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Wow your guests with this indulgent chocolate fridge cake recipe. Super easy to make with kids, add your favourite fillings to the chocolatey biscuit mix.

From the book


These chocolate biscuit squares are a particular favourite of mine. You can also experiment with other combinations of biscuits, fruit and nuts; for example, you could make this using half digestive and half ginger biscuits and with dried cranberries instead of the raisins. This will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Well, maybe not!

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150g (5oz) digestive biscuits
100g (3½oz) milk chocolate
100g (3½oz) plain chocolate
100g (3½oz) golden syrup
75g (3oz) unsalted butter
75g (3oz) dried apricots, chopped
50g (2oz) raisins
50g (2oz) pecans, finely chopped
25g (1oz) Rice Krispies

Essential kit

You will need a 20cm (8in) square, shallow cake tin.


Line the tin with clingfilm, leaving enough to hang over the sides of a 20cm (8in) square, shallow cake tin.

Break the biscuits into small pieces. Melt the two chocolates, syrup and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Make sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Mix together the biscuits, apricots, raisins, pecans and Rice Krispies. Stir these into the melted chocolate mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface by pressing down with a potato masher. Leave to cool in the tin then place in the fridge to set (which will take 1–2 hours). To serve, turn out, carefully peel off the cling film and cut into 12 squares.


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