Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart with a ~Giveaway~ Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer and Softcrape Hand Mixer


Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart / Patty's FoodOh Happy Day!   Today is the day I’m offering one lucky reader an easier way to make my Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart.  It is my pleasure to host a Giveaway from Hamilton Beach for both a SoftScrape 6 Speed Mixer with Case and a 6 Speed Stand Mixer.   The generous folks at Hamilton Beach also gave me a set of the very same  mixers to try out at home, so I can speak with authority when I tell you they are both quite capable of whipping up the thick chocolate and fudgy batter needed to make your own Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart.  To enter this contest and have a chance at winning both these mixers from Hamilton Beach please leave a comment below telling me about one of your favorite recipes using chocolate by this Friday May 23 before noon Pacific Time-don’t you like how I included the thing about Pacific Time that was also to remind me to tell you that this contest is only open to U.S. residents age 18 and older.Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart / Patty's FoodA quick note (!) about  the thick chocolate batter that goes into this chocolate tart… I used a few spoonfuls of  Steen’s 100% Pure Cane Syrup which I brought back with me on the plane in my suitcase from NOLA, I know that’s crazy to be toting a large bottle of pure cane syrup in my suitcase-I triple wrapped it!- but it turned out to be SO WORTH IT!!  If you don’t have your own bottle of Steen’s 100% Pure Cane Syrup, light corn syrup with a smidgen of molasses might be a close approximation.Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart / Patty's Food

Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart with a ~Giveaway~ Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer and Softcrape Hand Mixer

Yield: 10 slices

Adapted from Cooking Light.


  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, Ghirardelli 60% brand
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose baking cocoa, KAF brand
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure cane syrup, Steen's brand
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Coat a 9" metal removable bottom tart pan with baking spray.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts in pan.
  4. Combine the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water.
  5. Slowly cook until chocolate melts, remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Whisk together the flour, cocoa and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.
  7. Using either a hand (with a large bowl) or stand mixer beat the eggs on medium speed until thick and lighter in color.
  8. Gradually add the sugar (1 tablespoon at a time) to the eggs, beating on medium speed until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes.
  9. Add the cane syrup and vanilla, beat on low speed for 1 minute, until well blended.
  10. Add the chocolate mixture, beat on low speed for 1 minute, until well blended.
  11. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low speed until combined.
  12. Pour the batter over the nuts in prepared pan, spread evenly.
  13. Bake in lower third of oven for about 20 minutes or until the top is firm and slightly pulls away from the sides or a toothpick inserted comes away with a few moist crumbs.
  14. Cool in pan on metal rack, invert on plate to serve.
Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart / Patty's Food

Disclosure:  Hamilton Beach provided these products for a giveaway however, all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Angela Y says:

    I love making tiramisu with a little bit of chocolate! My fav!

  2. Oh, yum. Did you say fudge? I’ve been on a spelt flour kick and I think this recipe would work well for it. Love the BW/color effect in that middle picture!

  3. This looks fantastic! It’s hard for me to pick one favorite recipe using chocolate but the first thing that popped in my head today was this Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/chocolate/decadent-dark-chocolate-flourless-brownies :)

  4. Christina M says:

    My favorite recipe using chocolate is by far this recipe I have for mexican chocolate creme brulee! It’s divine!

  5. It’s hard to say what my favorite chocolate recipe is! I do love a good brownie though. I’ve been eyeing that same recipe in Cooking Light- it looks fabulous! :)

  6. My favorite chocolate recipe is rich fudgey brownies.

  7. Melissa says:

    chocolate chocolate chip cookies

  8. Your tart looks divine, Patty!! One of my very favorite chocolate recipes is Chocolate Zucchini Bread! Rich, decadent…..and healthy…well sort of!!

  9. A gorgeous fudge tart, Patty.

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    I love making flourless chocolate cakes – decadent :)

  11. We have pecan trees in our backyard so we make a ton of chocolate recipes that incorporate those. My favorite is homemade fudge.

  12. Maneesha Pradhan says:

    A chocolate torte is a winner in our house. Along with chocolate molten cake.

  13. I love a good, chewy brownie or an elegant Black Forest Cake. And thank you so much for this recipe above. I’ve got a huge bottle of Steen’s cane syrup and I’ve been looking for different ways to use it. While my hubby is allergic to walnuts, I will simply use a different nut and make this. Thanks!

  14. I’m eating so much more chocolate (totally justified, in my opinion) now that I’m home with two babies. My go-to is chocolate chocolate chip muffins because they’re good on the go, but if someone were to make me an upside down tart, well I’d be a happy lady! :)

  15. When I think about a chocolate recipe my thoughts go right away to how I can include raspberry and orange zest. I just love baking with these flavors. Oh, don’t forget to mix in some almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts!
    Looks fantastic Patty!

  16. Oh I’ll choose either a brownie or a piece of dark chocolate cake!

  17. What a beautiful, chocolaty tart, Patty – and a great giveaway! Although I haven’t made it yet…my favorite chocolate recipe (I’m hoping) is a chocolate-cinnamon bread I’ve become addicted to and a chocolate ricotta muffin. :)

  18. Let me say I really want a slice of this tart! And a bottle of Steen’s pure cane syrup for recipe testing! My family never tires of the brownie recipe from The Fat Witch Bakery cookbook. It is just the right amount of chocolate and gooeyness and is easy to prepare.

  19. This looks great! As for my favorite chocolate recipe, I do recall posting this Silky Chocolate Cake recipe on my own blog a little over a year ago, and it has been a perennial favorite among my guests for nearly 20 years! Here’s the link if you’re interested: http://lovethesecretingredient.net/2013/02/13/silky-chocolate-cake/

  20. Harmony B says:

    I love making chocolate cheesecake with cookie crust

  21. What a beautiful tart, Patty! Walnuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven. What a generous giveaway too! My favorite chocolate recipe is Dorie’s Chocolate Pots de Creme.

  22. Katie Contests says:

    My favorite recipe using chocolate is cherry cheesecake with chocolate crust!

  23. I like making chocolate scones.

  24. What a stunning tart Patty! Love the black and white photo with a splash of color! Hope you have a wonderful long holiday weekend!!!

  25. Always a date late around here, lol. I love your latest creations and that is a sweet giveaway, hope who ever gets it puts it to good use. Enjoy your weekend.

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