Almond Chocolate Biscotti (Using Cake Mix)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a quick biscotti recipe that starts off with a chocolate cake mix. Very quick and easy and perfect for after dinner drinks or coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, flour, butter, chocolate syrup, eggs and extracts; mix well.
  2. Stir in the almonds and miniature chocolate chips.
  3. Divide dough by half.
  4. On ungreased baking sheets, shape each portion into a 12 x 2 log.
  5. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  6. Cool for 15 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board; carefully cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 12 inch pieces.
  8. Place cut side down on baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until firm.
  10. In a heavy saucepan over how heat, melt vanilla chips and shortening.
  11. Drizzle over biscotti; let stand until hardened.
  12. Store in airtight container.


Most Helpful

YUM! I had to divvy these up between DH for at work, DD and fiance, and myself because everybody loved them. I used a devil's food mix, (I LOVE the simpliticy of using a mix), and when I cut them they were a bit wider than 1/2 inch. (I had some cracking in the "logs" and I found the trick to cutting them without causing crumbling was to lightly start the cutting through the very top crust with the serrated knife, then push straight down to cleanly cut.) They came out of the oven the second time with just a little semi-softness in the centers, like a dense brownie texture, YUM!, and a crusty outside. I spaced my white chocolate on the stove and it siezed up, so I had to smear it on...sorry for the photo, but they sure were delicious! I will make these again. ZWT 7 - Shady Ladies

Chef PotPie June 06, 2011

Very good and so easy! I cooked mine 30 minutes for the first time, and 10 minutes the second. Would use the longer cooking times next time as mine were still a bit soft in the middle. Great flavor and will definitely use this recipe again. I used a German Chocolate Cake Mix.

Julie F December 12, 2010

Yum yum yum yum!!! Wow these are perfect biscotti cookies!! I did goof and forgot to add the mini chips but that really did not affect the texture or taste that I can tell. These are so wonderful dunked into my cup of coffee. So glad I tagged you in Photo Tag!!

HokiesMom March 24, 2010

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