Friday 17 January 2014

Tiffin or refrigerator cake

I've been baking mostly healthy treats this month but I did promise a few naughty treats as well. This is so easy to make but oh so naughty. It's a refrigerator cake or tiffin and it's a really simple no bake recipe which you can easily prepare in advance. I used digestive biscuits, rich tea biscuits, marhsmallows and mixed fruit and nut. I gave these away as gifts and they were very well received.

I'm entering this to Dead Easy Desserts hosted by Sarah from Maison Cupcake as these take less than 30 minutes to make excluding chilling time.

150g milk chocolate
150g dark chocolate
100g butter
150g golden syrup
100g mixed fruit and nut
140g digestive biscuits, lightly crushed
140g rich tea biscuits, lightly crushed
100g mini marshmallows
50g raisins or dried cranberries

*note you can use any combination of fillings that you like - fruits, nuts, seeds, biscuits, honeycomb. Just ensure there is enough chocolate mixture to cover the filling

  • Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. 
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the other ingredients.
  • Pour into a square tin and level with a palette knife.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for a few hours or preferably overnight.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy. 


  1. Yum!! Fridge cake/tiffin is the ultimate indulgence. So little effort, so many calories and SO GOOD!

    1. I know! It's just sooooo good and yet so bad :)

  2. my god I just wouldn't stop eating these until regress and tummy ache set in... gorgeous!

  3. I get asked to make this a lot. We call it chocolate biscuit cake around these parts, I usually put malteasers in it. Have never tried marshmallows though, def gonna give it a go. Sounds like a winner :)

    1. Oh I must try maltesers in it next time! I put that in my rocky road.

  4. This was the first ever bake I made as a child...I adore it and we even had it at our wedding last year!

  5. There are times when something like this really hits the spot - looks heavenly!

  6. this is a fab way of getting a chocolate fix when you need it isnt.
    Last night i made some chocolate+ mint cupcakes using your snickers/caramel chocolate cupcake was gorgeous! tasted great last night and got even better through the night. so thank you for a fab recipe...its definitely a keeper!

    1. A quick satisfying chocolate fix :) your chocolate and mint cupcakes sound amazing! yum!

    2. Thanks..I've just posted them if u wanna see them. do u remember me asking where u got your brown cupcake cases? wanted to let you know I found some from cake craft company which are fab.

  7. I love tiffins and rocky roads! Totally my favourite thing to grab in cafes :-) Thanks for sending to Dead Easy Desserts! Just compiling round up now...

  8. nice, looks like such a delicious recipe. thanks for posting this recipe.



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