A no bake chocolate biscuit cake recipe, also known as chocolate tiffin or chocolate fridge cake. This indulgent chocolate treat, made with digestive biscuits, chocolate, orange zest and candy, is a favourite of Prince William, who served it at his wedding to Kate Middleton.
I’m proclaiming this the BEST chocolate biscuit cake EVER! It’s indulgent, moreish and most importantly, absolutely delicious, as well as being ever so slightly addictive.
I’ll warn you now, one is never enough.
What is biscuit cake?
A chocolate biscuit cake is a no bake cake (fridge cake), made with digestive biscuits, chocolate, and sometimes candy. In this version, I’ve also used orange zest to give it a lovely chocolate orange flavour, that everyone seems to love – including me!
It’s one of the easiest and quickest cakes you can make, and the hardest part is leaving it long enough to set, before tucking in. I have been known to speed up the process by putting it in the freezer, because I’m an impatient kind of girl!
Anything goes really, apart from marshmallows, which are big no no and should be reserved for Rocky Road only. I repeat, DO NOT PUT MARSHMALLOWS IN BISCUIT CAKE!
I like to put in different types of candy, and occasionally chopped nuts and dried fruit. Malteser tiffin (or biscuit cake), in particular, is a real favourite around these parts.
Sometimes, I like to put a melted chocolate topping on the top of the biscuit cake, just to make it extra chocolaty, and extra naughty. After all, there’s no such thing as too much chocolate!
Well refrigerated, it will last for several weeks. If the biscuit cake is left out, the biscuits will start to soften over time. It will still taste great, but it will be a bit less crunchy.
🧊 Suitable for freezing?
Yes, it can be frozen, just make sure you tightly wrap it in foil. In all honesty, as it lasts for so long in the fridge, it’s usually not necessary to freeze it.
- Digestive biscuits (Graham Crackers)
- Orange Zest (optional)
- Large bowl
- Rolling pin for crushing the biscuits
- 20cm square baking tin
This no bake chocolate biscuit cake is super easy to make, and a great recipe for the kids to get involved with.
- 1: Weight out the biscuits. I used digestive biscuits and a few gingernuts for added flavour. Crush with a rolling pin.
- 2: Weigh out the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a bowl.
- 3: Melt the chocolate in a microwave. Be careful not to burn the chocolate (I usually do 20 second bursts at a time and stir in between).
- 4: Add the crushed biscuits, candy (I used smarties, but Maltesers or M&M’s would also work well) and orange zest.
- 5: Give everything a good mix.
- 6: Press the mixture into a lined tin and pop the baking tin in the fridge until set.
This is a great base recipe that you can vary, depending on what ingredients you have in stock.
You could replace the dark chocolate with white chocolate, and make a white chocolate fridge cake (dried cranberries go well with white chocolate by the way!).
Digestive biscuits could be swapped for Rich Tea or shortbread biscuits.
Chopped nuts and dried fruit like apricots or raisins, could also be added to the biscuit cake.
The most important thing is to have fun with it, because it’s a really fun cake to make, and eat!
More no bake treats to try;
- Chocolate Cornflake Slices
- White Chocolate Tiffin
- Chocolate Popcorn Bark
- Chocolate Tiffin Traybake
- Chocolate Honeycomb Tiffin
Chocolate Biscuit Cake
- 200 g Digestive Biscuits or Graham Crackers, crushed
- 50 g Gingernut Biscuits crushed
- 200 g Dark Chocolate broken into pieces
- 100 g Milk Chocolate broken into pieces
- 100 g Butter
- 150 g Golden Syrup
- 1/2 tsp Orange Zest
- 100 g Smarties or other chocolate candy
- Line a 20cm square baking tin with clingfilm
- Place the chocolate, syrup and butter in a microwaveable bowl and melt in the microwave (I do short 20 second bursts and stir, to prevent overcooking)
- Mix the melted chocolate mixture with the crushed biscuits, orange zest and candy.
- Press into the prepared tin and chill for at least 2 hours, before cutting into squares.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Don’t want to miss a thing?
Come over and join the Effortless Foodie VIP Facebook group, where we share recipes, meal planning tips and tricks, and have a good old chat about all things food related.
If you have a question about this recipe, please get in touch using the form on my contact page, or leave a comment on this post.
Grab your free pantry checklist!
A well-stocked pantry is the key to whipping up quick and easy meals, which is an absolute must when you have hungry kids to feed! Download my FREE Pantry Checklist and make sure you have everything on hand, to create delicious, fuss-free family food when time is against you, and the kids are STARVING!
My homemade Peanut Butter Granola recipe is a great make ahead breakfast, loved by all the family. Why not give it a try?