister of good cocoa powder or finish off a great bar of quality chocolate.

    Wish I could attend the classes, but unfortunately for me, I can’t make it to Toronto on those dates.

    Thanks for a delicious giveaway!

  19. laura dechant says

    i can’t even pick a favorite chocolate treat! the first thing that popped into my head right now though would be dark chocolate gelato. yum (:

  20. Jenn says

    My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate peanut butter brownies! I can’t attend the class, but would love to win chocolate :)

  21. Darla says

    I think I could actually attend this class if I were lucky enough to win! My favorite chocolate treat is whatever is available to eat! Have not met a chocolate treat that I did not like! :)

  22. Meg S says

    I can’t attend the class, but I would love to win the chocolates! I love love love truffles. And this tart looks amazing.

  23. Sadiegirl says

    My favorite chocolate treat would be a rich chocolate cake filled with ganache. Nothing better for that chocolate fix we all need from time to time. Love your blog!

  24. Melissa says

    My favorite decadent chocolate dessert is a dark chocolate olive oil cake covered in dark chocolate ganache and sprinkled with sea salt that I make about once a year. The flavor is unique and irresistable!

    • Melissa says

      I don’t want to get in trouble for commenting again (not trying to increase my odds of winning, I swear!), but how do you think substituting dulce de leche for the salted caramel would work out? I randomly made some dulce de leche last night, and I was thinking of putting it in an apple pie this weekend, but now I’m leaning towards using it as the caramel layer in this tart. If served chilled it would be the perfect consistency. Only thing missing would be the salt from it, but my husband isn’t a big fan of salted caramel anyway…Anyway, just pondering “out loud.” :)

  25. says

    Oh my God…I would love to enter your giveaway if you would ship the stuff to Germany in case I win. As for my favourite chocolate treat, I love dark chocolate brownies, still a little warm and gooey…hmmmm…or homemade chocolate mousse. I love everything containing dark chocolate, I like it better than milk chocolate.

  26. Melissa says

    I posted the link to the blog article before I even saw that it gave me an extra entry! Haha! I just saw a sandwich of glorious caramel and dark chocolate, and I couldn’t help but post it! I believe my exact words were, “Hello beautiful. Where have you been all of my life?” ;)

  27. Angie says

    Hot Fudge Brownie Sundaes! Nothing better than a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on top to start melting the ice cream. Ahhh, so good!

  28. says

    That looks amazing! I’ve been playing with caramel lately and have a wonderful sauce that works as well as a harder caramel candy. This is that perfect in between that I’ve been looking for. I would say my favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake. Divine. I would love to win, but I can’t attend the class, which is heartbreaking.

  29. Angie says

    I also posted this on facebook. Can’t make the class but would love to try a different brand of chocolate – thanks!

  30. Amy C. says

    I love homemade hot chocolate made with high quality chocolate !!! and I would LOVE to attend the class but wouldn’t be able to :(

  31. Jamuna Sivapalan says

    I have recently discovered my love for macaroons! I once tried a macaroon from the bakery section of a large grocery store, and I thought it was disgusting! Then I tried one a recently from a small specialty shop, and now cannot get enough of vanilla or toffee macaroons… Just goes to show that quality ingredients leads to quality products.

  32. Stacy W says

    I just experienced Cacao Barry Chocolate for the first time taking classes at Bonnie Gordon this summer. I can’t believe the difference it makes in all baking! I heart Cacao Barry Chocolate! I didn’t know Cacao was supposed to be this good! Seriously! I love baking, it truly is a passion for me and Chocolate and Caramel is the perfect combination! My favourite by far has to be a deep rich chocolate cake. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be entered in the give away – and would giggle like a kid in a candy store for the opportunity at another BGC class! Thanks for the recipes and have a great weekend!

  33. Vanita says

    Goodness, this tart looks amazing! *drools* I I wasn’t so afraid of destroying my kitchen with everything involving caramel, I’d make this as soon as I could!

    I’d love to take part in your giveaway, too. So I have to decide which chocolate dessert is my favorite, and that is not easy! But I guess I’ll go with a really well done mousse au chocolat.

  34. SuzyMcQ says

    This is one serious tart! Almost a cross between candy and a pie, maybe? Yummy.

    Please enter me in the chocolate giveaway. It sounds delicious.

  35. says

    I won’t be able to attend the class, but I would love to be entered for the other prizes!
    It’s so difficult to narrow down my favorite chocolate treat! I love chocolate peanut butter ice cream and also chocolate brownies with chocolate icing :)

  36. Erica says

    My favourite chocolate treat to make (and eat) is rich and fluffy chocolate cake topped with ganache!

    I would DEFINITELY be able to take that class, so please enter me! I would love to learn more about working with chocolate!

  37. says

    I can’t get to that amazing sounding class, but my favourite chocolate treat would be the salted caramel brownie from Baked Explorations. And I prefer milk chocolate over dark, whatevs.

  38. Stephanie says

    I can’t wait to try this!!! I honestly have to say that the best (and so my favourite) chocolate treat I’ve ever had in my life is that salted caramel chocolate cake you posted a while back. The salt on the chocoltate icing sent me into raptures!

  39. Laura says

    I love a piece of super dark chocolate (80% cacao+). Just savouring it slowly is my favourite way to enjoy chocolate…followed closely by hot chocolate! (I’m sad…I’m on vacation the date of the class, so I can’t enter for that. I keep looking at their courses and drooling over ones I want to take when I’m no longer a broke student. If I baked less I might be not quite so broke haha)

  40. says

    I recently stumbled across your website and feel a little guilty commenting for the first time on a giveaway, but the chocolate, well, my inhibitions were thrown out the window at the thought of chocolate.

    My go to dessert for family and friends, is a quickly thrown together batch of brownies. I’ve got my favourite recipe memorized, undercook it as much as is decent and serve it hot with vanilla bean ice cream and strawberries, if they’re in season. (My high maintenance chocolate favourite is a Chocolate Blackout Cake that gives me heart palpitations and makes an appearance for family birthdays.)

    I’m not able to attend the event in Toronto (though I’ll be there the week before), but would love to be entered into the draw.

  41. Kwan says

    I would love to attend the class. Please pick me…..pretty please:-)
    I am not normally a chocolate lover, but every Christmas I have to take a small bite on milk chocolate truffle balls. My one and only indulgence during the holiday season. Do you have any recipes for that?
    BTW I am going to try out your dark chocolate cupcakes with the swiss meringue buttercream this weekend.

  42. Gillbla says

    Having just made some chocolate brownies, I should maybe say thAt they are my favourite. However, what I really love is deeply dark spiced cacao tea from the Rabot cafe in borough market, London. It’s made from compacted cocoa nibs grated down into hot milk.

  43. Jessica says

    I love brownies with orange frosting. Such a great combination! Unfortunately, I can’t attend the class, but would like to be entered for the other prizes!

  44. Sheila says

    Hi@sweatapolita Awesome contest. I love all things chocolate, especially chocolate truffles with Bailey’s or white chocolate truffles with coconut cream :) I also love the richness of Spanish hot chocolate (reminds me of my childhood in the Philippines)

  45. says

    Chocolate addict over here. I’d have to say the richest chocolate brownie you can think of, frosted with even more chocolate if you can swing it. Mmm….

  46. christine wanke says

    I would LOVE to attend the class, unfortunately I live in chicago & traveling would be way to complicated for me right now!!! Please enter me in #2 & #3. I absolutely love, love, love chocolate!

  47. says

    My favourite would have to be Chocolate Lava cake, with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. I didn’t think it would be that hard to decide what my favourite is. I just love everything chocolate really. My favourite might change once I try that tart for the first time.

  48. Jen says

    I love any sort of warm chocolately baked cookie, cake or bar fresh from the oven. I would love to enter the giveaway, although I will not be able to make the classes (much to my dismay)!!

  49. Timmi says

    If flying was easier and cheaper I would love to win the chocolate course, however its not, but would love to be entered into the others, my favorite chocolate recipe is baked’s salted caramel brownies, I keep saying that I will try something else, but make these over and over again

  50. Katie Rose says

    My favorite chocolate treat has to be good ‘ole chocolate ice cream! The creamiest kind you can find, maybe even with some hot fudge sauce on top, mmmmmmmmm! I cannot attend the class but the other two prizes sound amazing! :)

  51. Rachael Webb says

    i totally love chocolate icecream with andes mints whipped cream hot fudge a cherry on top and plenty of jimmies!!!

  52. charlotte says

    This tart looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! My favourite chocolate treat is flourless chocolate cake! I would definitely be available for the class at Bonnie Gordon:)

  53. says

    OH..MY..!! I’m DYING !! look how great your picture is, my mind can’t stop thinking how delicous your tart is !!
    my favorite is chocolate cake with a very good quality of chocolate! *nothing can’t go wrong with a good quality of choco, don’t you think :D

  54. Daryl says

    This looks amazing. I wish i could hire you to make me one of these and mail. I would not be able to attend the class as much as I knwo I would love to

  55. Jan says

    I love and I hope this counts as CHOCOLATE is ANYTHING white chocolate! I can’t attend the class but would love to win any of the other prizes :)

  56. Isa says

    Wooow! This looks amazing! I love anything with chocolate! I cannot attend to the class but i’d love the chocolate!

  57. Lizzie says

    I’m a sucker for anything chocolate and peanut butter, what an amazing combo. One of my favorites is a chocolate and peanut butter ice cream pie.

    I would LOVE the opportuniy to check out the school! I’ve been contemplating attending the school for some time now, it just hasn’t been the right timing yet. Too many babies still at home! :)

  58. Erica says

    My favorite chocolate treat would have to be Mexican hot chocolate. I love the idea of adding spicy elements like cinnamon and cayenne pepper to rich, dark chocolate!

  59. preenu says

    I love anything made with bittersweet chocolate. A dense fudgy bittersweet chocolate cake with barely sweetened whipped cream is my favorite.

  60. Stephanie says

    I have many favourite chocolate treats but right now it’s a rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling.
    Your chocolate caramel tart looks delicious!

  61. Noelle says

    I love chocolate! My favorite is dark chocolate but I love it all. When my mom asked me what treat I wanted to bring to kindergarten for my birthday she was expecting me to say popsicles or cookies. I said wanted chocolate eclairs. It was my mom’s fault because she made adorable mini chocolate eclairs and I loved helping her and eating the result. I’m sure she did not want to spend all that time making pastry for a bunch of kindergarteners but she did anyway because she is wonderful. The class sounds amazing but I couldn’t make it if I won but feel free to consider me for any of the other prizes.

  62. Melinda Tucker says

    Rosie,
    I love your rich and dark chocolate cake. I made several of them for my daughters bake sale and we made $600! I am in San Diego and would love anything chocolate.

  63. says

    This tart looks absolutely delicious! I personally had a sweet spot for a decadent, fudgey chocolate cake!! Mmmm…

    I would love to learn how to make delicious, hand-made chocolates!

  64. Pamela Ehrhardt says

    This looks tasty! I tried Lemon cake with lavender buttercream yesterday. It might be November, but I don’t care! I just had to try it! I brought it to work today and everyone likes it. It is such a different taste!

    I will have to make this for Thanksgiving gathering!

    I would love to attend the class, but I will be out of town for Thanksgiving. I would still love to be added for the other drawings!!!

    You’re the best!

  65. Shakila says

    Dark chocolate brownies are my favorite! My kids won’t even touch milk chocolate since they were a year old ;-)

  66. says

    I’m a baker who doesn’t generally don’t eat sweets, but I love salted caramel. One of my favorite drinks is salted caramel hot chocolate. The tart looks amazing!

    Thank you for giving us a chance to win your giveaway,however, I would not be able to attend the class if I am chosen.

  67. annie says

    Has to be white chocolate mousse – with either a dark chocolate sauce or raspberry coulis.
    I live in England and would seriously love to attend the school but am afraid it’s not going to happen….

  68. says

    This looks sinful! I love it!

    My favorite chocolate treat is the classic chocolate ice cream. I love everything about it and it never gets dull in my eyes.

  69. says

    This tart looks fabulous. I’ve only recently learned to appreciate the whole salt and caramel concept and now I’m actually a little obsessed. I’m constantly trying to bring people over to the salty side.

    Growing up I didn’t get eat a lot of chocolate chip cookies. I think it’s because my mother thought my eating more cookie dough than I baked was questionable. It was the first thing I ever tried to bake. It wasn’t easy but I learned how to do it properly and now I think I could do it blind folded. My favourite chocolate treats are hands down, chocolate chip cookies, freshly baked :)

  70. fiona says

    Wow this tart looks stunning, I have just seen it over on Flickr (I am sugarsugargal !)
    I would so love to be entered for some choccie treats but couldnt make the Bonnie Gordon part (wrong country :(….)
    My favourite chocolate treat would be your very own recipe for chocolate cake which I have made time after time and is thoroughly delicious and decadent (and also foolproof !) I would love to eat it with fresh raspberries and whipped cream, simply delicious :)
    Fiona
    X

  71. says

    This looks so delicious! My favorite chocolate dessert is either Godiva’s Roasted Almond Truffle (I work there!) or chocolate pie (any variety). Mmm!

    I wish I could attend the class, but I won’t be able to make it. :(

  72. Audrey says

    I LOVE LOVE chocolate!! Right now my favorites are a few things, one being YOUR rich and dark chocolate celebration cake that I made for my birthday (but with dark chocolate buttercream), fudgy brownies, and my mom’s homemade dark chocolate and Kahlua truffles, or her white chocolate and ginger truffles. YUM!

    And I won’t be able to attend the class.

  73. Kim W says

    This looks amazing! I couldn’t attend the class, but I would love to be entered in the giveaway! I love chocolate in all forms, but if I had to choose, I would have to say straight up. :-)

    Keep up the wonderful work – you are so inspiring!

  74. Vanessa says

    I LOVE chocolate any which way, but a simple homemade chocolate chip cookie probably would top the list. Love the site, I found it just a while ago and have really enjoyed going through your posts!

    I wouldn’t be able to make the classes :(

  75. Amanda says

    I really love a good, fudgy brownie. I’d love to attend the class, but I’ll be halfway around the world at that time.

  76. Baura says

    Omg I just came by this blog and I was looking for a holiday treat idea apart from my usual cookies, cakes etc. I’d love a chance to attend the school (I’ve went there before) but I’m low on cash and I hope I win lol. But my favourite chocolate treat is probabbly chocolate mousse, so sinful and silky!

  77. says

    What an amazing giveaway! I’m so sad I’m not near Toronto, but I could happily do SERIOUS damage to that chocolate. My favorite is a deep, fudgy brownie with mint chip ice cream, and I’m sure this chocolate would be amazing for that. Fingers crossed!

  78. Karen says

    My favorite chocolate treat is definitely a really good, decadent dark chocolate chip cookie. I would love to be entered in the draw for the class too. Thanks.

  79. Mellybrown says

    I will be enjoying my Thanksgiving dinner in Washington state during the class but would love some chocolate. Hmmm.

  80. Caroline says

    Dear Sweetapolita,
    What a great contest! I love chocolate and I can’t wait to try this recipe, Chocolate + salted caramel = Always Yummy !!!!. I am a chocolate lover so its really hard to pick one treat. My favorite right now will be pure dark chocolate infused with red hot chili. So GOOD! May be you could incorporate this in one of your dessert, I am sure you would make something fantastic out of it ;)By the way I would love to go to this class. I am living in K-W and I am moving in Edmonton in December but November 24-25 I will still be around, YES! lol

  81. Michele Vollebregt-Hurd says

    I am definitely trying this one!!
    My grandfather owned a pastry shop in Holland and he used to make the most incredible CHOCOLATE eclairs. I have never come across ones that tasted as good; maybe I’m a bit bias but I sure would love to learn how to make them like him. Too bad he never left the recipe. Would you happen to have a good one?

  82. Krista says

    Rosie, your tart looks stunning, as usual!
    Right now I love a Lindt bar that is dark chocolate with orange and almond. Delish!
    I live in Mississauga and could attend the classes.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  83. Alison says

    This looks absolutely delicious — I’m going to have to make it soon. I can’t make the class (wish I could as it sounds amazing), but would love to be entered in the other give aways. My favorite type of chocolate is milk chocolate and chocolate chip and cranberry oatmeal cookies — a new recipe I recently modified and I can’t get enough of them.

  84. Nadine says

    What’s my favourite chocolate treat? Don’t think I can answer that question…I love ALL chocolate, in all of its glorious forms. My first chocolate treat of the day, though (that’s EVERY DAY, within a few minutues of waking up!), is a square (or 2 or 3) of solid dark (usually Lindt). I would LOVE to win the giveaway, Rosie, and am able to attend the Bonnie Gorden class. I’ll be there in a hearbeat if I win!

  85. Traci says

    I would love to be entered, and I can attend the class in Toronto! My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache. So yummy! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  86. angela says

    I haven’t made it, but Lottie and Doof has some helpful tips at his blog on this same recipe. My favourite chocolate treat is brownies. Fudgy ones, not cakey. My husband and I can eat a pan between us in one sitting, oof.

  87. Trina says

    Ohmahgawd, that looks just delicous! The things i want to do to that… Mostly eat it but… Well you know :) i love chocolate! Can’t make the classes, even though they sound fab.. sign me up for the others though. PS, your chocolate cake is my fave… And everyone else who tries it.

  88. abeer e says

    my favorite chocolate thing is chocolate itself!! it doesnt really matter what its in, i will eat it plain!! I have like 5 different choclates from Lindt and Ritters opened on a tray in the kitchen and my sister, mom and I love to snack on it all the time!! I would love to go to the class but sadly I am all the way down in Florida :(

  89. Jo says

    Nothing beats pure homemade chocolate fudge… mmmm. But adding chocolate to a gooey butter tart is close second!

    Thanks for the contest, and I would love to attend the classes at Bonnie Gordon :)

  90. says

    Rosie, This tart looks amazing! I truly love anything chocolate… And I mean anything! I think my fav would be a dark chocolate cake filled with lots of chocolate mousse.

  91. says

    How am I supposed to pick just ONE chocolate thing as a favorite… it has to be the flourless chocolate torte I had last May at Black Star Farms, a LOT like this dessert, actually.

  92. Cathi says

    Right now my favorite chocolate is a fudge cake that my BFF learned at BGC. But I tried a chocolate wine recently, and that was pretty good too!
    I would LOVE a class at BGC.

  93. Kelly says

    Mmmm chocolate…is there anything not to love!? Anything mint/chocolate combination takes the cake for me!

    I would love to be entered to win! I would be able attend the class! What an amazing experience that would be <3

  94. says

    Hum yummy tart! Your photo, as always, is perfect!

    Every chocolate treat is the best, I really can’t choose!

    Wow this is where it all began for you? Makes me want to go very badly!!! I am very passionate, but I know I miss some technique, learning alone sometimes is not the best way! I can attend!

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  95. Amy Telford says

    This tart looks amazing. I will have to ask my husband to make this for me. He is the baker of the family. The give away would be a great opportunity for him to learn new techniques to spoil me ;)

  96. christina.eats says

    I love an unexpected burst of dark chocolate in banana bread… and what would chocolate chip cookies be without the delicious chocolate chips?

  97. unsightly says

    My favorite chocolate dessert would have to be hot chocolate. I wouldn’t be able to attend the class, but would love to get some of that amazing chocolate!

  98. says

    I would love the chance to take a class at Bonnie Gordon school, I’ve looked at her courses often and wished I had some way of coming up with the extra money to try them out. I can’t forget the chance to work with some amazing chocolate as well. As for my favourite way to eat chocolate… I love warm chocolate chip cookies that are still a bit gooey in the middle with a cup of homemade hot cocoa of course. Thank-you for giving us readers a chance to win the fabulous gifts!

  99. Meli says

    What a decadent tart! I think my favourite chocolate is simple pure dark chocolate! I can just eat bite after bite of it. :)

    I am available for the BGC class!

  100. Audrey says

    Oh my, this looks absolutely amazing! Hard to choose what my favourite chocolate treat, I love anything chocolate :) Mostly just love a plain milk chocolate bar from Purdy’s Chocolates (on the West Coast, not sure if they are back East).

  101. Lindsay says

    Rosie you are awesome! I’m a Toronto girl and could totally attend! My favourite chocolate treat would have to be a molten lava cake, mmmmmm!!!!!

  102. says

    I’m all about chocolate + salted caramel desserts these days, and this looks so beautiful and delicious!

    It’s really difficult for me to choose a chocolate dessert, because I love anything with chocolate in it–I’m a hopeless addict. But as of right now, I would have to go with a chocolate soufflé for its soft, airy texture and deep chocolate flavor! Also, I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/peachy_days

  103. says

    I love truffles. My mom made my husband and me some last Valentines and we were crazy about them! I think it’s time I try them myself and would love to with these delicious chocolates :)

  104. Anita says

    It’s hard to choose just one, but probably a moist chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream. While I can’t attend the classes, I could sure put the chocolate to use for the holidays. Thanks.

  105. says

    Wow, attending that class would be the most amazing experience in the world. I so wish I could go, but it’s the date of Thanksgiving/Mom’s Birthday, but if I won that would be super cool.

    The one chocolate treat I could probably never get enough of is those chocolate chocolate chip muffins you get at the store. I don’t know what they do to them to make them so delicious, and I would like to say that I wish I knew their secrets, but in all honesty, I don’t think I really would. If I knew the secrete, I would never stop making those muffins and then I’d be as big as a house.

  106. Claire says

    I might make this tart for Thanksgiving dessert, it looks too good.
    My favourite chocolate treat is flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache on top. So. Freakin. Delicious.

  107. Carly says

    That tart looks AMAZING! I’d have to say my favorite chocolate treat would be a bar of bittersweet studded with dried tart cherries . . . drool.

    I’d be able to attend the class, which sounds absolutely fantastic. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  108. Ninan says

    My best friend Elizabeth’s and I LOVE just a plain bar of 80% dark chocolate. I am in love with chocolate cakes as well.

  109. Elaine says

    I love pretty much anything with chocolate :) but right now i’m into Lindt “A touch of sea salt” dark chocolate bars!!!

  110. Christina says

    My favorite excuse to eat chocolate is a dark, gooey brownie. Not that I’d turn down chocolate in ANY form… And I have a feeling this tart may give brownies a run for their money. Thanks for sharing!

  111. Dad2BJM says

    I love so many chocolate treats it is hard to limit myself. I really like King Arthur Brownies – but I like Baskin Robins Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream – I think it is that salty peanut butter and the sweet creamy rich chocolate that balance each other out.

    Please enter me for the give away :-)

  112. Cinderella says

    mmm, the tart looks decadent and delicious! But my favourite chocolate treat would have to be gooey brownies topped with ganache. I am available for the BG class – fingers crossed!

  113. Allie says

    My favorite chocolate treat would have to be a big batch of dark chocolate chip cookies. you can’t get any more original than that.

  114. says

    A good chewy dark chocolate brownie with lots of walnuts in it. I’m totally going to make this caramel chocolate tart, it looks GORGEOUS!

  115. Amelia says

    How can you pick a favourite chocolate treat? This is simply an impossible task. BUT I WILL TRY. I suppose for emotional reasons, I will choose a Sachertorte, because it was the cake my mum always made when I was younger for Very Special Occasions (like my grandmother’s 70th birthday, or my uncle’s “I’m moving to England” party). It is just perfect. When I first started to get into baking in a big way, it was the cake I made for my boyfriend’s birthday. I just can’t possibly ever get enough of it. It is light and airy yet moist. It is so deeply chocolatey. It is just… perfection.

  116. pietra says

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is staight from the block. Chip off a small chunk of heaven and nibble on it with some good port, or a good cup of Joe! I never say no to great ganache either, ha.

  117. Trixie says

    Every time someone asks me about my favourite chocolate treat my mind wanders back to the images of flowing chocolate rivers from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory….but alas, I have yet to be successful in finding this Utopia! Thus, until that day arrives, I satisfy my chocolate cravings with dark chocolate champagne truffles! YUMMY!

  118. says

    My favourite chocolate treat is a fresh-out-of-the-oven slightly underbaked chocolate chip cookie with a strong undercurrent of buttery goodness. Consider this my first entry please, really excited to enter!

  119. Kari says

    While I wish I could make it to the class I’d settle for chocolate! My favorite chocolate treat is just a basic square of dark chocolate. Yummy.

  120. Jane says

    Favorite chocolate is Ghiradelli 100% baking discs! They’re addictive! Probably wouldn’t be able to go to the class, though :(

  121. Meghan H says

    I love dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt. So your tart looks as if it would definitely be a favorite of mine!

  122. Ellen says

    I am not able to attend the class, but would be the happiest chocolatey girl in the world to win some of these lovelies you’ve posted :) My favorite chocolatey treat? Ohh myy…I’d have to say that one of my favs is a caramel peanut topped brownie cake right now.

  123. Elicia B says

    My absolute favorite chocolate treat is a simple bittersweet chocolate tart in an old cocolat cookbook my grandmother gave me when I was 12. Really started my love for baking, and further encouraged my love of chocolate (not as though that needed help)

  124. Laura says

    I love my grandmother’s Chocolate Mousse Pie! It has serious chocolate flavour and lots of love baked in. I’d love to go to the class! :)

  125. Andrea says

    I can never choose just ONE favorite chocolate treat!! There are just too many ways to enjoy the heaven we call chocolate! :) But a new recent fave is melting dark chocolate and coconut oil and using it on ummm EVERYthing! YUM, so rich! I would LOVE to win some chocolate :)

  126. says

    Mmm, good combination! Salty Caramel and Chocolate!
    I always love dark chocolate covered marzipan from Niederegger myself. Would LOVE to take a chocolate class at Bonnie Gordon and I live down the street from the school! Sweet!

  127. Clip Ashbury says

    how can one have an all time favorite?!?! It changes from time to time, and right now, I love chocolate pancakes with chocolate syrup and raspberries.
    Great blog! Love it!

  128. Clip Ashbury says

    forgot to say that Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts is definitely way out of my area, just in case ;-)

  129. says

    My favorite chocolate dessert- truffles. hands down. with a nice smooth soft ganache center… MMMMmmmmmmmm (can’t attend the class, though it would be a DREAM come true!!!)

  130. says

    My favourite chocolate treat is almond and sponge toffee clusters dipped in chocolate (from Chocolateria).
    I am able to attend the Bonnie Gordon class – in fact I’m in a class there next weekend.
    My husband would love this tart!

  131. JeannieB says

    I am a chocolate molten lava cake fan. However, love truffles/ganache as well. And…I have a chocolate syrup recipe that’s great on EVERYTHING…so many delicious options, so little time. And while I would LOVE the class, I would never be excused from Thanksgiving weekend at the in-laws:) (Someone has to bring the chocolate!)Love your site.

  132. Diana says

    This looks incredible, I need to make this tart sometime soon!

    My absolute favorite chocolate treat is a dark chocolate fudge cake with dark chocolate pudding filling! Delicious and decadent! And dark chocolate chip cookies are always my go-to treat. Nothing is better than dark chocolate!

  133. Jennifer L. says

    I wish I could attend those classes but I’m away for school. I’d love to be entered int he chocolate giveaway! I’ve been on the hunt for good quality chocolate to use in baking…I have to choose just one favourite chocolate dessert? I think anything with chocolate included is good with me =)

  134. Sarah O. says

    Man, that tart looks awesome. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend the class (I live in Pennsylvania). :[ But my favorite chocolate baked good is definitely chocolate stout cake. Guinness is a must!

  135. Lizzie King says

    YUM! don’t think I will be able to attend, since I live in SC, US but some chocolate would be GREAT! Chocolate is my favorite sweet, I am a suffering chocoholic, but my favorite would have to be a warm chocolate caramel brownie. Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and I am in heaven :)

  136. says

    This looks amazing! My favorite chocolate treat is toasted coconut truffles or just good old chocolate chip cookies! Oh, and chocolate cake! :)

  137. Amanda Lee says

    This tart looks INCREDIBLE!!
    My fave chocolate treat is a peanut butter s’more, made extra special but substituting a Dark Reese’s PB cup for the usual chocolate- YUM :D

  138. HMet says

    My favorite types of chocolate are almost any sort of truffle. So much flavor packed into a little ball of chocolate! So amazing.

    Sadly, I would not be able to go to Bonnie Gordon College. :/

  139. Sara says

    I’d love to be able to attend, but unfortunately not a possibility. As for my favorite chocolate treat, I’d have to say that would be a truffle. Thanks for all the awesome tasty treats to test out.

  140. says

    I am in LOVE with a chocolate peanut butter tart from the LCBO’s magazine a few years ago! It’s amazingly simple and delicious! I can definitely attend the BG class!!!!!! Oh pick me!! :)

  141. Hannah says

    It really depends for me. I have a soft spot for any kind of Lindor truffle. But also brownies, especially super-chocolately I-promise-you-really-don’t-want-to-know-what’s-in-these brownies. And my favourite chocolate cake smothered in super-rich buttercream. Really, I’m not super picky as long as it’s chocolate :)

  142. says

    Wow, that tart looks chocolately divine! I will HAVE to try it! When I’m not home alone, or I’ll end up eating it all myself.

    My favourite chocolate treat, homemade Rum & Raisin Chocoalte Truffles, recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. They are chocolate heaven! :)

  143. says

    I think you are evil. So evil, in fact that I think I’m going to have to make this tart for Thanksgiving!

    My favorite chocolate treat to make are these wonderful (and incredibly decadent) chocolate brownies that I love to make.

  144. says

    Wow what a fabulous tart and a fabulous giveaway! Sadly, and as much as I would LOVE to attend the class, I can’t, but I would certainly know how to put the chocolate to good use! And now you know that a tart like this is on my to-do list…. already have the salted butter caramel and chocolate ganache made.

  145. says

    Oh dear, I forgot to tell you my favorite chocolate treat but how? Maybe a fabulously dense chocolate layer cake with mocha frosting. For candy, chocolate-covered marshmallows. Absolutely!

  146. Michelle rauer says

    My favourite chocolate treat has got to be a recipe I found recently for a Chocolate Stout Cake. Instead of Guiness I uses a double-chocolate stout – tasted like liquid chocolate and not beer. Made an incredibly rich batter that produced an extremely tall cake. WOW and YUM!

  147. Katie says

    I haven’t tried your tart recipe yet since I just found it but I’d be willign to bet it might become my favourite chocolate thing ever! I love dark chocolate all by itself. However I’m not fussy and will eat chocolate in just about any form :D

  148. La Quinta says

    OH MY YOU HIT MY SWEET SPOT WITH THIS ONE,I LOVE ME SOME CHOCOLATE,IAM LIKE THE COOKIE MONSTER(CHOCOLATE,CHOCOLATE.OH OK BACK TO WHAT I WAS WRITEING,THIS MY ALL TIME BEST CAKE HERE IT IS:CHOCOLATE X3 POUND CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE PECANS.I SEE YOUR MOUTH OPEN,YOU GOING TO MEED A NAPKIN!!!!!!

  149. colleen says

    I have a ton favs when it comes to chocolate…Dark chocolate cake and angel food cak layered w/ cheesecake mousse & raspberry jam covered in chocolate ganache, chocolate covered strawberries, and chocolate covered pretzels….the list is endless really

  150. Becca says

    I received the miette cookbook as a gift ladt month and made the chocolate cake – best choco cake I’ve EVER had! I live in Toronto and would love to attend te classes. I start a george brown baking class in January. Baking is slowly taking over my life. :)

  151. says

    Oh my! I think my mouth is seriously watering right now! Salted caramel… awww!

    Duh, also the favourite chocolate treat is really difficult to chose… I’d say oreo brownies, but I can’t stop thinking about a chocolate-truffle flavoured dessert made by “La lechera” (a Spanish brand) which I really LOVE! It’s something like a pannacotta but with a really decadent and intense chocolate flavour!

  152. says

    Also, I just shared it with my friends on facebook! In Spanish and English!

    P.S.: I forgot to tell you I can’t go to the classes, it’s awfully sad! Also, I don’t know if they’ll be able to ship the chocolate internationally, but I’ll try anyway as it’s not specifyed! :D

  153. Julie says

    I love anything chocolate, and my favorite thing used to be Olive Garden’s Chocolate Lasagna dessert. Too bad they discontinued it a few years ago! I have not been able to recreate it either! Booo! I’d love to be entered to win the chocolate. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the classes though, although I wish I could! It sounds like it would be so much fun and AMAZING!

    Your Traditional Devil’s Food Cake is amazing, by the way! I used it the other day for a Halloween cake I decorated. It was so moist and yummy!

  154. says

    I love this chocolate frosting that my grandma used to make for me every birthday! :)
    I consider myself a chocoholic so I love plain truffles with just a little bit of confectioners sugar! :)
    Love this tart & giveaway! :D

  155. says

    My favorite Chocolate Treat is a Sour Cream Mocha Cake with a [purple] Cream Cheese White Mocha Frosting! (I call it Mocha Royale & yes, my mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.)

  156. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I love dark chocolate–as is! For baked desserts, I really love a good brownie. I have a recipe that has peanut butter cups cooked into a pan of brownies, then covered with chocolate ganache. It’s pretty delicious! I also make a Mud Cake, which is a brownie covered with marshmallow creme, then topped with chocolate frosting. Peanut Butter Dream is a dessert I love; however, I don’t make it (I but it from a restaurant in Corvallis, OR). It has caramel, roasted peanuts, peanut butter mousse, and chocolate ganache. oh, you shouldn’t get me started. I love chocolate!
    I’ve never been to Toronto (hope this is open to the U.S.) but, if I won, I’d sure try to make the trip.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  157. says

    Oh My Goodness! I would have to say Chocolate Ganache is my absolute favourite! Use it on any kind of dessert to elevate it, but really, the BEST part, is the left over bit in the bowl in the fridge. Sneak a swipe at every entry! Grab some grapes or banana pieces and dip those too! And, all too often I see little tiny kiddie swipes in there too :)
    I am close to London Ontario, and my absolute dream is to attend Bonnie Gordon school for a class! I would make the drive both of those nights for sure! As a matter of fact, I have put it on my Christmas wish list on the fridge- just one class Santa, thats all I ask! I hope I’m not on the naughtly list this year so I may have the chance to attend!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Renee

  158. Lindsey S. says

    This tart looks delicious! My favorite chocolate dessert is definitely brownies! Although chocolate cake comes in a close second!

  159. Christene C says

    I have tweeted, liked on FB and shared on FB; my favorite chocolate dessert is a Death By Chocolate cake that Neiman Marcus used to carry and a friend who was one of their bakers gave me the recipe. I love it and make it only on special occasions

  160. Liz says

    Oh, I love chocolate truffles! I make them with Bailey’s for the holidays :)

    And I could completely get myself to the classes from Montreal :)

  161. Jessica J. says

    Oh that looks absolutely gorgeous. I’m afraid my favourite chocolate treat is that chocolate melty cake idea. I know it’s supposed to be ‘passe’ now but … melty chocolate. how can that be wrong?

  162. Michaela Swanson says

    Chocolate lava cakes! Warm chocolate cake and chocolate batter…what could be better?? Except with a glass of red wine. Now I just want to see if I could put peanut butter in the middle.

  163. says

    I don’t know how to choose my favorite chocolate treat. i love chocolate cake, but chocolate truffles are a close second! Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be able to make the classes, but would love to be entered to win the chocolates.

  164. Krunberry says

    I can’t make the class, but I love love love dark chocolate. I love a good moist chocolate cake with yummy chocolate frosting and chocolate shavings on the side. Yummo!

  165. says

    I think my current favourite chocolate dessert is just delicious chocolate cake, filled with salted caramel buttercream and chocolate ganache over the top… mmmm :)

  166. rach says

    wow that tart looks ah-may-zing! chocolate and caramel is a recipe for success for sure.
    thanks for the awesome giveaway, I would loved to be entered in the giveaway, im in Australia so I cant make it to the truffle class (slightly devestated) but the Cacao Barry prize would be wonderful!
    fav choc treat would have to be brownies or churros with chocolate dipping sauce, yum!

  167. Emilie says

    Fran’s grey salt dark chocolate caramels are the best thing I have ever tasted. Ever. (Clearly pushing this tart to the top of my to bake list).

  168. Tracy Barrow says

    wow, I can’t wait to try this tart. Had a salted mocha at Starbucks recently and love the salt sweet combinations.
    I’d have to say that today I really love chocolate ganache. Cold by the spoon rich chocolate ganache. Yum.

  169. says

    My favorite chocolate treat is my mom’s chocolate sponge roll cake that is layered with chocolate whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Love the combination of chocolate and fruit in a dessert. But this one looks spectacular too!

  170. Laila says

    I have recently become obsessed with salted caramel so this looks soo good!
    My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse and milk chocolate ganache. I dream about it.

  171. Lisa says

    Love anything chocolate..mousse, cheesecake, brownies..they’re all great! I would be able to attend those classes.

  172. Heather says

    One of my all-time favorite chocolate desserts is a chocolate souffle. I make it at Christmas for my family using a classic Julia Child recipe, and it is to die for.

  173. Aimee Forand says

    I just made the Dark chocolate salted caramel tart and it is now my favourite chocolate dessert. So yummy had hide it so I would not eat the whole thing!!!

  174. Emily says

    I adore chocolate and chocolate desserts. Chocolate truffles are the bomb, velvety bars of dark chocolate, chocolate mousse cakes. My favourite chocolate treat would have to be Ed’s red hot chili chocolate gelato, right here in Toronto. (Located on Queen @ Lesliville and @ beaches, Ed’s is home of ice cream and gelato.)

  175. Rose says

    Warm Chocolate brownies! I would love to win the chocolate, but can’t come to the class!
    Thanks for the give-a-way!

  176. says

    That tart looks incredible! Once I try it, it just might become my favorite chocolate treat :) But until then…I have to go with a simple, moist chocolate cake. Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway! (I wish so badly that I could attend the class)

  177. Sabrina N says

    I love chocolate eruption cake! It’s a chocolate mousse cake with chunks of cheese cake in it. I won’t be able to attend the class : ( but I would be happy to win the chocolate : )

  178. Renee says

    I’ve always wanted to try to make my own Chocolate Sorbet, as that just sounds silly delicious. But my favourite chocolate recipe that is yet to be replaced, is chocolate pudding. It’s simple, it’s decadent and is SO EASY and FAST to make. Can’t beat that!

  179. Janet B says

    This tart looks amazing! I love chocolate paired with caramel. For my birthday last month, I made the 6 layer chocolate cake with caramel between the layers in the November Martha Stewart Living. It was amazing! And I think it’s my current fave.

  180. Marlene V. says

    I can’t attend the class but I would love to win the chocolate. Thanks for the chance to win. My fav. chocolate treat is a moist chocolate cake.

  181. Ajda says

    Best chocolate treat is a slice of Death by chocolate cake :) ; sorry I can’t attend those classes although I wish I could

  182. says

    I recently made pumpkin truffles that were pretty amazing, and after taking a chocolate treats and truffles class at the French Culinary Institute last winter, I have been absolutely hooked on trying all sorts of great new combinations! Love this giveaway and also the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

  183. Claudia says

    I love anything chocolate, but if I had to pick one it would be a rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate mousse filling. I would appreciate an opportunity to attend a class at Bonnie Gordon.

  184. kathy pilato says

    I’ve just shared you on Facebook. I’m thanking a friend who forwarded to me one of your recipes! Now, on to tweet about you!

  185. kathy pilato says

    I would love to try the fleur de sel Tart and plan on making it for the Thanksgiving dessert for a family gathering.

  186. kathryn B.P. says

    In love with a rich chewy brownie, loaded with nuts and chocolate icing!!
    Although I can not attend the class please enter me in the rest. thanks!!

  187. says

    This was AMAZING! I made a couple variations — some ganache with chopped pecans and some without, some with caramel and some without. All of them were delish! Thank you so much for your recipe and helpful instructions! :)

    Jessica

  188. MeganL says

    I can not attend the class as I live in Alberta and it is not in the pocket book to be able to fly across the country. But I would love to win one of the other two prizes. I love chocolate:)

  189. Fran n VA says

    I love brownies. I cannot attend the class as it is not financially feasible right now, but would love be a winner of any other prize. I wish we had a school like that here in Virginia (USA). Thanks for an outstanding blog.

  190. Ash says

    Oh decisions decisions…I would have to say Dark chocolate raspberry brownie! The tartness of the raspberry’s really pop against the chocolate!

  191. Tracy says

    Wish I could attend the class… sounds wonderful! My favorite chocolate treat is either a molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream (sigh) or my mom’s chocolate cake, which is the just the cake on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa tin (sigh again).

  192. Catherine O says

    My favorite chocolate dessert is a good chocolate cake – airy, rich and moist. Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

  193. Lynette says

    I would DIE to win the class!! My fav is chocolate triple cheesecake…. or pretty much anything chocolate or cakey or yummy in any way:)

  194. says

    I have to choose?? My current fav is a Sipping Chocolate mix that I have adapted from a few hot chocolate recipes I liked – it’s so thick your spoon almost stands up on it’s own! Yum!

  195. says

    Donna Hay’s raspberry-spiked chocolate brownies. Gooey and rich and dense and, because they contain fruit, you can convince yourself that they’re healthy :)

  196. Shelly says

    Please enter me in your contest – I’d love to attend that class!

    My fav choc is absolutely dark choc brownies…

  197. Lisa says

    This tart looks decadent- I must try this!
    My favorite chocolate treat has got to be a dark chocolate tart with any nut infusion… yummy!

  198. Christine says

    Oh my goodness. One of my favorite treats is the dark chocolate/salted caramel bars Trader Joe’s sells, so I imagine I will love this too! Definitely going to have to try this one…

  199. Alison Charltonn says

    My favourite chocolate treat is my Mom’s old fashioned chocolate cake – great with ice cream of course. A close second (sadly not homemade) are the Girl Guide chocolatey mint cookies (especially straight from the fridge)….mmmm.

  200. Karen Lawson says

    I think my favorite would have to be anything chocolatey that you make, all of the baking are such dreamy works of art.
    I love chocolate and sea salt truffles. I can’t make it to Canada but in my dreams I will.

  201. wendy wallach says

    I love truffles but cannot attend the classes so just give me the chocolate and I will be a happy girl:)

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  202. says

    I am a huge fan of chocolate and pecan turtles. No matter how upset I am, a gooey bundle of caramel, chocolate and pecans always makes me feel better. My fiance sometimes leaves me a little box of turtles on my table – especially when it’s been a long, hard day at work. I looooooooooooooooove chocolate and have been wanting to take candy-making classes for a while now. I live in Waterloo so hopping over to Toronto is not a problem for me. And these tarts look delish!

  203. says

    I am a huge fan of chocolate and pecan turtles. No matter how upset I am, a gooey bundle of caramel, chocolate and pecans always makes me feel better. My fiance sometimes leaves me a little box of turtles on my table – especially when it’s been a long, hard day at work. I looooooooooooooooove chocolate and have been wanting to take candy-making classes for a while now. I live in Waterloo so hopping over to Toronto is not a problem for me. And these tarts look delish!

  204. says

    It might be possible for me to attend class…maybe….
    regardless, I want some chocolate.
    My favourite chocolate dessert is one I made once a long time ago for valentines day- a small chocolate tart with hazelnut crust and milk chocolate filling and dark chocolate top. Your tart just reminded me of it and how good it was.

  205. says

    My absolute favorite chocolate treats are chocolate star cookies. They are a cookie we make around Christmas (i’d make them all the time if they weren’t so much work!) They are a fishy cookie pressed through the star cookie press plate, baked, and filled with a heavenly ganache. Last they are sprinkled with powdered sugar. My birthday is Thursday… Now that I think of it.. i may just make some for myself :) love your blog!

  206. Carmen says

    I wouldn’t be able to attend the class, but chocolate is wonderful! I guess I prefer straight, unadorned chocolate. But I’ve been known to indulge in a truffle or twelve.

  207. says

    i would love to win a class at Bonnie Gordon’s school- what an honour that would be. my favourite chocolate dessert is a dark chocolate tart.

    your blog drives everyone at work crazy- too many gorgeous photos!

    x s

  208. Emily F. says

    Anything with milk chocolate!!!!!!!!!!! Yummm! I would not be able to attend the class, but would still love to win some yummy chocolate!! Thanks!!

  209. Emily says

    I always keep a stash of Lindt 85% bars to snack on. They are the best! I can’t attend the class but would love to win some chocolate!

  210. Danielle says

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It’s perfect for an upcoming dinner party with friend whose favorite combo is chocolate and salted caramel.

    I can definitely make the Bonnie Gordon chocolate class—delicious!

  211. Christina says

    My favorite chocolatey dessert is chocolate caramel truffles. Honestly anything with chocolate and caramel together I fall in love with-brownies, cookies, cakes, or tarts (as your post brilliantly pointed out)-i just can’t help it. It is the best combination by far!

  212. Sarah says

    The tart looks amazing! My favourite is plain old chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I’m available for the class. Thanks for the opportunity!

  213. says

    My fav chocolate treat might just be the newly discovered Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart. This will be the weekend project. Also, I would love to attend the class.

  214. Rozy says

    I would absolutely love to win this. Chocolate is my all time favourite food :) If I had to pick, it would definitely be truffles. Pure chocolate heaven!!!

  215. Olivia says

    I can’t attend the class, but my favorite chocolate dessert is Julia Child’s Queen of Sheba cake. It’s a one-layer French chocolate cake, and so delicious.

  216. John Stepikura says

    My favorite chocolate dessert is my homemade truffles made with Jacque Torres’ 85% “bean to bar” chocolate bar. i add a little smoked sea salt to the top of each. Simply devine!

  217. jeanine says

    home made peanut butter cups with dark chocolate. or really anything with chocolate and peanut butter in it will do. :)

  218. Kristina says

    This. Is. Awesome. The recipe AND the giveaway! I love almost anything chocolate, but I found a fantastic recipe for brownies with a port ganache a few years ago, and…mmmmmmmmm. I don’t make it often because my waistline would be even bigger (ahem) but it is FANTASTIC. :)

  219. says

    How neat!! Love the insight into your baking career. I cannot attend, but I would some chocolate!! My fav chocolate treat is cake. I cannot lie. :)

  220. says

    I love all things chocolate but if I had to pick only one it would be black forest cake. There’s just something about it that speaks to me. Particularly my thighs. But it’s so worth it. Love that this is a Canuck giveaway. We so rarely get to enter them so this is quite fun.
    The tart is amazing as always. I wish I had your mad skills. Next giveaway should be lessons with you!!

  221. Britt says

    That looks truly decadent!! I really love a good dark chocolate Lava Cake made with dark couverture chocolate. The moist cake/muffin outer with the unexpected gooey lava centre is a foolproof winner for any occasion!! :)

  222. Susan says

    I love anything chocolate, but have to say my new Favorite is Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. I’m never without in my desk drawer, But try not to eat more than 1 or 2 pieces once a week. I have also discovered that eating dark chocolate after 8 o’clock usually keeps me awake all night. I cannot attend the classes in Toronto this month, but would love to bake with the Deluxe Chocolate!

  223. Kimberly Wood says

    This tart looks absolutely delicious! I love the comination of dark choc. and caramel so it will be one tasty treat for the lucky winner. Thanks for the chance!!!!

  224. Laura May says

    This looks so delicious it might become my new favourite… but I think barring this newcomer I like a verging-on-too-bitter shot of rich dark chocolate to drink :)

  225. Sandra M says

    That tart looks amazing. And needs to be made and enjoyed.
    My favourite chocolate treat these days is a piece of dark chocolate after dinner. Very satisfying. :)

  226. Kathie says

    I am totlaly going to make this! I actually have a huge container of FLeur de Sel that I bought at a Costco in Canada and never really use it, I only bought because of the cute package! Would love to go to this class, but life obligations prevent me! But I would love to win the other prizes!! My favorite chocolate treat is my homemade choco bliss bars!

  227. Kimberly says

    I’d have to say that a really good lava cake does it for me. Swoon worthy, dreamy, makes me utter strange little things….oh dear…. Lol ;)

  228. Liz Gustafson says

    Mmmmm!!! I love Callebaut chocolate and it has been hard to pass their stores ever since my mother introduced me to it as a little girl. I live out west so i can’t make it to the classes but I sure would love to have the chocolate! I absolutely love truffles. Chocolate, cream and butter are some of the best things in life!

  229. Jennifer Moyer says

    My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate cake with chocolate icing eaten for breakfast with a cup of coffee…

  230. Jessica says

    I pretty much love anything chocolate but love the simplicity of a chocolate ganache tart. This is a great giveaway- thank you so much! I have been dying to take some classes at Bonnie Gordon so I can definitely attend the class! Thanks again!

  231. Lydia S says

    WOW! Seriously? A favorite chocolatey treat? How can I choose? LOL! I LOVE ANYTHING with DARK CHOCOLATE!!!! Well a dark chocolate cake is just fabulous! I wouldn’t be able to attend the class since I live way down here in South Texas but I would love a chance to win some chocolatey goodness! :-D

  232. Ally says

    Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate ganache and more chocolate on top with some chocolate milk and a chocolate bar…

  233. says

    I love all your recipes! you’re an amazing baker! every one of your cakes looks so delicious. My favorite chocolate treat are chocolate souffles :)

  234. Jack says

    All these comments and no one has made this? There is NO WAY that caramel temperature is correct. 340 degrees? It will burn at that temperature. This has to be a typo.

    • says

      Jack, these comments were giveaway entries, so the post-baking discussion that normally occurs couldn’t be expressed in the comments. To answer your concern about the temperature, it is indeed 340°F for the caramel, but it is important to have an accurate candy thermometer. As you can see in the photos, the caramel was not burnt.

  235. Eugenia says

    Wow!!! I made this tart this past weekend and it is a seriously decadant delicious chocolate treat!!! As always your instructions are perfect and it all worked out wonderfully. Thank you tahnk you !!! :)

  236. says

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know I made this (with a little change: chopped pecans in the caramel filling to add a little crunch) and loved it. I recently discovered your blog and really enjoy it. Your directions were really easy to follow. I posted about it and linked back to you. Hope you don’t mind!

  237. Monica says

    My favorite chocolate item is pretty simple. Homemade chocolate cake, with a homemade chocolate icing. Chocolate is so divine, anytime.

  238. says

    This is so seriously amazing and decadent! I just made it and it wasn’t that difficult at all. I looked at the recipe for a month thinking it was so time consuming and hard and it really wasn’t. Definitely a fav and will be making again!

  239. says

    Was just sent a link to this post by my daughter. She turns 21 next month and has requested this tart as her birthday cake. So excited to make it. Salted caramel and chocolate is my happy place!

  240. Ellen Bartyzal says

    Hi Rosie – I made this recipe this past week. One question – in the instructions for making the caramel, it says to heat it to 340 degrees with a candy thermometer. Is this correct? I heated it to 240 because that’s the traditional “soft ball” stage and figured 340 was too high; but then reheated the mixture to 240 degrees after adding the butter and cream. The result was a gooey, delicious caramel, but when I make it in the future (which I certainly will be doing!!), I want to know if I should initially heat it to 340 or 240 degrees. Thank you – you are such an inspiration and I love trying your recipes!!

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