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Chocolate Refrigerator Cake

Use any biscuits you like. I used Tim Tams that great Australian treat because they are milk chocolate and they go well with the dark chocolate used in the rest of the cake, but you can use any biscuits you like including gluten free ones. The new Adriano Zumbo flavoured Tim Tams would be good. This recipe uses Australian cups
5 from 2 votes
Course No bake Desserts
Servings 10


  • 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%
  • vanilla


  • 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.


  • Line a 8 in / 20 cm cake tin with a removable bottom and have it ready. The secret to this is using a cake tin. Line it with paper.
  • Break up the biscuits into large chunks, set aside
  • Put the cream, butter, golden syrup and vanilla into a bowl over a double boiler or into the microwave till warm and just melted. Add the chopped chocolate off the heat and stir till melted and smooth.
  • Add the biscuits to the chocolate when it has cooled a bit (especially if you are using Tim Tams). Mix gently combining the biscuits. All the biscuits should get coated by the time it is pushed into the mold . (I also added a few of the coloured shelled eggs or candies).
  • Pour into the cake tin and push down flat, picking up and tapping on the bench lightly to push all the mixture to the bottom.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill till firm. (over night is best but up to 3 hours.The freezer will speed this up)
  • Warm the cream in a pot or microwave till hot, but NOT boiling. Add the chopped chocolate and stir till smooth.
  • Unwrap the refrigerator cake and turn up side down onto a plate. The base will be easier to ice as it will be flatter. Pour over the ganache and spread with a spatula then chill for a few minutes before decorating with eggs and bunnies ( mine are Malteezer bunnies)
  • Serves up to 10 because only small pieces are eaten


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