Cherry, almond and dark chocolate tiffin


Preparation info

  • Cuts into

    8–10 slices

    • Difficulty


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By Signe Johansen

Published 2018

  • About

Sometimes known as the rather prosaic ‘Refrigerator Cake’, this Tiffin ticks all the boxes: rich, dark chocolate, crunchy biscuits, nutty almonds and the mouth-puckering dried sour cherries.

Some days you just need chocolate. When you don’t want cake, or indeed a plain bar of the dark stuff, make this instead.


  • 150 g dark chocolate (I use Green & Black’s 70% cocoa solids cooking chocolate), broken into pieces
  • 100


Line the base and sides of a 450 g loaf tin with cling film (if it doesn’t stick, greasing the base with a little oil will act as an adhesive).

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a small saucepan of simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the wate