Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake: An Alternative Christmas Cake

If you're a fan of chocolate and orange, then you're in for a treat with this chocolate orange biscuit cake. This decadent no bake dessert combines the rich flavour of chocolate with the tangy sweetness of orange to create a delicious and indulgent treat that's perfect for any occasion.

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake

This year, I'm ditching the usual Christmas cake – I'm the only one who ends up eating it anyway!

Instead, I'm going for something different: a Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake. It's hard to resist that festive chocolate orange mix, right?

What's great about this biscuit cake is you can make it a few days before and just pop it in the fridge or even the garage or shed if there's no room.

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake: An Alternative Christmas Cake


350g Digestives, crushed
100g Ginger Biscuits, crushed
100g Dried Fruit of your choice (raisins, cranberries)
50g Chocolate Candy e.g. smarties
Zest 1 Orange
340g Butter
240g Golden Syrup
120g Dark Chocolate
60g Cocoa Powder
For the topping:
150g Milk Chocolate
150g Dark Chocolate
50g White Chocolate


Step One: Line a 20cm springform tin with clingfilm so it overhangs the sides.
Step Two: Place the crushed biscuits, dried fruit, candy and orange zest into a large bowl and set aside.
Step Three: Melt the butter, syrup, dark chocolate and cocoa powder in the microwave (30 second bursts and stir).
Step Four: Mix the melted chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and then press into the prepared tin. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight).
Step Five: Un-mould the cake from the tin and clingfilm and put the biscuit cake on a serving plate.
Step Six: For the topping, melt the milk and dark chocolate in the microwave, then spread over the top and side of the cake. Place back in the fridge for an hour to set, then drizzle with some melted white chocolate and add sprinkles of your choice.

Tips for making festive biscuit cake

Add some fudge pieces or chopped nuts to the biscuit cake.
Add a drop of vegetable oil to the topping to prevent it from cracking.
Make the biscuit cake in a large rectangular baking tin (30cm x 20cm) instead and cut into smaller square slices.

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Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake - an alternative Christmas cake

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A slice of chocolate orange biscuit cake



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

  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

  3. When it says syrup in the ingredients list is that golden syrup??