Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake: An Alternative Christmas Cake

An easy no bake Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake. A great alternative to traditional Christmas cake!

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake

Every year I make a Christmas cake and every year I'm the one that ends up eating it!

In a concerted effort to maintain my waistline, this year, instead of a traditional Christmas cake, I'll be making my 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 of time and left in the fridge until you want to serve it (or a cold garage if the fridge is bursting at the seams!).

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 festive biscuit cake

  1. Why not add some fudge pieces or chopped nuts to the biscuit cake?
  2. Decorate with festive sprinkles and drizzle with white chocolate to finish.
  3. If you prefer, make the biscuit cake in a large baking tin (30cm x 20cm) and cut into smaller square slices.

Pin the Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake!

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake - an alternative Christmas cake

Other no bake sweet treats 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
  4. Chocolate Biscuit Cake with smarties from Effortless Foodie
  5. Chocolate Honeycomb Tiffin from Effortless Foodie

Try this next!

Malteser Tiffin

This yummy no bake Malteser Tiffin is great for children's parties. It uses condensed milk, which gives it a lovely chewy texture.

A slice of chocolate orange biscuit cake

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake, An alternative Christmas cake
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Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake

Prep time: 25 MCook time: Total time: 25 M
An easy no bake Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake for the festive season. A great alternative to traditional 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


  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 to set,  before drizzling with some melted white chocolate.
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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

  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??