Two caracs, one cut in half to show the filling
Alternative namesCarac Sweet
Place of originSwitzerland
Main ingredientsPie crust, chocolate, green icing

Carac is a tart-like Swiss dessert pastry traditionally made of ingredients such as chocolate, cream, fondant, and shortbread pie crust, usually found in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.[1][2]

It consists of a pie crust filled with a light ganache of blended cream and chocolate that is covered with green colored icing or fondant. Size varies from around 6 centimetres (2.4 in) in diameter for single person tartlets[2] to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) for a larger version of the carac more suited for large gatherings, served in slices, much like cake or pie.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "I took the sweetest trip to Switzerland: my own self-guided tour of Lausanne's artisanal chocolate shops". 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  2. ^ a b Carac in the online Culinary Heritage of Switzerland database.
  3. ^ foodgressing (2022-07-18). "Foods that Start With C: Unique food, ingredients, history, traditions". Foodgressing. Retrieved 2023-01-01.