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Christmas pudding fridge cake – Recipe

Christmas pudding fridge cake

Give your fridge cake a festive twist by setting it in a pudding bowl and topping with white chocolate.

250g/8oz digestive biscuits
150g/5oz milk chocolate
150g/5oz dark chocolate
100g/3½oz unsalted butter
150g/5oz golden syrup
100g/3½oz dried apricots, chopped
75g/2½oz raisins
60g/2oz pecans, chopped
200g/7oz marshmallows, chopped into small pieces
100g/3½oz white chocolate, broken into pieces
2 glacé cherries
sprig holly leaves

Use cling film to line a 1.2 litre/2 pint pudding bowl, leaving extra cling film hanging over the sides. Bash the biscuits into pieces using a rolling pin. (Put them in a plastic bag first so they don’t go everywhere!)

Melt chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally.

Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the broken biscuits, apricots, raisins, pecans and marshmallows. Spoon the mixture into the bowl, pushing down well to minimise air pockets.

Leave to cool, then put in the fridge overnight to set. The next day, place the pudding bowl in a dish of hot water for a few seconds to loosen it from the pudding bowl. Place upside down on a serving plate.

Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Allow to cool and thicken slightly before pouring some on the top of the pudding and gently pushing down to form a custard shape. Top with the glacé cherries and holly and serve.