Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Groom's Cake Bites

I am SO intrigued by the McVities Biscuit Chocolate Cake that Prince William had for his Groom's Cake. I had been watching coverage of the Royal Wedding all week and they kept mentioning this cake and how it is a secret palace recipe, that Prince William loved as a child, made with McVities Rich Tea Biscuits. It sounded SO yummy. So I searched the internet and found a copy cat recipe that I thought I could modify using ingredients from my grocery store (which sadly does not have McVities Biscuits). So this is the recipe that I came up with. My goodness it was fantastic. These little bites are... Heavenly. Blissful. Naughty. Delicious.

Royal Wedding Groom's Cake Bites

3/4 cup butter, cut into cubes (that's 1 1/2 sticks)
15 oz semi sweet chocolate (use good chocolate - I used Belgian chocolate chips)
1/3 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons light corn syrup (or Lyle's Golden Syrup if you can find it)
1, 7.05 oz pkg Le Petite Beurre butter cookies (or McVities Rich Tea Biscuits), coarsely chopped

In a double boiler, melt chocolate with butter. Remove from heat and stir in cream and corn syrup until smooth. Add chopped cookies and stir. Now from here there are 2 methods: bites made in a mini-muffin pan or a flat round cake made in a spring form pan. I have a Demarle mini-muffin form, which is kind of like a silicone mini muffin pan, so I used that. Scoop chocolate mixture into the mini muffin cups, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 3 hours. You could also place parchment in the bottom of a 9" spring form pan and butter the sides and put the mixture into that, smooth mixture evenly, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 3 hours. When chilled serve in thin slices. Either way is great.
This is the actual Royal Wedding Groom's Cake. Isn't it pretty?! And I bet it was SO delicious!

1 comment:

Alvey family said...

I am still dreaming about these after having them last night at book club!! Sinfully good!!