Thursday, August 11, 2011

Digestive Biscuits Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake

Chocolate digestive biscuit, coated on its one side with milk chocolate is always such a delicious classic. But what if...

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.

Indeed these digestive biscuit snacking cake are very delicious. It's a must-try if you are a digestive biscuit fan. 


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.

Happy Baking.

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  1. Oh I would definitely take that dark chocolate drizzle over frosting - great substitution

  2. These biscuits look delicious Zoe, ! gloria

  3. I've never tried digestive biscuits, Zoe, but these cookies are lovely.

  4. Oh dear these look so gorgeous nd tempting

  5. Your snacking cake looks so good and the choc drizzle adds the extra yum! I like to use digestive biscuits in baking, they are really great in bakes!

  6. My gawd - the melted chocolate chip on top is just divine!

  7. These biscuits are over the top.

  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I shall try out this one day.Really looks yummy!!!

  9. Looks delicious. Baking with pre-made biscuits and cookies in another country is risky though. We may have something similar but the ingredient composition might be a bit different changing the recipe quite a bit.
    Love the way you drizzled the chocolate over it. Makes it extra special!

  10. Crikey! Those look just delicious and I love the idea that they are made with the humble digestive bikkie too!
    Lovely photos Zoe!

  11. The chocolate drizzle on top makes me want to lick the screen :)

  12. I am a fan! firstly Ilove digestive biscuits and always have - but I LOVE what you have done with them here - perfect, thanks!

  13. i think i like ur version of melted chocolate drizzling on the snack cakes better! looks absolutely yummy!

  14. Oooooh! Lovely, LOVELY snack cake :) That drizzle looks super yum

  15. Yum! A drizzle of melted chocolate is an excellent substitute to anything :)

  16. during my teens, people tell me go and eat digestive biscuits if i want to lose some weight, as like for meal replacement, i never liked them cos i found them tasted quite bland but suprisingly over the years, love bakes..sure this taste very well too! very beautiful choc drizzle!

  17. Those snacking squares look so good with chocolate drizzles!

  18. Wow! These look amazing! No idea what digestive biscuits are though. A brand?
    PS You will love the vegan cookies I posted. Because they are oily they come out soft and delicious! :)

  19. I like the idea of this, and the fact that they are like mini-cakes (i like small things more). Do you think I could use different types of biscuits or they have to e digestive?


  20. delicious looking dessert lovely pictures

  21. I like the idea topping with the melted chocolate, these look delish!

  22. Oh my, look at the drizzle chocolate, so inviting :)

  23. Oh, I could eat all of them right now. I also love your rye bread down below. Right now I'm in Rome for the summer so I don't have an oven but as soon as I go back home to Sicily I' will try the rye bread recipe. I have a sweet tooth so I'm following you immediately. I will also tell my daughter to visit you...she loves sweets! She doesn't like to cook but she sure loves eating!:)

  24. Have not had digestive biscuits for a long make me miss them at this instant

  25. Yes,I would prefer melted chocolate topping too. Looks so yummy!

  26. i wish i had a square right now... and nibble it before bed... looks so gooohd!

  27. Chocolate and biscuit, really coated on its one side with milk chocolate is always such a gorgeous.