Recipe by Cariema Isaacs

by Tia

This biscuit was very popular in the 1990s and resembles a Cadbury’s Flake chocolate – it is chocolate indulgence on another level! My advice would be to ensure that you use Cadbury’s chocolate both for the coating and for the dough – any other substitute, such as cooking chocolate, will detract from the richness and that distinctive Cadbury flavour.

Makes: 30 

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Baking time: 10 minutes


For the topping

  • 1 large slab (230 g) Cadbury’s plain milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 bag (204 g) mini Cadbury Flake chocolates or 10 mini flakes

For the biscuits

  • 250 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (250 ml) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • 2½ cups (625 ml) cake wheat flour, sifted
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) cream of tartar
  • ½ cup (125 ml) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 large Cadbury Flake chocolates, crushed


Preparing the topping

  1. Place the roughly chopped chocolate into a bowl and microwave in 30-second bursts until the chocolate has melted. Set aside.

Preparing the biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and mix again until light and fluffy.       
  • Add the vanilla essence, salt, flours, cream of tartar, cocoa powder and crushed chocolate crumbles and mix to form a unified biscuit dough.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a square or rectangular shape that is about 1 cm thick.
  • Use a fork to create the lines on the biscuit to resemble the chocolate flake.
  • Use a knife and a ruler to cut the biscuits into portions of 1.5–2 cm wide and 6 cm long. Transfer the shaped biscuits to the lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes, then drizzle the melted chocolate over the biscuits.
  • Crumble the flake chocolates over the melted chocolate or cut them into portions and place them on top.

Top Tip: The biscuits can be stored for up to three months in an airtight container.

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