PORTUGAL: Bola de bolacha (Cookie Cake)
1h + time to chill
About this Recipe
Bola de bolacha, which means “biscuit cake”, is a traditional Portuguese cake that is easy to make because it has to be chilled, not baked! Using biscuits soaked in coffee and buttercream, it is the perfect Portuguese dessert.
Thanks to Rita, a member of the International Women’s Association of Pittsburgh (IWAP) for this recipe. Rita came to Pittsburgh from Portugal in 2019. She says, “Moving to America, in particular Pittsburgh, has been a fantastic experience. I have met wonderful people that made me feel at home.”
- 2 dL coffee
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 8.8 oz butter, room temp
- 14 oz Maria cookies
- 4 Maria cookies, minced
- 3 egg yolks, XL
Maria cookies, which are similar to tea biscuits, are eaten by kids all across Portugal and Spain. This cake often creates a sense of nostaglia!