Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake!! Fiesta Friday #58

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Welcome to Fiesta Friday #58!!

I want to thank Angie@The Novice Gardener and her co-host for this week are Caroline @Caroline’s Cooking and Elaine @foodbod 🙂

I would like to share my “Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake”

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This past weekend in the states was the final episode of Downton Abbey Season 5!

My friend Paul and I decided to get together and watch it together and have a little Downton Abbey Dinner.  He bought the Downton Abbey Cookbook so we picked out a couple of recipes to make.

We made Crawley Family Chicken Breasts with Caper Cream Sauce, Lord Grantham’s American Italian: Risotto alla Milanese and Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan.

Of course we had some cocktails too I made “Huckleberry Clover Club’s”  a few pictures of the night 🙂

Oh and Downton Abbey did not disappoint it was just wonderful with happy endings, I cried of course 😛

Our table 🙂

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Huckleberry Clover Club

 

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Our dinner

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I knew the dessert had to be special and for our love of Prince William, I decided to make Prince William’s Grooms Cake, this was his favorite cake growing up.

I saw Carolyn Robb the former chef for the British royal family make this on Good Morning America in December and I was like I have to make that sometime for some occasion.

This was the perfect occasion to make it, here is the original recipe, but this is what I did I changed it slightly.

Ingredients

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Butter in the pan

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golden syrup added

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Melted all together

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the chocolate, vanilla and cocoa

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add the chocolate

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the vanilla

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now the cocoa

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whisk until silky smooth

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biscuits ready

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pistachios and figs

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Mix those together

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pour in chocolate mixture

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mix all together

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my pan

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pour into pan and cool

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rack

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now chilled

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place upside on rack

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melt chocolate with crisco

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pour on top of cake

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spread all over

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cake comb

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melt white chocolate with criso (blurry)

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drizzle over cake

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add maltesers

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Enjoy!!

Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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3 sticks unsalted butter
3/4 cup golden syrup
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup cup semi-sweet chocolate
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1/2 cup packed soft, plump dried figs, diced
1 pound digestive biscuits, each biscuit broken into 4 pieces
To Decorate:
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tbsp. white chocolate
1 1/2 Tbsp. crisco & 1 tsp. crisco
small bag of ‘Maltesers’ or ‘Whoppers’

Melt the butter with the golden syrup in a small saucepan. Do not let it boil. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla. Stir until you have a very smooth, glossy mixture.
In a large bowl mix together the pistachios, figs and broken biscuits then pour the chocolate mixture over top and mix well.
Line a round 9 inch cake pan with plastic wrap. Pour the mixture into the tin and press it down well to fit, I did this lightly because I did not want to crush the biscuits. Leave to cool thoroughly at room temperature  for 2 hours before covering and chilling in the fridge for about 3 hours.
When set, remove from the tin, peel off the plastic wrap and place it on a cooling rack lined with wax paper upside down. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate with 1 1/2 tbsp. Crisco and white chocolate and 1 tsp. Crisco separately. Spread the semi-sweet chocolate all over the cake. I used a Triangular Cake Decorating Comb over the top of the cake, then drizzled the white chocolate all over, place the Maltesers around the top of the cake before the chocolate sets.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge, let set at room temp for about 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

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Everyone that got some LOVED IT!!!  You must make this one 😉

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32 thoughts on “Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake!! Fiesta Friday #58

  1. I love your Downton menu and I wish I could have been there to watch with you and enjoy that dinner. I was so sorry to see the season end but you are so right the last episode didn’t disappoint. Now to that cake, I LOVE it, what an amazing recipe. I love refrigerator cakes and I want a big slice right now. Well done Amy!!!

  2. I don’t know if it’s partly being a Brit, but this reminds me of a few non-bake tray goodies we used to have as kids, and they were indeed very tasty. As a cake it looks very pretty. Thanks for bringing to Fiesta Friday.

    • Thank you so much Jenny!! You know, I have to admit I watched in online also, right after it would air in the UK, I would watch the episode online 🙂 My friends did not, so it was great to watch it again with them, but I cried both times…just love DA and now that Maggie is leaving, I think it maybe time to end the series 😦

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  4. that cake! Tell me more about golden syrup–have never been able to figure out exactly what it was. The entire meal looks delish–from cocktail to cake. What a fun meal and fun way to celebrate time with a friend. 😀

    • Thank you so much Liz, everything was just delicious, the golden syrup is kind of like corn syrup but not really, it has a toasty flavor too it, I don’t really know how else to describe it but I do know I really like it. I want to try some in my peanut brittle next time, I think the flavor with nuts would just be fabulous!!! 🙂

  5. Iw as so intrigued by this cake when I saw the GMA segment… and here you are…making it! Delicious looking, Amy! It’s quite a work of art too. 🙂

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