A no-cook cake made with crushed biscuits , butter, sugar and cocoa powder with the addition of walnuts and raisins. Ideal for a tea time treat for all the family. Also great for packed lunches or picnics.
125g (4oz) butter
60g (2oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp milk
250g (8oz) arrowroot biscuit, or any plain biscuits like a digestive, or a mixture, roughly crushed (in a bag, bashing with a rolling pin)
60g (2oz) walnuts pieces, chopped
60g (2oz) raisins
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
18cm (7in) square cake tin, lined with bakewell paper
Put the butter, sugar, cocoa, syrup and milk in a pan and heat gently, stirring until melted together to make a chocolate sauce.
Add the crushed biscuits, walnuts, raisins and vanilla, if using, and press the mixture into the tin. Chill in the fridge until set firm. Cut into squares.