Prince William’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake. In honour of the royal wedding here’s a favourite of the entire British royal family and was chosen by the Prince as his grooms cake for the wedding.
Prince William’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake
The inspiration for this chocolate biscuit cake came when I went for a stroll downtown with the kids a couple of days ago. We came up with the idea to make Prince William’s groom’s cake which he has requested be served at the wedding reception.
Apparently, this easy no-bake refrigerator cake is a childhood indulgence of his and a particular favoorite of the entire royal family.
With this idea in mind, we dropped into Fat Nanny’s grocery store on Duckworth Street, where I procured the necessary Lyle’s golden syrup and a large sleeve of McVities original digestive biscuits. Both Lyle’s and McVities are venerable brands in the UK, which adds a little extra authenticity to the recipe on this occasion.
Golden syrup is a little difficult to come by in these parts, so I would use dark corn syrup as a substitute. Any brand of digestive biscuits will do.
Dark chocolate is the way to go with this recipe but you can mix semisweet and dark chocolate if you like the chocolate flavour to be a little lighter.
I’ve also read numerous versions of this recipe online that include such ingredients as dried cherries, roasted nuts and one ingredient I might just try the next time I make this…broken Crunchie bars! There’s lots of room for experimentation with this recipe, so go discover your own favourite version.
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Prince William's Chocolate Biscuit Cake - In honor of the royal wedding here's a favorite of the entire British royal family and was chosen by the Prince as his grooms cake for the wedding.
- 2 pounds dark chocolate, , roughly chopped (about 50% cocoa)
- 1 pound unsalted butter
- pinch salt
- ¼ cup whipping cream
- ⅓ cup golden syrup
- 1 pound digestive biscuits, , broken by hand into postage stamp sized pieces
For the Chocolate Ganache
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 1 tbsp corn syrup
- 8 ounces dark chocolate chopped
- Melt the butter over medium low heat.
- Add the chocolate and salt and continue over medium low heat until the chocolate is fully melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in the whipping cream and golden syrup until smooth.
- Fold in the broken biscuits and pour into a 9 inch spring form pan that has been lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Remove from pan and glaze with chocolate ganache.
To make the Chocolate ganache
- Scald the cream in the microwave until almost boiling.
- Pour over chocolate in a small bowl and let stand for five minutes.
- Stir until smooth then stir in the corn syrup.
- Pour over the cooled biscuit cake using a spatula to help cover it evenly.
Total time includes chilling time for the cake. it is best to make this dessert a day ahead.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Serving Size24 servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 526 Total Fat 37g Saturated Fat 22g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 13g Cholesterol 55mg Sodium 75mg Carbohydrates 46g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 4g Sugar 33g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g