Raspberry & ginger fridge cake

Icebox cake, or fridge cake, is one of the easiest desserts you can make and this raspberry, whipped cream and ginger recipe is deliciously decadent

  • Prep:20 mins
    no cook, at least 3 hrs chilling
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 526
  • fat 38g
  • saturates 23g
  • carbs 40g
  • sugars 19g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 600ml double or whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 1 ball preserved ginger in syrup, finely chopped (reserve the syrup)
  • 400g ginger biscuits
  • 250g raspberries


Flavour combinations

This method suits all kinds of flavour combinations; try peanut biscuits with strawberries, or chocolate or caramel biscuits with layers of chocolate sauce and cream.


  1. Using an electric whisk, beat the cream to soft peaks, then fold in the vanilla extract and chopped preserved ginger.

  2. Arrange about 5-6 biscuits (depending on their size) in a circle on a serving plate, then fill the gap in the centre with more biscuits. Spoon a layer of the whipped cream in blobs onto each biscuit and dot over some raspberries, pushing them into the cream. Add another, smaller circle of biscuits in a layer, and add more cream and raspberries. Repeat until you have used all the cream and biscuits, then decorate with any remaining raspberries.

  3. Put the cake in the fridge to chill for at least 3 hrs. To test if the cake is ready to serve, poke a skewer into the biscuits in the centre. Once they’re soft enough to cut, the cake is ready. Drizzle over some ginger syrup just before serving, if you like.

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