Lazy cake (Biscuit au chocolat)

October 17, 2014  •  Category:

This may not be strictly speaking a Lebanese creation but it is so popular there that the argument can be made that it is. One finds this lazy cake in all coffee shops in Beirut, even at the McCafé! I posted several versions on this blog, but this one is the easiest. A sweet something to keep handy  in the freezer for chocolate craving emergencies.

 INGREDIENTS: 1 loaf or 8 servings

30 plain cookies (LU or Marie or Galletas in Latino markets)

1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)

6 ounces unsalted butter

6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (1/2 cup)

1 tablespoon brandy (optional)

Garnish: chocolate sprinkles or maraschino cherries (optional)

1)   Coarsely chop the cookies and place in a large bowl. Line a loaf pan with baking paper.

2)   Place the butter and cocoa in a saucepan over low heat and stir from time to time until the butter melts; add the milk and stir to combine. Remove from the heat, add the brandy if using and transfer to the bowl with the cookies. Mix gently to combine.

3)   Pour the cookie mixture into the pan. Cool and cover. Keep in the freezer until needed. Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. Nuts about food says:

    In Italy they make something very similar, called ‘salame al cioccolato’ (chocolate salami – it is served in the shape of a salami, not rectangular). It is a typical home recipe, made with broken up, simple cookies and cocoa powder. No condensed milk in the Italian version however.

  2. Oui, Chef says:

    I know some kids who are going to eat this one up in a hurry!

  3. Joumana says:

    @Nuts about food: I made a salami version once too, from a French site. The French also call it something similar and it is a lot richer than this version.

  4. naleśniki says:

    Lovely! Can’t wait for the updated crust recipe.

  5. Loulou says:

    Hi there, how long would I be able to store these in the freezer? (i.e. how many months can they keep for?)


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  10. Andy says:

    Will the biscuit cake set in the fridge?

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