Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Royal Wedding Day Dessert

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!

14 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Delish! You never cease to amaze me!

Kiffer said...

Loved the video. So easy and I bet it is delish!

Rosemary said...

Oh yum! This is one of the desserts I'm serving at our Royal Reception ~ A Gala Affair tomorrow evening. I couldn't find McVities, but I have Lyons Rich Tea Biscuits instead. Can't wait to taste it!
Nancy

Rosemary said...

Oh, I'm using a recipe from Eating Royally by Darren McGrady, a private chef to Lady Diana. Fun cookbook... I've enjoyed making several of his recipes. In case you want to try another version, here's a link to the recipe I'm making.
http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/weddings/royal/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Biscuit-Cake-364790#ixzz1J5bpbMpR%20

GardenofDaisies said...

I bet it tastes delicious! It sounds like something my son would like, so I have no doubt that it's Williams favorite.

Harry Stoltzfus said...

I'm so glad you could use the recipe! You whipped that up in no time! Yours looks better than Tea and Sympathy's. I hope your royal tea goes well!

Harry Stoltzfus said...

Harry Stoltzfus is my boss-- He must be signed in on my computer.
Sorry!
Gerri

Susan said...

I have no Publix close by ! boo hoo !
I will be watching the Telly !

Titi said...

So easy and I bet it is delish!
I love your blog.
Titi from Chile

Beth Rang said...

Bravo to you. Your guests will feel like they're at the reception!

Linda J. said...

You GO Girl! Please take lots and lots of photos to share with us!

Steph said...

Enjoy yourself at this event! I'll be missing it, so I will live vicariously through you!

Traveling Bells said...

Chocolate? I'm in!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious, Angela!
You are always amazing with your finds. Love your blog site -
Happy Royal Wedding to you,
Joanie