The finished vegan and gluten free chocolate fridge cake can also be decorated once finished. This can be done in many ways including:
Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Fridge Cake
- 200g (7oz) vegan and gluten free biscuits
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp vegan margarine
- 2 tbsp golden syrup or agave nectar
- pinch salt
- 100g (3.5oz) vegan dark chocolate, (or vegan milk chocolate if preferred)
- Strawberries, halved, to decorate
- Line a container with foil or cling film.
- Put the biscuits into a mixing bowl and break into small pieces using the end of a rolling pin.
- Melt the margarine, syrup or agave and chocolate over a low heat, stirring.
- Pour the chocolate mixture over the biscuits pieces and mix well so that they are all coated.
- Pour the mixture into the lined container and press down firmly. Place the halved strawberries on top.
- Cover and place in the fridge for 3 hours (or overnight is fine).
- When you are ready to serve, remove the container and foil/cling film and cut the cake into squares with a sharp knife.
If you have made my vegan and gluten free chocolate fridge cake it would be great to hear what you think or what variations you have given a try. I really like the cake made using mint dark chocolate as I am a big mint fan. My son loves marshmallows so is always happy when we have some to add. Honeycomb is also a really nice addition and makes the cake extra crunchy!
Ingredients Profiles For Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Fridge Cake
Cocoa is also rich in flavonoids. These are believed to be helpful in preventing illness such as heart disease and stroke. It contains phenethylamine which acts as a mood lifer and natural anti-depressant. The flavonoids in cocoa are part of a group of antioxidants called polyphenols. These are particularly high in minimally processed and raw cocoa powder. Cocoa may also have the ability to boost endorphin and serotonin levels which increases feelings of happiness
Strawberries are a commonly loved fruit, popular with children and adults alike. They are rich in vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, manganese, fibre, magnesium and vitamin C.
Strawberries contain flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals and elagic acid. These all help to ensure good eye health and help prevent damage caused by harmful oxidants. The potassium found in these berries can also help correct any issues relating to pressure within the eyes.
The vitamin C in strawberries is a great boost to the immune system. Tjis vitamin helps with coughs and colds as well as having a role in healing infections. Vitamin C helps the body to neutralise free radicals and prevent healthy cells becoming diseased or cancerous. The flavonoids present in strawberries have excellent antioxidant and anti carcinogenic properties.