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How to make Biscuit Cake [Portuguese Recipe]

Have you ever tasted a delicious slice of cookie cake? No?

YT cookie cake

wafer cake recipe

Don't worry, because today I'm going to share with you how to make a super delicious cookie cake, the one that melts in your mouth… hmmmmm I love it!

The wafer cake is original from Portugal and there are a huge variety of different versions of wafer cake, today I'm going to show you what I consider to be the original recipe, which is made with wafer and coffee.

But don't worry, the coffee flavor is very mild, to the point that I don't even notice it has coffee. Well, it's this mix of different ingredients and flavors that turn into one of my favorite cakes.

But without further small talk let's get started!

wafer cake


Learn how to prepare a tasty and creamy cookie cake.
5 of 1 vote
TOTAL TIME 6 hours 45 minutes
DISH desserts
CUISINE Portuguese
CALORIES 345 kcal


  • 150ml of condensed milk
  • 6 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 packages whole Maria cookies
  • 1 package crushed Maria biscuits
  • 600ml of fresh cream to whip
  • 1 envelope colorless gelatin powder
  • 2 cups of instant coffee


  • Line a 24cm diameter round pan with parchment paper. Reserve.
  • Now, hydrate the gelatin with 5 tablespoons of water. Reserve.
  • Prepare the coffee and set it aside. It doesn't have to be very hot, it can be lukewarm. Reserve.
  • Beat the fresh cream in the mixer until it doubles in volume, when it is already voluminous, add the sugar and beat a little more. Reserve.
  • Then, melt the gelatin in the microwave until it becomes liquid.
  • Place the condensed milk in another bowl and add the melted gelatin and stir well to incorporate.
  • Put the gelatin and condensed milk, mixing with the reserved voluminous milk cream, mix everything very well.
  • Place a plate under the pan and then a little of the white cream in the center of the pan, leaving a border around the pan to add crushed cookies.
  • Now, start dipping the cookies in the coffee, drain them and put them on top of the cream.
  • Repeat this process until the entire mold is lined with the cookies soaked in the coffee.
  • Then place another layer of the white cream on top and repeat the process of putting more wet biscuits in the coffee throughout the mold.
  • Do this process until the cream is finished. Place crushed cookies around and whole cookies to cover the rest of the pan. In the last layer, cover only with the rest of the white cream, spreading well.
  • Finally, place crushed cookies on top of the entire cake. Take it to the fridge until it solidifies and then unmold, decorate to taste and serve.



Serving: 100gCalories: 345kcal

Note: This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although Cozinhadave.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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