Dutch Arretjescake


Probably the most easy cake you'll ever made! Lovely chocolate mixed with cookies, mmm! And... No-bake! Hope you can even wait until it's firm enough.

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Dutch arretjescake
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-12-13, this recipe is for 10 people and takes 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 16-01-2023

10 minutes 10 people Pie and cake
Dutch arretjescake


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  • 4 eggs
  • 250 gram sugar
  • 125 gram cocoa powder
  • 375 gram butter
  • 275 gram biscuits
Dutch arretjescake ingredients
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  • small saucepan
  • stand mixer or handmixer
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • cake tin
  • spatula

Dutch Arretjescake

10 minutes 10 people Pie and cake

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

tip: dutch biscuits ones are called maria biscuits, comparable to graham crackers in america.

Line the cake tin with parchment paper, if you keep some extra above the edges it's easier to get the cake out of the tin when it's done. Melt butter in a small saucepan. In the bowl of your stand mixer, or in a separate large bowl, combine eggs and sugar.

Mix until you've reached a smooth mixture. Add the melted butter and sift the cacao powder into the egg and sugar mixture a little at a time. Keep on carefully mixing until the mixture is smooth again.  

Dutch arretjescake
Dutch arretjescake

Finishing the Dutch arretjescake -- 5 minutes + waiting time

Roughly chop the cookies and carefully add them to the chocolate mixture. Use a spatula to make sure all the cookie pieces are completely coated. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and gently drop it on the countertop from a small height to get rid of any air bubbles in the mixture.

Now for the even more easy part. Cover the cake tin with cling film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until completely firm. Enjoy our most easy, but very delicious dutch cake!

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