Let’s #BakeTogether - Arnott’s Chocolate Royals Cake

This week, we’re celebrating World Chocolate Day the royal way! Deliciously rich, our Chocolate Royals Cake is nutty, fruity, chocolatey and requires absolutely no baking. It’s made with a blended Scotch Finger base topped with our one-of-a-kind Chocolate Royals biscuits. And, if you’re feeling extra decadent, you can decorate it with edible gold leaf and fresh raspberries. Who knew a cake could have wow factor like this?


  • Prep time: 10 minutes

  • Cooking time: 25 minutes

  • Chill time: 2+ hours

  • Makes: 12-24 servings



  • 250g packet Arnott’s Scotch Finger biscuits

  • ½ cup dried cranberries 

  • ½ cup chopped dates

  • ½ cup pistachio nuts 

  • 125g unsalted butter, chopped

  • ¼ cup (80g) golden syrup

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped


  • ¼ cup (60g) thickened cream

  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped

  • Arnott’s Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Royals

  • Edible gold leaf and fresh raspberries to decorate (optional)



Step 1

Grease and line base of a 24cm diameter, round springform pan. In a large bowl, break the Scotch Finger biscuits into large pieces. Add cranberries, dates and nuts.   

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, combine butter and golden syrup, stir over low heat until butter is melted, do not boil. Remove from heat, add 200g dark chocolate and stir until melted. Pour over biscuit mixture and stir until combined. Spoon mixture into prepared pan, pressing down firmly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.


Step 1

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring cream to the boil, remove from heat and stir in 100g dark chocolate until melted. Transfer to a clean bowl and set aside to cool.  

Step 2

Remove cake from pan and spread cooled chocolate mixture over top and sides of cake. Place Arnott’s Royals around the top edge of the cake and decorate with gold leaf. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Cut into slices and serve.


Want to up the ante and add some extra challenge? For the filling, bake the Scotch Finger biscuit from scratch. Access the recipe from our Big Recipe Release and show us what you’ve got! 


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Arnott’s Chocolate Royals

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