Doukissa Dreams

Ahhh, I’m back! And hoping to sweeten up your week – with a baking post of course! It feels so long since I did any baking, and especially a long time since I posted my Banoffee Pie recipe, so I’m about to put that right!

You may be wondering what on earth a Doukissa is – and if you don’t know, I wouldn’t blame you. Had my sister not tried this dessert on a recent holiday to Cyprus, I too would be in the same boat. But, if like me you love a chocolate/biscuit combo, then you will for sure love this. I just had to give it a try! Its so simple, 20 minutes prep (excluding chilling time of course), no oven and I didn’t even need a mixing bowl – just a hob and saucepan. The rest of the work is down to the fridge!

To make the Doukissa, I used:-

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 200g Marie biscuits
  • 100g benched almonds
  • 100g sugar
  • 90g drinking chocolate
  • 90g cocoa powder
  • 2tbsp water
  • 1/2tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

For the topping (optional):-

  • 2tbsp blanched almonds


  • First, lightly toast the almonds and soften the butter.
  • Mix these with the sugar, cocoa and drinking chocolate in a saucepan. Use a medium heat and stir at regular intervals until the ingredients have dissolved.
  • After taking the saucepan off the heat, fold the eggs and vanilla extract into the mixture.
  • Break the Marie biscuits into pieces and add these in. (I actually used a rich tea biscuits and this worked a treat!) Stir gently so that the biscuits have been coated well by the chocolate mix.
  • Turn the mixture into a loaf tin (roughly 500g in size), covered with baking paper. Use a wooden spoon to push the mixture down firmly.
  • Place foil over the top and put it in the fridge overnight to set.
  • Use the baking paper to pull the cake out of the tin once set.
  • Toast the leftover almonds and sprinkle them over the top for decoration.

Voila – you have yourself a Doukissa!


Tip:- Remember to start preparation in good time, to allow for chilling/setting time! This needs chilling overnight, which caught me out and I had to wait the extra time before tasting it…..

This was delicious – really easy and super tasty….. it went down a storm!

If this looks like your cup of tea then please do give it a try! I’d love to hear what you think and please do send me photos of your creations!

Recipe from BBC Good Food


4 thoughts on “Doukissa Dreams

  1. Ellie Jones says:

    :O This looks incredible Charlotte! I love how much of a unique and different recipe this is. It’s so beautiful to try new things! Mad I know but chilled deserts aren’t always my cup of tea but this Doukissa has definitely intrigued me! I think I feel the cold too much :’D . Another excellent post girl! Keep rocking the blogging world you absolute gem! 😀 ❤

    Ellie Xx

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