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This no bake Irish Fifteens cake recipe is so easy to make! A popular sweet treat recipe from Northern Ireland made with fluffy marshmallows, crushed digestive biscuits, coconut and cherries.
What are Fifteens (15s cake recipe)?
Fifteens are a popular sweet treat from Northern Ireland made with marshmallows, digestive biscuits, coconut and cherries. They are called Fifteens (15s) because the recipe calls for fifteen of each ingredient.
How to make Fifteens (15s)?
Nothing easier..Mix all ingredients, roll the mixture in coconut and place it in the fridge 🙂
This year I decided to add a new crazy good recipe to our Irish-themed celebration. Did not feel making traditional cookies or whipping up any festive shamrock-shaped sugar cookies or booze cupcakes.
I am making this No bake Fifteens Northern Irish fridge cake! A sweet popular treat recipe from Northern Ireland that consists of fluffy marshmallows, crushed digestive biscuits, coconut and cherries.
Really, really easy to put it together and soooo good!
I am telling you after the first bite, I was hooked 🙂 If you’re looking for a last minute recipe idea for St Patrick’s Day, look no further. Give it a try! You’ll understand very soon why 🙂
Really quick and easy recipe to make traditional Irish Fifteens (15s) cake
- 15 digestive biscuits
- 15 marshmallows
- 15 glacé cherries cut in half
- 200 ml condensed milk
- 1 cup desiccated coconut to coat
Crush the digestive biscuits in a food processor or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, then add them to a large mixing bowl. Cut each marshmallow into 4 pieces and add them to the bowl with halved cherries and condensed milk. Mix until the ingredients are well combined and you have a sticky mixture.
Sprinkle most of the coconut over a large piece of cling film (or foil). Add the mixture onto the coconut and shape into a long sausage. Sprinkle more coconut over the top of it and wrap the cling film tightly around, twisting the ends together. Leave in the fridge to chill overnight or place it in the freezer for a couple of hours if you want to serve it on the same day.
Remove from fridge/ freezer cut into slices and serve.
Recipe adapted from Good Food magazine, August 2015