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Jamie Oliver’s Store-Cupboard Fridge Cake

Made with just six ingredients and taking less than half an hour to make, this super easy no-bake fridge cake is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. As seen on Jamie's £1 Wonders on Channel 4.


No-bake desserts are a thing of joy, and this chocolate fridge cake is all about minimal effort, maximum pleasure. It’s a great vehicle for using up store-cupboard staples – I’ve gone for dried fruit, nuts, gingernuts and marshmallows here; but swap in whatever makes you happy.

This recipe was featured in Jamie Oliver’s Channel 4 series, Jamie’s £1 Wonders. For more Jamie Oliver recipes, click here.

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200g dark chocolate
150g unsalted butter (cold)
1 tbsp golden syrup
200g gingernut biscuits
200g peanut & raisin mix
200g marshmallows

Essential kit

You will need: a small loaf tin (approx. 1 litre/1lb).



Snap the chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Roughly chop and add the butter with a small pinch of sea salt, drizzle in the golden syrup, then either melt over a pan of gently simmering water or for 30-second blasts in a microwave, stirring regularly.

Snap or bash the biscuits into small chunks (putting a small handful of the finer bits aside for later) and roughly chop the peanuts, dried fruit and marshmallows, then tip into the melted chocolate mixture, stirring well to combine.

Get yourself an appropriately sized container (I used a small loaf tin – 1 litre/1lb) that will act as a mould, and line it with a sheet of baking paper, leaving plenty of extra at the edges to fold over the top. Evenly spoon the mixture into the container, then place in the fridge for 4 hours to firm up.

Once firm, use the baking paper to help you turn it out, then sprinkle over the reserved biscuit crumb and cut into chunky slices – this will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container (if you can resist it for that long!).

EASY SWAPS: Swap in your favourite store-cupboard ingredients – popcorn, stem ginger, desiccated coconut, or digestive biscuits all work a treat.

ENERGY 482kcals FAT 28.6g SAT FAT 15.4g PROTEIN 6.9g CARBS 47.2g SUGARS 30.2g SALT 0.2g FIBRE 4.4g

*Prices correct at time of filming (January 2023).

Recipe © Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Photography: Jamie Oliver Ltd 2023


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