Biscuit Cake

Here is a cake with a difference…Biscuit Cake!!! You will probably have to fight the kids off just because you want it all to yourself (how do I know? Well, been there done that!). The best part is that there is no baking required and it is very simple to make. The only thing you need is patience – just enough to make it and allow it to chill before you dig into it. Another perfect cake/dessert/snack option for vegetarians.

Ingredients:

Biscuits – 5-7 small pkts (account for broken ones)
Unsalted Butter – 2 tsp
Chocolate Powder – 2 tbsp
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 1 tsp
Instant Coffee Powder – 1.5 tsp (optional)
Cornstarch – 2 tbsp
Sugar – 2 tbsp
Milk – 2+1 cups
Chopped Walnuts – 1/4 cup

Method:

1. Mix the Cornstarch with 1/2 cup of milk (from the 2 cups).
2. In a heavy-bottomed pan on low flame, add in the balance of the 2 cups of Milk.
3. Add in the Chocolate Powder, Cocoa Powder, Sugar and Butter.
4. Bring the Milk to a boil.
5. Add in Instant Coffee Powder and allow it to mix in well.
6. Add in the diluted Cornstarch.
7. Stir constantly, once the mixture starts thickening, take it off the flame.
8. Keep stirring to make sure it is a smooth with no major lumps. Use a whisk or a hand blender if needed.
9. Set aside and allow it to cool down to room temperature.
10.Now for the assembly of the cake, open the packets of biscuits and take out the broken ones.
11.Take the biscuit and give it a quick dip in the Milk (1 cup) and start layering on the platter.
12.Lay out the 1st layer of biscuit and then spread some syrup/sauce over it.
13.Alternate with a layer of Biscuits and Sauce…till you reach a desired height.
14.Cover the top most layer with the balance of the Syrup and some on the sides.
15. Sprinkle with chopped Walnuts and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
16. Slice like you would for a cake and serve.
17.Serves 8.

Tips:

1. Buy a few extra biscuit packets…they taste yummy and you will end up eating a lot more than you think.
2. We have tried a lot of different kinds of biscuits…Parle G workout best. They are available at any Indian Grocery store.
3. The moment you see the sauce thicken, take it off the flame and keep stirring.
4. Have patience and let the syrup get to room temperature…otherwise the biscuits will end up being soggy.
5. If you like thicker syrup, add another 1/2 tbsp of Cornstarch.
6. The layering needs some careful handiwork…do it slowly and don’t be in a rush.
7.You can sprinkle the top with coconut powder, sprinkles, assorted dry fruits and/or chocolate syrup.

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