Layered Biscuit Chocolate Cake

I was running out of inspiration the other day, but I really wanted to make something. In the attempt to find inspiration I turned to some of my friends at school. One of them suggested a basic, traditional Spanish no-bake cake made of biscuits, chocolate and custard. I liked the idea, so I decided to make this cake. Usually, this cake is eaten in birthday parties, or any other events where children attend because it’s simple and it has chocolate. However, I was feeling my inner child and he was screaming for this cake, so I went ahead and made it.

Here’s how you can make it


  • 3 or 4 packs of traditional square butter biscuits
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 l of milk
  • A Cinnamon stick
  • 4 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 4 Chocolate bars (your preference)
  • 75g of butter


First, I started making the custard. I put the milk to heat up with the cinnamon stick, then I mixed the egg yolks and the sugar together, and then added the cornstarch and vanilla essence. Once the milk was hot and spiced in poured it into the bowl with the rest of the mixture (removing the cinnamon first). I mixed it well, and transferred it back to the pot at medium heat. Then, in the 2 minute time span while the custard is heating up, I put the butter and the chocolate to melt. Then I moved both things until the custard gained consistency and the chocolate was molten. (Note: if you feel that the chocolate is too dense you can add a bit of milk).

Now we have both fillings ready and we are prepared to start the puzzle. So we get a bowl with a bit of milk ready. Then take one biscuit and soak it in milk for about 2 or 3 seconds and then put it on the base of the mold that you are using. Then repeat until you have a layer that covers the base of the mold. Then you cover it with a layer of chocolate. Next, another layer of biscuits soaked in milk, and then one of custard. We repeat until we want to or until we run out of room. I like to finish with the layer of chocolate because I think it looks better, but there are no set rules. Then we leave it in the fridge for at least 2-3h, even though it’s always better the day after.

I hope you enjoy it and that you try it out, it’s delicious

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