Baking can be hugely satisfying and fun, and of course you generally get to eat the results. This satisfaction multiplies when chocolate is involved, as I’m sure we can all agree.
What if you don’t feel like baking or your oven is broken or you’ve moved house or you simply want to whip up a quick cake because time is tight? Well, a no-bake cake is the answer! This super-chocolatey one is the perfect treat for adults as well as children.
The original version is a kid’s party favourite in Germany called Kalte Schnautze or Kalter Hund which means cold dog. This clearly sounds worse than it is and no doubt relates to the fact that it’s a chilled cake. It’s also usually made in a rectangular bread tin, but I prefer a dome shape as it just looks more, erm, cake-like. You could even add a little rum if you intend to serve it to adults only! So, if you’d like to whip this one up, then read on.
here's what you'll need...
- 200g icing sugar, plus a little extra for dusting
- 350g coconut fat
- 3 eggs
- A few Amaretti biscuits, for decoration
- 85g cocoa
- 200-250g plain tea biscuits