Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake: An Alternative Christmas Cake

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake: An Alternative Christmas Cake

Every year I make a Christmas cake and every year I'm the one that ends up eating the thing. So in a concerted effort to maintain my waistline, this year, instead of a traditional Christmas cake I'll be making an alternative Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake to enjoy. After all, who can resist the quintessentially festive chocolate orange combo?

The beauty of a biscuit cake is that it can be made 3 or 4 days ahead and left in the fridge until you want to serve it (or a cold garage if the fridge is bursting at the seams!). All you need is a dollop of clotted cream and you're sorted. If this is being made for an entirely adult audience I would use all dark chocolate in the topping.

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake: An Alternative Christmas Cake

TIPS FOR MAKING A FESTIVE BISCUIT CAKE

  1. Add some fudge pieces or nuts if that's what your family likes
  2. Decorate with festive sprinkles
  3. If you prefer make in a large square baking tin and cut into slices

OTHER BISCUIT RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

  1. No Bake Malteser Cake from Lucy Loves
  2. Chocolate Honeycomb Mincemeat Squares from me Jam and Clotted Cream
  3. Toffee Apple Candy Chocolate Tiffin from me again - Jam and Clotted Cream



CHOCOLATE ORANGE BISCUIT CAKE




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Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake: An Alternative Christmas Cake
Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake
A Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake - my alternative to traditional Christmas cake!
Ingredients
  • 350g Digestives
  • 100g Gingernuts
  • 100g Dried Fruit
  • 50g Chocolate Candy e.g. smarties
  • Zest 1 Orange
  • 340g Butter
  • 240g Syrup
  • 120g Dark Chocolate
  • 60g Cocoa Powder
  • For the topping:
  • 150g Milk Chocolate
  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • 50g White Chocolate for drizzling
Instructions
Step 1: Line a 20cm springform tin with clingfilm so it overhangs the sides.Step 2: In a large bowl bash the digestives and gingernut biscuits with the end of a rolling pin. Add in the dried fruit, chocolate candy and orange zest. Set aside.Step 3: In another large microwaveable bowl slowly melt the chocolate, butter and syrup (I do 30 second bursts then stir). Once melted whisk in the cocoa powder.Step 4: Mix the melted chocolate with the crushed biscuits until combined. Tip into the prepared tin, level the top and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set (or overnight).Step 5: Melt the topping chocolate (milk and dark chocolate), allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn out the cake onto a serving plate and spread the chocolate on it. Let it cool before drizzling with melted white chocolate and the decorations of your choice.
Details
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Yield serves 10


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4 comments:

  1. This looks amazing.. Chocolate orange is my favourite! I'll have to have a go at this for Christmas :) x

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  2. Oh wow I love the look and sound of this! I'm the only one who eats Christmas cake here as well unfortunately, but I can see everyone liking this.

    Stevie x

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  3. Or just a cake for any day of the year! This looks amazing!

    x

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