The perfect no-fuss treat you can make in minutes, fridge cakes are a delicious mix of melted chocolate, crushed biscuits and any other sweet additions of your choice. Marshmallows, honeycomb pieces, chocolate chunks, fruit, meringue and cereal all add flavour and texture.


Fridge cakes are great for getting kids involved in basic cooking skills, like melting and mixing, and getting them to try different flavour combinations. To get the creative juices flowing, we've rounded up 12 fridge-friendly recipes – keep them chilled and slice when you're craving something sweet.

For more delicious sweet treats that don't involve cooking, check out our no-bake cheesecake recipes and no-bake dessert recipes.

1. Chocolate crunch bars

Chocolate crunch bar on a red napkin

Our chocolate crunch bars are so simple to make – it's just a case of melting, stirring and chilling, then before you know it, you have these delicious slices. Add marshmallows and chopped chunks of your favourite chocolate bars.

2. Chocolate fridge cake

Chocolate fridge cake cut into squares

Serve this intensely rich and indulgent chocolate fridge cake as a sophisticated teatime treat, enhanced with juicy brandy-soaked raisins and crunchy biscuit pieces. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare before popping in the freezer, so it's a quick and easy way to get your chocolate fix.

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3. Nutty chocolate crunch

Pile of rocky roads

Keep it simple with our nutty chocolate crunch bites. Chill for a couple of hours (or overnight) and you'll have a perfect crowd-pleasing tray of desserts. The mix of chocolate, nuts and biscuits also makes this a delicious way to use up storecupboard ingredients.

4. Lemon meringue fridge cake

Lemon meringue fridge cake topped with meringue and lemon wheels

If you're after more of a showstopper, this recipe is ideal for relaxed entertaining, or a dinner party party with friends. You can prepare this lemon meringue fridge cake with mainly ready-made ingredients for minimal fuss and maximum taste – a winner in our book.

5. Crispy chocolate fridge cake

Stack of chocolate and rice krispy squares topped with mini chocolate eggs and white chocolate sauce

These colourful crispy chocolate fridge squares are great for kids' parties and can be easily adapted to suit their tastes. You can add any seasonal chocolates you like, and use everyday ingredients like puffed rice cereal and crushed biscuits.

You can follow the step-by-step instructions for these in our how to make fridge cakes video.

6. Simply stunning chocolate fridge cake

Pyramid of chocolate fridge cakes with icing

Fridge cakes aren't just for kids' parties and afternoon snacks. Our decadent chocolate fridge cake dessert is made from biscuits, a splash of coffee liqueur and a whipped cream and mascarpone. The adults will be going back for second helpings.

7. Chocolate cornflake cakes

Four chocolate cornflake cakes in cupcake wrappers

Get the whole family involved in whipping up a batch of these easy and delicate little cornflake cakes as a fun weekend activity. They take no time at all to prepare and will disappear quickly, so it might be a good idea to make a few batches at once.

8. Fifteens

Roll of fifteens with six slices cut off

This simple Northern-Irish fridge cake known as 'fifteens' uses a tropical blend of coconut and condensed milk for a sweet, smooth slice. It takes 20 minutes to prepare. Just chill, slice then enjoy with an afternoon cup of tea.

9. Chocolate & ginger fridge squares

Chocolate and ginger refrigerator squares in a stack

These chocolate & ginger fridge squares are ideal for spice fans. The simple mix of five ingredients, including ginger biscuits and chopped stem ginger, makes them the easiest edible gift you'll ever make. The recipe takes only 15 minutes and has just the right amount of heat, balanced with rich, dark chocolate.

10. Easter millionaire's squares

Colourful rice crispy and marshmallow squares stacked up and topped with colourful chocolate and mini eggs

The perfect treat to enjoy at Easter, these no-bake bites are made with crispy rice cereal and marshmallows, and topped with caramel and chocolate. Decorate with additional chocolate eggs to give them extra pizzaz.

11. Cookies & cream fridge cake

Cookies and cream fridge cake decorated with oreos

Topped with cookies and melted chocolate, our cookies & cream fridge cake is the perfect fuss-free dessert for a gathering, as it serves up to 14 people. Make it the day before your celebrations, as it needs 24 hours of chilling.

12. Easy rocky road

Multiple rocky road on a pink board

Our easy rocky road recipe makes the perfect gift for loved ones, or a great addition to a school bake sale. They take only 20 minutes to prep, and once they're cooled, they'll fit easily into a lunchbox, ready to be transported to a picnic or party.

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