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The Zesty Lazy Cake

February  1, 2014
4 Ratings
  • Serves 20 pieces as in the pictures
Author Notes

So after the thunder storms, cold weather and rain hit Riyadh city and some cities around KSA.
Who knew the Saudi Arabia winter season started a month before Lebanon and still raining here till now ?? Talk about climate change and global warming.
For those who dont know KSA is an Arabian Desert while Lebanon is a greeny mountain lebanon on the mediterranean sea.
KSA has rare rains and the winter is not usually harsh. But this year it was obviously different.
So, Nothing better to enjoy the winter season but having this lazy cake.
Although, it is usually served straight from the freezer, but a cup of tea would do just fine to keep you warm.
Well, I honestly don't know why lazy cakes are cakes. They dont even contain eggs or flour, the two major ingredients to bake a cake.
It is obviously a No Bake Cake..
So, I 'd rather call my lazy cake as chocolate bars or biscuits. Homemade Kitkat might also be another name.
Though I took the recipe from an online source, but I added and removed few ingredients.
I actually got the recipe inspired from the zesty strong taste of the Lindt Orange/Dark Chocolate bars. —LK

What You'll Need
  • 1 container of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 packets Biscuit Boxes ( 175 g each)
  • 50 grams unsalted butter
  • 100 grams Melted Cooking/ Dark Chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 piece Orange /Lemon
  1. Very easy to prepare. Just crush the biscuits, then add the condensed milk.
  2. Melt the chocolate with the butter on a Bain Marie and not directly over heat. Peel some lemon or/and lemon
  3. Pour the saucy chocolate/butter over the biscuits/milk mix , with the vanilla, and lemon zest.
  4. Add a cling film on the tray and spread the whole mix over the tray.
  5. Place the tray in freezer. Leave for an hour till it takes shape and becomes hard
  6. Dip a knife in hot water to cut properly .

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2 Reviews

AntoniaJames February 3, 2014
Sounds delicious! What is the total weight of the biscuits you use? I'm saving this one; it looks like the perfect "pantry dessert" for our frequent impromptu weeknight gatherings with friends. ;o)
LK February 9, 2014
Hello Antonia! Thank you for the question! It is 175 gram! Sorry I forgot to put it! Will make sure to put it now!
this is what I used exactly http://www.sayadmarket.com/products/Ulker-Tea-Biscuit.html
Exactly it is good for any unexpected gathering! Or ..when you are lazy to turn on the oven! :P