Chocolate Cherry Tart

Chocolate lovers will love this no-bake Chocolate Cherry Tart. A chocolaty cookie crust holds a layer of sweet cherries which is topped with a decadently smooth, rich chocolate mousse. It’s heaven on a plate!



I am beyond excited today, because it is October 5…. and that means it is the first day of #Choctoberfest! 😀

#Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world, including yours truly, will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes. What’s not to love about that?

Today I’ve added a delicious recipe for a Chocolate Cherry Tart, made with Imperial Sugar and Divine Chocolate (a pairing that can’t be beat), that is out of this world delicious and decidedly decadent. Check it out and then see what everyone else has created to make #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar extra scrumptious.

Chocolate Cherry Tart|2CookinMamas - rich chocolate mouse , a layer of tart cherries atop a chocolate cookie crust. Decadent!

Below is some additional information on sponsors and their contributions as well as what this event is all about.

#Choctoberfest would not be possible without our sponsors, starting with our 2015 Gold Sponsor, Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar has been a trusted name in family kitchens since 1843. Their sugar products and sweeteners are made from non-GMO cane sugar and ensure consistently delicious results. We’ll be using Imperial Sugar whenever we use sugar in our recipes this week, and can’t wait to share the sweetness with you!

You can find Imperial Sugar on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more. Make sure you visit the recipes section of their website for some sweet inspiration.

Chocolate Cherry Tart square | 2CookinMamas


A huge thank you to all of the other blogs participating in #Choctoberfest 2015. Check out their blogs throughout the week for chocolate recipes you won’t be able to resist.

I was lucky enough to receive complimentary samples of Imperial Sugar and Divine Chocolate to bake with during #Choctoberfest. And honestly, they were great to use to bake up my sweet treats! I also love the fact that the products are environmentally-friendly. Imperial sugar is made from non-GMO pure cane sugar and Divine Chocolate, a Fairtrade chocolate company, produces cocoa using an environmentally-friendly cultivation process.

Chocolate Cherry Tart | 2CookinMamas

Prep Time
50 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
Chocolate lovers will love this no-bake tart. A chocolaty cookie crust holds a layer of sweet cherries & finished with a decadently smooth, rich chocolate mousse. It’s heaven on a plate!
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Cherry Filling
  • 14.5 oz can tart pitted cherries, drained and chopped (makes about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup granny smith apple, peeled & grated
  • 1/2 cup Imperial sugar
Chocolate Cookie Crust
  • 1-1/2 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Imperial sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 2- oz Divine Dark Chocolate, chopped small
Chocolate Mousse
  • 7- oz Divine Dark Chocolate, chopped small
  • 1-1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut in chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cherry Filling
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring chopped cherries, grated apples and sugar to a boil then lower and simmer 10-15 minutes until thickens to a preserve consistency. Stir often so it doesn't burn. Remove from heat and let cool. This can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Chocolate Cookie Crust
  1. Crumb cookie wafers by pulsing in blender or food processor or by placing in ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. Place crumbled cookie crumbs in a medium bowl and mix with sugar and salt.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter in microwave for about 30 seconds. Add chocolate and stir until chocolate is completed melted. If needed, heat again in microwave for about 15 seconds. Pour into crumb mixture and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Pat crumbs into bottom and up sides of a pretty pie dish or into a tart pan with a removable bottom. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes to help firm up.
Chocolate Mousse
  1. Heat 3/4 cup cream in large microwave safe bowl until it just begins to boil. Whisk in chocolate and stir til melted. Add butter a little at a time until it is melted. Whisk in vanilla extract.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Fold in chocolate-butter mixture until well combined.
To assemble
  1. Spread cherry filling on top of cookie crust. Spoon chocolate mousse over the top and spread evenly. Let set in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or, even better, overnight.

  2. If using a tart pan with removable bottom, lift out carefully before slicing. If using a pie dish, cut as you would a regular pie.
Recipe Notes

Recipe was adapted from one originally found on love & olive oil.

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Chocolate Cherry Tart


  • Reply
    10/11/2015 at 7:13 pm

    Yummy! I heart chocolate!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Annamarie V
    10/09/2015 at 8:28 pm

    I love all chocolate but favorite in this order milk, white and dark. I love to make my own chocolate dipped strawberries and homemade chocolate cup cakes with a little piece of chocolate bar placed in each one.

  • Reply
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    10/07/2015 at 8:58 am

    Oh I like that there is apple and cherry mixed in there. Apple is not a flavor I regularly think of when it comes to chocolate but it works!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2015 at 4:50 pm

      I was surprised at how well it worked too but glad I added it.

  • Reply
    10/06/2015 at 12:38 pm

    My husband loves chocolate mousse

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/07/2015 at 7:22 am

      If your husband loves chocolate mousse, you just have to give this tart a try.

  • Reply
    Mary Frances
    10/06/2015 at 10:44 am

    Chocolate and cherry is one of my favorite combinations. This looks like a delicious treat!

  • Reply
    10/05/2015 at 7:12 pm

    I used to think dark chocolate wasn’t sweet enough, but now I prefer it over milk & semi-sweet.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2015 at 4:51 pm

      I think our palate improves with age. Now all I want is dark chocolate!

  • Reply
    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    10/05/2015 at 4:03 pm

    This tart reminds me of Black Forest Cakes, one of my very favorite cakes in the world. I am going to have to give this tart a try.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/05/2015 at 5:15 pm

      You’re right, this is like a black forest cake!I know you’ll enjoy it if you give it a try. If you do, let me know what you think.

  • Reply
    10/05/2015 at 3:01 pm

    This tart sounds SO good! You can’t beat the combination of chocolate and cherries! Saving this for future baking because, well, everybody needs chocolate in their lives!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/05/2015 at 5:14 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Erin! Everyone needs chocolate and the cherries and chocolate were perfect together. Hope you get to try it soon!

  • Reply
    10/05/2015 at 2:41 pm

    What a fabulous tart! I love the cherry filling–what a delicious twist!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/05/2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Liz! The cherry filling really did make the dessert!

  • Reply
    E. Tucker
    10/05/2015 at 1:13 pm

    Haha, my favorite type of chocolate is whatever type I have at the moment! 🙂
    My favorite recipe is a nameless fudge-like pie I’ve been making for 20 years.

  • Reply
    Natalie J Vandenberghe
    10/05/2015 at 12:30 pm

    I love Dark Chocolate (however, I wouldn’t pass on milk or white chocolate 😉
    My favorite recipe with chocolate is called peanut butter dream. It has a wonderful pb mousse and nutty caramel filling, covered with a rich/decadent chocolate ganache–it’s delicious!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/05/2015 at 5:09 pm

      Sounds great! Of course, anything with chocolate has to be good!

  • Reply
    A S H L E Y (@Shippydoll)
    10/05/2015 at 12:29 pm

    I LOVE chocolate smore recipes, yum!

  • Reply
    Tasha @thatssoyummy
    10/05/2015 at 11:29 am

    Looks perfect for chocolate week!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/05/2015 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Tasha! It was really a decadent treat!

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