Marie Biscuit Cake Recipe

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This no cook dessert is a favourite of mine. The biscuits used are 'Morning coffee' or 'Marie biscuits'. You can also use the LU Cookies or Rich Tea Biscuits that can be bought from Amazon.
I have not seen the Marie or Morning Coffee type in the US except at the PBX on an armed forces base! They have all sorts of European food!
This was really popular when we were young as it was one thing we were allowed to make as it did not involve anything electric or hot! I believe the British were the first to make it - came to that assumption because of the British Biscuits used but if anyone knows the origin...please let me know!

Prep time:
Servings: 12


Cost per serving $1.78 view details
  • Ingredients:
  • 200g of butter,
  • 200g of caster sugar,
  • five small eggs, (beaten well)
  • 250g of plain chocolate,
  • About 2 cups of strong coffee,
  • Two packets of plain biscuits (see above).


  1. Melt the chocolate ( I use the microwave, checking it and stirring it until it melts. You can also use a double boiler )
  2. Beat the butter with the caster sugar until light and creamy.
  3. Beat in the melted chocolate and then the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Dip the biscuits into the coffee
  5. Use a largish dish that isn't too shallow make layers of coffee-moistened biscuits alternating with layers of the chocolate cream.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
  7. If you really want to be decadent, top with some fresh whipped cream!
  8. Grate some chocolate curls on top.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 90g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 244  
Calories from Fat 223 91%
Total Fat 25.81g 32%
Saturated Fat 15.73g 63%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 215mg 6%
Total Carbs 6.33g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 12%
Sugars 0.31g 0%
Protein 4.63g 7%
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  • Mary Grace Schembri
    May 22, 2023
    If I substitute raw eggs with mascarpone how much do I have to use pls?
    • fizala nisar
      September 27, 2020
      Awesome recipes
      • sandra portelli
        January 5, 2014
        I used to make this a lot since it was one of the family fav.I now stopped using raw eggs and instead use thick cream or Mascarpone.It is just as good and lighter and safer no risk of samonella

        2 replies
        • Svetlana
          October 28, 2015
          Hi Sandra i was concerned about this as well. How much of the thickened cream or mascarpone do you use as a substitute? Thank you
          • Mary Grace Schembri
            May 22, 2023
            How much mascarpone instead of eggs pls?
          • ShaleeDP
            December 14, 2012
            This looks like my little would like. Will try to make this one., Thank you for sharing.
            • March 11, 2012
              ladies you eat this with raw eggs ??
              • Mary Mount
                February 20, 2012
                I wish I knew the ingredients in American measurments.
                Like in Teaspoons, Tablespoons, cup amounts?
                Looks so good, I wish I could make this,
                • Smokinhotchef
                  February 19, 2012
                  This recipes looks amazing and I can't wait to try it.
                  • anna
                    May 18, 2011
                    thanks for the recipe..
                    i dont like coffe. Can i chance with chocolate ?
                    • judee
                      May 3, 2011
                      This looks amazing and no baking makes it great for the summer
                      • Rita Beckner
                        May 2, 2010
                        I am making this for tommorow's desert.It sounds awesome and I cant wait.

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