Chocolina Cake

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This is a delicious, simple, and VERY Argentine dessert. Argentines love to make this, eat this, and reminisce about eating it. It is one of those desserts you ate a lot as a kid, and that you think is one of the best things in the world! Keep in mind it is overly rich, extremely high in fat, totally unhealthy, yet delicious in its sweetness and simplicity!

• Chocolina cookies (these are only available in Argentina. They are thin, basic chocolate cookies, that are somewhat bitter sweet, and very chocolaty. You can use other chocolate cookies that match this description if you are not in Argentina).

• Whipped Cream

• Dulce de Leche (you should use Argentine dulce de leche if possible, can be found in import stores)

**I didn´t put amounts, because amounts aren´t particularily important. It is always done based on the amounts that work for you. Read how it´s made to determine the amounts you need.

Mix the whipped cream and dulce de leche together. It should be about 50/50, though you can make it suit your taste. At the bottom of a square cake pan, lay down a layer of cookies. On top of that, spread a thin layer of the whipped/dulce de leche. Continue making layers until you are at the top of the cake pan, about 6 layers. Spread a thick layer of the whipped/dulce de leche on top. Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, or overnight if possible. Cut into small squares, and serve with coffee.

There are many different variations. For example, instead of whipped cream, you can use Casa Crema, which is similar to cream cheese (which you can use as a substitue if necessary). You can also soak the cookies beforehand in either coffee, coffee liquer, chocolate liqueur, or cognac.
A true Argentine classic. Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Beatrice M says:

    Here’s another variety of this that was given to me last year. It’s absolutely deadly.

    Turrón de Quaker…

    1 TBS butter
    3 cups of Instant Oatmeal
    little bit of chocolate powder
    3 TBS of dulce de leche
    7 TBS of milk
    Crackers

    Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the oatmeal, milk and chocolate powder. Just enough cocoa to make the mix chocolate colored. Then add the dulce de leche and bring to a quick boil while stirring all the time.

    In a baking pan, put down a layer of crackers, add a layer of the oatmeal mixture, then another layers of crackers, and repeat until you have no more ingredients.

    Put the pan in the freezer and cut and serve for desert or an afternoon coffee/tea/mate.

  2. admin says:

    Mmmmmm, looks delicious, I’m looking forward to trying it :)

    - Matt

  3. Adam says:

    Damn, now that’s a desert! I found a youtube video to go along with it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW1aKW4XBOk

  4. admin says:

    Hey Adam,

    That’s a great video…now time to make it yourself :P

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