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!

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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

Ukrainian Waffle Cake

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?

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Ukrainian Waffle Cake with Dulce de Leche

4.98 from 36 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 10
  • 1 package plain wafers - round or square, 9 layers, 9-inch diameter
  • 1 14 oz can cooked sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combined cooked condensed milk, 1/2 stick softened butter and 1 tsp lemon juice. Beat them on high speed for 3 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: Ukrainian Waffle Cake
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

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  • Nagi
    February 13, 2023

    hello, on my waffle package, it says may contain peanuts or other nuts. My sun has tree nut and sesame seeds allergy and I was planning to make this for his class valentines day party. these waffles has nuts, none of the ingredients says nuts. As much as I dont wanna take any risks but I planned the whole thing and my husband did not read the ingredient 🙂 what do you think?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 14, 2023

      Hi Nagi! This recipe does not have nuts but I cannot advise about the waffle package because I do not know how it was processed in the facility it was made. I assume that the allergy notice on the package is because they also process other food items that contain nuts in their facility so cross-contamination is possible. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Elena
    September 11, 2022

    Hi- do you have recipe for Zolotoy Kluchik?
    I couldn’t find on your site- maybe you can make one?
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2022

      Thanks for your suggestion, Elena. I don’t have a recipe for that yet but I’ll make sure to share if I fine an awesome recipe!

      Reply

  • Holly Kowalyk
    December 21, 2021

    Hello. I’m excited to try this recipe. I do have a question. I am using canned dulce de leche. Should I heat this product before mixing it with the other ingredients? Thank you in advance.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2021

      Hi Holly, you do not need to heat it! It should spread well when at room temperature.

      Reply

  • Oksana
    August 5, 2021

    Are these waffles gluten free?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2021

      Hi Oksana, I don’t believe they are.

      Reply

  • Julie
    July 19, 2021

    How long can I keep this cake? Thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

      Hi Julie, we prefer it fresh after it rests, but if you’re not going to be eating it soon, wrap it in plastic wrap, then refrigerate it for up to a couple of days.

      Reply

  • Yana
    May 19, 2021

    Very delicious. My only problem was when I went to cut the cake, my edges were not clean . Any tips on how to cut it nicely?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2021

      Hi Yana, I recommend a very sharp knife. Some prefer a sharp bread knife.

      Reply

  • Irene Sherman
    March 29, 2021

    дуже тобі дякую, I remember these from my childhood. Found wafers at a Russian Deli here in Minneapolis. But did not have a recipe. Do you have a Nutella/Chopped hazelnut filling?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Hi Irene, I’m glad you found this recipe. You can use the Nutella jar for filling too.

      Reply

  • Karen
    February 23, 2021

    This is one of my favorite desserts in Ukraine!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 23, 2021

      Glad to hear that! I hope you’ll love this recipe if you try it.

      Reply

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