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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 use 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.

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Chocolate Biscuit Birthday Cake

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.
Servings: 12
Author: Choclette

Ingredients

Tiffin

  • 125 g salted butter
  • 350 g dark chocolate (70%)
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Stoli - chocolate coconut vodka (can use rum or other coconut liqueur)
  • 200 g digestive biscuits
  • 50 g coconut chips - toasted
  • 50 g pecans - toasted and roughly chopped

Ganache

  • 150 g milk chocolate 40%
  • 25 g salted butter
  • 2 tbsp Stoli or other coconut liqueur

Instructions

Tiffin

  • Melt the butter, chocolate and syrup in a pan over gentle heat. Stir until melted.
  • Remove from the heat and beat in an egg whilst the mixture is still warm to pasteurise it.
  • Stir in the Stoli.
  • 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.
  • Add the coconut chips and pecans.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the top and stir until just combined.
  • 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.
  • Leave in the fridge or cool place to set for 3-4 hours or overnight.

Ganache

  • Place all ingredients into a pan and melt over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth.
  • Allow to cool a little and when thick enough, pour over the cake allowing some to dribble down the sides.
  • Decorate with toasted coconut chips.

Notes

No cooking required, but a few hours setting time is needed.
Adapted from Homemade Memories by Kate Doran
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

50 Comments

  1. Daphne

    22nd August 2015 at 11:26 am

    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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      22nd August 2015 at 6:46 pm

      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 😀

      Reply
  2. Sus @ roughmeasures

    22nd August 2015 at 12:25 pm

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

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Your bars look great Sus and so much healthier too 🙂

      Reply
  3. Nadia's Healthy Kitchen

    22nd August 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Ahhh fridge cakes are one of my faves! Not had one in years though 😛 Need to make one soon! Looks so good Choclette 🙂

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2015 at 6:48 pm

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

      Reply
  4. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    22nd August 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Looks fabulous! That Stoli looks really interesting too – never seen that flavour before.

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    • Choclette

      22nd August 2015 at 6:51 pm

      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 🙂

      Reply
  5. Dom

    22nd August 2015 at 7:06 pm

    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…

    Reply
    • Choclette

      29th August 2015 at 7:44 pm

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

      Reply
  6. Piece of Cerebrum

    22nd August 2015 at 8:47 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 10:22 am

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

      Reply
  7. Tracy

    22nd August 2015 at 9:26 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 10:24 am

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

      Reply
  8. Molly Kumar

    22nd August 2015 at 10:14 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 10:25 am

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

      Reply
  9. Michelle

    22nd August 2015 at 10:54 pm

    This sounds amazing and oh so tempting since i’m on a diet!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 10:26 am

      Ah yes Michelle, possibly not what you should be eating on a diet 🙁

      Reply
  10. Abhilasha

    23rd August 2015 at 1:37 am

    These look so yumm.. Is there a way to make it eggless?

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 10:28 am

      I don’t normally make Tiffin with eggs, Abhilasha, but it does make it additionally rich. This one for example has no eggs – /2013/11/chocolate-amaretto-biscuit-cake/

      Reply
  11. PreethisCuisine

    23rd August 2015 at 4:16 am

    This looks so delish.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 10:29 am

      Thank you, it really was most delicious 🙂

      Reply
  12. Traditionallymodernfood

    23rd August 2015 at 5:45 am

    Bars looks yummy

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you. It’s dead easy to make, so do give it a go.

      Reply
  13. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    23rd August 2015 at 7:35 am

    Oh please can I come visit you on my birthday and get a slice of this?

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 12:22 pm

      If you fancy dropping by Bintu, I’d be delighted to make you one 🙂

      Reply
  14. Diana

    23rd August 2015 at 10:28 am

    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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      23rd August 2015 at 12:24 pm

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

      Reply
  15. the caked crusader

    23rd August 2015 at 10:45 am

    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 at 12:24 pm

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

      Reply
  16. Byron Thomas

    23rd August 2015 at 1:42 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      24th August 2015 at 8:20 am

      Haha, thanks Byron. Would a virtual slice be any good to you?

      Reply
  17. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    23rd August 2015 at 10:57 pm

    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 at 8:28 am

      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.

      Reply
  18. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

    24th August 2015 at 11:26 am

    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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      24th August 2015 at 2:25 pm

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

      Reply
  19. Janie

    24th August 2015 at 3:56 pm

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

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    • Choclette

      25th August 2015 at 11:42 am

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

      Reply
  20. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    24th August 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Your bounty bar look incredible! I would love this for my birthday too.

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    • Choclette

      25th August 2015 at 11:43 am

      Thanks Angie, I would love one for my birthday too 😉

      Reply
  21. George @ CulinaryTravels

    24th August 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Oh Choclette this looks amazing. I love coconut with chocolate so this is definitely going on my to make list.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      25th August 2015 at 11:45 am

      It’s really quite addictive George and should come with some sort of warning 😉

      Reply
  22. Sarah

    24th August 2015 at 9:09 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      25th August 2015 at 11:45 am

      Haha Sarah, I seem to have created a job for myself 🙂

      Reply
  23. Sammie

    26th August 2015 at 9:08 pm

    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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      26th August 2015 at 9:39 pm

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

      Reply
  24. Glamorous Glutton

    27th August 2015 at 9:43 am

    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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th August 2015 at 8:31 pm

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

      Reply
  25. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    3rd September 2015 at 9:19 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      4th September 2015 at 3:16 pm

      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.

      Reply

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