I made this particular one for Aishling's 21st birthday cake. It is a super rich cake and definitely not a friend to the waistline but it is Aishlings favourite cake so it was a no brainer!
Recipe for Chocolate Biscuit Cake
225g good quality chocolate
150ml / 1/4pt golden syrup
200g digestive biscuits
200g rich tea biscuits
1. Line your tin with a double layer of greaseproof paper.
2. Place a large bowl over a pot of water (on low heat) and melt your chocolate,butter and syrup. Stir well until all is well combined.
3. In a separate bowl roughly crush up your biscuits.
4. Add your biscuits and to your chocolate mixture and combine.
5. At the last minute add your maltesers,this so they maintain their malteser shape and don't melt away.
6. Push your mixture into the tin using the back of a spoon and push down. I leave mine to settle for a few minutes, and if it seems a bit loose, I crush up digestives very finely and push it into the cake. The chocolate mixture will absorb it right up. Leave cool and harden.
This cake is actually great for a bottom layer of a tiered cake, it is completely solid so no need for dowels or any support. I've used this as a bottom layer on my first wedding cake and molded it into a Pyrex bowl for the soccer ball cake.
I will warn you that this cake can be addictive, you will keep coming back taking chunks off here and there. It is so versatile,you can throw anything you want into it, fruits, nuts, you name it. I once put in a whole box of celebrations, every piece was a guessing game of what sweet!