A very delicious and very easy cake & you don't even need an oven!


  • 150 g Digestive biscuits

  • 100 g Pecans

  • 100 g Pistachios nuts

  • 10 Glace Cherries

  • 2 ready made meringue nests

  • 150 g Butter chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup

  • 200 g good quality Chocolate

  • cocoa powder for dusting


  • 1.

    Break the biscuits into small pieces directly into a large bowl.

  • 2.

    Add the pecans, pistachio nuts and cherries.

  • 3.

    Put the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and put on a low heat over a pan of simmering water to melt.

  • 4.

    Mix all the ingredients together and place in the container which acts as your mould.

  • 5.

    To help with turning out, line a 30 x 20cm container with cling film first leaving plenty of extra film at the edges to fold over the top.

  • 6.

    Leave in the fridge to firm up then turn out and cut into chunky slices.


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Posted by Mona8Report
Sounds yummy...will try it for my grandkids.Thanks Jamie
Posted by EB50Report
This looks like it could be dangerous in such a perfect way!
Posted by MS10Report
yummy i like it
Posted by CB36Report
sounds too easy. will try it soon!
Posted by JosephineReport
looks yummy, will definitely try it. Not sure about the meringue nests.
Posted by AK18Report
OK, what do I really do with the meringue nests? The recipe says to melt them but that looks like the road to disaster.
Posted by MichelleReport
Can't wait to make it. Without the Glace cherries.
Posted by MM117Report
it looks good and ezy to make no oven cooking so my kids can cook it aswell
Posted by Ronda5Report
What do I do with the meringue?
Posted by OzymandiasReport
This is a nice variation on Polish Cake.