One of the easiest and best chocolate cakes you can make. Involves no baking and minimal weighing of ingredients but leaves you with a fabulous (if slightly sickly) cake.
- 227 graham crackers
- 113 unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup or light corn syrup
- 1 medium bittersweet chocolate
- chocolate buttons (to decorate)
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Anyway, the way you make it is:
Actually I usually do at least three times those quantities, but it depends how large a cake you need and how many you're feeding. It's very rich you don't want a thick cake so it depends on the size of your cake tin.
For a larger cake you just need to remember you need half as much butter as biscuits and about half the same again of syrup. The amount of chocolate you need depends on how much the biscuits absorb, but if you have some left then you'll just have to eat it on it's own.
Once it is cold it will keep perfectly and refuse to fall to bits even with the most vigorous throwing around as it is carted to wherever you want it. In fact for that reason you do need quite a hefty knife to cut it with (also hence the desire not to make it too thick). It really is incredibly sickly and you can only manage a small piece. But.... once you've had one piece and stopped feeling sick and terribly indulgent you get the instant desire to have more.
I've also tried it with Maltesers crushed in it as well which is also very good but ever so slightly over-egging the cake a little. Oooh, speaking of it's probably be good with Cadbury mini-eggs on top instead of buttons for Easter.