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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Fridge Cake: A Must-Try Treat!

Chocolate fridge cake is the perfect recipe to make when you don’t feel like switching the oven on to bake.

It’s a delicious treat made from chocolate, biscuit, dried fruit and butter.

chocolate fridge cake sliced up

Chocolate fridge cake is quick and easy to make with only about 15 minutes of preparation work required. The rest of the time is just chilling time in the fridge.

How To Make Chocolate Fridge Cake

chocolate fridge cake ingredients - digestive biscuits, butter, raisins, glace cherries, chocolate

Making chocolate fridge cake is very similar to rocky road. It shares many of the same ingredients, but this fridge cake doesn’t have marshmallows.

What You Need

  • Digestive biscuits
  • Milk chocolate (you can also use some dark chocolate)
  • Dried fruit (mixed fruit, or raisins and dried glace cherries)
  • Butter
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tin

Some recipes call for sugar to be added to a chocolate biscuit cake but I think this fridge cake is sweet enough with the above ingredients.

Making Chocolate Fridge Cake

A really fun part of making chocolate fridge cake is the opportunity to use a rolling pin to give the biscuits a really good bash to crush them up!

Put the biscuits in a food bag, or in some cling film, and crush them. Alternatively, put them in a large bowl and use the end of the rolling pin to bash them.

crushed digestive biscuits

Bashing biscuits is a popular step for the kids to get involved in!

The biscuit pieces can be of varying sizes, some chunkier pieces mixed with some that are more ground up.

Tip: you can use an alternative type of biscuit for a different taste.

Melt the butter and chocolate by putting them in a bowl and then placing the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, stirring it until it melts.

melt butter and chocolate in bowl over boiling water in saucepan

Mix together the crushed biscuits, raisins, cherries and about half the melted butter and chocolate. Stir everything until the biscuit bits are well coated, try not to crush the biscuits down any further.

crushed biscuits, raisins, chopped cherries, melted butter, golden syrup and cocoa powder mixed together in a bowl.

Transfer the mixture to a lined or greased baking tin/container and press it down, making sure it reaches the corners.

Pour the remaining chocolate over the top and spread it out until all of the biscuit base is covered.

Leave it in the fridge to set and chill for 1-2 hours. Once it has set, slice and serve.

Put it in the fridge to set, usually about 2 hours, or, you can leave it overnight.

Slice it up and serve. Store it in the fridge when it is not being eaten.

chocolate fridge cake sliced up and on plate

How Long Does Chocolate Fridge Cake Last?

If stored in an airtight container it will last up to 7 days in the fridge.

chocolate fridge cake

Chocolate Fridge Cake

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Chocolate fridge cake is quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy perfect slices of chilled chocolate biscuit cake - no baking required!


  • 250g digestive biscuits
  • 100g raisins (or dried mixed fruit)
  • 50g glace cherries, halved
  • 125g butter
  • 400g milk chocolate


  1. Place the digestive biscuits in a large bowl or sandwich bag and using a rolling pin, bash them. Don't crush them too much, you want some chunks of biscuits left in.
  2. Stir in the raisins (or mixed dried fruit if using) and the glace cherries.
  3. Place the butter and chocolate (broken up) in a bowl and place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. The butter and chocolate will melt slowly from the steam. You may need to use a spoon or spatula to stir it and help it melt faster.
  4. Pour about half the butter and chocolate mixture over the crushed biscuits and dried fruit. Stir it round until the biscuits are coated.
  5. Transfer the biscuit mixture into a greased or lined baking tin or dish and press it down into the sides and corners. Level it off with the back of a spoon.
  6. Pour the remaining melted chocolate and butter over the top, smoothing it down.
  7. Transfer to the fridge and leave to cool for about 2 hours, or overnight.
  8. Remove from the fridge and slice up when ready to serve.
  9. Store in the fridge.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

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Janet cooke

Saturday 31st of July 2021

Can you use rich tea biscuits instead of digestives in the no cook chocolate fridge cake ? Thanks

Janet cooke

Saturday 11th of September 2021

@Liana Green, daughter and fiancé loved the chocolate fridge cake I think I shall freeze it and they can take some on there camper van break

Liana Green

Sunday 15th of August 2021

I don't see why you couldn't - it'll just have a slightly different flavour, but if you love rich tea biscuits it'll be just fine!

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