Hello everyone and welcome to my first food post!
I apologize for the radio silence and lack of posting but exam season is getting the best of me *sigh* Here's a little way to beat those blues and a fun study break!
Exams are looming around and more than likely stressing you out, I know I am. As Tom and Donna from Parks and Rec would say "TREAT YO'SELF"
For me, I love to de-stress by baking or as I like to say "Procrasti-baking" because I'm usually meant to be doing something else!
The easiest thing for me to make has to be my Ultimate Chocolate Biscuit cake! It's definitely a favourite when I bring it to parties or events! The best part? I make it all in one pot so it's less washing up for me, which is undoubtedly the worst part.
This chocolate biscuit cake is pure indulgence! It's sweet, rich, crunchy and smooth. I buy all my ingredients in Aldi or Lidl because it works out way cheaper than in Dunnes or Tesco.
The total cost of this is around 10-15 Euro and most of the ingredients are multi purpose!
- 60g coco powder
- 240g golden syrup
- 340g soft butter
- 120g milk or dark chocolate
- 1 tsp good vanilla extract
- A pack of digestive biscuits
- Your favourite chocolate bar! You'll need roughly 3
- Mini Marshmallows
- A cake tin
- Baking Paper
- Plastic Sandwich bag
- Rolling pin or hammer
- Melt the butter and golden syrup in a large pot over a medium heat. Stir well until the butter is completely melted and remove from heat.
- Add the coco powder, vanilla and chocolate. Break up the chocolate into small pieces so it's easier to melt!
- Stir it until it's all melted and looks like heaven in a pot! It should look glossy and smooth and smell divine.
- I like to crush my digestives in a plastic sandwich bag and a rolling pin. It's really quite therapeutic.
- Chop up the chosen chocolate bar. I've used a Crunchie, Mars bar, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, so you can really use anything! Keep some leftover to decorate
- Add in the digestives, marshmallows and chocolate bar pieces and mix well until everything is covered in the chocolate mixture.
- Line your tin with parchment paper and pour in! Decorate how you please!
- Leave to set for about 2 hours in open air. After the 2 hours, refrigerate until cool and fully set!
This recipe is best made the night before a party so it has time to completely set!
This is so rich and delicious you'll want to eat so much more!
I hope you enjoy this amazing recipe and always remember to treat yo'self because you deserve it!
Note: This recipe is adapted from Carolyn Robb's article on the Daily Mail! (mainly the measurements of ingredients) This is by far the BEST recipe for biscuit cake I've tried so thank you Carolyn! <3