April 2011 archive

Cakery Friday: Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake

By the time you open this post William & Kate may have already become husband and wife. The Royal Wedding craze is everywhere,and although most of the details of the wedding have been kept under wraps we do know that at least one of the cakes being served is a favorite of Queen Elizabeth’s, the Chocolate Biscuit Cake. In honor of the wedding and the new Princess I decided to try out a recipe for the cake. It’s unlike anything I have made before, but absolutely delicious. It’s a no-bake chocolate treat that is basically biscuits {British cookies} covered in chocolate, how could that be bad??



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Gather all of the ingredients.



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Cream together 1/2 stick {4 tablespoons} of butter with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.



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Melt 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate in a double boiler.



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The recipe called for McVitie’s Rich Tea Biscuits, I substituted with Biscoff {they tasted fabulous!}. Break the biscuits into almond-sized pieces.



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Off of the heat, add the butter and sugar mixture to the melted chocolate, stirring constantly. Fold in one egg, beaten. Finally, gently fold in the biscuit pieces.



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After all of the biscuits are coated in the chocolate mixture, press the contents of the bowl into a 6 inch springform pan that has been greased. Allow to chill for at least 3 hours.



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Remove the cake from the refrigerator; let stand while you melt 8 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler. Slide the ring off the cake; turn the cake upside-town onto a cooling rack. Pour the melted chocolate over the cake, smoothing the top and sides. Allow the icing to set at room temperature.



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For a printer-friendly version of this recipe click here: Chocolate Biscuit Cake.

Enjoy the wedding! Cannot wait to see what she is wearing!!!!

xoxo,

Ali

s’more Mason Jar love

As if it was not torturous enough to wake up to S’more’s yesterday. Here are a few more DELICIOUS looking cakes baked right inside our beloved Mason Jars. I can’t wait to try out a some {all} of these recipes!  The Peanut Butter Cups and the Red Velvet with Nutella are top on my list!

Rainbow Cake In A Jar


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Red Velvet Cake In A Jar



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Pinkalicious Cake In A Jar



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Nutella & Golden Butter Cake In A Jar



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Neapolitan Cake In A Jar



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Peanut Butter Cups (Cake) In A Jar



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Easter Tie-Dyed Cake In A Jar



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Chocolate Pudding Cake In A Jar



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Have you seen any other creative mason jar baking, please share?!?

xoxo,

Ali

S’more Jars



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We’re baaaaaack!! Hope you missed us!….

It’s clear that I love mason jars. They are gorgeous for flowers, awesome for favors and even can be filled with food. I love them so much I named my son after them {ok, no I didn’t, that would be taking it about 5 steps too far}.

Anyways, I saw these s’more cakes over on how sweet it is the other day and I couldn’t stop salivating {not to mention I am on a post-partum “diet” so it’s clear that I won’t be eating this for a long long long while}. Still, a mom can dream right?



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I would like s’more right about now. Recipe found here.

xoxo,

Niki



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