No Bake Layered Cake Recipe
Today I want to introduce you to a layered cake recipe I learned from my brother when I was a kid, which is… well, about 20 years ago (!!!). I don’t know where my brother got this recipe from all these years ago, but he came home from primary school one day and taught me how to make it, which should explain how easy the recipe is :) It doesn’t involve any baking or special technique, and OK, it may not look that sophisticated but I assure you, it tastes absolutely yummy!
Ingredients (for 4 Oreo cakes and 2 rich tea biscuit cakes):
- 150ml double cream (or heavy cream)
- 20g sugar
- 100ml milk
- 10 rich tea biscuits
- 6 Oreo cookies
- chocolate syrup (optional)
2) Pour double cream in a clean bowl, add sugar, then beat the mix with a whisk until it holds a firm peak.
3) Lay out a piece of cling film, about 15 x 15cm, on your work surface. Soak Oreo cookies in milk for about 10 seconds.
4) Put some whipped cream on the bottom and the top of milk-soaked cookie with a spoon, then place it on the cling film.
5) Place another milk-soaked cookie on top of 4) and add whipped cream, then repeat the process until you have four layers of cookies. Don’t worry if the whipped cream runs off from the sides of cookies!
6) Spread the whipped cream to cover the outside of the cookies with a table knife.
7) Wrap the cookies with the cling film, and it’s done! Repeat step 3 to 7 to make three other Oreo-layer cakes. Chill the cakes in the fridge for at least four hours, but chilling them overnight tastes better.
8) For rich tea biscuits, the process is totally the same (step 3 to 7), but I made five layers to make one cake instead of four.
9) You can see that I used too much cream for the Oreo cakes, and not having enough left for the rich tea cakes… Oh well, nobody is perfect!
Yummy! The biscuits are very moist, soft and creamy… The Oreo cakes are sweeter than rich tea ones, so I didn’t put any chocolate syrup on them.
I so wish I could get my hands on Hershey’s chocolate syrup, though! I always loved Hershey’s chocolate syrup (they are popular in Japan, too) and although I tried to find alternatives in the UK, I haven’t been able to find similar ones. On that note, even Oreo wasn’t available in the UK when I first came here (about eight years ago). I do sincerely hope that the day would come when I can just pop in Tesco or Sainsbury’s and buy a bottle of Hershey’s syrup!
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