Condensed milk waffles cake is a dessert that combines condensed milk with waffles, creating something sweet and delicious. The combination of waffle batter and condensed milk creates a rich and creamy texture, and the two flavors complement each other perfectly. This layered waffle cake is popular in Eastern Europe and depending on the country has slightly different recipes. In this recipe you will find the most simple version of condensed waffles and won’t need any special equipment either. In addition, you don’t even have to cook it!
Waffles’ cake filling options
Sweetened condensed milk
The simplest version of waffles cake is to use sweetened condensed milk for each layer. Condensed milk is a thick dairy product that comes from evaporating whole milk. It’s often used to add sweetness and flavor to foods or beverages. The condensed milk gives it a rich taste and makes it super moist.
Dulce de leche – caramelized condensed milk
Another option is to use dulce de leche which is caramelized condensed milk. This caramelized milk usually in Lithuania is called “Rududu” – a very popular lithuanian brand which makes caramelized condensed milk.
While simple condensed milk can be used to sweeten drinks and make desserts, caramelized milk mostly is used for desserts. It goes well as a layer for the waffles.
Also you can make layers from both condensed milk & caramelized condensed milk. Layers like this: waffle → layer of condensed milk → waffle → layer of dulce de leche → waffle → layer of condensed milk → waffle → layer of dulce de leche and etc.
What Waffles to use?
So what waffles to use? You have options when it comes to selecting the type of waffles for your condensed milk waffle cake. For a traditional approach, you can use thin round waffles like ‘Klaipedos donos waffles,’ which are commonly used in Eastern European cuisine. These waffles provide a delicate texture to the cake layers.
Alternatively, if you prefer a heartier bite, you can go for thick waffles (as shown in the recipe image). Keep in mind that if you choose thick waffles, you’ll need to add more condensed milk mixture to each layer, approximately 3-5 tablespoons per layer.
Additionally, if you’re looking to improve the visual appeal, you can decorate your waffle cake by pouring milk chocolate over it and adding decorative elements. However, it’s important to note that the cake is delicious and satisfying even without any additional chocolate. The choice of waffles and decorations is ultimately up to your personal taste and preferences.
Waffles with condensed milk – watch how to make it
Layered Waffles with Condensed Milk recipe
- 130 g thin waffles
- 397 g sweetened condensed milk (or caramelized condensed milk)
- 100 g butter
- In the pot on medium heat melt the butter.
- Turn off the heat and pour condensed milk and mix till you get one consistency.
- On the plate or cutting board start layering: waffle – spread evenly 1-2 spoons of condensed milk mixture – gently press – waffle – spread evenly 1-2 spoons of condensed milk mixture – gently press and repeat this process till you finish waffles or condense milk.
- Firmly wrap waffles in the plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for 4-5 hours, best – overnight.
Nutrition table of waffles with condensed milk
|Amount per serving||100 g|
|Energy value||1707 kJ|
|Saturated Fat||4 g|