Baker shares recipe for Prince William's groom's cake

1:52 PM, Apr 13, 2011   |    comments
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GRAPEVINE, Tex. (NBC) -- Are you ready to eat like a prince?

Sheela Kadam works at the British Emporium in downtown Grapevine, Texas and has followed the details of the prince's wedding closely.

After learning that Prince William wants what's commonly referred to as a "fridge cake" in England, because it's refrigerated instead of baked, Kadam came up with her own recipe.

All that's needed is butter, chocolate, golden syrup, dried fruit, nuts and British biscuits.

Kadam is from great Britain.

She said not only is fridge cake easy to make but it's one of the most common treats in England, which should be a humorous sight next to the royal wedding cake.

"Prince William has specified that he wants one of his favorite childhood cakes which we call a fridge cake. He had it at Buckingham palace with the queen at teatime. I think it's very endearing and it shows he's got this kind of sense of humor," said Kadam.

Prince William's groom's cake

1 200g pack (7oz) McVities Rich Tea Biscuits
4 oz English Butter
3 Tablespoons Lyles Golden Syrup
7 oz Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate, broken into cubes
7 oz Cadbury's Bourneville Dark Chocolate, broken into cubes
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup chopped Roasted Unsalted Almonds

Cover the bottom of an 8" by 8" square cake pan with clingfilm, leaving some hanging over the edges. Put the Biscuits in a ziplock bag, seal shut and bash with a rolling pin, leaving some penny-sized pieces. Do not over-bash. Melt the Butter and Golden Syrup in a bowl or pan over simmering water. Add the chocolate, and when it is all melted, take the bowl or pan off the heat. Add the Raisins, Nuts and Biscuit pieces, stirring well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Level the surface and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm. Lift out the cake. Cut into squares and serve. Store leftovers in the fridge.


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