Russian Dulce De Leche Waffle Cake

In the Slavic culture, the waffle cake is very popular and well known. Served at almost all weddings, most holidays. This dessert is a must! With thin and crisp waffle layers and a thinly spread dulce de leche filling, not only is this delicious, but the easiest thing to prepare! And it looks absolutely gorgeous.


Waffle Cake

This is such an easy and simple recipe that you could probably figure out how to make this just by looking at the pictures. I haven't been able to find these wafers online except the really thick, sugared up ones, but those won't do for this recipe. But luckily, majority, if not all, Russian/European stores have them. Look around your area, you might have one nearby!

I believe I did hear that there's a Walmart in California, that already sells these wafers! (Lucky!) Guess they really do have a large Slavic population that they already have a Russian isle in Walmart.

Once you get your hands on these wafers, the rest is so simple and requires little to no skill! Might be the easiest cake you'll ever make! And it has quite the charm on guests! They're seriously addicting!


Ingredients For The Waffle Cake

  • Plain Wafers
  • Dulce De Leche
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract


How To Make Dulce De Leche

You could simply buy dulce de leche already ready for you at Walmart or any grocery store near you. But making some yourself is actually quite simple. You can click here for an easy recipe to make dulce de leche. But all you need is:

  • 2 cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Glass Jars
  • Instant Pot

Set the pressure cooker on high for 30-35 minutes. Cook it into a rich and creamy consistency. Once it's ready, take out of the instant pot, allow to cool completely. Then pour into a large mixing bowl, mix in butter, and vanilla.

Your dulce de leche is ready to be spread over the wafers!


How To Make Russian Dulce De Leche Waffle Cake

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine your dulce de leche, butter, and vanilla, if using. Mix well, until completely smooth and you see no butter clumps.
  2. Spread the leche mixture very thinly onto your wafers, scraping off the excess with the side of your offset spatula. Firmly press down with the next wafer on top of the frosted one. Repeat until your desired thickness. I love about five layers of frosted wafers.
  3. Once you're finished, you'll have about two or three separate waffle cakes. Stack them on top of each other, place a large cutting board on top, and place an additional heavy object on top of the cutting board. (Teapot, glass bowl, vase, etc.).
  4. Leave it for 4 hours or overnight to stick together. Cut the wafer cakes into different shapes - triangles, rhombuses, rectangles, or squares.

Enjoy with a cup of tea or share with friends and family! I guarantee they won't stop until they're gone!


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Prep time:
30 minutes
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Total time:
30 minutes
Yield:
20 Servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cans Dulce De Leche
  • 1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla, optional
  • 2 packages of Wafer Layers

Directions

(You can buy Dulce De Leche already ready for use at just about any store, but I prefer to make it myself, click here for an easy recipe!)

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine your dulce de leche, butter, and vanilla, if using. Mix well, until completely smooth and you see no butter clumps.
  2. Spread the leche mixture very thinly onto your wafers, scraping off the excess with the side of your offset spatula. Firmly press down with the next wafer on top of the frosted one. Repeat until your desired thickness. I love about five layers of frosted wafers.
  3. Once you're finished, you'll have about two or three separate waffle cakes. Stack them on top of each other, place a large cutting board on top, and place an additional heavy object on top of the cutting board. (Teapot, glass bowl, vase, etc.).
  4. Leave it for 4 hours or overnight to stick together. Cut the wafer cakes into different shapes - triangles, rhombuses, rectangles, or squares.
  5. Enjoy!

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