Happy New Year! May 2015 bring everything you wish for, all the joy and happiness!
I am still trying to realize how is it possible that Christmas period went so fast. One day you have the Christmas Tree, the turkey and all the cookies and the other just like that everything is gone. And then comes the same daily routine again. No more festive days.
I just needed something to cheer me up! Something rich and full of chocolate. A very easy, no bake chocolate cake.
This dessert reminds me of my childhood. The majority of Greek mums make this dessert often as it is the easiest-no-bake (and yet so delicious) cake. I still remember me and my sister fighting over the last piece of that fridge cake.
The best part about this recipe is its versatility. You can use digestive biscuits, crackers or any other type of cookies you have in your pantry. You can also add dried fruit or nuts in order to create a rich and crunchy texture. The secret for perfect fridge cake is to create a filling that best suits your taste.
I keep mine simple, as my mum used to make it! Just good quality chocolate, cocoa, butter, digestive and a couple of tablespoons of alcohol for the extra kick. Enjoy!
- 200g digestive biscuits (or your favorite biscuits, cookies)
- 220g butter, at room temperature
- 80g dark chocolate
- 160g icing sugar, sifted
- 40g dark rum (or brandy)
- 50g unsweetened cocoa, sifted
- Break the biscuits into small pieces directly into a large bowl. Set aside.
- Put the butter in a large pan and melt over low heat. Add the chocolate and allow to melt for a couple of minutes.
- Take the pan off the heat and add the cocoa, the sugar, the rum and stir well.
- Pour the chocolate mixture over the cookies and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes
- Lay some plastic wrap on the counter and place the mixture on it. (If you prefer you can divide the mixture and make 2 shorter chocolate logs.)
- Gently begin to roll and form the mixture into a log, pressing from ends, top and bottom.
- Freeze for a couple of hours or until is set.
- Take it out of the freezer and let it stand for a couple of minutes to come at room temperature.
- Unwrap it, dust some cocoa powder on it and cut into slices.