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Kalter Hund Dessert / German hedgehog slices

German Hedgehog Slices (Kalter Hund)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 35 mins
Course Cake, Dessert, No-Bake Cake
Cuisine Germany
Servings 24 Slices


  • 75 g dark chocolate
  • 220 g milk chocolate
  • 75 g coconut oil + extra to grease ice cube trays
  • 75 ml full cream optional: + extra to whip
  • 100 g plain sweet biscuits or butterfingers
  • XL ice cube tray
  • optional: strong espresso or 2 tsp instant espresso / 3 tbsp rum
  • optional: berries or fruit as garnish


  • Chop chocolate roughly.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine coconut oil and chocolate. Melt over a water bath at medium temperature. Stir to combine chocolate and coconut oil.
  • Optional: You can add now the espresso or instant espresso or rum to the chocolate mixture.
  • Take the melted chocolate of the heat. Then add full cream to the chocolate mixture and stir well. The mixture should thicken when adding the cream.
  • Grease the ice cube trays with oil for easier removal of the German Hedgehog slices.
  • Layer biscuits and chocolate - starting with a layer of melted chocolate, followed by a biscuit layer. You might have to cut the biscuits to size. Repeat until each ice cube compartment is filled.
  • Let cool down in the freezer for at least 35-45 minutes or until set.¬†You can let them set in the fridge as well, but allow more time to cool and set up to 2 hours.
  • Remove the little cakes carefully out of the ice cube trays.
  • Enjoy.
  • Optional: whip the rest of full cream and garnish the little cakes with whipped cream and fresh berries or fruit.
Keyword German Dessert, Hedgehog Slices, Kalter Hund, no-bake cake