German Fridge Cake

"A great recipe for kids and adults who are really kids at heart! So easy to make. I got this recipe from my German friend Katja, who often brought it to a class we took together and made my lunch breaks very tasty indeed. I think you could sub shortening or butter for the coconut fat (Palmin) she used but I have not tried it, having only made this while in Germany."
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Ready In:
2hrs 10mins


  • 250 g coconut fat, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon coffee
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel (optional)
  • 24 butter cookies
  • 2 tablespoons nuts (optional)


  • Melt the shortening and let cool.
  • Mix the eggs, salt and icing sugar together.
  • Add the cocoa powder, coffee and rum as well as the lemon zest if using.
  • Add shortening when cool.
  • Line a small loaf pan with aluminium foil or wax paper.
  • Layer the cookies, then cover with some of the chocolate mix. Repeat.
  • Sprinkle with nuts on top.
  • Cool 2 hours in the fridge, slice and enjoy.

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  1. The cake is called " kalte Schnauze" ( cold muzzle)or "kalter Hund" (cold dog) depending on the area you live in. It is a kids birthday party favorite( at least for the now 40 and older crowd :) Then you would of course omit the rum!!! Oh, the recipe brings back so many german childhood memories. Guten Apettit!
  2. This is amazing. Everyone I give some to loves it. I even caught my mom licking her plate. :P


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