Did you hear about the wedding last week?? It was pretty big, you might have seen. Did you see the dress? Did you see the kiss? Did you hear about the cake?!
I do have a mild obsession with the British monarchy, it’s true. But this is neither the time nor the place to discuss this. This, my friends, is about another obsession of mine: no bake desserts (especially those involving biscuits). It may be a pretty specific category, but they’re pretty awesome – creating a full-fledged delicious dessert, using nothing but a couple ingredients and never turning on the oven! So easy, so simple, so delicious. They are a wonder to me.
Which is why I was surprised to learn that the groom’s cake at the Royal Wedding was a chocolate biscuit cake – a no bake “cake” using simply British tea biscuits, chocolate and condensed milk. Amazing. And that was all that was needed to serve such a regal crowd! You know you have to try this one.
So it turns out that you don’t need to crash a royal wedding in order to eat like the royals! No, no. You just need a few ingredients and a refrigerator. And a fancy hat. But only if you feel like it.
14 oz (400 grams) digestive biscuits, rich tea biscuits or graham crackers, crumbled into pieces
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 stick butter
1 can condensed milk
5 oz. dark chocolate
5 oz. milk chocolate
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Grease a pie plate, 8 inch square dish, or any dish of a similar size. Line with parchment paper and then grease the parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Stir together the crushed biscuits with nuts and dried cherries in a large bowl. Set aside.
3. Over medium heat, in a double boiler, melt together the 5 oz. of dark chocolate, 5 oz. milk chocolate, butter and condensed milk until completely melted and thick.
4. Pour chocolate mixture over the biscuits and stir together until everything is coated. Pour into prepared dish and pat down to ensure that the cake will take the shape of the plate. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
5. Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir after every interval until the chips are melted.
6. Unmold the cake and remove the parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate in the center of the cake and spread so it will run down the sides of the cake. Let the chocolate set for about 15 minutes and then slice.