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No-bake cake

a no-bake cake that’s perfect for making with children. You can also pick and mix the fillings to suit your taste


  • 250g/8oz digestive biscuits
  • 150g/5oz milk chocolate
  • 150g/5oz dark chocolate
  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter
  • 150g/5oz golden syrup
  • 100g/3½oz dried apricots, chopped
  • 75g/2½oz raisins
  • 60g/2oz pecans, chopped (optional)
  • Preparation method


  • Use cling film to line a 20cm (8in) shallow, square-shaped tin. Leave extra cling film hanging over the sides.
  • Bash the biscuits into pieces using a rolling pin. (Put them in a plastic bag first so they don’t go everywhere!)
  • Melt chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the broken biscuits, apricots, raisins and pecans (optional).
  • Spoon the mixture into the tin.
  • Level the surface by pressing it down with a potato masher.
  • Leave to cool, then put the chocolate mixture in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set.
  • Turn out the cake and peel off the cling film.
  • Cut the cake into 12 squares and enjoy!