Ana’s Spanish No Bake Chocolate Cake

Hi everyone. We have a lovely teenager from Sevilla staying with us, a friend of a friend. When sending me her introductory email a few weeks ago, she told us of her expertise at making a delicious and easy chocolate cake. She told us she makes it for all of her friends’ birthdays.

As you can imagine, within minutes of picking her up at the airport, we asked about the cake and when she would be making it for us. As Spaniards in the South rarely use ovens, her cake required no baking. Thank goodness because our house was like a sauna (our friend Kevin later helped to install an air conditioner but that is a whole other drama-thank you, Kevin!!).

We quickly purchased the ingredients, had an English lesson at Pathmark and forced the poor girl to make this cake for us immediately upon our return. It was DELICIOUS!!!!

Ana’s Spanish No Bake Chocolate Cake:

Approximately 1 and 1/2 rolls of plain, thin butter cookies like Liebniz brand I got at Pathmark, about 60 of them
2 cups milk chocolate chips plus a few TBS of milk
1/2 cup coffee
1/2 cup whole milk

Mix the coffee and the milk in a medium sized bowl.
Over a low to medium flame in a small saucepan, heat the chocolate chips and stir with a spoon. Add a TBS or two of milk and stir in to make chocolate thick and creamy but pourable. Add a bit of milk more until mixture thins out but not too much! Set aside.

Take the cookies, one by one, and dip in the coffee and milk mixture until wet. Lay the cookies to cover the entire bottom of an 8″x8″ pyrex or nonstick pan.

Pour a layer of the chocolate thick enough to cover all the cookies.

Wet more cookies and layer them over the chocolate until the pan is covered. Repeat with the chocolate and cookies and cover the final wet cookies with a layer of the chocolate.

Refrigerate for at least one hour and serve cold. YUM!!!!!!!!



9 Responses

  1. I want to try this with dark chocolate. I hope it melts the same way as milk chocolate. My mouth is watering!

  2. Hi Alma,
    YUM!! We tried Ana's cake and it is so yummy! Please thank her for the great recipe. I made it alone yesterday but in the future I think it will be a really fun recipe to do with the kids!
    Melissa Groffman

  3. Hi A+A:
    We made the cake this weekend and…delicioso! We also shared it with friends who were amazed by the simple, no-bake prep. Chocolate-covered thumbs up all around!
    (Next time we're going to try it with Nutella as Lana suggested.)

  4. we're off to the adirondacks where we do whatever we can to NOT turn on the oven. i've picked up the cookies & chocolate & can't wait to make this.

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