The family cake

Prep: 30 mins
The family cake
A cheap and entertaining cake to please a hungry crowd.

400g malted milk biscuits (2 packs)

3 eggs

160g butter, at room temperature

100g sugar

150g dark chocolate, melted

1 tbsp vanilla extract

20cl strong coffee

Make the coffee, melt the chocolate and let both cool down to room temperature. 

Separate eggs whites from yolks. Whip egg whites until they form peaks and gradually add half the sugar. Keep whipping until well combined. 

In another bowl, whip butter into a soft cream, adding the rest of the sugar, eggs yolks, vanilla extract and melted chocolate until mix is smooth. Delicately fold the egg whites.

Meanwhile, line a baking tray with cling film. Dip each biscuit into the coffee and arrange in a baking tray, forming a layer of biscuits. Cover with ¼ of the chocolate cream.

Proceed again, alternating between a layer of biscuits and a layer of cream, finishing with the cream on top.

Put in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours (24, or even 48 hours, is better). Pulling the cling film, remove from the tin and decorate with chocolate sprinkles.


Preparation Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Chocolate, Biscuits, Tea/Coffee

Recipe Type
Party Food, Budget, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Easy, Entertaining, Kids Food


Special Info

Level of Difficulty

Do not dip the biscuits in the coffee for too long as they will break.

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