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Grandma’s Polish Cake

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Quite soon into our relationship I heard about a magical treat called Polish Cake; a childhood favourite of Dave’s, his uncle’s, auntie’s and cousin’s that their Grandma Moira used to make. As tall tales often go, when it came to anyone else trying to recreate this non-bake cake delight it would always fall shy of the legend. Several packets of Digestive Biscuits later we are a little closer and I have now joined the Polish Cake addicts (or chocolate crack as I refer to it). We have managed to get it ‘very good’ but we are still a stone’s throw away from Moira’s. The recipe below is for a large (approx 9″ x 12″) rectangular tin.

Polish Cake


  • 16 oz McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits
  • 2 large tablespoon Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • 3 heaped dessertspoons Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate
  • 1 heaped dessertspoon Cadbury’s Bournville Cocoa
  • 6 1/2 oz Stork margarine


  • 150 grams Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate
  • 150 grams Dr. Oetker Milk Chocolate


  1. Line tin with tin foil.
  2. Crush biscuits in a large bowl using a rolling pin.
  3. Melt margarine, syrup, drinking chocolate and cocoa in a saucepan.
  4. Pour melted mixture over biscuits, coating and mixing thoroughly.
  5. Put mixture in tin and spread evenly, pressing down gently with a spoon.
  6. Leave in fridge while preparing the topping.
  7. Melt the chocolate over hot water and spread over the biscuit mixture.
  8. Leave to set and cut into 2 inch slices.

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