Chocolate Biscuit Cake Anyone?

As we mentioned a few weeks back, the royal wedding will not only have one, but TWO delicious cakes. One being a Chocolate Biscuit Cake (Will’s choice of course). Today, The Toronto Star published a delicious recipe for the treat. And here’s the kicker, you don’t even have to bake it. In a nutshell, chocolate biscuit cake is exactly as it sounds, it’s made out of biscuits covered in nothing but decadent chocolate. Thinking about making it for yourself? It would definitely be a bridal shower hit and is so easy to create. Here’s the recipe for those of you who want to give it a try–we certainly will! Enjoy.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

4 tbsp (60 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
4 oz (110 g)
dark chocolate, chopped
1 large egg, beaten
8 oz (225 g)
McVities Rich Tea Biscuits (about 28), or other tea biscuits (such as Social Tea or Marie/Maria), broken into almond-sized pieces

Icing:
8 oz (225 g)
dark chocolate, chopped

Line bottom of 7-inch/18-cm (or other small) non-stick springform pan with parchment. Butter sides.

In medium bowl using electric mixer on medium, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.

In top of double boiler, or in stainless steel bowl set over pot of simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring. Stir in butter mixture. Stir in egg. Remove from heat; fold in biscuits, stirring until well coated.

Spoon biscuit mixture into prepared cake pan, filling all gaps on bottom (it will be the top when unmolded). Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours until cold and firm.

Remove cake from fridge. Remove ring from springform pan. Turn cake upside down on cooling rack set over parchment-lined baking sheet; remove bottom and parchment.

In top of double boiler or in stainless steel bowl set over pot of simmering water, melt dark chocolate, stirring. Slowly pour over cake, filling crevices and smoothing top and sides using offset spatula.

Let cake stand at room temperature until set, at least 1 hour. Carefully run knife around bottom of cake where it has stuck to rack, then transfer cake to serving plate.

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