Easy No Bake recipe for this gorgeous Chocolate Digestive layer cake

Published Wednesday, Nov 25 2015, 19:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
We *heart* this easy chocolate cake recipe - no baking required! Just layer on the delicious ingredients and leave to set in the fridge.

biscuit cake

© McVitie's

It's just the sort of decadent chocolately treat that's perfect for a cosy weekend curled up in front of the TV.


  • 20 minute preparation, refrigerate for 60 minutes
  • 200g McVitie’s Digestives biscuits
  • 110g whole pecans, roughly chopped
  • 110g pistachio nuts, peeled
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 300g good quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)


1.Break half of the McVitie’s Digestive biscuits into small pieces in a bowl.

2. Add the majority of the pecans and pistachios, setting some aside for garnishing the top of the cake.

3. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Once melted, add the biscuit and nut mix to the chocolate.

4. Line a loaf tin with clingfilm, leaving extra film at the edges so that you can turn out the cake later.

5. Halve each of the remaining biscuits. Arrange into three piles and spread a tiny amount of the mixture in between each layer. Carefully place each pile in the tin.

6. Slowly pour the mixture into the tin and over the biscuit piles. Put a piece of greaseproof paper over the mixture and use the palm of your hand to compress it down firmly into the tin.

7. Sprinkle the top with the extra nuts and leave in the fridge for about one hour to firm up.

8. Use the overlapping clingfilm to remove the cake from the tin and cut into slices to serve.

Nutrition Information

Serves 8

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