Beach Cottage Too Easy Recipe ~ Dump & Go Chocolate Tart Anyone?

Wed 4th, Jan, 2012

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G’day Beach Cottage Too Easy Recipe lovers. Have I got a good one for you. Don’t make this. If you do make this, don’t blame me. Don’t blame me that this is the ultimate non-bakers Super Goddess Amazingly Brilliant Cheaters Chocolate Tart that may just go to your thighs. If you like big old tarts near your thighs though… Make this. And blame me.   201204-02-IMG_3467
This, Beach Cottage friends, is one of my party pieces…as you know, baking, is not what I was brought on this earth to do…cooking, yes, eating, yes, making yummy things with herbs & chicken, oh yes…fiddling around with weighing things and getting the measurements right.  Oh very much no. I needed to change that once I started ‘entertaining’ (yikes, I don’t like that word) and my kiddos wanted to make cakes with mummy…hence I invented Beach Cottage Too Easy Dump & Go. This is a Dump & Go, the Chocolate Tart version. It requires you to do not much other than break up some chocolate, open up a pie shell, melt a few things, stir and then pour. But. It will, I cross-my-heart promise, make you look amazing. It will taste even better.   201204-03-IMG_3480
Your husband will clean the toilet, your guests will bow to you, your children will pick up their pyjamas from under the pillows on the sofa once they have eaten a slice of this, just to get you to make it again.  Indeed you can use much bribery with this Dark Dump & Go Tart. You will be able to make one of these in exchange for buying new ballet flats. So, you want a clean toilet, new shoes, bowing guests and a tart on your thighs?  here we go…

Beach Cottage Dump & Go Chocolate Tart

1 x pie shell

1 x bar milk chocolate (about 220g)

1 x bar dark chocolate (about 220g)

1 1/2 tbsp sugar

100ml milk

1 carton double cream (about 300ml)

100g butter

icing sugar for decoration


1. bake the pie case for 15 or so mins

2. add cream, sugar to pan, bring to pan & then remove the pan from the heat


3. add softened butter & broken up chocolate pieces

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5. mix until the chocolate has melted…like this


6. stir in milk until the mixture is shiny & glossy

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7. pour into pie case

8. allow to cool


** Obviously being a non-pastry making person, I buy ready-made pie shells (available in the freezer section), extortionately expensive, it makes me shudder, for me totally worth it…you of course, I am hoping are skillful enough in the pastry department to make your own.  ** use either sweet or short pastry, I have used both with success  * you can use only dark chocolate, if you like your tart darker, we prefer some milk in the mix  *  I use vanilla sugar if I have a batch of it made up  * I never weigh butter, I just use those little lines on the edge of the wrapper  * this is lovely for Afternoon Tea, but I am telling you, slice a small bit  * lovely with strawberries & a pouring of cream if you really want more calories

If you are looking for a deliciously rich tart that is so ridiculously easy, take it from me this is the tart for you…perfect to take if you are asked to ‘bring a dessert’, dresses up beautifully if you want to make a good impression (think cake stand & vintage cake slice) and any leftovers sit happily in your fridge, eying up your thighs… Let me know if you make it (there are lots of ways to contact me, comment on here, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) because I am loving hearing what you make and think…that’s the whole point of this blog for me…oh and thanks to Tracie for snail mailing me some recipes recently…I love them and will be trying your version of layered salad, looks yum! 201204-11-IMG_3459

So that my friends is the Good Life for me this Wednesday…making a good tart and loving it.

See you tomorrow…I have a fashion post for you, hello stripe block maxi skirt, that scoops, sucks and pulls in your thirty-is-the-new-forty body.  I heart you.   beach decor   201204-01-IMG_34731
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71 Responses to “Beach Cottage Too Easy Recipe ~ Dump & Go Chocolate Tart Anyone?”

  1. Chrisartist says:

    Oh how delicious it looks!
    I adore chocolate.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kirsty says:

    Yum!! It looks soo good!! Can’t wait to see what colour you chose for your door and thanks for hosting :) xo K

  3. Kat says:

    Ooh Sarah, I think you may be the devil in disguise with this wicked dessert so soon after Chrissy indulgences!! ;)
    My thighs are fine, but I can feel kg’s eyeing off my stomach, just looking at this baby!!
    Any tips on flattening out my tummy from you or your readers greatly accepted, ha!
    I am going to resist for now, but will keep it in mind for a later date.
    I have a great recipe for a cheaters lemon tart (no pastry) which has coconut in it and is oh so easy to dump and go too, which is the way I like it with 4 kiddo’s.
    Let me know if you are interested?
    Oooh am so looking forward to your post on the suck it in skirt – girlfriend this is what I need!
    Dare I say that I wore my new stripe maxi dress yesterday and with a bloated tum got asked if I was pregnant?!!
    Not happy Jan!!!!!
    Anything that sucks it in, is maxi and striped works for me.
    What colour did you choose for the door?

  4. Michelle says:

    Oh yum! will be making this for sure. Just wanted to let you know that the green sauce was AMAZING with the prawns . after letting it sit in the fridge a bit it was great after i put in too many gerkins at the start, mellowed out a bit and everyone loved it.Actually had your tuna, lemon and pea pasta on tuesday night for dinner and plonked some green sauce on top of that , delicious!

  5. This looks fantastic-I was looking for something quick for a dessert tonight. Thanks so much!

  6. Marnie says:

    Great recipe Sarah, might have to make this for interstate guests coming in March..lol
    Thanks for hosting.
    x Marnie

  7. Deb says:

    Oh my golly gosh, that looks divine. Do you guarantee the kids will pick up their pj’s for piece?

  8. Wow, that does sound delish! I’m with you Sarah, I’m so not a baker either, but when you make a tasty dessert like this, it is so rewarding.

  9. kate says:

    i look forward to your fashion post. i have been meaning to say for ages that i’d love a tutorial on how you ties your scarves! i am a BIG scarf wearer (as in i own 2 drawers full of them ;) so would love to know how you get that nice FULL knotted look you always have :) Kate x

    • Judy says:

      I’m with you too Kate, I’d LOVE a tutorial on scarf tying! Got a gorgeous new one from daughter for Christmas so any news ideas for tying gratefully accepted :)

    • sarah says:

      ok Kate, I MUST do that cos I am constantly asked it…it’s really easy but hard to explain in words

      oh and I have lots of scarfs too…they are an instant chic anti-ager haha xx

  10. Kate says:

    YUM! I am bribing my husband with this tonight. Mumma needs new shoes :)

    I have made your Banana Bread, the Vanilla Sugar and Chilli Salt went out to interstaters as gifts and the 40 Garlic Chicken? WOW!

    So looking forward to seeing the front door colour…keeps my mind off the fact that I haven’t found my colours for house exterior and trim.

    Oh and I’m doing the photo a day thingy too.

    Kate x

  11. Susan says:

    That looks yummy, and so easy!

  12. Suzane says:

    This is one impressive tart!! I will defs be trying this one out!!

  13. Tammi says:

    Sarah, I am more than happy to sacrifice my thighs or any other body part that likes to draw fat to it’s attention when chocolate is involved. Chocolate addict right here!!!
    And the best part is how super simple and easy this looks…which could be quite dangerous couldn’t it ;)
    Let’s see if I can wow my friends next week….will report back if I get the Domestic Goddess thumbs up.


    • sarah says:

      this IS VERY DANGEROUS Tammi…but as you say, worth it!

      this will wow your friends, I am certain of that…and it’s super easy xo

  14. As I’m currently going through the worst of the post-holiday chocolate withdrawal symptoms I had to read every single word of this…. I’m going to have to scrounge up the ingredients because the half bag of chocolate chips I devoured earlier in an attempt to quiet the internal chanting didn’t seem to work… What is it with chocolate anyway? Fully addicted, -Jen

  15. Janelle says:

    Oh my.!….

  16. Cathie says:

    Great recipe- your dump and go recipes are so useful and easy to follow ! Iwill make this for our next dinner with friends- too dangerous to have any leftovers lurking in the fridge. Would you please divulge the secret of where you got the stripey plate the tart is resting on ? They look like my favourite Cornishware from England – a lovely colour.

  17. Oooh, yum! What a great recipe and one I’ll be sure to make. Looks easy enough for a novice too, so I’ll pass it along to my daughter. Thanks for sharing it and for hosting this fun party. Happy New Year to you, Sarah!

  18. kath says:

    I made your 40 garlic chicken for dinner tonight and it was such a big hit, it’s definitely going into the rotation! I can’t wait to try this recipe now!

  19. Kristen says:

    Oh that looks so good. You’re making me crave chocolate!!!! I shared a recent post in the linky party, about a version of my favorite easy cake. It started with melted ice cream and cake mix – ta da done! But now that I’m vegan, I make it with melted coconut milk ice cream, and I mix up the cake mix from scratch. It’s still super easy though, and my hubby has declared it the best cake I’ve ever made, ever. lol. Love that man. Thanks for sharing your easy recipe!

  20. Catherine says:

    Thirty is the hew forty? I thought it was the other way around?
    Def ‘doing’ the tart.

    • sarah says:

      haha just checking that someone is actually reading what I am writing Catherine, I think you are the only one though lol ! x

      • Judy says:

        Hi Sarah, could it be possibly that we were all distracted by the scrumptious looking chocolate tart? :)

  21. le says:

    what a delight this wee chocie tart is :) also loving the pink hydrangea – how deep that pink is – I must pin it – best le xox ps forty is the new thirty – I hope seeing I am heading to 45 in T – 22 days :) le xox

  22. Kerry Rossow says:

    Did someone say “CHOCOLATE TART!”?? That looks awesome…and better yet, it looks like something I could actually make!
    Thank you for hosting and happy new year!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  23. bj says:

    thanks so much for hosting…
    i would love to make this tart ….got to figure out your measurements first. :))
    happy new year.

  24. Mummaducka says:

    THis is a definite one to try, so easy, I too hate making pastry, I just hope our outback town has these shells in the freezer section. My trying will have to wait until I have a party or morning tea at work though, as I have just put hubby and self on a huge weight loss project. Day 2 and a horrendous chocolate/sugar withdrawal headache!

    • sarah says:

      I hope you can get them too! They are a lifesaver for me…I can still enjoy making things like this without going near pastry-making! xo

  25. Jamie says:

    I can not wait to try this recipe! It looks beyond~ Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Rukmini says:

    Oh Sarah, you just saved me. I was simply tired of making cakes and I have to throw a birthday party! This is my baby for dessert. I will use dark chocolate instead and will buy the base. I’m very mediocre in pie shell making and don’t want to spoil this. :)
    Thank you. Do I love or Do I LURVE your sump and go recipes.

    Tweeting this!

  27. Sarah, this looks insanely great! Thanks for sharing the recipe! There goes my New Year’s resolution. lol I’ll blame you…know it can’t be me! ;)

  28. kirsten says:

    Thanks Sarah! I am drooling. Will definately give it a go.

  29. OMG! That looks absolutely delish! Will have to try it…SOON!!! Thanks for sharing!!! :) Thank you also for having such an awesome linky party – it’s a pleasure to link up! Hope you enjoy my little link up of New Year’s Eve in New York City {watching the ball drop in Times Square!!!}. :) Happy New Year to ya!!!


  30. Anonymous says:

    thighs or not…will be making this asap..it’s a kind of medeicne anyway as everyone NEEDS chocolate for the endorphins….especially on a cold dark winters day in the UK! loving your sunshiny bloggin xx

  31. Emm says:

    oops just realised I have to add my name! sorreee

  32. bridget says:

    oh dear – .I couldn’t read this post for laughing..

    I have never seen a more unfortunately named tart! Dump and go? And then a picture of all that chocolate……?Does the word “dump” have the same connotations in the US and OZ? And then as I read the the words….”Your husband will clean the toilet”…well, that’s when I lost it and the giggles really took over!

    I won’t be making this tart for a while sarah, if that’s ok with you………!

    • sarah says:

      no you must make it soon….you will love me for its chocolate goodness roflmao

      and YES it very much has the same connotations, and I think that is hilarious Bridget xo

      • bridget says:

        I will try it Sarah….won’t be able to resist…but as I said it was the name of the tart that put me off!! I’ll just call it chocolate tart xxxx

  33. Alice says:

    I have died and gone to heaven!!!! That looks so delicious I am actually salivating….. OMG I am making this even if it will put me in a diabetic coma once I tuck in! Oh Sarah I have taken the plunge and have started painting my house white…. Hubby and I were upto 2 in the morning painting our living room, tonight is the kitchen… I don’t know why but it is quite scary (and a lot harder than it looks!). I will be making this lovely tart (maybe adding some diced strawberries and desicated coconut and possibly some almond slivers/flakes…YUM!!!!) Thank you.

    • sarah says:

      oh you are funny! you will LOVE the white….bring it on baby!

      oh and you will LOVE the tart too..so will hubby……………………strawberries rock this xo

  34. Robyn says:

    This is SO not something I need right now. But will probably make it anyway :-)

  35. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful idea! Easy, quick and looks really tasty.

  36. shari brooks says:

    love love love this recipe. thanks for sharing. I linked up some sinfully sweets for the New Year: CHocolate Cake Truffles and Chocolate Haystacks. enjoy

  37. Nikki says:

    Oh my! And I reckon I could wack some raspberries in there too!

  38. Kate says:

    OMG, I love ur Dump & Go recipes. Having the girls friends over this weekend and will be serving this up for sure.

  39. Just pinned this-looks delicious & easy. Just found you through the photography blog-thanks for the iphone tips!

  40. Rochelle says:

    My mouth is watering at the moment. Yummm!

  41. alison says:

    Just love that hydrangea!


  42. the freckled minx says:

    I’m saving that one for Easter! Thought you might like this little poem that sums up my life at the moment.

    T’was the month after Christmas,
    And all through the house,
    Nothing would fit me,
    Not even a blouse…

    … The cookies I’d nibbled, the chocolate I’d taste
    At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

    When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
    When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber),

    I’d remember the marvellous meals I’d prepared;
    The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
    The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
    And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.”

    As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt
    And prepared once again to do battle with dirt…
    I said to myself, as I only can,
    “You can’t spend a summer, disguised as a man!”

    So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
    Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
    Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
    Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

    I won’t have a cookie, not even a lick.
    I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
    I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie.
    I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

    I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore…
    But isn’t that what January is for?
    Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
    Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet.

  43. Rob says:

    I made a half portion of this because the pie shell I got looked way smaller than in your photos. The pie is amazing, and so quick and easy to make. I will make it again, but in our wn pie tin and I will make the pastry.


  44. From one Sarah to another – WOW! This looks absolutely wicked. I actually commented to my husband, “why do people have to post such yummy looking recipes online because now I have to go and make one!”. Have bookmarked this recipe for future reference (to be pulled out on those days when chocolate is absolutely necessary). x Sarah

  45. Selby says:

    Wihoo! Looks amazing can’t wait to try it:)

  46. Kim says:

    Just made this pie and is setting as we speak… Couldn’t get a pre-made pie case at the local IGA, so had to buy rolled sheets of shortcrust. Unfortunately my oven is broken and overcooks everything, so edges of pie are looking a little dark! As long as the chocolate bit tastes awesome, that’s what matters right?? Lol…