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If you want to bake a cake but don't want to use an oven, then we have plenty of solutions for you that use your fridge instead. Perfect for entertaining at dinner parties, our easy, no-bake desserts can be made ahead-of-time, from ice box cakes and cheesecakes to ice cream cakes and more.
Easy fridge cake recipes
Choose fresh seasonal fruit to crown a layer of soft creamy vanilla on a crumbly biscuit base. This is a winning dessert that doesn't require any cooking.
This elegant, no-bake salted caramel cheesecake can be made up to two days in advance, so it's the ideal showstopping dessert for stress-free entertaining.
Icebox cakes are a popular no-bake dessert in America and are incredibly simple to make – simply layer thin, crisp chocolate biscuits with sweetened whipped cream. Left overnight, the biscuits soften and become ‘cake’. Here we've used Oreos and Baileys cream to make ours extra-indulgent.
Put any broken biscuits to great use in this creamy biscuit cake. With only 15 minutes of prep, it’s a winner on so many levels.
Our no-bake matcha mille crêpe cake looks really impressive but is also easy to make. Create this beautiful green tea-inspired cake using layers of crêpes and custard cream and dust with some matcha powder to finish.
This recipe combines all the best elements of a classic British roast wrapped up in a crisp, fluffy, giant Yorkshire pudding. Don’t forget the rich gravy on the side for dipping.
Perfect for entertaining without having to turn the oven on, these no-bake cheesecake bars make an impressive dessert fit for afternoon tea or a special family treat.
Make this no-bake chocolate orange cheesecake for your next dinner party – it’s easy to prep ahead and just as impressive as any dessert that requires an oven.
An effortless way to get your chocolate hit, all this recipe requires is a handful of ingredients and time in the fridge. It can be made ahead of time and will keep up to a week in an airtight container.
In this impressive no-bake dessert, biscuits become softened by the ice cream and the whole thing holds together so you can cut it into wedges. You only need a handful of ingredients, too.
Combine two classic summer desserts in this vibrant no-bake cheesecake topped with a sweet strawberry sauce, ideal for al fresco entertaining.
Wow the whole family with this nostalgic no-bake fridge cake, packed with layers and layers of indulgence. It only requires a few ingredients plus there's no need to turn on the oven.
This refrigerator no-bake cake can be made up to a week ahead, provided you keep it nice and cool, saving you on time before a dinner party. Serve as a treat with coffee or as a sweet canapé.
This no-bake cheesecake is a great entertaining idea for the summer. We've combined two classic British summertime favourites into one seriously indulgent dessert. This fresh and creamy Eton mess cheesecake is the perfect pudding to impress your friends with this weekend.
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Ideal before a dinner party, our frozen no-bake Nutella cheesecake with classic bourbon biscuits and crunchy roasted hazelnuts makes an indulgent, easy-to-make dessert, perfect for a summertime dinner party with friends.
Check out these indulgent, no-bake chocolate tiffins with our favourite Christmas drink in solid chocolate form. Store in the fridge and pull out to entertain last-minute guests.
Why not make our impressive frozen no-bake chocolate and ice cream dessert recipe? This easy chocolate bombe recipe uses chocolate Swiss roll cake and Maltesers for extra indulgence and crunch, plus, there's no need to bake in the oven.
The Italian no-bake dessert, semifreddo, is an ice cream with a mousse-like texture. This recipe not only looks impressive, but can be made in advance for easy dinner party entertaining and stored in the freezer. Plus, there's no churning required.
Pure indulgence but with no oven required, this recipe for Southern pie by Felicity Cloake owes its name to its rich, dark cocoa base and chocolate custard, topped with a rum mousse and a cloud of whipped cream.
We've taken inspiration from freakshakes to create our OTT freakshake, no-bake cheesecake. You don't have to stick to the toppings we've used here – go freestyle.
This dark, indulgent no-bake chocolate cheesecake swirled with raspberries is a great showstopper for any occasion, with no oven required. Making the chocolate collar is really worth the effort for an extra special touch.
A simple but refreshing fruit salad is a delicious way to end a meal – swap in any seasonal fruit you need to use up.
Sweet mascarpone cream and bitter matcha are a match made in heaven in this vibrant dessert. You'll only need five ingredients for this no-cook recipe.