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chocolate bourbon cake

Bourbon Biscuit Cake

Jen Sim
This Chocolate Bourbon Biscuit Cake is just what you need to brighten up your dessert table! Make it with just 4 ingredients and bake for just 20 minutes. Decorate with chocolate cream and more biscuits. Serve during birthdays and special occasions.
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Course: cake, Dessert, Sweet Treat
Keyword: Biscuit Cake, Bourbon Biscuits, Bourbon Cake, Chocolate Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Author: Jen Sim


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • 2 7" Cake tins
  • Food processor or blender


  • 500 g Bourbon cookies + 50 g for decoration
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 300 ml Milk

For cream

  • 100 ml Heavy cream
  • 50 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 250 g Mascarpone


  • Preheat oven at 180C/360F. Line two cake tins with baking paper.
  • Add bourbon biscuits to a blender or food processor and blitz into crumbs. Then add the biscuit crumbs, baking powder, brown sugar and milk into a large bowl. Mix the ingredients well.
  • Pour an equal amount of cake batter into each tin. Flatten the batter and bake for 20-25 minutes. Check the readiness of the cakes with a wooden skewer - it should come out dry. Once the cakes are done leave them to cool upside down on a cooling rack.

How to Make Chocolate Cream

  • While the cakes cool make the chocolate cream. Whip the heavy cream and icing sugar until medium peaks form. Then add mascarpone, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and fold gently with a spatula.
  • Use a frosting bag with a nozzle to apply the cream to the cake. Add chocolate cream on top of the first cake layer and smooth it out. Place the second layer on top of the cake then spread the top cake with a thin layer of cream. Alternate between chocolate cream swirls and bourbon biscuits around the rim of the cake. Then pour bourbon biscuit crumbles into the center of the cake.
  • Refrigerate the cake for up to 1 hour to set the chocolate cream and serve as desired.