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Recipe | No-Bake Nutty Chocolate Biscuit Cake – Easy as Can be

31 July 2012 39 Comments

Easy Chocolate biscuit cake

If there is no chocolate in heaven, I am not going‘  ~ Jane Seabrook   Oh no I am not jumping in the bandwagon of chocoholics. I enjoy my celibacy with chocolates barring a few occasional indulgences now and then. And given a choice between different flavors it is vanilla for me.

Anything tastes good if it has chocolate in it” says my little princess as a matter of fact.  No doubt that this luscious, gooey and seductive food is defined as world’s perfect food by many. A tiny bar of chocolate can save many bad days and meals at home.

The other day a friend gifted a large pack of Mc vities digestive biscuits which were left untouched for long by the children. Many readers asked about what digestive biscuits are, these are cookies made with wholegrain such as oats, wholewheat, finger millet or ragi and are sold with different brand names.

I used half of the pack by rolling out the chocolate Truffles and made this no-bake nutty chocolate cake with the rest. Thanks to my friend now I shop for more of these ‘once upon a time disdained’ cookies 😉

Recipe | No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

The digestive biscuits, nuts, cocoa and the baking tin…

(Serves 4)
  • 12 digestive biscuits*
  • 1 cup toasted almonds/Pistachio/cashew nuts
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp butter/vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp water
Recipe | No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Aha..came out well…

Method; Dry roast the nuts of your choice (I added Pistachios and walnuts) for a few minutes and crush lightly to get a coarse powder.
Break all the biscuits ( I used McVities digestive biscuits) into small pieces.
Heat butter or vegetable oil (odorless) in a pan and add cocoa in it. Mix the syrup well, take pan off the flame and pour honey in the cocoa syrup.
Recipe | No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake


Pour cocoa syrup in the crushed nuts and biscuits mixture and mix it well. Add water little by little to make hard dough.
Grease a small bread baking tin and place a parchment paper in it leaving enough of paper outside the tin.
Place the cookie dough in a small baking tin and pat with your hands or back of a ladle lightly to fill the tin. Refrigerate the baking tray for 3-4 hours.
Recipe | No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Now from this angle..

Take out the cookie cake by pulling the sides of the parchment paper and slice it into thin slices using a sharp knife.

Recipe | No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Oh..well, I look pretty from all angles 🙂

This recipe takes the shape of any mould you set it in. I set the recipe in a small bread baking tin.

Recipe | No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

And a small bite…Mmm..

* Replace a few digestive biscuits with Marie biscuits. Digestive biscuits are very brittle and will crumble into fine powder when mixed. Marie biscuits are slightly harder and the small pieces of it will hold the shape of this cake.

Recipe | No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Designer pack for me…

Nuts and chunks of Marie biscuits give a crunchy texture to the cake without which the cake will be too gooey. Making a no-fuss and no-bake cake is as easy as can be.

If Chocolate rules your life this easy-peasy cake will send you to ecstasy!


  1. You can make this cake using just two ingredients also, biscuits and melted chocolate. Melt the chocolate and add the crushed biscuits, set in a mould and slice.
  2. Spread the dough in a flat plate and cut into squares or rectangle chocolate bars.
  3. The recipe is so easy you don’t need to follow it exactly, add a little extra biscuit if you feel the dough is liquid and or add a few drops of milk/water if it feels hard to shape the dough in the mould.
  4. Store the cake slices in refrigerator, stays good for a week or more.
  5. Makes a perfect snack for children.
  6. Pour chocolate sauce over individual servings and serve it as a delicious dessert.
  7. The mould I have used in the recipe is a mini loaf tin about 9 cm x 6 cm and 4 cm deep.


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  • Deepa said:

    I came here after seeing the pics (fb). last week only I had bookmarked it from net and here you are tempting me with the gorgeous clicks. superb

  • Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet said:

    Looks divine! I’ve been tempted for ages to make a loaf like this – so easy.
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  • Jyoti said:

    That is looking gorgeous! Such a fuss free recipe.. perfect for no cook days!
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  • nags said:

    looks great! i loved all the pics 🙂

  • Mallika said:

    Looks awesome! A great recipe to try with my little princess… (the the prince)

  • Anu said:

    Wow you are a genius. You rock. I am going to try this soon…

  • Zane & Van | Spicy Beautiful said:

    Wow! We love anything chocolatey and this recipe is divine. we’re bookmarking this now. thanks for sharing 😉

  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    Such a simple treat! It really looks tempting…
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  • Asmita said:

    This is such an easy and delicious recipe! I love how fancy it looks. One would think it would require so much effort. Wonderful!
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  • vaishali sabnani said:

    oh my my…these look so easy and absolutely delicious…wont waste any time!!..tom morning first thing..what timing Sanjeeta!..was just thinking of making something for Raksha Bandhan:))
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  • Vimitha said:

    Thats looks so inviting.. Would love to have a bite… Nice pics

  • kristy @ the wicked noodle said:

    How fun that this is no-bake!! Looks so good.
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  • Mary said:

    This looks rather like a fruitcake with the dark dough and the colored bits in it, love the bright green pistachios studded into the cocoa background. I’m trying to think what could substitute for the the digestive biscuit or Marie biscuit, they aren’t sold in the US. Maybe biscotti.
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  • Faith said:

    You are so right, this lovely treat really does look pretty from all angles! It sounds delicious too, I love how you can see all the goodies inside!
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  • Nandita said:

    Awesome post Sanjeeta!!! Loved all the pictures 🙂
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  • prachi said:

    I love this cake really its looking are so lovely,thank you for sharing with me,

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  • Angie@Angie's Recipes said:

    It looks GORGEOUS!
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  • dassana@veg recipes of india said:

    these are looking so good. such an easy and simple recipe to enjoy a chocolate love.
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  • Jayasri said:

    Loved all the clicks, beautiful contrasts, it is definitely looking too good not to try.., all the nuts in it are inviting me.., will definitely give this a go.., I had seen this on fb, I came looking for it..
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  • mjskit said:

    I think it’s a perfect snack for ME! I do love chocolate and nuts so there is no way I would leave out the nuts! What a prefect snack for the summer when I don’t use the oven! Love this snack! It’s gorgeous from every angle, just like you! 🙂
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  • Jamie said:

    This is so pretty and so decadent but I can so imagine having a slice with a cup of coffee. This is really giving me ideas, now!

  • Javelin Warrior said:

    On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday – and I love this post so I’m featuring it as part of today’s roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I love the inspiration I get from your food…
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  • Nami | Just One Cookbook said:

    I LOVE your pictures Sanjeeta! No bake sounds wonderful for hot summer and you still get this delicious treat. I love those nuts peaking from the cake. Gorgeous photos!
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  • Priya said:

    Highly irresistible and super tempting.
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  • Shumaila said:

    This has been on my list to make for a long time. Your cake looks great! Love how neat it looks!
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  • foodwanderings said:

    Ooh this is almost identical to a a no bake dessert we make in Israel, with biscuits and cocoa. This post is gorgeous Sanjeeta!

  • Rajani said:

    The bars look absolutely fantastic!

    I had bookmarked a similar recipe from Vasantha Moorthy’s Menu Planning book. After having a look here, I am off to kitchen to make some :).
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  • Divya said:

    The cake looks delicious! Love the fact that it is no-bake.
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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said:

    MMmm… I love no bake cakes that is chock-full of wholesome nuts 🙂
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  • Lakshmi said:

    A good idea for a quick, easy dessert. It reminds me of a layered cake I haven’t had since childhood, but the name of it escapes me. I’m pretty sure I will try this recipe at one desperate moment!
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  • Mallika said:

    Absolutely loved the recipe! It looks great!
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  • veena said:

    look so yummy and it is healthy too

  • Lakshmi said:

    Hi, I tried this lovely no bake nutty chocolate and it came out yummy! Thank you

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Lakshmi, Happy that you liked this No-bake nutty chocolate biscuit cake!

  • najwan said:

    hey can u tell me the size of the pan u used? it turned out that my mixture was way too lil for a 9inch by 3 inch loaf pan.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Najwan, I have used mini loaf tins for these biscuit cakes, about the size of 9cm x 6cm x 4 cm deep.

  • najwan said:

    No wonder mine didnt fill up the pan! It was yummy nonetheless. Thanks 🙂

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Najwan, Pleasure. My mistake that I did not mention the baking loaf pan size. Updated. Happy cooking!

  • NP said:

    This is an awesome awesome recipe.I doubled the quantity. Used a combination of Marie and parle Gs.Used a cup of roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Sweetened with date syrup.This is a versatile recipe. Thanks a lot for this recipe. Also great pics.
    God bless!

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