Irish Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Planning your St. Patrick’s Day menu? Below you will find an easy dessert that consists of just four ingredients (more, if you like add-ins like raisins and nuts), and requires no baking. It’s a bit lumpy and bumpy which makes me love it all the more; it’s Irish biscuit cake, a popular favorite in Ireland and the groom’s wedding cake for the royal wedding of Prince William and the lovely Duchess Kate.

Before we dive into the biscuit cake, here are a few ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day feast.

Guinness Beef Stew

Irish Brown Bread

Guinness Ice Cream Float

Smoked Salmon Dip

Irish Whiskey and Brown Sugar Salmon

As long as you don’t call anything a car bomb, you’ll be all set.

Back to the biscuit cake, which could not be easier. I used a recipe from Kerrygold, omitting the hazelnuts because I forgot to buy them.

chocolate chips

First you’ve got chocolate.

golden syrup

And then there’s golden syrup. I got this in the Irish section at our local grocery store. I am guessing that grocery stores across the US don’t have Irish sections (which makes me even happier to live in Dorchester), so you can also use honey or corn syrup. I’d recommend finding golden syrup though, as it has a lovely, slightly burnt caramel flavor. Someone had to lick the spoon. . .

golden syrup

The final two ingredients are Kerrygold butter and rich tea biscuits. Thankfully, the recipe only used about half the sleeve, which means we have biscuits for tea for the rest of the week.

rich tea biscuits

To make this dessert, you simply need to melt the butter, chocolate, and golden syrup together, either in the microwave or over a double boiler, then fold in broken biscuits. You can also add nuts and raisins, depending on your preferences. It’s that simple.

Once the ingredients are combined, pour into a wax paper lined container, and let cool until completely firm.


Cut into bars, and enjoy this sweet little tea treat.


Are you planning on any St. Patrick’s Day recipes this week?

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Tags: chocolate, dessert, easy dessert, easy recipe, Food, Ireland, recipes, St. Patrick's Day

  1. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Love the biscuits mixed up in there! I am definitely going to have to look for that Golden Syrup!


  2. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Mmm… love how simple this is and the crumbled biscuits mixed in!


  3. Sues’s avatar

    Ooh I love the look of this!! I totally bought all the ingredients to make a biscuit cake last year (for the royal wedding!) and then never did it! Might have to get on that :)


  4. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    This looks great! Definitely my kind of treat. I also love that it’s no bake!


  5. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    I just posted a recipe for Boozy Whoopie Pies today for St. Patrick’s Day! I had never heard of chocolate biscuit cake before – this looks and sounds delicious.


  6. Megan’s avatar

    That looks delicious! And I have that syrup. I think I found it at Whole Foods.


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