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Chocolate biscuit cake

I usually enjoy cooking for hours in my kitchen, but sometimes I simply do not have enough time to cook neither to post any new recipe so… would you excuse me if sometimes I just share one of my old recipes? I bet you don’t mind that much if it comes from my previous Italian blog, do you? : )

Believe me, you can make this impressive and delicious chocolate biscuit cake in just a few minutes: all you need is very good quality chocolate, cream and digestive biscuits which have a lovely crisp and sandy texture. That’s all. Yes, you need just these ingredients, five minutes and, needless to say, a little imagination.

Just for the records, as many of you know, this cake is inspired by one of the Royal Wedding’s cakes (ehmm, I’m talking about the concept, of course!), said to be Prince William’s favourite.

And it’s one of the best quick and easy desserts ever.

Chocolate biscuit cake

(Serves 6-8)

200 gr Digestive biscuits
250 gr Dark chocolate 70%
250 ml whipping cream

  • Break the chocolate into pieces.
  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, over very gentle heat, bring the cream to a boil and remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the chocolate, mix all together so it’s mixed up well and the chocolate is melted.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the digestive biscuits, roughly chopped.
  • Line a round cake tin with clingfilm – tuck it in as tight and smooth as possible, so there are no gaps or bumps and leaving overhands.
  • Strain the mixture into the cake tin, press down well and cover with clingfilm straining well to eliminate air bubble (use the back of a metal spoon).
  • Refrigerate until set, I would say overnight.
  • Decorate with chocolate curls and raspberries.
  • Take it out just 10-15 minutes before serving, but cut it into slices while is still very cold.
  • Suggestion: it’s not so sweet, so you could add some sugar and adjust on your personal preference.

28 Comments

  • 1
    Polina
    April 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Truly amazing!! I’d love to spoil my raw diet with it! X

    • 2
      April 7, 2012 - 9:03 am | Permalink

      Oh please darling, forget your raw diet for a while and enjoy this scrumptious chocolate cake : )

  • 3
    Rosa
    April 5, 2012 - 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Delicious looking and sounding! A great Easter treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • 5
    April 6, 2012 - 9:24 am | Permalink

    You’ve made a simple favorite look spectacular with those chocolate shavings and raspberries on top, really fantastic.

  • 6
    April 7, 2012 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much Sylvie.. a simple recipe with a little imagination ; )

  • 7
    April 9, 2012 - 4:14 pm | Permalink

    oh, yum! this sounds just divine + I love how easy it is. will definitely be trying this soon!

    • 8
      April 11, 2012 - 9:04 am | Permalink

      If you have a craving for dark chocolate treat just go for it! : )

  • 9
    April 11, 2012 - 4:32 am | Permalink

    I’ve never tried chocolate biscuit cake but I know I’d like this – love your chocolate shavings too!

  • 10
    April 11, 2012 - 9:25 am | Permalink

    chocolate shavings request a little patience, but they’re the funniest part of the job!

  • 11
    April 11, 2012 - 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Instant love! From the first picture to the last comment, I knew that this cake was the one for me! It’s an absolutely beautiful cake, I’d almost be afraid to eat it! I’m sure that feeling wouldn’t last long though…

    • 12
      April 14, 2012 - 10:56 am | Permalink

      Hi Jeff, that sounds like love at first sight : )… I’m so happy you loved it!

  • 13
    April 12, 2012 - 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Hiya Katia!
    I’m new to your side and really like what I see so far!
    Beautiful recipe and you’ve made something simple look unbelievable fancy and decadent!

    Cheers,
    Tobias

    • 14
      April 14, 2012 - 11:01 am | Permalink

      Hi Tobias, thank you for stopping by, I’m glad you like my fuss free recipes as much as I liked your cupcakes! : )

  • 15
    April 12, 2012 - 5:42 pm | Permalink

    It is such a fab idea to have a quick, easy and totally elegant dessert like this one handy! When I’m planning a dinner party, this is precisely the kind of dessert that is right up my ally.

    Very happy to have stumbled upon your blog (and I mean that in the old fashioned way, not the “stumble me” icon. Still not quite sure how to work that thing!) Your blog is beautiful. :)

    p.s. I love that your spam filter has me do math. I feel a touch smarter when I work out the proper subtraction! hehe ;)

    • 16
      April 14, 2012 - 11:16 am | Permalink

      Hi Kale!
      I’m so glad you’ve stopped by or stumbled upon my blog ; ) because now I found you!
      Thank you for loving my recipe and my spam filter too ; ) it’s not that bad, isn’t it?!
      have a nice w.e.

  • 17
    April 12, 2012 - 6:52 pm | Permalink

    It looks STUNNING! And who would have thought it’s so quick to make!

    • 18
      April 14, 2012 - 11:22 am | Permalink

      This cake is almost shamelessly and quick and easy to make, but we don’t blame it for that, don’t we?!
      Thank you and have a lovely w.e.!

  • 19
    April 12, 2012 - 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this sounds great! Biscuits and chocolate sounds like a great combination and so simple to make.

  • 20
    April 13, 2012 - 7:48 am | Permalink

    Absolutely gorgeous Katia. I love a chocolate biscuit cake and you have dressed it to perfection. I made one quite a while ago … and am now craving some!

    • 21
      April 14, 2012 - 11:24 am | Permalink

      BIANA and DEEBA,
      thank you for stopping by, I’m very happy you like this chocolate cake so much : )

  • 22
    April 13, 2012 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Katia! It’s so nice to meet you (thank you for visiting my blog!). You used to live in SF? We were neighbors before. :-) Your cake looks GORGEOUS! I’m excited to explore your blog after leaving this comment. ;-)

  • 23
    April 14, 2012 - 11:35 am | Permalink

    Hi Nami, my pleasure! Thank you for visiting me…
    I lived in SF for six months, I moved there at the end of 2010 and I found a lovely flat in Marina District (just 10 minutes walk from the GG, ahhh great memories!)

  • 24
    April 14, 2012 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    This is an intriguing flavour combination!

  • 25
    April 16, 2012 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog! This looks delicious and I love how simple it is. such a small number of ingredient. Pure goodness!

  • 26
    April 16, 2012 - 6:57 pm | Permalink

    This looks amazing! Pure chocolate bliss, and so easy to make! Please share more recipes :)

  • 27
    April 19, 2012 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    A huge slice for me please, looks fabulous. I make a version of this for my kids, they love it!

  • 28
    July 9, 2012 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Based on your delicious chocolate biscuit cake photos, we’d like to invite you to submit your food photos on a food photography site called http://www.foodporn.net so our readers can enjoy your creations.
    It is absolutely free and fun to make others hungry!
    Thanks :)

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