Quick chocolate & nut cake

The perfect pudding for a speedy, no-cook treat

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:5 mins
    Plus chilling
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 759
  • fat 50g
  • saturates 22g
  • carbs 73g
  • sugars 70g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.32g


  • 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


  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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