Welcome Home Chocolate Biscuit Cake

She’s home! Big S came home from her activity camp today and the family is again as it should be. We are so so so pleased she’s back where she belongs. She had a great time, did so much it’s hardly believable, but she’s very happy to be back home. To welcome her home (along with the family party!) I made a dairy-free chocolate fridge cake, certain to please a hungry and tired little girl!

Chocolate Biscuit Fridge Cake (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes about 12 large slices

  • 200g dairy-free digestives, Waitrose own brand is good (or other plain biscuits)
  • 150g dairy-free spread, I used Pure
  • 3 tbsps golden syrup
  • 170g dairy-free dark chocolate, I used Kinnerton
  • 50g raisins
  • optional: 50g any other dried fruit you may like

– Place the biscuits in a bag and crush with a rolling pin, being sure to keep some big-ish lumps

– In a microwave/over a bain marie, melt together the chocolate, dairy-free spread and syrup.

– Stir the biscuit crumbs and raisins into the chocolate mixture until well combined.

– Pour into a lined loaf tin and level off the top.

– Place in the fridge to set (at least a couple of hours)

– Dust the top with icing sugar and cut into thick slices.

Nice one Tesco!

I really didn’t think I’d start my blog with a review. It is, after all the cooking that I like the most. But…. there I was in Tesco’s this morning after dropping off the children at school (along with a bunch of other mums!) and I came across a whole new area of chilled free from foods. Maybe it isn’t a new section but I’d never noticed it before and could have literally jumped for joy. There are various flavours of soya puddings and a variety of different dairy-free milks. I nearly went crazy with excitement and bought the whole range, but held back to just two varieties. Smooth mango soya yoghurt (there is an aversion to ‘bits’ in this household from the younger members) and creme caramel. They haven’t been tried yet as the kids are still at school, but I promise to report back….