A chocolate biscuit cake is a real classic, ready in minutes and so satisfying – it’s one of the easiest sweet treats to make with kids. Our chocolate biscuit cake recipe is a no-cook cake made with crushed biscuits , butter, sugar and cocoa powder with the addition of walnuts and raisins. It’s deal for a tea time treat for all the family, and goes perfectly with a cuppa. We also think this chocolatey little chap is great for packed lunches or picnics, and nobody needs to know how easy it was to put together. If you fancy mixing things up a little bit then try changing the ingredients in your chocolate biscuit cake to suit whatever you have in the cupboard, or to satisfy whatever craving you’re having! Dried cranberries are great in it to add a little colour and we love trying all different biscuits, too, for a bit of a mix up on the same recipe.
- 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.
Use any type of sweet biscuit you have.