Quick chocolate & nut cake

Quick chocolate & nut cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

The perfect pudding for a speedy, no-cook treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
759
protein
9g
carbs
73g
fat
50g
saturates
22g
fibre
3g
sugar
70g
salt
0.32g

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 400g dark chocolate
  • 50g sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 200g macaroons or coconut biscuits, broken into pieces
  • 100g Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
  • desiccated coconut, to serve

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Method

  1. Line a 900g loaf tin with a double layer of cling film. Melt the butter, chocolate and sugar in the microwave on medium for 2-3 mins or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water over a low heat. Stir in the cinnamon, macaroons or the coconut biscuits and nuts.
  2. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, smooth over the surface with a knife and cover completely with cling film. Leave in the fridge to set for at least 2 hrs. To serve, set on a plate, remove cling film and sprinkle with desiccated coconut. The cake is fairly rich, so slice into thin pieces and serve with fresh fruit or ice cream if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2005

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alicec294's picture

Very rich, but was a hit! I think next time I would put digestive biscuit in it to give it a bit more crunch. Probably won't do again for a while as so calorific, but a nice treat!

joleex's picture
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I made this and thought it was absolutley lovely. It is VERY rich, but if you like dark chocolate, then this is a winner. My boyfriend loves this. You do only need small slices, but it is great for serving with coffee at a dinner party.

ninagupta's picture
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Easy to make but far too rich for "cake" or pudding (I can take a lot of sweetness but found this only edible in small fudge-chunk pieces). Cant see why it needs the extra sugar at all, if I made it again (which I cant justify having just spotted the horrific calorie content!) Id definately leave that out.

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