The perfect no-fuss treat you can make in minutes, before leaving to chill and slice at your leisure, fridge cakes are a delicious mix of melted chocolate, crushed biscuits and pretty much whatever sweet additions your heart desires.
Marshmallows, honeycomb pieces, chocolate chunks, fruit, meringue and cereal all add flavour and texture to your standard chocolate mix. These cakes are great for introducing kids to the kitchen and getting them thinking about flavour combinations. To get the creative juices flowing, we've rounded up eight fabulous, fridge-friendly recipes.
Chocolate crunch bars
The basic but delicious chocolate crunch bar is the perfect start to your fridge cake foray. It's just a case of melting, stirring and chilling then before you know it, you have these crunchy slices of joy. Add marshmallows and chopped chunks of your favourite chocolate bars.
Chocolate fridge cake
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 making it a really quick and easy way to get your chocolate fix.
Nutty chocolate crunch
Keep it simple with our nutty chocolate crunch bites. Just a couple of hours chilling (or overnight) results in the perfect texture for a crowd-pleasing tray of desserts. The mix of chocolate, nuts and biscuits also makes this a useful and delicious way of using up storecupboard ingredients.
Lemon meringue fridge cake
This dessert is something slightly more showstopping, perfect for relaxed entertaining or a dinner party party with friends. A lemon meringue fridge cake you can prepare with mainly ready-made ingredients for minimal fuss and maximum taste – a winner in our book.
Crispy chocolate fridge cake
These colourful crispy chocolate fridge squares are great for kids' parties and can easily be adapted. You can add any seasonal chocolates you like and use standard, everyday ingredients like puffed rice cereal and crushed biscuits.
Follow the step-by-step instructions for these in our how to make fridge cakes video.
Simply stunning chocolate fridge cake
This is another dessert to convince you that fridge cakes aren't just for kids' parties and afternoon snacks. This decadent chocolate fridge cake dessert is made from biscuits, a splash of Baileys and a whipped cream and mascarpone mix that everyone will want seconds of.
Chocolate cornflake cakes
Get the whole family involved in whipping up a batch of these delicate little cornflake cakes as a fun weekend activity. They take no time at all to prepare and they disappear quickly, so it might be a good idea to make a few batches at once.
This simple Northern Irish fridge cake known as 'fifteens' uses a tropical blend of coconut and condensed milk for a sweet, smooth slice. Twenty minutes of mixing and melting and you could have a roll of delicious, creamy treats. Just chill, slice then enjoy with an afternoon cup of tea.
Chocolate & ginger refrigerator squares
These chocolate and ginger fridge squares are ideal for spice fans. The simple mix of five ingredients with ginger biscuits and chopped stem ginger makes them the easiest gift you'll ever make. The recipe takes only 15 minutes and has just the right amount of heat, balanced with rich, dark chocolate.
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