Quick chocolate & nut cake

Quick chocolate & nut cake

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling


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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  • 100g butter



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  • 400g dark chocolate
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  • 50g sugar



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  • ½ tsp cinnamon



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


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