Chocolate fridge cake is the perfect recipe to get the kids in the kitchen and who better to devise a spot-on child-friendly recipe than Annabel Karmel.
With no need to cook, the kids can be involved in making this fridge cake from beginning to end. You can be a bit creative than you might be with a classic chocolate cake recipe and let them pack it full of their favourite little treats from broken biscuits to marshmallows and raisins – the fun part is mixing it altogether in a bowl of chocolatey delight.
- 250g digestive biscuits
- 150g plain chocolate
- 150g milk chocolate
- 100g unsalted butter
- 150g golden syrup
- 100g dried apricots, chopped
- 75g raisins
- 60g chopped pecans, (optional)
Recipes taken from My Favourite Recipes by Annabel Karmel (published by DK, £8.99)
Put the biscuits in a plastic bag and bash them into pieces with a rolling pin.
Melt both kinds of chocolate, the butter, and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir well.
Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the broken biscuits, apricots, raisins, and pecans (optional).
Line a 20 cm (8 in) shallow, square-shaped tin with clingfilm. Spoon the mix into the tin and level it by pressing down with a potato masher.
Set the cake in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Then turn it out and peel off the Clingfilm. Cut into slices and serve.
And there you have your finished chocolate fridge cakes.
Recipes taken from My Favourite Recipes by Annabel Karmel (published by DK, £8.99