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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Chocolate Fridge Cake

Why is it that no-one believes me when I say I have 'left-over' chocolate to use up?  Surely it isn't just me?

This time of year I often have a fridge full  of leftover chocolate. Okay I exaggerate a bit - it isn't exactly full of the stuff - but there's often a couple of bowls containing bits of abandoned Easter Eggs and sometimes even some chocolate left over from Christmas.

Chocolate Fridge Cake is an ideal way to use it all up.

Here's a recipe but you can adapt it in lots of ways depending on what you need to use up.

250g Digestive biscuits (or any biscuits that need eating up!)
300g Chocolate - whatever you find lying around the house that you've asked more than once to be moved or eaten up is fair game
100g unsalted butter
150g golden syrup
200g approx of dried fruit e.g. raisins, chopped cherries, chopped apricots, mixed peel  (and nuts if you like) 

Bash up the biscuits in a plastic bag, melt together the butter, syrup and chocolate over a low heat or on low power setting in the microwave, stirring occasionally. Add the biscuit crumbs and fruit to the melted mix.
Line a 20cm square tin or glass bowl with cling film and pour in the mixture.  Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours. When set, turn out the cake and peel off the cling film.  Cut it into chunks while it is still cold.

One day I might be able to post a picture, but the cake keeps getting eaten up before I get round to taking a photo!