Fridge cake is one of lifes simple luxuries. Everyone should know how to make it, it’s so quick and easy and really proves that anyone can cook!
I think fridge cake has to be the best introduction to cooking there is as its so basic yet so rewarding. Making this with kids could be a great idea as there is nothing complicated, and it may inspire them on to bigger and more complicated things.
Here’s how I made mine:
- 125g butter
- 400g chocolate (whatever type you choose!)
- 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
- 250g crushed digestive biscuits
- 125g Malteasers
- You will also need a 20cm square brownie tin or similar. Anything will do, just something to mould the mixture into shape and put in the fridge.
Line the tin with baking parchment to make it easier to remove the fridge cake once its cool. Melt the butter over a low heat until and then melt in the chocolate and golden syrup until the mixture is smooth. You can’t really get this bit wrong, just throw it all in a pan and it will still work! Then take it off the heat and stir in the digestive biscuits and Malteasers. I like to leave the Malteasers whole but crush the digestives roughly, but its entirely your choice. Once mixed, pour the mixture into your lined tin and leave to cool in the fridge until it’s set.
You can see my attempt above – not the best photo, but I do like the rough home-made look.
Don’t forget to experiment with it – orange, ginger, raisins, it can all work (anything goes with chocolate!), even alcoholic fridge cake (why not!), be creative and see what happens.