Quick chocolate & nut cake

Quick chocolate & nut cake

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling

Easy

Serves 6
The perfect pudding for a speedy, no-cook treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal759
  • fat50g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars70g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.32g
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Ingredients

  • 100g butter
    Butter

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  • 400g dark chocolate
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 50g sugar
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  • ½ tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

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  • 200g macaroon or coconut biscuits, broken into pieces
  • 100g Brazil nut, roughly chopped
  • desiccated coconut, to serve

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.

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moramento22
4th Nov, 2016
3.8
It's very nice and tasty, although after it standing for a while in the fridge you need an actual chainsaw to cut it
alicec294
31st Mar, 2011
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
28th Aug, 2010
3.05
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
6th Jun, 2009
2.05
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.
maisie21
31st May, 2017
What type of sugar? I'm tempted by soft brown so it melts easier?
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goodfoodteam
6th Jun, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes, you could use that or caster would be another good option.
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