Crispy, creamy and so incredibly delicious tastes this wafer cake. It consists of only three ingredients and needs about a quarter of an hour and no oven for its preparation. And you can customize the waffle cake to your taste. It’s perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a weekend tea party with the family, a celebration buffet, or to take on the go. A detailed no bake waffle cake recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found right below.
No bake waffle cake – 3 ingredient recipe
For this waffle cake recipe, you’ll need three ingredients and about 15 minutes of time. Also, no oven is needed for this. All you have to do is whip up butter and caramelized sweetened condensed milk cream, spread it on the waffle sheets, and your no bake wafer cake is ready. However, it needs a few hours to set.
Russian wafer cake
This waffle cake is very popular in Russia and some other countries of the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine. Slavic families living in Germany also like to prepare it. It is not surprising, because the no bake wafer cake is ready in a flash. Besides, it tastes heavenly delicious. Give it a try, because you’re guaranteed to be just as thrilled with the cake.
Where can I buy waffle sheets?
Waffle sheets or plain wafers are available in Russian stores and some large German supermarkets. You can also order them online. Both round and square waffle sheets work for the recipe. Alternatively, you can try waffle oblates.
Cream without a mixer
You can make the cream for the Russian wafer cake even faster without a mixer. Melt butter and stir caramelized sweetened condensed milk into the still warm butter. I have made the cream according to this variant several times. It tastes a little less creamy, but more caramel. It also has a more pronounced caramel color. Another way to make the cream without a mixer is to mix soft butter and caramelized sweetened condensed milk together thoroughly with a spoon, fork or whisk until a homogeneous mass is formed.
Here’s how you can modify the recipe
Instead of using caramelized sweetened condensed milk, you can make the cream for the wafer cake with ordinary sweetened condensed milk without caramel flavor. Homemade sweetened condensed milk will also work for this. Also, you can spread the waffle sheets only with caramelized or classic sweetened condensed milk without butter. But then the Russian no bake wafer cake will taste sweeter and less creamy. In addition, you can refine the cake with any roasted nuts, by sprinkling each wafer sheet with the nuts after coating with the cream or stirring the nuts into the cream beforehand. Coconut flakes can also be used instead of nuts. If you spread the waffle sheets with a jam, you will also get a delicious wafer cake without having to make a cream for it. It is best to choose jam with a sour note, so that the cake does not taste too sweet.
Perfect for take away and party buffet
Since the wafer cake pieces are very convenient to serve, they are suitable for any occasion. For example, you can take the cake with you on the go. It’s also perfect for a party buffet, because each piece can be easily eaten out of hand. But the no bake Russian waffle cake is also ideal for an afternoon coffee with the family at home. If you plan to serve the cake only at the dining table, you can also spread the cream on the top wafer.
How to store the waffle cake?
Usually this waffle cake is gone very quickly, as delicious as it tastes. You even have to be careful to get at least a piece of it yourself. But if there is some of the cake left over, store it in the fridge either just on a plate if you want the wafer cake to stay crispy, or wrapped airtight, for example in a lunch box, then the cake will soften a bit.
This no bake wafer cake is
from 3 ingredients,
quick to make yourself,
perfect for party buffet or on the road,
ideal for dessert after a meal with coffee, tea or for snacking in between.
How to make no bake waffle cake: tips and tricks
For the cream, you can simply mix soft butter and caramelized sweetened condensed milk thoroughly without a mixer.
You can also melt butter and stir caramelized sweetened condensed milk into it while it’s still warm.
Instead of using caramelized sweetened condensed milk, you can also make the cream with regular sweetened condensed milk.
You can also spread the waffle sheets only with sweetened condensed milk or with any jam.
Crispy, creamy and so incredibly delicious tastes the wafer cake. It consists of only three ingredients and requires about a quarter of an hour of time and no oven for its preparation. And you can customize the waffle cake to your taste. It's perfect for any occasion – whether it's a weekend tea party with the family, a celebration buffet, or to take on the go. With this recipe you make the no bake waffle cake yourself.
Beat soft butter for approx. 3 - 5 minutes to a fluffy creamy light mass.
Add caramelized sweetened condensed milk in portions and whip briefly each time to a homogeneous cream.
Spread each waffle sheet evenly (not too thickly) with the cream, except for the last one, so that all the honeycombs are filled with it, and stack the waffle sheets on top of each other, with the sheet without cream coming on top.
Place a cutting board or something similar to weigh it down on top of the cake and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.