There's really no more to say to introduce this nostalgic dessert. It's all in the name! This easy lazy cake recipe is all you're going to be craving once you try it. And it'll be a craving you can satisfy so quickly, because it takes less than 10 minutes to make. Oh but wait, you do have to wait very, very patiently while it freezes in the freezer. Then it's sweet bliss, I promise. Cut up those slices and serve them up with a nice cup of coffee. This lazy cake may also be known as "Marie biscuit cake" as it's usually made with the famous Marie biscuits.
One time I was entertaining and cooking up a grand dinner for my friends. I was so busy planning the dinner menu and making sure the mains were taken care of, that on the morning of, I realized I completely forgot about making dessert! Thank god for this lazy cake recipe. I had all the ingredients on hand, made it in 10 minutes and popped it in the freezer and forgot about it for the rest of the day. 8 hours later when it was time for dessert... there were happy tummies all around.
This dessert is chocolate-y... crunchy... sweet. This was a definite childhood favorite, and growing up in the Middle East, every mom was making it for her child's birthday party! It was all the rage. Kids will definitely enjoy this dessert. You don't need to use Marie Biscuits for this cake, any tea biscuit will do, so I'm sure you've got the ingredients in your cupboard right now!
Tips for making this easy Lazy Cake recipe:
- When you mix the cacao powder and condensed milk, taste the mixture and adjust it to your desired sweetness by either adding more condensed milk for more sweetness or more cacao powder
- It's important to use small sized biscuit crumbs like in the picture, but also try and incorporate really small crumbs in there as well to help the mixture hold
- You need to wrap this up in plastic wrap. If you don't and you use foil straight away, it will stick to it. The plastic wrap will peel right off when you're about to cut it
- If you have trouble shaping this into a log shape, you can simply lay plastic wrap inside a cake pan and spoon the mixture in there. You will end up with square or rectangular shapes
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A quick & delicious dessert hack for lazy days. Easy, No Bake, and Chocolate-y. What's not to love?
- 300 g Tea Biscuits (typically 1 Pack)
- 1 can Condensed Milk (397 g)
- 7 tbsp Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
- In a bowl, mix the condensed milk with the cacao powder very well.
- Crumble in the biscuit using a mixture of small pieces and crumbs, and combine well, ensuring all the biscuits are coated.
- Spread out a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter, and spoon the mixture in the middle.
- Mould it into a log shape by wrapping the cling film around it and twisting at each end.
- Cover the log with foil and freeze for at least 8 hours or preferably overnight (depending on the power of your freezer, the 8 hours may not be enough).
- To serve, unwrap the foil and start peeling the plastic wrap up to the point you want to cut, then cut ½ inch to 1 inch thick slices with a sharp knife that has been dipped in hot water. Serve immediately
- If you struggle to create a log shape, you can line a cake pan with cling film and spoon in the mixture inside for square/rectangular shapes.
- Don't skip the plastic wrap! If you only use foil it will stick to the cake once frozen. The plastic wrap however will peel right off before you cut it.
- If the plastic wrap starts sticking to it, it means you need to freeze it for longer. Pop it back in the freezer and try again. Optimum freezing time is overnight.
- The lazy cake can stay in the freezer for a few months. Just ensure that you return it to the freezer after you're done cutting
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freezer
- Cuisine: General
Keywords: Easy No Bake Lazy Cake