Granted, this doesn't exactly *look* like a royal wedding cake, but I am here to tell you this bit of chocolatey goodness is mighty tasty! I just knew there had to be a recipe out there for the McVitie's biscuits cake requested by Prince William for his wedding. Naturally, it was a tea friend (thanks, Gerri!) who sent me a link to this recipe from Tea and Sympathy in New York. I added the ingredients to my grocery list and whipped this up in no time, so I wanted to share it today in case you want to make it too! (I assume the future king's cake will have a few more ingredients and appear a bit more elegant, but I'm happy with the quick-and-easy version!)
The recipe says you can substitute a box of graham crackers for the McVitie's tea biscuits, but since Publix has the McVitie's in stock I used the real thing. (Two packages of McVities equals about a box of graham crackers.)
I broke them up into bite-size pieces as the recipe says, added nuts (I used walnuts), raisins, and a mixture of chocolate and sweetened condensed milk, poured it all into a pan and let it cool, then topped it with more chocolate. The link above said William has been criticized for what some consider his "lowbrow" cake choice, which Tea and Sympathy describes (admiringly) as "a souped-up Rice Krispies treat." I think it's way better than that. More like a Twix bar but without the caramel. At any rate, my tea party guests may look askance at the odd little squares I will be serving on Friday, but they will truly be able to say they ate like royalty at our tea party!