Sundays with Sparky: Flaming S'more Cake

This cake was sparked by a Portuguese cooking video: somehow I fell down an internet rabbit hole and landed on Bolo de Bolacha Maria (Maria cookie cake.) It’s described as Portugese Tiramisu, but since it is made with digestive biscuits, the first thing that came to mind were s’mores. I immediately began thinking about how to alter this recipe to fit my idea.

We started by making a chocolate mousse filling:



8 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 egg yolks, beaten lightly (save the whites for the topping)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1/2 tsp gelatin powder
1 1/2 cups heavy cream


2 400g tubes of digestive biscuits of your choice (such as McVitie’s)
1/2 cup milk (we used 2%, use what you’ve got)


Mini marshmallows for garnish
2 tbsp bourbon or rum for garnish
2 egg whites (which you reserved from the mousse)
1/2 cups white sugar
1/3 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini marshmallows

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