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Lazy cake log sliced about 1/2 inch each

Lazy Cake Recipe

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  • Author: Wafa Shami
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2-3 hours in the freezer
  • Total Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern/European


This lazy cake recipe with a rich chocolaty flavor and crunchy texture is delicious and addictive. The best part is that it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and with minimum effort.


Units Scale
  • Digestive Biscuits 1 bag (400 grams).
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter ( 1 and a half sticks)
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar (you can add 3/4 for extra sweet flavor)
  • 1-2 tablespoons cognac


  1. With your hands or a heavy object, cut the biscuits into large pieces and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan and over medium heat melt butter, and add sugar, cocoa, milk and egg.
  3. Keep mixing until the butter is fully melted and everything is well integrated.
  4. Turn the heat off and let it cool off for 2 minutes then mix in the cognac.
  5. Fold in the chocolate mixture over biscuit pieces, make sure everything is well coated with the chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour the mixture over wrapping or parchment paper.
  7. Wrap tightly into a log shape, And place in the freezer for 2-3 hours.


  • To expedite the process of cutting the biscuits by hand, place them in a zip bag and smash them with a heavy object or a pin roller.
  • Avoid using a food processor to break the cookies, it’s best to keep them in small pieces rather than fully crushed.
  • You can add an extra layer of foil paper to wrap each log before placing it in the freezer. Foil paper also can help with shaping the log aiming for a smooth edge.
  • Biscuits is a common word for cookies, used in the Middle East and other European countries.
  • Foil tends to stick to the chocolate and it'll be hard to unwrap. It is best to use wrapping or parchment paper first then wrap with foil.