Digestive Biscuit + Chocolate + Baking = ?
Sound appealing!... This was my reaction when I saw this recipe posted by Brownievillegirl. The original recipe, "Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake" comes from the book, Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman and Brownieville girl has substituted the graham crackers with digestive biscuits.
Here's the recipe from Brownievillegirl
Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake
adapted from Lauren Chattman's "Cake Keeper Cakes"
1 cup ground digestive biscuits
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 20cm sq cake tin and dust with flour.
Combine the biscuit crumbs, flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy and light.
Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla with the mixer turned down to low - beat until smooth. Keeping the mixer on low add 1/3 the flour mixture then 1/2 the milk, repeat, ending with the flour until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter into the cake tin and smooth out. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Note: I've omitted frosting of this cake and drizzle with melted dark chocolate instead.