The People's Friend Special
Cherry, Chocolate and Marshmallow Fridge Cake
Course: sweet treat Makes: 10 portions Prep: 15 mins Cook: 0 mins
200 g (7 oz) dark chocolate
100 g (3½ oz) butter
1 tbs Opies Stem Ginger syrup (from the jar)
200 g (7 oz) digestive biscuits
1 jar Opies Cocktail Cherries, drained and halved
100 g (3½ oz) mini marshmallows
2 pieces of Opies Stem Ginger, sliced finely
2 pieces of Opies Crystallised Ginger, sliced finely
1 Line a standard loaf tin with cling film, making sure to leave an overhang so you can easily remove the cake.
2 In a bowl, break the chocolate,
add the butter and the reserved ginger syrup. Microwave on low power. Stir every 20 seconds until the chocolate and butter have melted. Leave to one side.
3 In a mixing bowl, break the digestive biscuits into large chunks. Then add the cherries, marshmallows and stem and crystallised ginger slices.
4 Pour over the chocolate and mix well.
5 Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and press down gently. Pop into the fridge for a couple of hours to set.
6 Once set, lift out the cake from the tin using the overhang of cling film. Slice and serve.
7 This will keep in the fridge for up to one week in an airtight container.