In a few short days, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Will and Kate to us) will celebrate their third wedding anniversary! I can’t believe that it was just three years ago that we watched this beautiful couple vow to spend their lives together. In most weddings, it is mainly about what the bride wants, but in this case William received a special treat in the form of a grooms cake! In addition to their traditional 8 tiered white wedding cake, William’s favorite cake as a boy was made to be enjoyed by their 600 guests. This recipe by former Royal chef Darren McGrady is sinfully delicious, so why not pop on the Royal Wedding DVD, give this cake a go and re-live the magic of the day?
Chocolate Biscuit Cake:
Makes one 6-inch round cake. 8 slices
- 1/2 tsp. butter , for greasing
- 8 ounces Rich tea biscuits
- 4 ounces unsalted butter , softened
- 4 ounces granulated sugar
- 4 ounces dark chocolate , for the cake
- 1 egg
8 ounces dark chocolate , for coating
- 1 ounce chocolate , for decorating
- To make cake: Lightly grease a 6″ x 2 1/2″ cake ring and place on a tray on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Break each of the biscuits into almond-size pieces by hand and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture starts to lighten.
- Melt the 4 ounces of dark chocolate and add to the butter mixture while constantly stirring.
- Beat the egg into the mixture.
- Fold in the biscuit pieces until they are all coated with the chocolate mixture.
- Spoon the 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.
8. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours
My cake looked nothing like the one in the picture possibly because I used a bigger pan, and I didn’t break up the biscuits as small as I should have, but what it lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for in taste! I even added some edible pearls on top to make it more festive. This cake is very rich so I could only eat a small portion at a time, but it was truly scrumptious. I can see why William just had to have it!