Well it’s not really praline as I believe that is something altogether different but it’s what we call this recipe in my family.  It is very like a refrigerator cake although less ingredients.  It is my youngest son’s absolute favourite cake and he often chooses it for his birthday ‘cake’.  I really struggle to get birthday candles into it so have to be rather inventive stacking the slices and wedging the candle holders in between.

If you would like to try this recipe here it is:

225g digestive biscuits
110g margarine/butter
2 tblsp drinking chocolate
1 tblsp sugar
1 tblsp golden syrup


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the drinking chocolate, sugar and golden syrup.  The sugar you choose to use will decide the stickiness and sweetness of the end product.  I use golden castor sugar
  2. Meanwhile crush the biscuits into a fine crumb.  I pop them in a plastic food bag and bash them with a rolling-pin – very therapeutic
  3. Stir the melted butter mixture into the biscuits crumb, mixing thoroughly
  4. Press the mixture into a cake tin which has been lightly greased.  Put the dish into the fridge for a couple of hours to set
  5. Melt some chocolate and pour over the top of the dish and return to the fridge for at least 3 hours until chocolate  is cold and set.
  6. Divide into slices/wedges and turn out.
  7. Enjoy.