April 11, 2011

Tuesdays At The Table - Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Thanks to everyone that entered my last giveaway, and to everyone that is participating in my flip flop swap! You ladies are fabulous.  :-)  NOTE: THERE WILL BE ANOTHER GIVEAWAY STARTING MONDAY (4/18)...OR SOONER!!

In honor of Prince William & Kate Middleton's upcoming nuptials, I'm sharing a nice British "tea" cake.  Thank goodness I don't live across the pond, or I'd be looking for this cake a few times a week!



7-ounce package butter tea biscuits
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
16 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) bittersweet chocolate bits
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
6 ounces (about 1 cup) bittersweet chocolate

To make the cake, with your hands break up the biscuits into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces; you want chunks, not crumbs.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream, honey and butter. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes, or until bubbling. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the vanilla, then the crumbled biscuits. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, using the back of the spoon to smooth the top. Gently tap the pan on the counter to eliminate any air pockets.

An 8- inch Springform pan is recommended, but not required.  Just make sure you spray the pan down with cooking spray!

Refrigerate for 3 hours or until thoroughly chilled.

Once the cake is chilled, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and cream. When the mixture reaches a boil, remove it from the heat and add the chocolate, stirring until completely melted and smooth.

Carefully remove the sides from the pan (you may need to slide a paring knife around the inside upper edge to ensure the sides come away cleanly from the cake). Invert the cake onto a wire rack, then remove the pan. Set the rack over parchment paper to catch drips.

Pour the glaze evenly over the cake, allowing it to drip down and completely cover the top and sides. Allow to firm up, then transfer to a serving plate. Refrigerate leftovers.

What's cooking in your kitchen?

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  1. I mailed my partner's flip flops today! eek. So excited, hope she likes them :-)

    wooohooo for another giveaway!

  2. Sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting. :-)

  3. Just linked up! Thanks for hosting.

    Hope you will link up on Wed.-Sat. to:
    Made it on Monday over at


  4. Thanks for hosting. I linked up a new family favorite - an apple and banana bread that is free of grains and refined sweeteners.

  5. Mmmm, these sound heavenly.

    I hope you'll stop by on Friday, I have a linky just for sweet recipes, this would be perfect.

  6. Yum! Your chocolate cake sounds delicious. I've linked up my Roasted Pepper Risotto. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great Tuesday, Candace

  7. Thanks so much for hosting and and sharing this delicious recipe:)

  8. Thanks for hosting again - I'm linking up with some Roasted Peppers.

  9. I linked up #47, which is Bikini Beach Bear Cupcakes that I made for my daughter's Build A Bear Party. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Your cake sounds wonderful.Thanks for sharing your recipe and for giving me the opportunity to share a little recipe as well~ Marion

  11. THank you for hosting. I love looking through the recipes for something new. I accidentally labeled mine as "Carrie" instead of Chocolate Chip Cookies. Maybe I'll relink if that's ok. You can delete it if you want.

  12. Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing a delicious muffins recipe this week, Applesauce Spice Muffins. Mmmm. :)

  13. Your Chocolate Biscuit Cake sounds wonderful!
    I'm linking up the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes that I made for my daughter's Wizards of Waverly Place themed party last weekend!
    Thanks for another week of hosting! More power!

  14. Thanks for hosting! I'm linking a yummy fajita dish, #63 I think, though if I messed it up I'm sorry!! The chocolate biscuit cake sounds delicious, I'm a sucker for anything chocolate!

  15. Thanks for hosting!! Your recipe sound delish!!

  16. Chocolate....butter....cream....what's NOT to like in this recipe??? :)
    Thanks for the linky!

  17. First time here I am linking my jicama mixed bell pepper salad.

  18. Thanks for hosting a fun link party! Just found you and am your newest follower. I hope you'll stop by my blog sometime and follow me, as well!


  19. I love tea, and I love cake...sounds delicious! Linked up as #95 :)

  20. Thank you so much for hosting!

  21. Hello everyone! Nice to find you here and thank you for hosting this event. Hope to see you every week from now on.

  22. The Tea Cakes sound great. Honey, bittersweet chocolate...yum! I'm linking one of my current favorites: pan roasted carrots w/ fresh thyme.

  23. That cake sounds amazing :D

    And I didn't screw up my link this week! YAY! Accomplishments!

  24. I've linked up with some Healthy Spring Rolls!


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