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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 NO BAKE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

  1. No Bake Malteser Cake from Lucy Loves
  2. Chocolate Honeycomb Mincemeat Squares from 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

A chocolate orange no bake biscuit cake with lots of festive flavour. A great alternative to traditional Christmas cake.
prep time: 20 minscook time: total time: 20 mins

ingredients:


  • 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

instructions


  1. Line a 20cm springform tin with clingfilm so it overhangs the sides.
  2. Place the crushed biscuits, dried fruit, candy and orange zest in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter, syrup ,dark chocolate and cocoa powder either in a bowl over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave (cook it in 30 second bursts and stir).
  4. Mix the melted butter and chocolate mixture with the dry ingredients and press into the tin. Place in the fridge overnight.
  5. Un-mould the cake from the tin and clingfilm and put the biscuit cake on a serving plate.
  6. 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 before drizzling with some melted white chocolate.



PIN THE CHOCOLATE ORANGE BISCUIT CAKE!

Chocolate Orange No Bake Biscuit Cake

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

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