Posts Tagged ‘foodies’

Prince Williams Groom Cake

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Over at The Star, they have a great little article about Prince William, who requested a simple Biscuits & Chocolate Cake for his groom cake. That’s a “cookies” and chocolate cake to us Americans. :) We couldn’t help but post the recipe for what looks to be a scrumptious cake. And hey – Prince Williams selected it because he used to eat it with his mom, Princess Di! Might be worth a go!

RICHARD LAUTENS/TORONTO STAR

Photo Credit: RICHARD LAUTENS/TORONTO STAR

Taken from the Star: Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Article by: By Jennifer Bain, Food Editor

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

4 tbsp (60 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar

4 oz (110 g) dark chocolate, chopped

1 large egg, beaten

8 oz (225 g) McVities Rich Tea Biscuits (about 28), or other tea biscuits (such as Social Tea or Marie/Maria), broken into almond-sized pieces

Icing:

8 oz (225 g) dark chocolate, chopped

Line bottom of 7-inch/18-cm (or other small) non-stick springform pan with parchment. Butter sides.

In medium bowl using electric mixer on medium, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.

In top of double boiler, or in stainless steel bowl set over pot of simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring. Stir in butter mixture. Stir in egg. Remove from heat; fold in biscuits, stirring until well coated.

Spoon biscuit mixture into prepared cake pan, filling all gaps on bottom (it will be the top when unmolded). Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours until cold and firm.

Remove cake from fridge. Remove ring from springform pan. Turn cake upside down on cooling rack set over parchment-lined baking sheet; remove bottom and parchment.

In top of double boiler or in stainless steel bowl set over pot of simmering water, melt dark chocolate, stirring. Slowly pour over cake, filling crevices and smoothing top and sides using offset spatula.

Let cake stand at room temperature until set, at least 1 hour. Carefully run knife around bottom of cake where it has stuck to rack, then transfer cake to serving plate.

Makes 8 servings.

Star-tested by Jennifer Bain

Amazing Cake Creations

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Ok, so I’m a self-professed DORK! and I simply love these cakes. If my birthday ever falls on a Sunday, I’m expecting one of these cakes served to me in bed – very inventive!:

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And this cake begs the question!  Is there an app for that?

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Nice Review Over At Foodies!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

There are worse things to have to do in this world than review a chocolate cake shipped lightning fast and straight to my door. In fact, most things are worse.

Bake Me A Wish – http://www.BakeMeAWish.com – is not your grandmother’s cake and it does not taste homemade. This is a gift cake; a sophisticated, rich, heavily iced, beautiful, ready-to-serve dessert. Or, if it’s for me, a perfect breakfast. (Don’t judge…)

The BMAW  chocolate mousse torte cake, the company’s bestseller, arrived looking exactly as it does online and tastes as good or better than you would expect a high-end not-homemade cake to taste.

Despite the fact that I eat a lot of fatty food, I am pretty particular about the quality of the high-calorie consumables I ingest, especially in the chocolate department. BMAW’s chocolate mousse torte was definitely up to snuff. It is a moist, cocoa-y confection with a slightly addictive icing containing milk chocolate and, to my added delight, a dark chocolate glaze.

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