Monthly Archives: April 2012

Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe

I’ve noticed that a lot of the views of my blog come from people searching for chocolate biscuit cake recipes and ideas. I’m going to share the recipe that is tried and trusted by my mother and I. It has been served at many an occasion!

This cake is quite easy to make but is always a winner. Good quality chocolate is the key. I use Callebaut Belgian chocolate. You can make as a loaf, or a round or square cake tin. This recipe will do a small loaf. For a 6 inch round cake, double the recipe, and for an 8 inch round cake, triple the recipe, and for a 10 inch round, use 4 times the recipe.

Best Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Ingredients

  • 250g biscuits, all digestive or a mixture of a few types
  • 150g milk chocolate
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 100g butter
  • 150g golden syrup
  • 75g marshmallows/raisins/malteasers or whatever

Method

  1. Break half the biscuits into small pieces. Make the other half into fine crumbs using a blender or put them in a sandwich bag and bash with a rolling pin.
  2. Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup together.
  3. Mix the melted mixture with all the bicsuits and your chosen extra ingredient. Pour into a loaf tin and top with an extra 150g melted chocolate (optional).

For a special occasion, you can decorate the cake with Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers and Malteasers. Attach the fingers and malteasers with chocolate ganache or buttercream. For an 8 inch cake you will need 3 packets of Chocolate Fingers (1 of each milk, dark and white) and one large bag of malteasers.

If you have a lot of mouths to feed and you really want the ‘Wow’ factor, you can do a double tiered cake.

 

Spring Challenges

Two cards for challenges.  Both have images from Sassy Cheryl and are coloured with Promarkers.

The first is for Sassy Cheryl’s challenge Soft Pastels:

 

The second is for the Passion for Promarkers Challenge, Whatever the Weather:

 

Thanks for looking!

Craft Swap

I regularly take part in a gift swap online, and had the idea to have a craft swap. Being my idea, it was up to me to organise it! Posting day was last week and it was great to see all the crafts rolling in during the week.
There was a huge variety in handmade items swapped but I’ll just show you what I made and received.
I decided to make sone jewellery, which I hadnt done in a long time. I made a black & pearl necklace with matching earrings:

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I also sent some cards, but I forgot to take pictures.

I had no idea what to expect, but I was delighted with what I received. Along with a handmade card, I got two beautiful framed scrapbook layouts. One was for me, the baker, and the other for me, the mother. Love them both; am hoping to make something similar myself.

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I *think* the swap was a success; hopefully it will become a regular thing.