Ukrainian Waffle Cake with Dulce de Leche

This Ukrainian waffle cake is so easy, you could make it simply by viewing the pictures. Easiest cake you'll ever make and it's quite fabulous!

This Ukrainian waffle cake is a cinch! It’s so easy, I bet you could make it simply by viewing the pictures. I just wish I could find a resource for the wafers online. Alas, I’ve only been able to find them at Russian or European stores. Poke around; you probably have one nearby.

However, these wafers are now sold in a California Walmart (near Rancho Cordova). I guess the Russian/Ukrainian population is so large, they even have a Russian section in Walmart. Lucky!! Once you buy the wafers; this will be the easiest cake you’ve ever made. And it’s quite fabulous!

Ingredients for  Waffle Cake (Вафельный торт):

1 package plain wafers – round or square (9 layers, 9-inch diameter)
1 (14oz) can cooked sweetened condensed milk a.k.a. Dulce de leche
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp lemon juice

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How to Make Ukrainian Waffle Cake:

1. Combined cooked condensed milk, 1/2 stick softened butter and 1 tsp lemon juice in the electric stand mixer and whisk attachment. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.

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2. Spread cream on the wafers, making sure to reach the edges. Don’t be concerned with filling each square or you will have too much frosting on the cake. Just put enough to have the layers stick. You may make 2 skinny cakes or 1 tall one. They do stack nicely when they aren’t as tall.

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3. Place cake under a heavy cutting board or make a press using a cutting board with a bowl of water on top. Let it sit under the press at least 2 hours. Then, slice it up (Ukrainian style) and make sure you grab a slice. They go quickly!!

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Enjoy! Let me know if you have found a great source for these wafers?

Ukrainian Waffle Cake with Dulce de Leche

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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $5
Serving: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 package plain wafers - round or square (9 layers, 9-inch diameter)
  • 1 (14 oz) can cooked sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combined cooked condensed milk, ½ stick softened butter and 1 tsp lemon juice. Beat them on high speed for 3 minutes.
  2. Spread cream on the wafers, making sure to reach the edges. Just put enough to have the layers stick. You may make 2 skinny cakes or 1 tall one. They do stack nicely when they aren't as tall.
  3. Place cake under a heavy cutting board or make a press using a cutting board with a bowl of water on top. Let it sit under the press at least 2 hours. Then, slice it up and serve.

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  • Marisa Jaross
    January 18, 2018

    I have been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years, and he is a russian/ukranian.

    His Babushka makes THE BEST WAFFLE CAKE but she doesn’t speak English so here I am lol

    She has a lot more dulche de leche and I think she chops up nuts to go in, peanuts usually.

    She also freezes it before serving, cold creamy, and delicious. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      Great tips Marisa! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • carmen
    July 27, 2017

    I found the wafers at Stop and Shop. NY area Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2017

      Thanks for sharing with other readers Carmen! Reply

  • Elaine
    June 7, 2017

    I’m planning to make this recipe but I’d like to know how much duce de leche to use. Different brands vary in can or jar size. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2017

      Sorry I missed that! It is a 14 oz can 🙂 Reply

  • Mariam
    July 26, 2016

    Hi Natasha this looks delicious. …I just made it but got little confused by going over the comments. Do you put cream on both sides of waffle or just one side and put a dry one on top? Thank you can’t wait to try it hope it won’t be too dry. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2016

      Hi Mariam, I just put cream on one side of the waffle and top with a dry one. Some folks like more cream and you can add more if desired. After you let it sit under a press and absorb the cream, it won’t be dry 🙂 Enjoy! Reply

  • Kathryn Sweryda
    January 12, 2016

    Do you have this recipe in Nutrition Facts? Do you have this recipe in weight watchers smart point? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 12, 2016

      Hi Kathryn, I don’t typically include calorie counts, but if you go to caloriecount.com you can plug in the ingredients and servings and figured out pretty easily that way. I hope that helps! Reply

  • sofiya
    December 31, 2015

    hi
    after its been seating for 2-3 hrs does it needs to be refrigerated? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 31, 2015

      Yes, if you’re not going to be eating it soon, wrap in plastic wrap then refrigerate or keep it in a very cold garage. Reply

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