No-bake Biscuit Cake

After every Easter, I’m faced with a sight like this. And these bits and pieces of chocolate seem to hang around my cupboards all year.

Biscuit Pudding - Chocolate Decadence

It’s a first world problem, a happy problem… but a problem nevertheless. Because it means that I pop an egg each day until the following Easter.

So I’m starting a new tradition: The Post-Easter No-Bake Biscuit Cake

Biscuit Pudding - Chocolate Decadence

It is essentially condensing all the goodies into one, moorishly decadent dessert. I’m talking Nigella decadent – ‘standing at the fridge in your silk nightgown for a saucy midnight feast for one’ kinda decadent.

Best of all, all you need are a few simple ingredients and a spare 10 minutes to make this.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 8-10

  • 1 packet of Marie biscuits (or similar)
  • 500ml thickened cream
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 1 cup or more of Chocolate easter eggs (or any other chocolatey bits)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Plain vanilla ice cream to serve

METHOD

  1. Warm the cream in a saucepan over low heat till it is hot but not boiling.
  2. Add the chocolate and pinch of salt and stir well for 5 minutes with a whisk until the chocolate all melts and turns into a thick ganache. Biscuit Pudding - Chocolate Decadence
  3. Pour some ganache into the base of a serving dish just to cover the base.Biscuit Pudding - Chocolate Decadence
  4. Soak each Marie biscuit one-by-one in the warm milk for a few seconds and layer them over the ganache.Biscuit Pudding - Chocolate Decadence Then top with another layer of ganache and keep going till the biscuit packet  and ganache is finished. Biscuit Pudding - Chocolate Decadence
  5. Leave in fridge to set for 3-6 hours for more of a mousse-like finish. Longer if you like your cake firmer. You can also freeze it and pull it out an hour before serving because it thaws out well.
  6. Slice it up and serve it with a scoop of ice cream.Biscuit Pudding - Chocolate Decadence

It’s simply delicious. And almost therapeutic to melt all those eggs down into one delicious molten mess.

– Surangi

Hillary and Dijon - Surangi

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