Chocolate Biscuit Cake

I was racking my brains trying to think of something to make for himself for Father’s day that was a bit different to my usual staple that is Victoria Sponge (it truly is the cake I make for every occasion!) then my mother in law brought in some chocolate biscuit cake to share with us and it was so good I made a mental note to look out for a recipe.

So that evening I put the question on the twitter:


I got lots of great suggestions so I was then left with the dilemma – which one should I choose? Well after much thought (seriously) I chose Dáithí Ó Sé’s Baileys Chocolate Biscuit cake as recommended by the lovely Nessa Robins from Nessa’s Family Kitchen as featured on RTE’s The Restaurant.

I must admit I did cheat *slightly*, I watched Rachel Allen demonstrating at Taste of Dublin making a biscuit base for a cake and she suggested putting it into the freezer so it would set quicker. So I did that with this cake. I left it in for about an hour or so (mainly because I forgot to take it out…) but it could probably be taken out earlier. I also used marshmallows instead of the nuts that Dáithí originally used.

What you need:

300g Digestive Biscuits

300g Dark Chocolate

100g Unsalted Butter

100g Marshmallows

1 Tin Condensed Milk

30ml Baileys


Roughly crush the digestive biscuits in a bowl.

Stir in the marshmallows and the melted butter.

Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, then stir in the condensed milk.

Pour this chocolate mixture over the biscuits along with the Baileys and stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Line a 2lb loaf tin with Clingfilm (or baking parchment), spoon the mixture into it.

Place the tin in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours (or place in the freezer for a quicker set)


  1. Kristin says:

    I’ve been thinking about chocolate biscuit cake ever since getting one from The Tipperary Kitchen at Bloom that was just gorgeous. I’ve never seen a recipe for one that uses condensed milk or Baileys (yum!), but seeing as how I’m a sucker for anything with condensed milk in it, I’ll have to give this one a try!

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