17 Apr 2011

CHOCOLATE FRIDGE CAKE


Chocolate Fridge Cake is usually made with melted chocolate but this recipe uses cocoa powder. There are only a few ingredients used, and to get the best out of this rich cake, use good quality cocoa powder. The cake will last well in an airtight tub stored in the fridge.

The fridge cake is very rich and you only need a small piece. If you have lots of people to feed and not much time, this cake will go a long way.

It's best if the tin is lined with either greaseproof paper or cling wrap to help you lift the cake out of the tin. I used a 20cm x 20cm baking tin lined with overhanging cling wrap.

You will need:

200g unsalted butter, 100ml golden syrup, 50g cocoa powder, 400g digestive biscuits (broken into small chunks), 100g raisins (optional).

1. Place the butter, golden syrup and cocoa powder in a large saucepan over a medium heat and melt until smooth, stirring occasionally.
2. Put the biscuit chunks and raisins in a large bowl and pour the chocolate mixture over, mix well to combine the ingredients.
3. Press the mixture into the baking tin and using a spoon to flatten. Cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper, then a plate. Top with jam jars to apply pressure on the cake. Leave to cool completely, refrigerate for a few hours. Store in the fridge.
4. Cut into small slices to serve and dust with icing sugar, if you like.

The premium organic cocoa powder used in this recipe was supplied by Hotel Chocolat and is intense, dark and rich. It can be used to make hot chocolate or used in baking and cooking.

Thank you Hotel Chocolat!