I hear William is having one of these cakes as a Groom’s cake at his wedding. My childhood favourite was this cake too, so here is my mother’s recipe: Enjoy!!
Chocolate Biscuit Cake
200g broken biscuits
85g blanched slivered almonds
85g glace cherries, halved
4 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons caster sugar
200g plain chocolate
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
Break the biscuits into 1cm pieces and place in a bowl.
Add the cherries and nuts, beat the orange juice with the caster sugar and pour over the biscuits, then toss everything together. Melt the butter and chocolate over a low heat, stirring well.
Pour the hot liquid over the biscuit mixture and mix thoroughly. Spoon the cake into a loaf tin, level the top and place in the fridge for about three hours to set.
To unmould, dip the tin into hot water for about 15 seconds, then turn onto a plate. Cut into thin slices and serve.