Nanaimo Coffee Crisp® Cake

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 h 50 min
  • Chill Time 2 h
  • Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup crushed Coffee Crisp® candy
    bars (2 1/2 bars, 50 g each)
    250 mL
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 250 mL
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 250 mL
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup sugar 60 mL
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 75 mL
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Filling:
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature 75 mL
  • 1/4 cup vanilla custard powder 60 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted, divided 625 mL
  • 1/4 cup milk (approx.), divided 60 mL
  • 2 cups 1/2-in. (1-cm) pieces Coffee Crisp®
    candy bars (4 bars, 50 g each)
    500 mL
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup Compliments Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 250 mL
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed 30 mL
  • 1/4 tsp flaky sea salt 1 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Grease and line bottom and sides of 9-in. (23-cm) springform pan. In bowl, stir together crushed candy bars, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Drizzle with butter and egg, stirring until combined. Press into prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 min. until firm. Cool in pan on wire rack.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in bowl, using electric mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, custard powder and vanilla until smooth and creamy, about 1 min. With mixer on low, beat in icing sugar in thirds, alternating with 2 additions of milk. Scrape bowl as needed between additions. Add up to 2 tsp (10 mL) additional milk if filling is too thick to spread. Spread over cooled crust, smoothing top. Sprinkle candy bar chunks on top and press into filling. Refrigerate 1 hr. until firm.

  • Step 3

    Place chocolate chips and butter in heat-proof bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water 5 min. until melted. (Note: Chocolate chips can retain shapes even when melted; stir to avoid scorching.) Spread melted chocolate over filling, smoothing top. Sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate 1 hr. until chocolate is set. Remove cake from pan. Cut into slices and serve. Refrigerate in airtight container up to 4 days or freeze up to 2 weeks.

Tip

Substitute broken chocolate wafer cookies for the Coffee Crisp® candy bar chunks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/24 of the recipe):
  • Calories 270
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Carbs 34 g
  • Sugar 26 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 95 mg