Divine Chocolate Fridge Cake

Prep Time

20 minutes

Chilling Time

2 hours

Makes

16

These taste rather like posh Florentines. The mix of milk and dark Divine chocolate makes for an extra special tea-time treat. Created by young chef Sam Stern.

“This could be the richest, easiest chocolate cake ever. You don’t need to cook it. And it tastes a bit like posh Florentines. You can customise it to suit your tastes: vary the type or amount of fruit, nuts, or biscuits. And the mix of milk and dark Divine Chocolate makes for just the right base”.

Ingredients

  • 200g Divine Milk Chocolate
  • 100g Divine 70% Dark Chocolate
  • Finely grated rind of half an orange
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 175g butter
  • 175g digestive biscuits
  • 125g raisins
  • 100g glace cherries, quartered
  • 75g dried apricots
  • Handful of flaked almonds

Method

1

Put the chocolate (broken up), orange rind, syrup and butter into a bowl. Sit bowl on pan of gently simmering water, keeping the base of the bowl clear of the water. Melt slowly without stirring.

2

Crush the biscuits (not too fine) in a freezer bag. Place them in a bowl with the raisins, cherries, apricots and almonds.

3

Remove the melted chocolate from heat and stir until smooth. Pour into dry mix and stir.

4

Line an 8” shallow cake tin with clingfilm (lay two bits across in a cross shape then mould down to fit the base, corners, sides, bringing it up over the rim).

5

Pour contents in and spread until even.

6

Refrigerate for 2 hours once cool.