Fruit Fridge Cake Squares - No Bake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Christmas time in South Africa is the hottest time of the year. These rich fruit cake type squares were a part of our cold Christmas buffet usually eaten around the family pool.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt margarine.
  2. Add sugar and mixed dried fruit.
  3. Boil gently for 10 minutes on low heat, stirring it so that it doesn't burn.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and beaten egg, stirring all the while so egg doesn't curdle.
  5. Gently fold in the broken cookies.
  6. Press into a 9" x 9" square pan.
  7. Refrigerate and cut into squares when completely cool.
  8. Store in the fridge.
Most Helpful

Ahh - this brought back memories! I didn't have all the fruit, nor did I have coconut cookies (oh for a Tennis Biscuit!), so I used one cup of light raisins, a 1/4 of a cup of coconut and a 1/4 cup candied orange peel. I added a tablespoon of syrup to the butter-sugar-fruit mixture and I used a plain vanilla cookie. It turned out really well - with a lovely caramel taste. Be careful when adding the egg - add slowly and stir rapidly (otherwise you will have scrambled eggs!).

vangils January 09, 2009

Fantastic recipe for a no bake fruit cake! Could play with different dried fruits and cookies.

rosslare December 06, 2012

Made these for a walk down memory lane ... and they were a HUGE success in my 'new' homeland. Like the previous reviewer, I also used plain vanilla cookies ("biscuits" as we say at home...). I let the mixture cool for a few minutes before adding the egg - or indead, one does get scrambled eggs. And yes - stir like crazy when you add the egg.

megsvg April 22, 2012