Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A Delicious Christmas Fridge Cake for your table this year!

by nerinatimm

You basically have two options with this dessert, you can use ice-cream as the filling or cream cheese. Both options are delicious. If you use ice-cream, you can make a few of these cakes in advance and just before serving you add more chocolate and cherries or berries!

Christmas Fridge Cake Recipe  (makes 1)

  • 15 Moirs Tealovers Tennis biscuits
  • 2 x 250 g Lancewood Cream Cheese
  • 125 ml caster sugar
  • 100 ml Safari Fruit Mince
  • 10 – 12 glaze cherries without stems
  • foil
For the topping:
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 ml cream 100 ml flaked almonds
  • Maraschino Cherries
Place 2 layers of foil (40 cm long) on a work surface. Pack out the tennis biscuits in 3 rows of 5 biscuits each. Mix the cream cheese, caster sugar and fruit mince very lightly and spread evenly over the tennis biscuits.Now place a row of the glaze cheeries down the middle biscuits. Stand at the top end of the biscuit rows and with both hands bring the foil with the outer tennis biscuits together to form a triangle. close the foil and keep refrigerated until needed.

To serve:
Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and melt together with the cream in a small pot. Once the chocolate has melted mix to form a smooth ganache. Remove the fridge cake from the fridge, remove the foil and place on a long platter. Pour the chocolate over the top, scatter some almonds over the chocolate and lastly add the stem Maraschino cherries.

Cook’s Notes:  You can use 500 ml ice-cream in the place of the cream cheese. In this case, just omit the sugar, because the ice-cream is already sweetened.