Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boozy Chocolate Biscuit Cake

This has been adapted from my mother-in-law secret chocolate biscuit cake. Her's is totally awesome, it was the talk of a recent party, and I ate more than my share. I was hoping I could steal the recipe and play around with it a bit , by adding nuts and brandy. The result is a great flavor and textured cake perfect as a last minute edible Christmas gift. If making for the little ones, I'd omit the nuts and brandy and add some mini marshmallows perhaps.


  • 1 packet of marrieta biscuits (or rich tea),crushed to rubble
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 50g of chopped mixed nuts
  • 4 tsp of dark cocoa powder
  • 6 oz sugar
  • 2 tsp of brandy (optional) [rum, whiskey or sherry would also be yum)
  • 250g margarine/butter


  1. Melt the margarine slowly on a hob
  2. Once fully melted add the sugar and cocoa and stir well to combine
  3. Allow the mixture to cool
  4. Add the beaten egg and stir until incorporated  (this thickens the mixture). Make sure the chocolate mixture is cool though, otherwise you will have scrambled egg, which is not a good flavour combo.
  5. Finally add the brandy, and stir. Then add the biscuits and nuts and mix fully with the mixture.
  6. Put in a container lined with parchment paper and press down well.
  7. Refrigerate overnight.
  8. Cut into squares and try to refrain from eating the whole batch yourself.

These are a fantastic homemade gift.

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