Monday, November 12, 2012

A treat from my teen years : English Biscuit Cake

I found it interesting how old fashion recipe becomes an all time rave! The simple biscuit cake is now called the Prince William's groom cake.  I used to love biscuit cake when I was growing up. It was a treat at tea time. The recipe is quite simple. No baking necessary. We didn't put any glaze on it. Just store it in the fridge and I would get a piece after school! As I get older, the more I realize how fortunate I am to be raised in a few different cultures. The only regret: Sorry Grandfather, I didn't turn out to as prim and proper as you would like me to be.

English Biscuit Cake
1 8.8 oz package Digestive Biscuit (I have a large package and I used 1/2)
2 tbsp Lion's golden syrup
2/3 bag 12oz bag of chocolate chip
1/2 cup cream
2 tbsp butter
1/3 bag of Chocolate chip
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup cream
Line a 6 or 8" cake pan with plastic wrap with about 1.5" overhang. Set aside.
 In a large bowl, break up the biscuits into large pieces. Set aside.
In a med size saucepan, combine chocolate chip, Golden syrup and butter.
 Add cream.
Combine the mixture till the chocolate is melted with a smooth consistency.
 Remove from heat, pour the chocolate mixture over the biscuit.
 Mix well
 Pour the biscuit mixture into the prepared pan. E.ven out the mix
 Fold in the overhang.
 Press the biscuit mixture down
 You can use a measuring cup to make a even surface. You will crush the biscuit, don't worry that you put too much pressure on the cake. Place the cake in the fridge for about 3 hours or overnight.
 When the cake is set, remove it from the pan
 Unwrap the cake. Keep it cold in the fridge
 In a small bowl, combine chocolate, cream and butter. Melt in the microwave for 1-2mins.
 Stir till you have a smooth glaze
 Frost the cake the glaze. Even out the glaze
 Return the cake back to the fridge till the glaze is set.
 I used the ready make frosting I was going to use for my little "acorns".

 Oh... those little acorn, I saw it on Pintesest, here is my version. Fun to make with kids!
Ritz Bit Acorn Garnish:
12 Ritz peanut butter bits
12 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped.
Ready to use chocolate icing.
Put a small amount of icing on each of the Ritz Bits.
Top it with the chocolate
 Pipe a little stem on the other side of the Ritz bits. You got acorns!
Garnish the cake.
We usually make it a loaf pan. It's easier to cut. As with pattern, I simply dragged a fork on top and side of cake in both directions.

Ready to serve
Serve 8-10 this is a very rich cake



  1. Wat a gorgeous looking cake!!! love the idea of using biscuits…

  2. Truly a kids delight…looks terrific!!

  3. It's a very simple recipe. Hope you enjoy it!