Lazy Cake Recipe

This recipe is perfect if you are in a hurry, need dessert but do not want to spend a lot of time in kitchen, craving chocolate yet lazy, or whenever surprised with a last minute guests.

It only takes 15 minutes to prepare.  Kids love it as a snack, and adults enjoy it with coffee or tea. Between you and me, this is not an actual cake. That’s why it’s called Lazy Cake.

Note: Check out some of the health facts about butter at the end of this hub.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1

This is the cooking book by Julia Child, whome I learned about from the nice movie Julie and Julia.

Watching that movie will just make you crave cooking itslef. It also made me end up buying her very useful cooking book.



3 packs (600g) tea biscuits

Butter (250g)

5 tablespoons (40g) powdered sugar

4 tablespoons (28g) unsweetened cocoa powder

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1.       Put tea biscuits in a small bag (sandwich bag) and smash it gently with a pestle until it’s thick crumbs. Make sure to not make it powdered. Keep aside.

2.       In a saucepan at low temperature melt butter completely. Turn off heat.

3.       Add powdered sugar and mix until completely melted.

4.       Add cocoa powder and mix until completely melted.

5.       Add one egg at a time and beat it.

6.       Add vanilla.

7.       Add tea biscuits and mix with until batter is well-blended. Leave aside to cool.


1.       You can cut small pieces of foil paper. Put some of the mix in it. Roll it until completely covered and put in fridge to completely cool.

2.       Another way: In a plate shape the mix as a pyramid. You can make small pyramids or you can make big ones. No need to cover it. Put in fridge to cool.

Facts about Butter:

1. Butter was used before as an ointment, medicine, or illuminating oil.

2. Butter fat is 30% monounsaturated fat, which is the same kind of healthful fat found in olive oil and canola oil.

3. Butter is a source of vitamin A, which is an important nutrient for strong bones and teeth and for healthy skin and eyes.

4. Butter contains no trans fatty acids.

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Putz Ballard 6 years ago


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Nady 6 years ago from Toronto Author

You gotta taste it Putz. It's so yummy

a cool kid 6 years ago

is it really that great?? does ghorayiba work asa tea biskit???

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Nady 6 years ago from Toronto Author

cool kid: yup it is great.but like they say you have to try it to believe it :)

ghorayiba works as a dessert to enjoy with tea or coffee, but I don't think you can call it a tea biscuit.

Taste of Beirut 6 years ago

It is a favorite cake in Lebanon too/ Have had it a bunch of times and made it. Love it!

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Dinalicious 6 years ago

OMG I'm so making some right now, I love lazy cake, cause when it comes to making sweets, I'm sooo lazy... Thanx a lot for the recipe Nady :)

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Mcmillen Writes 6 years ago from Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

These sound so good

maha 5 years ago

do u have other options besides eggs

Natalie  5 years ago

what if i cooked it too long in the oven,

what will happen then. Please advice ??

thanks a lot

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Nady 5 years ago from Toronto Author

Maha: sorry dear I can't help you can try though :) and let me know

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Nady 5 years ago from Toronto Author

Natalie: i think if you cook it in the oven biscuits will become too mushy and not crunchy, and I don't think you want that. and I don't think the ingredients will hold all together in the oven.

nadia 5 years ago

can we eat uncooked eggs? can we ommitt the eggs?

john 4 years ago

man that looks good

Ggg 4 years ago

I always make this but no need to put eggs and vanilla

Ggg 4 years ago

You put it in the freezer not in the oven so u don't need to put any eggs ...that's goona make it smells no good

farah 4 years ago

here's another reciepie without eggs maha

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