Monday 14 November 2011

Sleep Deprivation Fridge Cake recipe

I call this recipe 'Sleep Deprivation 'Fridge Cake' because I first made it in the throes of sleep deprivation, a state which lasted for many years. It's for when you really need some energy to get you through the afternoon, and it is easy and quick to make around the demands of your insomniac baby and/or toddler. It does really need a couple of hours to set solid in the fridge, but that is not essential, you can just eat it with a spoon as soon as you've mixed it up!

Simple fridge cake recipe

In a large bowl:

Tip in 225g or so of digestive biscuits and bash them up into quite small pieces with the end of a rolling pin
Mix in a 100g bag of Maltesers

In a saucepan melt together:

Approx. 250g of your favourite chocolate (although cheap stuff works just as well). Or you could try a few Mars bars which sounds rather tasty
100g butter
2 tbsps caster sugar
2 tbsps golden syrup
2 tbsps cocoa powder

If you like, there is room to add in various other ingredients - nuts, dried fruit, mini marshmallows, more chocolate pieces...

Mix it all up together, press firmly into a suitably lined cake tin to a depth of about 2cm, and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours to set fully.

Simple fridge cake recipe

Can you say sugar rush?

Keep a close eye on it, as it has a habit of disappearing while it cools. If sharing small amounts with a toddler, place toddler securely in high chair and apply a bib, keeping plenty of baby wipes handy.


  1. If you just want something to eat with a spoon, mix together a spoonful each of chocolate spread and peanut butter, then mix in a handful of cereal (I like to use bran flakes, makes you feel like it's a healthy snack).


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