Today I made some fridge cake. If you haven’t heard of fridge cake then you need to keep reading ! It’s not only delicious but is extremely easy to make !
*Attention new university students.* I went to UEA and we didn’t have ovens in our halls accommodation. If you’re in the same situation and like to bake cakes, this recipe will satisfy your cake cravings and make you very popular with your flatmates ! All it requires is a fridge and microwave !!!
Graduatedkate’s Fantastic Fridge Cake Recipe
- 300g Milk Chocolate
- 100g Butter
- 10 tbsp of Golden Syrup
- 250g Digestive Biscuits
- As many raisins as you want
- As many maltesers as you want
- Anything else you fancy !
(If you add marshmallows I think it becomes a rocky road)
- Rolling Pin/Mini Chopper
- Tin (to set it in)
Get your digestive biscuits and smash them up into small crumbs any way you want. I have a mini chopper which I use to do the job. However a rolling pin works just as well, put the biscuits into a sandwich bag and smash them over the top until they resemble sand.
So basically, once you’ve weighed out your butter, chocolate and golden syrup, put it all in a bowl small enough to fit in your microwave.
Now, place the bowl in your microwave and set the timer for 20 seconds. Every 20 seconds take a little look at it and give it a stir. Repeat this process until it has all melted together. The time it takes will all depend on the strenght of your microwave. Make sure you check every 2o seconds as if you microwave it for too long the chocolate might burn, and burnt chocolate is horrible !
Now the fun really begins !
Add all the ingredients to the mixture. I chose to use raisins and maltesers, but you can put whatever you want into it, nuts, candied peels, whatever !
It may not look that pretty at this stage but don’t worry. Now have whatever container you’re gonna set your fridge cake in ready. You should line it with cling-film for a hassle free release once it’s set. I used greaseproof paper once when I didn’t have any cling-film but it didn’t work as well. And NEVER EVER do it without lining the tin. It’ll just get stuck and you’ll have to try and cut it in the tin.
Now it’s time to pour the mixture into the tin.
Now try and push it into the corners with a spoon. This might be a bit difficult as it’s quite sticky but persevere !
Once you’ve done that, get a clean spoon, and use this to smooth the top. This is normally my favourite bit.
I used loads of raisins and maltesers in this particular Fridge Cake so it doesn’t look that pretty. It’s now time to put the Fridge Cake into the fridge. Within 1-2 hours you can take it out and slice it up to eat. If you’re not impressed with how this looks then there is one more thing you can do.
Once the fridge cake is set, melt some chocolate in the bowl and then pour it on top of the Fridge Cake.
Then you can make it look all pretty and nice.
Leave it to chill again so that the chocolate topping sets. Once it’s set, it’s time to take it out, cut it up and enjoy it !
So that’s my recipe for Fridge Cake. If you’ve never had it, please give it a go. It’s really moorish and so easy !