Simnel-spiced fridge cake
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Simnel-spiced fridge cake

Take a simple fridge cake and add marzipan, ginger nuts, dried apricots and spices for your new favourite Easter treat. A circle of Maltesers is a nod to the traditional cake.

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  • Serves11
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook5 mins
  • Total time20 mins
  • Pluschilling and standing

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  • Vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 150g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 100g salted butter, cubed
  • 60g golden syrup
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 150g Essential Ginger Nuts
  • 100g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 200g Cooks' Ingredients Golden Marzipan, chopped into chunks
  • 1 large orange (scrubbed), zest
  • 100g dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 11 Maltesers


  1. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm round cake tin with baking parchment. Put the dark and milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl with the butter, golden syrup and mixed spice. Sit over a pan of gently simmering water and allow to melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth and combined (don’t let the water touch the base of the bowl). Set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, put the biscuits in a plastic food bag, then bash into pieces using a rolling pin. Tip into a large mixing bowl and add the almonds, marzipan, orange zest and apricots. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.

  3. Spoon into the prepared tin, pressing the mixture down evenly. Arrange the Maltesers in a circle around the outer edge. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or until firm. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,020kJ/ 485kcals



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