French Silk Tart

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Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 21. Again, of course.

I didn’t get a chance to properly celebrate due to prior engagements, but I did get to eat my birthday cake. But, it wasn’t a cake. In fact it was this French Silk Tart that I made for myself.

I have discussed my love for creamy desserts many times on this blog. I am not into cakes. If I had to pick between nibbling on spongy layers with frosting, or enjoying a creamy dessert with a thin and sweet crust, the latter would be my choice. No doubt about it.
French Silk Tart |
This is probably the easiest dessert that you will ever make. Instead of a French Silk Pie, I decided to go with a French Silk Tart. It is a layer of crushed oreo cookies topped with chocolate whipped cream and finished off with another layer of, you guessed it, whipped cream. Add some chocolate shavings on top and serve. No baking involved. Just some refrigeration time so it sets.

All this tart talk is making me want to go and attack this loveliness one more time. I will wait until the kids go down for a nap, then it will be me, my tart, and the DVR. I need to see what happened with the Shahs of Sunset last night! Have I told you that I am a Bravo TV junkie? I am. That is my guilty pleasure. Another guilty pleasure – news networks. I am a news junkie. Politics, history, and food. That is me. With a mix of Real Housewives and the Shahs. 😉
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French Silk Tart

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12


For the Crust:

  • 15 oreo cookies, , crushed
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter

For the Chocolate Whipped Cream:

  • 1-1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

For the Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Chocolate Shavings for garnish, (optional)
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  • Combine the crushed oreos and melted butter in a small bowl; mix well and press onto the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan.
  • Refrigerate until needed to fill.
  • Pour the whipping cream into a medium sized mixing bowl and microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Add in chocolate chips and whisk until melted.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour; it needs to be cold and slightly thickened.
  • Prepare the Whipped Cream Topping by combining together the whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.
  • Take out the chilled chocolate mixture and beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread the chocolate mixture over the oreo crust.
  • Spoon whipped cream topping over the chocolate layer and spread evenly.
  • Refrigerate for one hour or until set.
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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  1. Samantha says:

    I came over when I saw the picture on Pinterest and started laughing as soon as I saw that you turned 21 again ๐Ÿ™‚

    My brother and I have this ongoing joke about how many times I can turn 21, he decided this year was the last, he doesn’t think 21 for the 9th time sounds quite right ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I guess I’ll be 25 for the 5th time next year!
    The tart looks truly decadent and birthday worthy!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      25 was a fun year! I’ll take it!! ;-D

  2. Kimberly at The Hungry Goddess says:

    Decadent (in such a good way!) and Divine!

    1. Kate@Diethood says:

      Thank You!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Shayla says:

    I made this for my husband’s birthday on Sunday. FABULOUS. Delicious and easy to put together. I can never understand why people go out and buy desserts when you can make something so fantastic. Everyone loved it, and I could have eaten it all.

    1. Kate@Diethood says:

      That is wonderful!! Happy Birthday to your husband! I am SO glad you enjoyed this tart. I also can’t understand why people spend their money on all that artificial food… making your own is just as easy.

  4. adiene says:

    looks wonderful and tasty! where can i buy that plate??

    1. Kate@Diethood says:

      Thank You! I found it on Etsy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) says:

    It’s like you had me in mind when you made this–love everything about this, Kate. I would have blissfully enjoyed this entire pan if it were given to me for my birthday. On second thought, like you, I would have to make it myself. Hope you had a great birthday!