Vegan Chocolate & Ginger Tart


Prep time: 10mins

Cooking time: 25 mins

Setting time: 3-4 hours

For chocolate & ginger crust:

  • 2 ½ cup ground almonds
  • ¼ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 thumb fresh ginger, minced in Zyliss Garlic & Root Mincer
  • 4 tbsp organic cacao powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar (or to taste)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 60 g vegan dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries & mint leaves for garnish

For the chocolate filling:

  • 400 ml tin of full fat coconut milk
  • ½ thumb fresh ginger, minced in Zyliss Garlic & Root Mincer
  • ½ cup dairy free milk
  • 100 g vegan dark chocolate, melted
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp agar agar powder


Preheat the oven to 170°C fan. Grease a tart tin (24 x 2.8 cm) with a little coconut oil.

In a big mixing bowl, combine ground almonds, shredded coconut, ginger, cacao powder, cinnamon and coconut sugar. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, melted dark chocolate & vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated. Add the bowl with wet ingredients into a bowl with dry ingredients and mix well until a ‘dough ball’ is starting to form. Transfer the ‘dough ball’ into the tart tin and gently flatten it out with your hands, spreading it evenly around the tin and the sides. Gently prick the base of the tin with a fork. Bake in the oven for 20-25mins or until the edges are starting to crisp up slightly. Remove from the oven and let it cool down slightly.

In the meantime, prepare the filling by combining coconut milk, ginger, milk, melted dark chocolate, cacao powder and maple syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, add agar agar powder and let the mixture bubble gently for 5-7 minutes. Don’t worry if the chocolate is starting to split, just keep whisking the mixture and it’ll get back to its smooth consistency. Take the saucepan off the heat and let the mixture cool down. The mixture will thicken up as it’s cooling down.

Pour the chocolate mixture into the crust and let it set in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Decorate with fresh berries of your choice.