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French Silk Tart

French Silk Tart |

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. 😉
French Silk Tart |

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs


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)


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

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32 comments on “French Silk Tart”

  1. What can I say except this is pure indulgence.
    I love the Real Housewives and The Shahs too!
    Mmmm………watching my favourite shows and having a slice of this decadent dessert is perrrrfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    Happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚ I love cakes and pies but the most important is having a great dessert that you love on your day.

  3. Happy Birthday My Dear, you are the same age as me, lol. I love the way you celebrate. I’m so trying to be good, but this isn’t helping, lol. Wishing you many more.

  4. Happy 21st (belated) birthday, Kate! Your French Silk Tart looks so dreamy-good in your photographs. The best part of the recipe? It’s dreamy-easy! Well, this also makes it quite dangerous… xoxo

  5. Kate,
    Happy Belated 21st Birthday!

    Hope that you got to enjoy that luscious birthday tart. Looks so good!

  6. Yay.. what a yummy birthday treat! Just hand me a fork…. I will turn 21 again for it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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