British Bake Off Star Creates the perfect sharing dish to make at home this Valentine’s Day.

mcith_IMG_4565-copy.jpgTreat yourself and that someone special this Valentine’s Day to a decedent and indulgent recipe lovingly created by Great British Bake Off star Tom Hetherington.

Tom’s Chocolate Tart has been created using Bahlsen Choco Leibniz, a buttery biscuit topped with a thick slab of smooth and indulgent chocolate.

These indulgent treats, are designed to fall in love with, and are the ideal snack to treat yourself with this Thursday.

Tom’s recipe takes this treating to the next level with this decadent and indulgent chocolate tart. Bahlsen has created delicious baked goods for more than 129 years and is a family run business based in Germany.

Choco Leibniz biscuits come in five flavour variations, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Orange, Caramel, White Chocolate and Milk and they RRP at £1.55.

Commenting on the recipe he created, Tom said:”For this recipe I used the milk chocolate Choco Leibniz biscuits; however their Chocolate Orange, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate and Caramel Biscuits would all make a delicious substitute.”

Tom Eats Cake Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Chocolate Tart

For the base:

4 Choco Leibniz biscuits

25g salted butter

For the tart:

200g dark chocolate (70% min cocoa)

200ml double cream

25g salted butter

1tsp vanilla extract

To serve:

1 tbsp. cocoa powder


double cream

Prepared in 15 minutes, the recipe for this deliciously rich dessert serves 2.


1 – For the base, crush the Choco Leibniz biscuits with a rolling pin until they resemble chocolaty breadcrumbs and then stir in the melted butter.

2 – Split the biscuit crumbs into the bottom of two dishes and press down with the back of a spoon. Chill in the fridge whilst preparing the filling.

3 – Place the cream in a saucepan and heat until almost simmering.

4 – Add the chopped chocolate to the cream, along with the vanilla and butter. Stir until the chocolate has melted and you have a smooth, glossy mixture.

5 – Gently spoon dollops of the mixture over the biscuit crumbs.

6 – Tap on your work surface to level the top, and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

7 – Remove from the fridge and sprinkle the top of the tarts with cocoa powder.

8 – To serve, place each tart on a plate, along with 4 or 5 raspberries. Pour over a healthy volume of double cream, and enjoy!

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz are available from all major retailers with an RRP of £1.55.

Recipe created by Tom Hetherington in collaboration with Bahlsen Biscuits.

About Tom Hetherington

Tom grew up in a family where baking was a daily event. In 2017, he joined eleven other lucky bakers in The Great British Bake Off tent. This experience forced Tom to push out of his comfort zones of family favourites and experiment with new flavours and techniques. He now continues to practice architecture whilst pushing boundaries in the kitchen with his baking business, Tom Eats Cake.