Chocolate biscuit cake recipe

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Our chocolate biscuit cake couldn't be easier thanks to its no-bake method. Ready in mins, this is a great last minute treat to make with kids!

chocolate biscuit cake
(Image credit: Future)
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time chilled in fridge
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories191 Kcal10%
Sugar11 g12%
Fat11.8 g17%
Saturated Fat5.7 g29%
Salt0.33 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.2 g4%
Carbohydrates18.9 g7%
Salt0.33 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This chocolate biscuit cake is the perfect mid-afternoon sweet treat.

Our chocolate biscuit cake recipe is a no-cook cake made with mostly store cupboard essentials, including crushed biscuits, butter, sugar and cocoa powder with the addition of walnuts and raisins. The only fresh ingredients you’ll need are butter and milk, so it’s the ideal go-to treat. As this chocolate biscuit cake recipe is enough for 16 portions, it also makes it a great choice for parties, picnics and even a daily snack if you're feeling indulgent. You could make it healthier by swapping the full fat butter for a lower calorie option, full-fat milk for skim or a dairy-free alternative, and replacing the golden syrup with honey.


  • 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




  1. Put the butter, sugar, cocoa, syrup and milk in a pan and heat gently, stirring until melted together to make a chocolate sauce.
  2. 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.

Tips for making chocolate biscuit cake:

Drizzle melted white chocolate over the top for a finishing touch.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies