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Old 06-28-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Fridge Cake

I know the recipe for a basic fridge cake but I would like to make one that has a very gooey base. If I add an excessive amount of golden syrup I am worried I will compromise the flavour. Will I have to add more margerine and chocolate (I use dark) to balance the syrup? thank you

additionally, will adding more syrup actually make the base softer if I regrigerate the cake?

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To get that gooey texture you're looking for, either bake you cake as you always have, but for a little less time. The toothpick should come our gooey.

Alternately, poke holes in the finished cake, after it has cooled, and pour a thin, chocolate ganache over it, and let it soak in.

Last trick, bake, and when cooled, remove from the cake pan. Put a gloriously rich chocolate fudge ganace into the pan, and put the cake back on top.

Chill all of these for at least three hours.

Hope that helps.

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Old 06-28-2015, 07:39 PM   #3
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Chief, I think you missed the part about it being a "Fridge Cake".

I had never heard of it either so I saw Mr. Google and the first ingredient is "digestive biscuits". All the recipes seem to be from the UK. Maybe one of our UK members can help you Jsmith.

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Old 06-29-2015, 06:53 AM   #4
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Chief, I think you missed the part about it being a "Fridge Cake".

I had never heard of it either so I saw Mr. Google and the first ingredient is "digestive biscuits". All the recipes seem to be from the UK. Maybe one of our UK members can help you Jsmith.

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Yeh, I thought a fridge cake was a baked cake that was meant to be eaten cold.

Just show how much I don't yet know, even after sampling foods from all over the U.S., and many places around the Pacific. Guess I'm going to have to look up fridge cake too.

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Welcome to DC jsmith. This is a fun place to be. Lots of useful information and laughter. A place to make great friends.
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This is yet another example of learning something new here every day. I had to find out what the heck "digestive biscuits" are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_biscuit
The question of why they would sound good as a cake in the fridge has yet to be solved.
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This is yet another example of learning something new here every day. I had to find out what the heck "digestive biscuits" are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_biscuit
The question of why they would sound good as a cake in the fridge has yet to be solved.
Digestives are a lot like graham crackers. We use graham cracker crusts for desserts, why not digestives.

I really like digestives with a slice of cheese.
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Digestives are a lot like graham crackers. We use graham cracker crusts for desserts, why not digestives.

I really like digestives with a slice of cheese.
If I remember my food history correctly, graham crackers were developed for health reason also. I must be healthy as all get out. I am always munching on graham crackers. I love them. Great with Nutella on them.
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Taxi, my problem is with the name of them as I've never eaten or even heard of them before now. I've sure never seen them on a grocery shelf here. You must admit that "digestive biscuits" sounds more like medicine than something to be enjoyed.
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Taxi, my problem is with the name of them as I've never eaten or even heard of them before now. I've sure never seen them on a grocery shelf here. You must admit that "digestive biscuits" sounds more like medicine than something to be enjoyed.


I guess we see them a lot more often here in Canada, even though we don't have a Marks & Spencer anymore. But, when the stores are full of Xmas stuff, Costco sells a variety tin of crackers that includes digestives. I wonder if they have the same tins in US Costcos.

When I first heard the name, it reminded me of after dinner, alcoholic drinks referred to as digestifs.
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Nope Taxi, we won't see them down here at Costco anytime soon. If Wickie is to believed..."Despite rumors that it is illegal for them to be sold under their usual name in the United States, they are, in fact, widely available in imported food sections of grocery stores and in the US, buying digestive biscuits may require a visit to an international market, or they may be ordered from international retailers that have an Internet presence."

I think I'll just chew a couple of Tums, and have a drink.



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I can find them In Ventura California in an English shop . They are McVitties digestive biscuits.
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I can find them In Ventura California in an English shop . They are McVitties digestive biscuits.
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We have them in our local chain stores, check the gourmet or international food aisle.

The chocolate versions or chocolate with orange are very nice! I like the fact that they are sold in small packages so you can't do too much damage!


You could also try making them at home.

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I have used graham crackers, vanilla wafers, Lorna doones and those butter cookies that you see in blue tin cans especially at holiday times all work well
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You know that you watch a lot of British TV when you don't give a second thought when you see digestive biscuits in a recipe.

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