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Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe by Sinead McDonagh

Traditionally biscuit cakes were made to use up all of the broken biscuits left at the end of the packet. However, over the last few years the humble biscuit cake has taken a modern twist and is as popular as ever. While very simple to make, this no-bake cake is one of my favourites.

There are many different recipes and many different chocolate biscuit cakes out there and I have tested most of them. I have spent years, endless recipes and many digestives trying to find the perfect recipe and I believe that this is it. Perfect in its simplicity and mouth-watering flavour, I was given this recipe by my friend Suzie after tasting her offerings at a college bake sale. I have made a few tweaks to the recipe to perfect this little bite of heaven.

Ingredients
400g Dairy Milk chocolate
130g butter
1 can of condensed milk
1 packet of Digestive biscuits
1 large packet of Maltesers
2 Crunchie bars (to decorate)

Method
1. Line a 10” circular baking tin (I prefer circular for a cake or square for individual slices)
2. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a saucepan
3. Remove from heat and stir in condensed milk
4. Break digestives into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl with the Maltesers
5. Pour chocolate mixture on top of biscuits and mix until all the pieces of biscuit are covered in the mixture
6. Pour into tin and flatten as much as possible. As you flatten you will notice some of the chocolate mixture raises towards the top of the cake
7. Crush Crunchies as much as possible and sprinkle crumbs over the cake. Gently press the crumbs into to excess chocolate mixture at the top so they will set
8. Place in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until solid

Sinead2My name is Sinead McDonagh and I am a baking enthusiast. I was first exposed to baking while helping my Nana bake fairy-buns as a child. Baking is now a passion of mine, driven by my obsession with cakes and sweet things. I love trying new recipes as often as possible and love baking for friends.

I try to re-enact popular baked goods shared on social media but am also partial to the classics, like the Victoria Sponge. One of the most fulfilling aspects of baking is finding a recipe that is unanimously adored and adding it to my collection of fool-proof recipes that I always go back to, such as my chocolate biscuit cake.

Sinead McDonagh

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