One of my absolute favorite desserts, also a favorite of the regal Prince William, is biscuit cake. For those of you who have not experienced this British inspired dessert, you must! I have to hand it to the Prince, he has fabulous taste in dessert, one bite and you’ll know why! Okay so maybe these mashed up biscuits with a chocolate shell concontion shouldn’t be called a cake. It’s more of a pile of heaven, but to keeps things classy, we’ll stick with calling it a cake. The best part? It’s pretty simple to make, and ya’ll know I’m the Queen of simple baking!
The chocolate is smooth and creamy and the biscuits are crunchy with a slight hint of salt, giving it a winning combination of flavors and textures. I first had this cake for the royal nuptials (at my Royal Wedding party of course) and since then have been hooked!
8 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
8 oz. (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 large eggs
½ cup sugar
8 oz. rich tea biscuits (I used Nabisco Social Tea)
Zest of 1 orange
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup raisins, soaked in 2 tablespoons of sherry
1. Melt chocolate in a mixing bowl placed over a saucepan of gently simmering water. In another saucepan (or microwave-safe bowl) melt butter.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the eggs and sugar until mixed well. Add melted butter and chocolate. Add orange zest, raisins, and nuts to the chocolate mixture. Gradually fold in the crushed biscuits, until biscuits are evenly distributed throughout the chocolate.
3. In a 2-pound loaf pan lined with plastic wrap, spread the chocolate mixture and smooth out evenly. Cover entire pan with plastic wrap.
3. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into slices.