Our daughter Caoimhe’s birthday fast approached following Jack’s, and her birthday cake request was far more specific than his. She wanted a chocolate cake that included some twirl, twix, galaxy, minstrels, malteser’s………..you get the idea! Basically all of the things she’s not allowed to eat everyday, much to her dismay!
She’s a chocoholic, there’s no doubt about it.
I figured the best way to include all of her requests was to make a Chocolate Biscuit/Rocky Road cake.
After all, one is only 7 once………. 🙂
Chocolate Biscuit/Rocky Road Cake
450g Galaxy Chocolate
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
300g Digestive Biscuits, broken into bite size pieces
100g Small Marshmallow
300g Sweet/Chocolate Mixture
(If using bars, again, cut them into bite size pieces. I used Twirl, Twix, Maltesers, Minstrels and Smarties)
100g Galaxy Chocolate
200g Icing Sugar
1.Add the broken biscuits, the marshmallows and sweets to a large mixing bowl.
2. Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup together and mix thoroughly with the biscuit mixture, ensuring all the biscuits, marshmallows and sweets are coated in the chocolate.
3. I placed this mixture into a plastic bowl (for the shape) and put it in the fridge to set, however, it would fill a 2lb loaf tin.
|Ready for the fridge!|
4. When the cake is set turn it out onto a serving plate. Now as this cake was for Caoimhe’s birthday, I decided to go one step further and put our favourite Galaxy Frosting over it.
|The cake has set!|
5. To prepare the frosting which is simply a chocolate butter icing, melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water, set aside whilst you cream the butter, ad the icing sugar slowly until fully combined, then mix in the melted chocolate. If you find the icing a bit thick, simply add a tablespoon of milk.
6. Cover the cake with the frosting and watch the smile spread across a very happy little girl’s face when you show her the results!
Caoimhe was thrilled with her cake, and was absolutely delighted that I included all the treats she requested in it. However, if you wanted to make this cake for adults simply substitute some dried fruits and nuts for the sweets.
Happy Birthday Caoimhe!