Cheats coffee Christmas wreath

This stunning Christmas wreath cake will make your festivities even more special. With a rich coffee mascarpone filling, its utterly delicious.

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biscuit base


1.Grease a 24cm (9½in) springform pan; line base and side with baking paper. Wrap a 9cm (3¾in) round ramekin (or other straight-sided round dish) with a double layer of plastic wrap. Grease plastic; place in centre of pan.
2.Combine coffee and the boiling water in a small jug. Stir to dissolve, then stir in liqueur. Cool.
3.Beat cream and icing sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold in mascarpone, coffee beans and ¾ cup of the macadamias, then fold in coffee mixture until just combined.
4.Spoon mixture into prepared pan; smooth the top. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
5.Meanwhile, make biscuit base. Process the biscuits and malt balls until coarse crumbs; add butter; process briefly to combine.
6.Press biscuit mixture over top of ice-cream to form a smooth surface. Freeze overnight.
7.To serve, remove ramekin and release the side from the pan (if necessary, rub outside of cake pan with a hot damp cloth). Place inverted plate on top of ice-cream and turn over. Remove the bottom of the pan and cover with a serving plate; turn over. Top ice-cream with remaining macadamias, chocolates, truffles and extra chocolate-coated coffee beans. Dust wreath with a little sifted cocoa powder, if you like.

You will need to start this recipe a day ahead.

Wreath can be made up to 3 days ahead.


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