Bake-me-not chocolate cake
This recipe is for a delicious chocolate treat for kids and big kids alike. Taken from Scrumptious, which is a book by Diverse Abilities Plus, this recipe is featured on Holly Bell’s website, Recipes from a normal mum.
- 300g plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids) broken into pieces
- 75g unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 405g tin condensed milk (though mine was just under 400g – no matter)
- 175g sultanas
- 125g mini marshmallows
- 200g Malted Milk biscuits all broken into bits
- Line a large tray with greaseproof paper and check it fits in your fridge.
- Melt the chocolate, butter, condensed milk and syrup in a pan on a low heat until completely smooth and combined.
- Remove from the heat and leave to cool a little – about 5 mins. Add everything else and stir until all covered in chocolate.
- Tip onto the lined tray and then cover the lot with a large piece of greaseproof paper and use your hands to manipulate the lot into a block of fridge cake that’s pretty much even in thickness all over.
- Leave in the fridge until set which takes about 4 hours.
- Once set, take the entire block (with both layers of paper still on) and place on a chopping board.
- Then peel off the top layer of greaseproof paper and use it to rest one hand on top of the block as you saw the cake into strips with a serrated knife. (Warm hands melt the fridge cake quickly, hence why the greaseproof paper is so useful as a hand-rest.)
- You could then package these strips up into bars to go into lunch boxes, or saw again into smaller bites as you see in the picture.
NB: You can eat more smaller bites than whole bars. That’s a rule of bake-me-not chocolate cake.