No Bake “Kitchen Sink” Refrigerator Cake is Simple, Quick & Easy

Caitriona Redmond

May 11, 2018

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Looking for a delicious refrigerator cake recipe? Try this No Bake “Kitchen Sink” Refrigerator Cake recipe, so simple and easy and quick to make. The best fridge cake recipes are often the simplest!

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Once you master the basic recipe, you can add any ingredients you like. Favourites of ours include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Marshmallows
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Crushed digestive biscuits
  • M&Ms
  • Maltesers
  • Chopped pieces of chocolate
  • Sweets
  • Meringue pieces
  • Desiccated coconut

You can add essences or extracts to change the overall flavour such as mint, vanilla or orange.

You could press the cake mixture into any shaped tin lined with cling film and chill. Or do as I do and press it into a tray lined with cling film before slicing into bars.

I call it the “Kitchen Sink Cake” because basically everything goes into it, apart from the kitchen sink!

This recipe makes a full baking/cookie tray of bars which when cut up will give you approximately 24 portions.

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Kitchen Sink Refrigerator Cake Recipe

Makes approx 24 squares


  • 150g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 300g of any filling combination of your choice (see list above)


  1. Take a large, wide bottomed stainless steel saucepan with a sturdy handle, and add the butter, caster sugar, golden syrup and cocoa powder.
  2. Place over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely and you have a syrup consistency.
  3. Once dissolved, turn off the heat and pour in your chosen fillings. Stir into the syrup until they are completely coated.
  4. Press the mixture into your chosen container (lined with cling film or very-well greased already) and chill for at least 1 hour before cutting into portions.

This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland

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Have your say! Would your family go mad for this refrigerator cake? What would your favourite additions be? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: May 11th, 2018 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: May 2nd, 2022 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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