The Lazy Cake You Can Make in 30 Minutes (or Less!)

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Let’s face it: We’re all a little bit lazy sometimes, especially when it comes to cooking. But what if I told you there’s a dessert you can whip up in just 30 minutes or less? Intriguing, right? Well, hold on to your mixing spoons, folks. I present to you the glorious Lazy Cake, a no-bake marvel that’s as delicious as it is effortless! 😋

The Lazy Cake is like a superhero dessert — quick, easy, and capable of rescuing any last-minute dinner or unexpected guests scenario. It’s simple, but don’t mistake its simplicity for lack of flavour. This cake is the embodiment of the adage “less is more.”

So, what makes this cake so special? The magic is in its simplicity. The ingredients are pantry staples, and the assembly is a piece of… well, cake. Plus, it’s no-bake! You won’t even need to preheat the oven. You’ll feel like a wizard, transforming a few simple ingredients into a decadent dessert, without any hocus pocus! 😍

The Art of the Lazy Cake

The journey to Lazy Cake bliss begins with good-quality biscuits, cocoa, sugar, butter, and milk. That’s it! No fancy ingredients, just good ol’ basics. This is where your inner artist comes into play: Break those biscuits into rustic chunks, but not too small, you want to maintain some texture for that perfect crunch.

Next comes the cocoa syrup, a bittersweet, velvety concoction that brings everything together. Here’s a tip: whisk the syrup over low heat to avoid any bitter burns. Remember, patience is a virtue, especially in the lazy kitchen! 🙃

Building Blocks of Deliciousness

Once your syrup is ready, it’s time to combine everything. Toss the biscuits in that glossy syrup until they’re all well coated, then press the mixture into your cake tin. Here’s where the “lazy” part of this cake really shines. It doesn’t need to look perfect! A little uneven here, a bit lumpy there, it’s all part of its rustic charm.

After a brief chill in the fridge, your Lazy Cake will be ready to be devoured. Cut yourself a generous slice, sit back, and relish the sublime marriage of crunchy biscuits and rich chocolate. The comfort in every bite will make you forget all about your long day. Because, hey, you deserve a break! 🍰

Lazy Cake

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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This Lazy Cake is a quick, no-bake dessert that’s perfect for those days when you want something sweet but don’t have the energy or time for complicated recipes.


  • 2 packets of plain biscuits

  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup of milk


  • In a pan over low heat, combine cocoa, sugar, butter, and milk. Stir until the mixture is smooth and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Break the biscuits into chunks, then pour the cocoa mixture over them. Stir until all the biscuits are coated.
  • Press the mixture into a cake tin, cover, and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Once chilled, remove from the tin, slice, and serve.


  • For a richer flavor, try adding a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of instant coffee to the cocoa mixture.
  • You can use any biscuits you have on hand, but plain ones work best as they let the chocolate shine.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator and consume within 3-4 days for the best taste.

And there you have it – a scrumptious dessert ready in less time than it takes to watch your favorite sitcom. Give this Lazy Cake a go and marvel at how something so simple can taste so divine. Here’s to hassle-free cooking and satisfied sweet tooths – because life’s too short for complicated recipes, isn’t it? 🍰

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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