This no bake Chocolate biscuit cake is one
of the easiest cakes to make, doesn’t require an oven but still is so delicious. Welcome to recipes by Carina where I share
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video each week. You may also know this in the form of a slice,
it really just depends how you want to serve it and today I’m going for a cake. Start by melting a few ingredients together. You can either do this in a saucepan on the
stove top or another option is in the microwave. Measure out 1 cup, 225g or 2 sticks of butter. You’ll notice I give the recipe amounts
in different measurements so no matter where you live in the world you should find this
recipe easy enough to follow. To the butter pour in half a cup or 125mls
of golden syrup. If you can’t find golden syrup another option
is corn syrup or light treacle. Make sure it isn’t too dark as the flavour
can be to overpowering. As this is chocolate flavoured we’ll also
need half a cup or 50g of cocoa powder. Unsweetened is best here as we already have
enough sweetness with the other ingredients. Lastly add half a cup or 100g of sugar and
1/4 cup of water. If you would like the full recipe for this
chocolate biscuit cake it will be on my website as well as the full measurements listed in
the description box below. I have so many other no bake recipes for when
you just don’t want to turn your oven on, no bake cheesecakes are kind of my speciality
so if you haven’t made one before I’ll have the link in the description box below. Place the saucepan over medium to low heat
to melt the ingredients together. Give them a stir occasionally just to make
sure nothing is getting stuck on the bottom of the pan. The main ingredient in this cake instead of
flour is biscuits and there are a few different kinds you can choose from. The most traditionally speaking biscuit to
use here would be digestives or tea biscuits but it’s really up to you. If you don’t have digestive biscuits where
you live graham crackers are very very similar. Those biscuits don’t have a huge amount
of flavour on their own so your really letting the other ingredients come through. Although, if you do decide to use something
different, make sure to choose something that has a pretty hard texture so it won’t turn
to mush. In between make sure to give the butter and
chocolate mixture a good stir. You’ll need 800g or 28 ounces which may
seem like a lot but this will make a 20cm or 8 inch cake that can easily serve 8-12
people. The packets I had were 400g each so I’m
using two but just check the measurement to see how much you will need. Break the biscuits up using clean dry hands
or another option is in a bag with a heavy object like a rolling pin or fry pan. You don’t want to use a food processor here
as we don’t want crumbs, we want a variety of sizes. Some smaller pieces that will absorb a lot
of the butter and chocolate mixture and some larger pieces which are going to provide really
great texture to the cake. Make sure you’re using a large enough bowl
as we’ll need to mix the butter and chocolate mixture in at the end. This is a pretty simple cake with not too
many ingredients meaning its incredibly easy make. It does however leave it open to the option
of adding additional ingredients if you would like. A few options would be nuts like hazelnuts
or almonds, dried fruit like cranberries or raisins, or even something like Maltese’s
or other chocolate, anything that you think would add great texture as well as flavour. By this point your butter and chocolate mixture
should be ready. Check it’s completely smooth, no lumps of
unmelted butter or other ingredients that haven’t quite mixed in and set to the side
to cool for a few minutes. Break up the last few biscuits before pouring
the melted butter mixture into the bowl. Using a wooden spoon fold the ingredients
together, making sure to get everything at the bottom of the bowl. It will look like a huge mess, don’t worry. Our aim here is to cover all the bits of biscuits
in the chocolate so it should all look dark. As you mix some of the biscuit pieces will
break up smaller, absorbing the liquid making the whole thing turn into a kind of cake batter. Pour the biscuit cake ingredients into a lined
8 inch or 20cm springform cake tin. Using one of these makes it so much easier
at the end to remove the cake. Using the back of the spoon press the cake
down quite hard, removing any gaps underneath and compacting it so it holds together as
it sets. Place the cake in the fridge to set while
we make the topping. To top the chocolate biscuit cake I’m using
a sweetened chocolate ganache. It’s a little more luxurious than just a
standard chocolate icing but it needs a bit more sweetness than a standard chocolate ganache. Measure out a cup of cream and heat it over
medium heat until just before it comes to a boil. Remove the cream from the heat and pour it
over 200g or 7oz of a good quality 50% dark chocolate that has been chopped into small
pieces. To the cream and chocolate add a cup of powdered
sugar or icing sugar. These are both the same ingredients just different
names depending on where you live in the world. Give the ganache a good stir until it comes
together and the chocolate has completely melted. Remove the chocolate biscuit cake from the
fridge and top with the ganache. Using the back of a spoon spread it evenly
to the edges. The cake will need to be refrigerated for
at least 6 hours to set completely or overnight. To serve the cake remove it from the cake
pan and slice. This is such an easy and delicious recipe,
and being no bake it means anyone can help out. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed the recipe and will try
it out. I will see you in my next video.