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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

No Bake Nutty Chocolate Cake

A very Happy Christmas to all of you !!!

No Bake Chocolate Nutty Cake

This cake was in my to do list for a long time. There are so many things that I love about this cake. The first thing is I love is its loaf shape :) Don't get me wrong, its just that I loaf cakes from my childhood, especially the cute little mini loaves. When I was child I used to love the Milka Wonder Cake. I just adore the cute little slices!!! Ok, now back to the cake. The next thing I love about this cake is it does not have any refined sugar  ( well except for the sugar in the biscuits ) And finally the taste - it tastes absolutely chocolatey with perfect sweetness ( you won't taste the dates at all!!! ) The pulsed nuts add nice little crunch. On the whole, if you are a chocolate lover ( or not :) ) you will be in heaven!! as you can enjoy a delicious chocolate cake without any guilt. Which means you can enjoy slice after slice!!! Actually this should have been the first thing I loved about this cake, but it got all upside down because my loaf shape mania :)
No Bake Chocolate Nutty Cake
Recipe Reference : Lite Bite
Almonds - 3/4 cup
Cashews - 1/2 cup
Pista - 1/2 cup
Marie Biscuit - 20 ( 10+ 10)
Dates - 15 ( soft variety )
Honey - 3 tbsp
Water - 2 tbsp ( or as required )
Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup
Butter - 3 tbsp

1) Dry roast the nuts in low medium flame until slightly brown ( keep stirring to avoid burning the nuts )
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2) Let the nuts cool to room temperature. Melt Butter in a pan and stir in the cocoa powder.
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3) Add in the honey. Mix well and switch off. Take 10 marie biscuits in  a mixer and grind to a fine powder.
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 4) Next Pulse the roasted nuts so that you have some lager crumbs and some smaller crumbs ( we don't need a fine powder )
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5) Next Pulse the dates. Add in the cocoa, butter and honey mixture and grind to a smooth paste ( Add water as required )
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6) It tasted absolutely chocolatey!!! so try not to eat the whole lot :) In a bowl add the biscuit powder and the pulsed nuts. Roughly break the remaining 10 biscuits and add them to the bowl.
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7) Now add the chocolatey dates paste and mix well. It will be like a thick cookie dough, which is exactly how it should be. Grease a loaf pan with butter and line it with a cling film with overhang on the sides for easy removal. Grease the cling film as well.
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 8) Drop the dough in the loaf pan and level it with your hands. Close it with the overhang cling film and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours ( I left mine overnight ). After chilling, gently lift the cling film and slice with a sharp serrated knife.
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That's it!!! Wonderful Chocolate cake is ready to dive in...
No Bake Chocolate Nutty Cake

1) Chilling the dough is necessary to get perfect slices.
2) If you don't have a loaf pan, you can do this in any other baking pan too.
3) Try to add little water while grinding as you want the final dough to be thick.

Sending this to Nupur's What's with my cuppa?? event


  1. perfect....!Tempting clicks too:)

  2. Super delicious & a perfect Christmas recipe.............

  3. like you said chocolate lover or not - this is a true delight! I am not a huge fan of chocolate BUT I am MAJOR fan of crunchy sweet treats!! :) this is super perfect for meee :) tnx for sharing