Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Sinful. Delicious. –> The two words that come to my mind when I think of this beauty…

Chocolate Biscuit Cake was what Prince William had on his special day. Yup, he has goooood choice!!! It is what I had never tasted until a few minutes before now. It is what I took to a family dinner yesterday (but never got a chance to taste it :/ ). It is what intrigued me so much that I made it again.

I dunno why but this tastes so much like a magnified Twix bar, and Twix is my all-time favourite chocolate, so I loved this. I guess it was kind of caramel-ish because of the condensed milk.

I first came across this cake on wikihow and then kept googling for recipes until I found a suitable one on edible ireland. I did change the recipe a little according to our taste and here’s the result:


Although many recipes call for golden syrup to be used, but I chose the condensed milk version because I had condensed milk but not golden syrup at home, and also, because on Edible Ireland, it says that using condensed milk makes it easier to cut the cake. So here goes this MARVELLOUS recipe:


  • 150 g roughly chopped Milk Chocolate (I used 1 1/2 100g bars of Dairy Milk)
  • 150 g roughly chopped Dark Chocolate (I used Cadbury Bournville. The second time, however, I didn’t have enough Bournville so I added Hershey’s milk chocolate chips because they’re still too dark for me to eat normally)
  • 1/2 cup (100g) diced butter/margarine (Blue Band, of course)
  • 1 tin (400 g) condensed milk (Comelle, my favourite)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder* (Nescafe)
  • as many Digestive Biscuits and/or Tea Biscuits (I used Marie biscuits) as you want

*The espresso powder is purely optional, but doesn’t everyone love the taste of coffee+chocolate???!!!


Melt the chocolates and butter/margarine in a heatproof bowl, either in the microwave, or in a double boiler (the  better option).
Remove from heat and stir in the salt and espresso powder with the help of a rubber/silicon spatula.
Pour in the condensed milk and stir well.
Add the digestive and tea biscuits, broken into 3-5 pieces each. Stir until each and every piece is covered in the chocolate mixture.
Pour this concoction in a lined loaf or springform cake pan. The loaf pan should be lined with plastic wrap (clingfilm). I lined the base of the springform with aluminium foil and plastic wrap on top of that, and lightly oiled the sides.
Refrigerate for at least 3-5 hours (preferably overnight). If you reside in Pakistan, do place it in the freezer overnight.
If you want, you can spread some chocolate, or white/vanilla buttercream frosting on it, but it’s very rich as it is.




Eid-ul-Adha 2010

Beauty in a Golden Moment 🙂

These pictures are from the Eid-ul-Adha of 2010, in the holy month of Zilhaj from the Islamic Calender. It was the second day of Eid, when my father and my uncle went to the “Bakra Mandi” (Goat/Cow Shop) and bought this beauty. It was a delightful thing for us and of course, I immediately took out my camera and took non-stop pictures.

Eating the ‘chaara’

OMG!! Aren’t the eyelashes, like, totally amazing??!! 😀


Grossest view of the day!! The ‘qasai’ (man who slaughters the animals) brought this with him, and ugh…it was scary!

Fudge Brownies


Oil ½ cup
Salt a pinch
Eggs 2
Fine sugar 1 cup
Flour 1 cup
Chocolate chips ½ cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Cocoa powder 2 tbsp
Chopped walnuts 4 tbsp


Combine the oil and cocoa powder in a bowl, until perfectly smooth. Beat eggs (separate the whites and yolks, first beat the whites until stiff peaks form and then add the yolks and beat), sugar, vanilla essence. Add the cocoa mixture and beat again. Sift in flour and salt. Add the walnuts and fold them in. Pour into a greased 8 inch square baking pan, level the top and sprinkle the chocolate chips. Bake in a preheated oven on 190 degrees C for 30 mins. Cut into squares, cool on a wire rack and serve.


Cheesy Baked Maggi


2 packets Maggi chicken noodles + tastemakers
Boiled chicken (shredded)
VEGETABLES (opt.): carrot, spring onion, capsicum (small pieces)
Cheddar cheese (in the pic i used cheese slices but its better to use grated cheddar cheese)
Large slices of bread
Salt, Black Pepper and/or White Pepper (to taste)


Boil the noodles without adding the tastemaker. Drain the soup and then add the tastemaker and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste, the chicken and all vegetables. Mix this well. Cut the corners of the bread and cut each slice in half. Butter it generously. Place it on the baking tray (if you are baking it), add around 2 tablespoons of the mixture on the buttered bread , sprinkle grated cheese on top. Bake until the cheese melts. OTHERWISE, place the bread and everything in an electric toaster (i made it in an electric toaster but it is recommended to use an oven) Bake till cheese melts. Cut in squares and serve straight out of the oven.