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Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake
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A Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake is nothing short of delicious! Chocolate, condensed milk and lots of crumbly biscuits make a delicious effortless dessert that requires no baking and can be then kept in the fridge for up to a week!

Chocolate Fridge Cake has gained popularity in the UK ever since the claims in the media that it is the Queen’s favourite cake! I was surprised to see the recipe as it reminded me very much of the Lithuanian “Tinginys”, which is one of the most popular treats made in Lithuania. Rightly so, it is extremely easy to make, requires no baking and is often made by children as their first cooking experience.

Tinginys means ‘lazy bones’ in Lithuanian. The name reflects the ease with which this delicious treat is made. One large pan, a bit of mixing, fridge for a few hours and enjoy for days! Both inexperienced cooks and very lazy people can make it!

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Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake

The Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake is made with a mixture of butter, condensed milk and chocolate (or cocoa powder) with lots of biscuits crumbled in and then set in the fridge. It is rich, sweet and reminds me of a Tiffin, minus the dried fruit and marshmallow, but some family recipes in Lithuania call for some raisins and nuts, others use a couple of tablespoons of brandy, yet others use caramel instead of condensed milk.


How to Make Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake?

Break the biscuits into rough pieces and set them aside for later.

In a large pan, add butter, condensed milk, chocolate and cocoa powder. Put it on low heat and stirring continuously, warm until everything has melted and you have a smooth mixture.

Take the mixture off the heat and mix in all the crushed biscuits. Don’t worry if some of them turn into mush when mixing, just make sure all the biscuits are covered in chocolate mixture.

Line a flat-bottomed tin with baking parchment (we use a large loaf tin, but any tin will do). Tip the cake mixture into it and press down firmly, so there are no air pockets. Place another piece of baking parchment on top and weigh the cake down with something healthy, like another tin with some bottles stacked on top.

Place the chocolate cake in the fridge and chill for 6 hours before slicing it into pieces.


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Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake

Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake | Tinginys

A Lithuanian Chocolate Fridge Cake is nothing short of delicious! Chocolate, condensed milk and lots of crumbly biscuits make an easy effortless dessert that requires no baking and can be then kept in the fridge for up to a week!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Chilling Time: 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Lithuanian
Servings 20 slices
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 350 g rich tea or digestive biscuits or a mixture

Instructions
 

  • Break the biscuits into rough pieces and set them aside for later.
  • In a large pan, add butter, condensed milk, chocolate and cocoa powder. Put it on low heat and stirring continuously, warm until everything has melted and you have a smooth combined mixture.
  • Take the mixture off the heat and mix in all the crushed biscuits. Don’t worry if some of them turn into mush when mixing, just make sure all the biscuits are covered in chocolate mixture.
  • Line a large flat-bottomed tin with baking parchment. Tip the cake mixture into it and press down firmly, so there are no air pockets. Place another piece of baking parchment on top and weigh the cake down with something healthy, like another tin with some tins stacked on top.
  • Place the chocolate cake in the fridge and chill for 6 hours before slicing it into pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 111mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 305IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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