Make this Chocolate Refrigerator cake any old time. It can be made gluten free by replacing the biscuits with gluten free ones.
Chocolate Refrigerator Cake
This makes a great Easter treat and reminds me of holidays by the beach as a teenager.
I was locked in the annex to the caravan.
Really? Did he think that could stop me escaping? Well, in my opinion, he certainly would have to try harder. And that’s what I was thinking as I uprooted a tent peg and pushed under the canvas side of the enclosure. Nothing was going to stop me going back to the beach and hanging out with the surfers.
Every Easter we went to a caravan park in Kiama. It rained every year and each year I grew older and more interested in life outside the caravan. Life that excluded my controlling parents, my sisters (who were too scared to escape) and board games on the caravan table. I was 14, didn’t they get it?
I traversed the space between caravans and tents down to the beach to sit with the other girls waiting for the boys to come in from the water. They were shocked to see me because the night before my Father had pushed his way through the crowds of partying youth on a mission to find me. After several threats, heavy handling and scattering intoxicated revellers he found me pressed up against a surfer kissing him with my newly acquired technique.
I was suddenly grabbed from behind and dragged back to our caravan, and my wide eyed siblings, who had claimed I was in the shower block. I was embarrassed but mostly I was angry. I thought I was old enough to make my own decisions.
So, it was that the bikini clad girls on the beach were interested in just how I had survived that angry encounter. Here I was back on the beach, defiantly telling the tale of parental hate and mistreatment. I was the girl who got dragged from the beach by her hair by her Father no less. Today, I was grounded of course, but I could always say I was going to the toilet block, if I got caught. I had no knowledge of my Father following this time, and he didn’t intervene, he just mentioned seeing me on the beach with the others later on. I also considered spying to be a parental crime, and wondered if he had seen me on my belly crawling under the annex of the tent.
There would be no more trouble for me any way that Easter, as none of the Surfers were brave enough to approach me.
My grand mother stayed in a caravan close to ours and made this simple treat at Easter. I have fancied it up in appearance but it is still the same old easy recipe. Chocolate refrigerator Cake is easy. It’s an anytime cake really.
- 250 gm biscuits including shortbread Tim tams or even Oreos or a mixture.
- 100 gm butter unsalted
- 250 ml cream heavy or thickened
- 60 gm golden syrup or honey
- 450 gm chocolate dark 50- 70%
- 100 gm chocolate chopped, dark or a mixture
- 100 ml heavy or thickened cream
- 1 packet Easter chocolates Eggs and/ or bunnies or anything for decorating.
I used 150gm "Tim Tams" ( 6oz) and 100gm (3.5oz) plain biscuits)
Make sure your chocolate doesn't conytain barley for those that are gluten free. Lindt chocolate commonly contains barley