FOOD: Homemade no-bake chocolate biscuit cake

Illustrated Teacup Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Recently, I’ve been making the most of my kitchen and trying my hand at the typically house wifey antics, whilst Dann plays with tools and builds things. A couple of weeks ago I decided to treat him to my mum’s infamous Chocolate Biscuit Cake as he was working so hard on our garden. (note here that when he realised he was getting a treat, he worked extra hard!)

Anyway, to cut a long story short, he loved it. We also took a few slices to a friends house, and they loved it too. And I took some into work for my boss’s birthday and they loved it as well. 

So, I’ve decided to share my recipe, so you can love it too. 

The recipe is pretty much based on one from Ocado, but I finish mine slightly differently.

Ingredients:
150g butter
450g crushed biscuits
2tsb golden syrup
250g plain chocolate for the base

500g chocolate for the top

For prep:

Grease a square tin or lasagne dish with butter – stops the cake sticking once it is set. 

Measure out all ingredients into bowls

Crush your biscuits – either break them up with your hands into about six pieces, or put inside a food bag and crush with a rolling pin. Personally I break them up and place into a bowl on a set of scales. 

Start making:

Start by melting the butter and golden syrup in a pan – don’t have the temperature too high! I set mine at two/three. 

Then add the chocolate and melt. 

Once liquid, take off the heat and pour in the crushed biscuits and mix in so they are fully covered coated. 

Transfer this to your dish/tin and spread out evenly. 

Place in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

Whilst cooling the base, break up your chocolate and melt in a bowl – I do this in the microwave because I find it easier to avoid burning. Set for 30 seconds and stop halfway through and stir, keep doing this until it is all melted. 

Pour evenly over the top of the base – this will pool in-between the biscuits and just adds a little extra naughtiness to this treat. 

Place back in the fridge to cool and set. This shouldn’t take more than an hour. 

When it comes to serving, take the dish/tin out of the fridge about 15/30 minutes before. Cut with a large knife – and very carefully. We tend to cut the entire tray up and then it is easily grab-able for later. Be warned – this is unlikely to cut evenly, but I think this makes it a little more fun.

Illustrated Teacup Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Illustrated Teacup Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Illustrated Teacup Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Illustrated Teacup Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Illustrated Teacup Chocolate Biscuit Cake


You can also add other bits and pieces to the mix if you like:

Raisins

Marshmallows

Almonds

Peanuts

Smarties

Cherries

Hazelnuts

Pistachios


Let me know if you make your own! And share some of your favourite treat recipes/links in the comments below

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10 Comments

  1. Natasha Fairbrother
    July 12, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I can vouch for this biscuit cake, it's delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe Rach : )

    • Rachel Bradford
      July 15, 2015 / 7:51 am

      Ha ha – thanks Natasha! Glad you liked it! 🙂 xx

  2. Sophie
    July 13, 2015 / 9:51 am

    This looks AMAZING – having such chocolate cravings and it's not even 11 o'clock!! Sophie xxxwww.fashionnomads.com

    • Rachel Bradford
      July 15, 2015 / 7:52 am

      It is as good as it looks! lol xx

  3. Bethany Dale
    July 14, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    Mmmmm that's such a good idea and so easy to make! Lovin' your new kitchen btw x

    • Rachel Bradford
      July 15, 2015 / 7:52 am

      It is very simple. Can't really go wrong!Thank you – I appreciate it.

  4. Kimmy (Beauty Isles)
    July 15, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    I'm definitely trying this sooner rather than later! Thanks for the recipe. I'd probably add almonds. Mouth is watering!Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Rachel Bradford
      July 16, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Ohh you'll have to let me know how it is with almonds! I'm thinking marshmallows added right at the last minute to the mix so they don't go too soft! x

  5. Samantha
    July 15, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    This was delicious! I know I shouldn't have but I couldn't help but have a nibble and it just made me want more! I now know why my daughter loves this so much ☺ x x

    • Rachel Bradford
      July 16, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      ha ha – Isla is just too cute bless her! Am very glad that everyone loves it! 🙂 xx

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