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Bounty Full Chocolate Biscuit Birthday Cake

Birthday Tiffin

No Bake | 22nd August 2015 | By

Last year I asked CT what he would like for his birthday. A trifle was his response. OK. I duly made a trifle and very nice it was too, but this year I didn’t ask. I know he’s very fond of tiffin, otherwise known as biscuit cake or refrigerator cake. If Prince William can have one for his wedding, I couldn’t see any reason why CT shouldn’t have one for his birthday.

But it was a birthday cake, so it couldn’t be just any old biscuit cake, it had to be a full on tiffin with plenty of chocolate and one that could be easily sliced. I remembered seeing a potentially suitable recipe in Kate Doran’s excellent book, Homemade Memories, which I reviewed a while back. Well, it was suitable and I duly went about adapting it and adding a rich chocolate glaze to the top, just in case there was any danger of chocolate stinginess. In the end, the cake used a whopping half a kilogram of chocolate!

Stoli

Kate’s recipe included honeycomb, but I omitted that and used toasted coconut flakes instead. CT has a rather unhealthy attraction to Bounty bars, so I thought I’d go several better than that. Not only did I used coconut flakes, but I also added some Latvian chocolate coconut vodka that I won from Dashing Dom over at Belleau Kitchen last year with this pomegranate choctail.

Birthday Tiffin Slice

CT was duly impressed and vowed to give up Mars confectionery – if I made this every week. It had a good coconut flavour, sliced well and was richly decadent. This is not a cake to be eaten on the go as it needs to be savoured with a nice cup of tea. Heaven.

Chocolate Biscuit Birthday Cake
Serves 12
A rich and indulgent chocolate tiffin, also known as biscuit cake or fridge cake. Studded with coconut and flavoured with coconut liqueur, this is a not overly sweet adult version of a children's classic.
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Tiffin
  1. 125g salted butter
  2. 350g dark chocolate (70%)
  3. 1 tbsp golden syrup
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tbsp Stoli - chocolate coconut vodka (can use rum or other coconut liqueur)
  6. 200g digestive biscuits
  7. 50g coconut chips - toasted
  8. 50g pecans - toasted and roughly chopped
Ganache
  1. 150g milk chocolate 40%
  2. 25g salted butter
  3. 2 tbsp Stoli or other coconut liqueur
Tiffin
  1. Melt the butter, chocolate and syrup in a pan over gentle heat. Stir until melted.
  2. Remove from the heat and beat in an egg whilst the mixture is still warm to pasteurise it.
  3. Stir in the Stoli.
  4. Place the biscuits into a large mixing bowl and bash them with the end of a rolling pin until they are a mixture of varying size pieces and crumbs.
  5. Add the coconut chips and pecans.
  6. Pour the chocolate mixture over the top and stir until just combined.
  7. Press into a 1 kg (2lb) silicone loaf tin or lined tin using the back of a spoon making sure the mixture is smooth (ish) and level on top.
  8. Leave in the fridge or cool place to set for 3-4 hours or overnight.
Ganache
  1. Place all ingredients into a pan and melt over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth.
  2. Allow to cool a little and when thick enough, pour over the cake allowing some to dribble down the sides.
  3. Decorate with toasted coconut chips.
Notes
  1. No cooking required, but a few hours setting time is needed.
Adapted from Homemade Memories by Kate Doran
Adapted from Homemade Memories by Kate Doran
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
We Should Cocoa BadgeMuch as I was tempted to enter my Black Forest Gateau into We Should Cocoa, this was the one I had in mind for it. Anything Goes this month, as long as it has chocolate in, of course.

Other Tiffin recipes you might like

Chocolate amaretto biscuit cake – Tin and Thyme

Chocolate quinoa crunch bars – Rough Measures

Leftover Easter chocolate fridge cake – Foodie Quine

Marvellous Creations fridge cake – Sew White

Over the top chocolate caramel tiffin bars – SuperGolden Bakes

Super fruity chocolate tiffin – Family Friends Food

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    Daphne
    22nd August 2015

    Good Morning to you, I agree with CT, Bounty bars are fabulous…. yes I have that same unhealthy attraction to these gorgeous little bars…. a mix of chocolate and coconut is perfection. I have made Refrigerator Cake before, but I have never added vodka….. a nice little addition. Guess what….. I will be using your recipe….. and guess what else…. I know I am going to love it as much as CT did.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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      Choclette
      22nd August 2015

      Hello Daphne, lovely to hear from you. I like the combination of chocolate and coconut too, but I find the bounty filling far too sweet. I hope you make it and hope you like it as much as CT did šŸ˜€

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    Sus @ roughmeasures
    22nd August 2015

    Wow Choclette this looks awesome! So decadent and so much chocolate mmmm! Thanks for linkin my bars šŸ™‚

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    Nadia's Healthy Kitchen
    22nd August 2015

    Ahhh fridge cakes are one of my faves! Not had one in years though šŸ˜› Need to make one soon! Looks so good Choclette šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      22nd August 2015

      Thank you Nadia. I think fridge cake is one of those universal favourites which we all remember so well from childhood.

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      Choclette
      22nd August 2015

      Thanks Helen. The Stoli is really interesting. I’m not much of a drinker, but I do like it in baking, oh and maybe the odd cocktails šŸ™‚

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    Dom
    22nd August 2015

    Well I’m glad to be of service. It looks like a stunning cake and CT is one lucky chap! I actually need a slice right now, if that’s ok? Please…

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      Choclette
      29th August 2015

      Sadly, that one’s long gone Dom. I could do with a slice of it myself šŸ˜‰

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    Piece of Cerebrum
    22nd August 2015

    That is some serious foodporn there..the instructions are so detailed and the cake looks delicious.
    thanks for the recipe. šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      23rd August 2015

      Thank you, I like to think I can manage a bit of food porn from time to time šŸ˜‰

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    Tracy
    22nd August 2015

    That looks and sounds spectacular. I wish someone would make me something like that for my birthday.

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      Choclette
      23rd August 2015

      Haha, me too Tracy. It seems the fate of food bloggers is to have to make their own birthday cakes šŸ˜‰

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    Molly Kumar
    22nd August 2015

    ‘Biscuit Cake’ are my weakness and with Chocolate Coconut Vodka, this sounds even more yum.

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      Choclette
      23rd August 2015

      Biscuit cakes are a universal favourite I reckon Molly but it’s nice to have an adult only version sometimes.

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      Choclette
      23rd August 2015

      Ah yes Michelle, possibly not what you should be eating on a diet šŸ™

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      Choclette
      23rd August 2015

      If you fancy dropping by Bintu, I’d be delighted to make you one šŸ™‚

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    Diana
    23rd August 2015

    This looks AMAZING! I’ve been craving something like that for a while now so I will be making this cake sometime this week!! xx

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      Choclette
      23rd August 2015

      Thanks Diana. It really is delicious, but not something to make very often – it is far too tempting. Looking forward to seeing your version.

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    the caked crusader
    23rd August 2015

    refrigerator style cakes have always been a favourite of mine – I remember a relative used to make one with cut prunes in it too and it had a lovely chewiness to it when served cold from the fridge

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      Choclette
      23rd August 2015

      Ooh I like the sound of including prunes CC – you are such a great source of inspiration šŸ˜€

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    Byron Thomas
    23rd August 2015

    My God! How great thou art! That’s tremendously beautiful and I need it in my belly right now. Hahaha. Wow.

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    23rd August 2015

    I’ve not made a refrigerator cake in years! This looks fab….. Perfectly crunchy-coconutty-chocolatey heaven…. Happy birthday to CT! I hope he gets to enjoy many more such masterpieces.

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      Choclette
      24th August 2015

      From time to time I have to indulge in a bit of tiffin and the beauty of making your own is that it doesn’t have to be sickly sweet and full of margarine. It would be so easy to make it GF too.

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    Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe
    24th August 2015

    great birthday cake – just wanted to check I could comment – after having problems both commenting and linking up to WSC I found that when I started to navigate around the site I could finally comment and then when I came back here I could comment here too – fingers crossed the problem is fixed

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      Choclette
      24th August 2015

      Thanks for your persistence Johanna. How very strange, but like you I’m crossing fingers. I always enjoy your comments and have missed them.

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    Janie
    24th August 2015

    OMG! How decadent is that! Looks like the perfect birthday treat šŸ™‚
    Janie x
    PS Happy birthday Mr T&T

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      Choclette
      25th August 2015

      Thanks Janie, it was already a few weeks ago now – how time flies.

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      Choclette
      25th August 2015

      It’s really quite addictive George and should come with some sort of warning šŸ˜‰

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    Sarah
    24th August 2015

    CT is one very lucky man – this cake looks fab! Can you make me a birthday cake?

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    Sammie
    26th August 2015

    What a fab adaptation on tiffin & birthday cake. This looks absolutely gorgeous & adding coconut just sends it over the top. I know a couple of people who would love me to make this for their birthdays. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

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      Choclette
      26th August 2015

      If you can’t have an over the top cake on your birthday, there’s not much point having a birthday I reckon šŸ˜‰

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    Glamorous Glutton
    27th August 2015

    That looks wonderful and I bet tastes amazing. I would never have thought of adding the booze to a tiffin cake but it’s a great idea. Now can you make it daily?! GG

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      Choclette
      28th August 2015

      I regularly add amaretto GG, it goes brilliantly well. This one was a little more refined šŸ˜‰

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    Lucy @ BakingQueen74
    3rd September 2015

    Gosh, this looks,absolutely delicious, what a lucky thing to have this for a birthday cake. My family would adore this too.

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      Choclette
      4th September 2015

      That’s what I thought too Lucy. I would love someone to make me this for my birthday – tiffin is a major weakness of mine.

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