So the other night we had our Roast Pork Pasties which meant there really wasn’t much cooking to do, so I made a cake. It isn’t really baking, more like assembling because everything is bought. I prefer to make Tim Tam cake with the dark Tim Tams, but there are lots of flavours and types out there, so long as what you use doesn’t “clash” with the chocolates and berries, use your favourite. You could also make this gluten free, although it wouldn’t taste as nice. You can buy gluten free chocolate cake mix and a biscuit that looks like Tim Tams, but they don’t taste the same. The chocolate icing is gluten free (well, the brand I buy is, check the packet) so it is possible. But this is something we have on “gluten nights” – when himself is at work or there is some reason he isn’t eating with us, so we have things we can’t eat normally.
As I mentioned, you can make this with other flavours of Tim Tams, my daughter spent some time in Canada (I don’t know whether she has mentioned this on her blog – adventurerstacey.com) and only the milk Chocolate Tim Tams were available where she was staying. She made this cake to take to a party, and it was a big hit.
My biggest problem with this cake is making sure ALL the Tim Tams make it into the cake. In the past, one or two have somehow managed to “accidentally” slip out of the packet into my mouth. This time however, all 11 Tim Tams made it safely into the cake!
Berry Tim Tam Cake
582g packet chocolate fudge cake (the kind with the sachet of icing/frosting included) plus whatever you need to make the cake according to directions – such as eggs, oil etc…
200g pack of Dark Chocolate Tim Tams
1/2 a tub of ready made milk chocolate icing/frosting (tub should be around 450g)
1/2 cup frozen berries, plus extra to decorate
Mix the cake according to packet directions. Fold through the frozen berries and seven of the Tim Tams, roughly chopped. Cook cake according to packet directions.
Once the cake is cool, mix together the sachet of icing/frosting together with half of the tub of ready made icing/frosting. You can put the other half in the fridge and use it to ice something else, preferably within a few days. Cut the remaining four Tim Tams and use them to decorate the cake with the remaining berries.
See, how easy is that? It’s even easier to eat!