Food Porn Thursdays.

This kind of cake is something you'd probably consumed as a wee little one. Memorable, oh yes but definitely long forgotten or so I'd thought. We were only recently reacquainted at a dinner party a few weeks ago when our lovely host presented us with this heavenly and very impressive black and white concoction with a cute side of fresh raspberries. It wasn't until a few bites in that I realized what the cake actually was, and to my delight so did everyone else. It was a gracious trip down memory lane and once the nostalgic giggles surpassed us all and our side plates virtually licked clean that we suddenly realized our dear friend had caused quite the culinary faux pas!

Chocolate ripple cake was so last year! In fact it's so 80's! And being the ultimate food snobs that Melbournians tend to wear with pride had us all in shock; what the hell was he thinking?

Well thing is this guy seriously deserves a medal. Honestly, why has this not been done before! Why do we shy away from this as something that had it's hay-day back in the swinging 70's or whenever it was utterly du jour? Well screw trends! I say we bring this bad boy back into the mix guys - come on! It's easy to make, taste's hella good and looks pretty impressive too.

So the good ole' chocolate ripple cake, utterly nostalgic and something that we'd had previously considered quite dated that is most probably older than most of us but none the less as iconic and as Australian as the pavlova. The only difference between them is that addictive television programs like Masterchef has shone new light on the classic pavlova and brought it back in trend. Now I patiently await for them to do that very thing and bring back this glutinous goodness back in culinary fashion.

So it may or may not be as complicated or technical as a pav but hey, that's what shows like that are for.

Reinvention!

Either way this bad boy is back in my good books and shall be seeing the light of day again soon. Very soon. I've also learned a few lessons into perfecting it myself now things like limiting cookies per row regardless of high wide your dish is. Four cookies is very much enough any more like mine was and it starts getting a little too dense and dry.

And to my dear and lovely readers who do not reside in Australia and have absolutely no idea what the hell I'm raving about here, never mind me and do yourself a favor and made this for yourselves. Make it with any firm chocolate cookie you can find et viola!

You will thank me later. Cheques gratuitously accepted.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
500ml thickened cream
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
250g Arnott's chocolate ripple biscuits

Beat cream, sugar and vanilla essence until firm peaks form.
Spread a thin layer on the base of a serving platter.
Spread cream on one biscuit then stand it on it's edge on the base. Repeat with a second biscuit and sandwich together. Continue to layer biscuits, around four per row to form a log like shape.
Spread the entire surface with cream and cover.
Leave in a refrigerator to set overnight.
Top with berries and serve, making sure to cut diagonally.

Et voila.

-Sxx
Food Porn Thursdays.

This kind of cake is something you'd probably consumed as a wee little one. Memorable, oh yes but definitely long forgotten or so I'd thought. We were only recently reacquainted at a dinner party a few weeks ago when our lovely host presented us with this heavenly and very impressive black and white concoction with a cute side of fresh raspberries. It wasn't until a few bites in that I realized what the cake actually was, and to my delight so did everyone else. It was a gracious trip down memory lane and once the nostalgic giggles surpassed us all and our side plates virtually licked clean that we suddenly realized our dear friend had caused quite the culinary faux pas!

Chocolate ripple cake was so last year! In fact it's so 80's! And being the ultimate food snobs that Melbournians tend to wear with pride had us all in shock; what the hell was he thinking?

Well thing is this guy seriously deserves a medal. Honestly, why has this not been done before! Why do we shy away from this as something that had it's hay-day back in the swinging 70's or whenever it was utterly du jour? Well screw trends! I say we bring this bad boy back into the mix guys - come on! It's easy to make, taste's hella good and looks pretty impressive too.

So the good ole' chocolate ripple cake, utterly nostalgic and something that we'd had previously considered quite dated that is most probably older than most of us but none the less as iconic and as Australian as the pavlova. The only difference between them is that addictive television programs like Masterchef has shone new light on the classic pavlova and brought it back in trend. Now I patiently await for them to do that very thing and bring back this glutinous goodness back in culinary fashion.

So it may or may not be as complicated or technical as a pav but hey, that's what shows like that are for.

Reinvention!

Either way this bad boy is back in my good books and shall be seeing the light of day again soon. Very soon. I've also learned a few lessons into perfecting it myself now things like limiting cookies per row regardless of high wide your dish is. Four cookies is very much enough any more like mine was and it starts getting a little too dense and dry.

And to my dear and lovely readers who do not reside in Australia and have absolutely no idea what the hell I'm raving about here, never mind me and do yourself a favor and made this for yourselves. Make it with any firm chocolate cookie you can find et viola!

You will thank me later. Cheques gratuitously accepted.

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

 INGREDIENTS: 
500ml thickened cream
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
250g Arnott's chocolate ripple biscuits

Beat cream, sugar and vanilla essence until firm peaks form.
Spread a thin layer on the base of a serving platter.
Spread cream on one biscuit then stand it on it's edge on the base. Repeat with a second biscuit and sandwich together. Continue to layer biscuits, around four per row to form a log like shape.
Spread the entire surface with cream and cover.
Leave in a refrigerator to set overnight.
Top with berries and serve, making sure to cut diagonally.

Et voila.

-Sxx

53 comments

  1. Yummy yummy!!! It looks so delicious! Thank u for coming by sweetie and the nice comment!
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    Kissss

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  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :) It looks delish and I like the verticalI'm a huge fan of chocolate-anything-cake.. as long as it's good I don't care when/where it's from!

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  3. This just looks incredible! Now I want some cake!

    -Vogue&Heels

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  4. It looks delicious!

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  5. Are you kidding me??? This cake should never go "out of style"!!! This cake should be the new black!:D And it looks really elegant - a perfect end to a sophisticated meal. Nothing to giggle about.:P And thanks, now you got me hungry. I need sugar in my bloodstream. NOW.

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  6. This cake looks super yummy and I have never eaten one like this in my whole life. 80's really?? Not over here. You know what I love about that cake? I don't have to bake it. I have to try this and I thank you now cos chocolate and cream is always yummy :D

    xx Mira

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  7. "Screw trends" - that my girl! Goddamnit, this looks delicious and I think it would be a criminal if this ever goes out of style! :D

    xx

    P.S.: I've just had my breakfast. Now I'm freaking STARVING! :D

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  8. it looks sooo yum!

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  9. Uhmmmm.... this cake looks delicious!!!!
    Kisses doll!

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  10. You are right this is great looking I have never heard of it but this could be a contender this holiday.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  11. I never had the chance to try this dessert as a child, but I wish that you could be here to make it for me. These pictures are gorgeous!

    Brittney

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  12. Mmmm, this looks so delicious! Yum :)
    Also, don't feel stupid, haha, we live near the Snake River, so that canyon you saw in the background is close to where we live. Just not our dorm balcony haha!

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  13. This looks extremely yummy, I love chocolate and if there are strawberries on top it's the best !

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  14. This looks utterly delicious! And difficult to make! But it seems too irresistible not to try out. P.S Hope not Miley either. Thanks for lending me your opinion on my last post. Happy End of the Week!

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  15. Oh my goodness, looks delicious. Thanks for sharing x

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  16. Drool! I'm a chocoholic so gotta make this one soon! ^◡^

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  17. So yummy!! Can I have a piece of that? ^^

    xx

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  18. This looks delicious! We have something similar, with cookies, in argentina... but the filling is with dulce de leche and philadelhpia... :)
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  19. Yes, yes, yes! Thanks for the recipe :)

    x Gi
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  20. The cake look so yummy (: love them! x

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  21. Well, thanks! My late night hunger is off the chain now!
    Looks yummy))

    xoxo
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  22. This is the best I've seen today! It looks incredibly delicious.

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  23. Huuuummm so yummy

    Kisses
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  24. Looks cool and is probably super tasty as well :D
    xx

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  25. mmm stop teasing me! I wan that cake and I want it now!! Great recipe! :)


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  26. Mmm yummy!!
    xx

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  27. No way chocolate ripple cake is awesome!

    I took it into work morning tea once.

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  28. yay! I got hungry! :)))

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  29. Oh my, this cake just looks delicious!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

    P.S.: Thanks for your sweet comment on my last post!

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  30. SERIOUS PORN!! UHHG! MOANING!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  31. This looks so good! I've never heard of ripple cakes before but ooo I want to try. I'm not sure where to buy Arnott's chocolate ripple biscuits though, hahah.

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  32. This doesn't take me down memory lane but it does take me down "I WANT"-lane, haha! It looks delicious!

    XO Imke

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  33. I feel gutted that I'm not an Aussie & have never tasted this before! It looks amazing! My favourite part of a cake is the icing & that bit in the middle between the two halves that's stuffed icing/jam/cream so this looks like my perfect cake! Hah! :D

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  34. Looks delicious!! <3

    XxX
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  35. YUMMMYY!!! It looks so delicate and creamy, so delish! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  36. Yeah i don't know what you're ranting about. I just know that whenever i need a good dose of food porn i came here. GOD, extremely delicious it seems.

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  37. nice pics!
    do you wanna follow each other?

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  38. oh I'd love to taste it so much!

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  39. This looks so delicious! You have me craving chocolate now :)

    ~Jacy

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  40. oh common this is not fair!! Look at that cake!!

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  41. Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  42. omg this looks amazing would never be able to get a cake like this to look this good and perfect! thanks for sharing the recipe. will try it either way. xx. gigi.

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  43. Ahhh! Your blog always has the most delicious desserts!!! I've seen this type of cake at a lot of weddings, but didn't realize it was called ripple cake! This looks absolutely amazing. My stomach is actually growling after seeing these pictures!

    xox,
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  44. Ahhh! Your blog always has the most delicious desserts!!! I've seen this type of cake at a lot of weddings, but didn't realize it was called ripple cake! This looks absolutely amazing. My stomach is actually growling after seeing these pictures!

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogpsot.com

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