Recipe

Chocolate caramel semifreddo with honeycomb and mandarin

This gorgeous chocolate and caramel semifreddo is girt by waffles and decorated with crisp honeycomb and citrus wedges for a truly decadent dessert! You will need to start the recipe the day before.

  • 30 mins cooking + freezing time
  • Serves 10
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Ingredients

  • 2 x 360g (11½-ounce) packets plain or chocolate chip Belgian waffles
  • 2 x 380g (12-ounce) cans caramel top 'n' fill
  • 500 grams (1 pound) cream cheese, chopped, softened
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur (optional, see tips)
  • 2 x 50g (1½-ounce) chocolate-coated honeycomb bars, chopped coarsely
  • 3 medium oranges (720g), peeled, sliced thinly
  • 2 mandarins, peeled, segmented (see tips)
  • 1 cup (250ml) bottled salted caramel sauce

Method

  • 1
    Grease a 24cm (9½-inch) round springform pan; line base and side with baking paper, extending paper 3cm (1¼ inches) beyond rim.
  • 2
    Trim waffles straight lengthways, following the natural waffle pattern. Place approximately five waffles, lengthways around inside edge of pan to create a collar. Trim remaining waffles horizontally on both sides to flatten and remove waffle pattern; place in base of pan, trimming to fit.
  • 3
    Beat caramel, cream cheese and liqueur in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined. Fold in half the honeycomb bar. Spoon mixture into the waffle-lined pan; smooth level. Freeze overnight.
  • 4
    To serve, top cake with orange slices, mandarin segments and remaining honeycomb bar. Drizzle with a little caramel sauce. Serve frozen slices, drizzled with remaining sauce.

Notes

If fresh mandarins are unavailable, you can use 310g (10 ounces) canned mandarin segments. Amaretto is an almond-flavoured liqueur. You could also use an orange, coffee or hazelnut-flavoured liqueur instead.

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