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post #1 of 81
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Royal Wedding: Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe
Serves 8 commoners.

1/2 teaspoon soft butter
8 ounces *McVities rich tea biscuits
4 ounces soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate
1 egg, beaten
8 ounces dark chocolate for icing
1 ounce white chocolate for decoration

1. Line the base of a springform pan with silicone paper, and butter the sides. Break the biscuits into almond-sized pieces and set aside.
2. Cream the sugar and butter in a bowl. Melt 4 ounces dark chocolate and mix with butter, add the beaten egg and mix well. Add biscuits and coat well.
3. Pour into the pan, making sure the bottom is well covered as this will be the top of the cake when it is unmoulded. Let set in a fridge for three hours. Let partially warm outside of the fridge while 8 ounces dark chocolate and white chocolate are melted. Flip cake and drizzle chocolate on top.

*You can buy 'McVities rich tea biscuits' at Amazon.com
post #2 of 81
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Has anyone ever made this? I am thinking about trying it but wonder if it is as good as the media makes it out to be.
post #3 of 81
Oh it's good alright. This recipe has been around for a while. The key is to use the chocolate bar you like eating because it's gonna be the predominant taste. I like to use 3 oz Lindt Milk Chocolate + 1 oz Lindt Excellence because I don't like very dark chocolate cakes.
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post #4 of 81
I'd like to try this, too, but I'm concerned about using the raw egg as a binder. Is there a substitute to use?
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post #5 of 81
not liking the raw egg either....
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post #6 of 81
Just temper the egg with the chocolate.
post #7 of 81
Is there any cookie that can be bought in the grocery store that is similiar to the one used in this recipe? Thanks for recipe, sounds interesting.
post #8 of 81
Instead of the raw egg you can use a pastured egg product (egg beaters or that type of thing.) I raise my own chickens and know they're disease free so the raw egg doesn't phase me. I use them in my smoothies all the time. icon_smile.gif
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post #9 of 81
I have the same question as audrey0522;
Is there any comparable cookie in the US?
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post #10 of 81
I don't know about a comparable cookie but they do sell the McVities on Amazon if you're really desperate to try it. icon_smile.gif
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post #11 of 81
I have the book Eating Royally so thought I'd add the chocolate biscuit cake recipe as it written in the book. First part is what Darren McGrady (the chef) says about the recipe.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

OK, you have to first understand that when I say "biscuit," I am referring to "cookies," not those big muffin looking things you eat at breakfast to keep the bacon grease off your hands! In Britain, biscuits are cookies . . . and . . . cookies . . . well those are things that keep popping up on your computer screens. That explained, this is an amazing no-bake cake best served straight from the refrigerator. I can't say how long it keeps because I have never had one last longer than five minutes before I was staring at a plate of crumbs.
Without a doubt, it is the Queen's favorite tea cake. We had request after request from palace visitors to divulge the recipe. Well, I've held off until now. Enjoy!


1/2 teaspoon butter, for greasing pan
8 ounces McVities rich tea biscuits
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate
1 egg beaten
8 ounces dark chocolate, for icing
1 ounce white chocolate, for decoration

1. Lightly grease a small (such as 6 x 2 1/2 - inch) cake ring with 1/2 teaspoon butter, and place on parchment - lined tray. Break each of the biscuits into almond size - pieces and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is a light lemon colour.

2. Melt the 4 ounces of dark chocolate in a double boiler. Add the butter and sugar mixture to the chocolate, stirring constantly. Add the egg and continue stirring. Fold in the biscuit pieces until they are all coated with the chocolate mixture.

3. Spoon the chocolate biscuit mixture into the prepared cake ring. Try to fill all of the gaps on the bottom of the ring, because this will be the top when it is unmolded. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least three hours.

4. Remove the cake from the refrigerator, and let it stand while you melt the 8 ounces of dark chocolate for the icing. Slide the ring off the cake and turn the cake upside down onto a cooling rack. Pour the 8 ounces of melted dark chocolate over the cake, and smooth the top and sides using a butter knife or offset spatula. Allow the chocolate icing to set at room temperature. Carefully run a knife around the bottom of the cake where it has stuck to the cooling rack, and transfer the cake to a cake dish. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle on top of the cake in a decorative pattern.
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post #12 of 81
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Originally Posted by Kaytecake

I'd like to try this, too, but I'm concerned about using the raw egg as a binder. Is there a substitute to use?



The raw egg is cooked by the hot melted chocolate.
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post #13 of 81
I've never heard of egg in a chocolate biscuit cake!!

I think the closest thing to describe is is Rocky Road - without marshmallows?
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post #14 of 81
I'm glad to know Amazon sells those tea biscuits -- I wouldn't have a clue where to get them otherwise! icon_lol.gif

Just so we're clear, is this what you are referring to? http://www.amazon.com/McVities-Classic-Biscuits-7-05-Ounce-Package/dp/B001EPPC80/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

You know now that I read the recipe more closely, I have more questions:

~ Can any shortbread cookie be substituted for the tea biscuits?

~ Do you have to have a cake ring or can you use a regular 6 x 2 cake pan?
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post #15 of 81
icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif HOW MUCH?

They are under £1 a packet in the supermarkets here!!!! Good grief.

I've asked my aunt (who lives in Canada) with the American equivalent of Rich Tea biscuits are - and will report back when she replies to my email!!!

Suzanne x
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