Baking cakes, muffins or tarts for our snacks or breakfast is getting 'harder' for me now ... just the two of us ... mommy & girl. My boy is currently in overseas doing his 5-month school programme. And my sister-in-law may join us sometimes ... but being a 'small eater' herself, we could hardly finish the small quantity and often with leftover to consume the next day.
So, for whatever bakes/snacks I make now, I've to halve the quantity. And ... fuss free, quick and easy as the thoughts of just the 2 of us ... sometimes "laziness" just wriggling into my bones .... ha haa !
This chocolate dessert/snack No Bake Chocolate Cake from Joy of Baking fits into my bill perfectly!
It contains just four ingredients:
chocolate, butter, toasted and chopped nuts, and Digestive Biscuits (or graham crackers). As its name implies, there is no baking involved which makes it the perfect dessert for the harried. Preparation time 30 mins. All you do is mix the ingredients together in a bowl, press it into a tart or cake pan, and leave it to chill in the refrigerator.
I've halved the recipe below, click Joy of Baking for the full recipe.
50g unsalted butter, room temperature (cut into small pieces)
55g semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
55g Digestive cookies (or graham crackers, shortbread cookies or butter cookies)
1) Preheat the oven to 177 degree C and place rack in the middle of the oven. Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly brown and fragrant. Let cool then chop coarsely.
2) Lightly butter a 750ML rectangle Pyrex dish.
(You may use an 8 inch (20 cm) tart or cake pan for full recipe)
3) Then in a heatproof bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate.
4) Meanwhile, break or chop the digestive cookies into small pieces (about 1/2 inch).
5) Once the butter and chocolate are melted, remove from heat and stir in the digestive cookies, along with their crumbs, and the chopped nuts.
6) Spread this mixture into a lightly buttered dish, tart or cake pan, cover, and refrigerate for several hours or until set. Cut or break into slices. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
|Here's a slice of the chocolate cake ... yummy!|
Enjoy your weekend !
This post is linking with Best Recipes for Everyone Sept 14 Event : Chocolate Wonderland
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O...walnuts!I love walnuts!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this recipes with us,truly appreciate it^^
Hi Fion, thanks again for hosting & organising this event theme Chocolate Wonderland !Delete
I never get enough of chocolate biscuits cake and it is so easy to make too. The last time I made this type of cake is without the nuts and hopefully next time I will remember to put some walnuts in too. Thanks for this post!ReplyDelete
You're most welcome, Mel. Other than non-bake cheesecake, this is my another attempt in using biscuits. Yea, easy to make and yummy too !Delete
This is really yummylicious! I love this!ReplyDelete
Hi Jozelyn, yeah this biscuit cake is really quick & easy !Delete
WOW! Really so easy and simple to make this chocolate cake. Love it!ReplyDelete
so chocolatey, and looks easy to make too!ReplyDelete
Karen, this is so convenient! Don't have to bother with the oven and being worried about the cake burning hah..hah...ReplyDelete
Ha haa ... you're right, Phong Hong! I smart lor ! Hee .. hee LOL!Delete
Oh that is so yummy and easy to make, and don't have to bake it, save electricity:DReplyDelete
Thanks Jeannie for the suggestion on saving some electricity bill ... hee hee!Delete
Quick and easy recipe....chocolate somemore....suits me best!!!ReplyDelete
The word 'no-bake' caught my attention to this lovely recipe. I can imagine the walnuts in it. Share some please.ReplyDelete
Surely Kimmy, it really tasted good!Delete