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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.

Whip up a decadent Oreos Baileys fridge cake in 20 minutes, impress your friends with this coffee and cream fridge cake or treat your family to our Eton mess cheesecake - all with no baking required.

Easy fridge cake recipes

Oreo Baileys fridge cake

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.

Oreo Baileys fridge cake, with a large chunk taken out to reveal the layered filling

Matcha mille crêpe cake

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.

No-bake chocolate cheesecake

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.

A chocolate cheesecake bar on a small plate

Chocolate orange cheesecake

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.

A chocolate cheesecake on a white plate with strips of orange zest on top

Pistachio and chocolate icebox cake

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.

Chocolate Icebox Cake Recipe with Pistachio

Strawberry cheesecake

Combine two classic summer desserts in this vibrant no-bake cheesecake topped with a sweet strawberry sauce, ideal for al fresco entertaining.

A white cheesecake topped with red strawberries and whole strawberries on a white plate

Coffee fridge cake

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.

Easy fridge cake with coffee on a cake stand with a wedge taken out

Cherry and pistachio no-bake traybake

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.

No-bake Eton mess cheesecake

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.

Eton Mess Cheesecake Recipe

Frozen chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake

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.

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Baileys chocolate tiffin

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.

Baileys Chocolate Tiffin Recipe for Christmas

Chocolate and salted caramel ice-cream cake

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.

Ice Cream Chocolate Bomb Recipe With Salted Caramel

Chocolate and hazelnut meringue semifreddo

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.

Chocolate and Hazlenut Meringue Semifreddo

Black bottom pie

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.

Black Bottom Pie recipe

Freakshake cheesecake

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.

freakshake cheesecake

Black forest cheesecake

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.

Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe

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