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Bolo de Bolacha Marie – Marie Biscuit Cake Recipe

18 Nov

Bolo de bolacha marie is a dense cake which is not baked. It can be prepared a couple of days ahead. My dad loved his bolacha marie and cream crackers biscuits. We always had it at our home. My titi (my mom’s older sister) would make this cake for my sister’s birthday quite often when we were small kids. Once I started to cook I used to make it for Christmas, Easter and birthday parties. In fact it was the first dessert Β I made for my husband on his first trip back home from the US before we got married πŸ™‚ This dessert holds a lot of good old memories for me. I haven’t made it for a very long time.

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The origin of this recipe is definitely portuguese and has some likeness to Italian tiramisu. Unlike tiramisu you cannot over eat this cake because of high fat and caffeine. If you do, it makes you feel uncomfortable. I have made a few tweaks in the recipe to make the frosting light and skipped the raw egg for whipped cream. I have also used graham crackersΒ instead of Marie biscuits as it is readily available in the groceries store. The only challenge is that graham crackers tend to fall apart even after a quick dip in black coffee compared to the marie biscuits.

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Serving Size: 3-4

Dish Size: 6x4x2.5 deep glass dish

Ingredients:

1.5 pack of graham crackers

1 cup of unsalted room temperature butter

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or 1 egg

1/3-1/2 cup sugar

1 tbsp of vanilla essence

1 cup lukewarm water

1 tbsp of instant caffeinated or non coffee powder

1/8 tsp of salt

Directions:

Make the frosting first Β by adding the butter, sugar,salt,vanilla and heavy cream. Whip for about 7-10 minute till light and fluffy.

Next make the black coffee by mixing instant coffee with 1 cup water put in a shallow dish so it will be easier to dip the cracker in.

Take you glass dish and first start by dipping the cracker in the coffee and layering the dish to cover it.

Next add a layer of frosting alternate between the crackers and frosting till all the frosting is done.

Decorate with crushed nut or sprinkle the top with some cocoa powder.

Let refrigerate for 3-4 hours before enjoying a slice.

Note: You can add cocoa powder to make chocolate frosting

You Can also watch a quick video to see how to make the recipe.

 

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83 Responses to “Bolo de Bolacha Marie – Marie Biscuit Cake Recipe”

  1. Jim November 18, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    OMG! you’re killing me here but it looks soooooooo gooooooooood!!!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

      Thank You so much Jim πŸ™‚ It is really good πŸ™‚

  2. circadianreflections November 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

    That looks delicious!

  3. Johanne Lamarche November 18, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    OH my! Looks sooooo good! Pretty too!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

      Thank you Johanne so much πŸ™‚

  4. Erica Mary Eleanor November 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Looks great! I have made tiramisu quite a few times but this looks nice too!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

      Thank You Erica it is very similar but much denser πŸ™‚

  5. mylifeasishan November 18, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    great post

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      Thank You Ishan πŸ™‚

  6. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso November 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Such a tasty looking cake. Love the pistachio decoration. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      Thank You so much Ronit πŸ™‚

  7. Mr. Militant Negro November 18, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog πŸ™‚

  8. BeaFreitas November 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    This reminds me of my trip to Portugal so much, first time I had it was there! I need to try this and surprise my parents with it! Great post, lovely photos πŸ™‚

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

      Thank You Bea, I hope you do give it a try πŸ™‚

  9. cornfedcontessa November 18, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    Looks delightful!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  10. Cook with Smile.. November 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    Drool worthy recipeπŸ˜‹..pics are so good

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

      Thank You so much Lathiya πŸ™‚

  11. Ali Wilford November 19, 2016 at 12:50 am #

    This looks seriously good!! Yum πŸ™‚

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

      Thank You so much Ali πŸ™‚

  12. youthfoodblog November 19, 2016 at 1:03 am #

    Love the beautiful topping! It adds so much appeal and taste to the cake.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

      Yeah Chris it sure does and gave me some nice pictures πŸ™‚

  13. annika November 19, 2016 at 3:00 am #

    Oh that looks absolutely yummy!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

      Thank You Annika so much πŸ™‚

  14. fromthefamilytable November 19, 2016 at 5:26 am #

    Your sweet treats are always so beautiful with unusual ingredients. Love the images.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

      Thank You so much Darryl. I try to do my best πŸ™‚

  15. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel November 19, 2016 at 6:29 am #

    How many kinds of nuts did you use, Nandini? Are marie biscuits anything like lady fingers you find in tiramisu? This looks so good.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      Thank You Mary so much. I used almonds and pistachios. Marie biscuit is more closer to graham crackers than lady fingers.

  16. Annie November 19, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    Looks rich and delicious and easy to make. Enjoyed reading about this recipe.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      Thank You Annie, I am so happy to hear that πŸ™‚

  17. fravitch November 19, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    Mmm…This looks so yummy!! Love your posts πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

      Thank You for your kind words πŸ™‚

  18. ruthann1 November 19, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    I definitely want to try this recipe. It’s good to hear from you. I’m getting ready to post a recipe for an Austrian chocolate ball cookie for Christmas. You might like it.

    RuthAnn Ridley
    inspiringcuisine.com

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

      That is awesome RuthAnn will look forward to it πŸ™‚

  19. mylifeasishan November 20, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    looks so good

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  20. laflor5233 November 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    Yummy.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  21. stateeats November 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Oh, its a Goan icebox cake! Luv! – Kat

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

      Yes Kat…it is πŸ™‚

  22. Laura @ Feast Wisely November 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Lovely Nandini – that looks so good!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

      Thank You so much Laura πŸ™‚

  23. Stan the Man November 23, 2016 at 2:19 am #

    Hey Nandini!

    This looks absolutely ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’. Christmas is just round the corner and this makes a lovely dessert for Christmas. We can never run out of recipes with You around. This looks ‘ABSOLUTELY YUM’.

    Have a brilliant day!

    Cheers!

    Stan the Man from the British Isles.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

      Thank You so much Mr Stan…it sure is in a Goan household. Have a lovely day πŸ™‚

  24. EatingWellNYC / The Mew Life November 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

    You had me at no-bake πŸ˜‰ looks amazing. can’t wait to try it.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

      Oh…that is so awesome πŸ™‚

  25. LivingWorldBlog November 26, 2016 at 11:09 am #

    It looks really good – it reminds me of a cream cake.

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  26. ginasjoys November 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    Looks amazing!

    • Nandini November 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

      Thank You Gina πŸ™‚

  27. thesweetmist December 1, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    looks amazing! it so also so so simple

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

      Thank You! it is very simple πŸ™‚

  28. FrugalHausfrau December 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    What a gorgeous cake and the story makes it even more special! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  29. Sandhya December 5, 2016 at 7:19 am #

    This looks awesome Nandini. I cannot wait to try it! Thought of you when I went to Goa last month.

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

      Oh wow…Lucky You Sandhya….Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  30. Loretta December 5, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    Wow Nandini, this is just gorgeous, it reminds me so much of the layered Goan cake, bebinca. Love how it looks too, so exotic and tempting. We do get Marie biscuits in the supermarket here, so will have to try it with that. I grew up with Marie biscuits so do love them. It’s great when certain recipes evoke warm memories from times gone by.

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      I am so happy to here that Loretta. It does the same for me too and reminds me of Goa πŸ™‚

  31. Marko December 5, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Serdecznie pozdrawiam i ΕΌyczΔ™ miΕ‚ego tygodnia.

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      DziΔ™kujΔ™ za miΕ‚e ΕΌyczenia i Ty teΕΌ πŸ™‚

  32. Alok Singhal December 5, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    No wonder, a dessert for wonderful Memories ☺️

    I am drooling over the though of it!

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

      thanks Alok that is very kind of you to say πŸ™‚

  33. SammyandSufi December 7, 2016 at 6:42 am #

    Looks delicious, such a colorful plate, my goodness.

    • Nandini December 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

      • SammyandSufi December 15, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

        Gotta give credit where credit is deserved :))

  34. natttblog December 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

    Looks delicious!!!!

  35. cookandenjoyrecipes January 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

    This reminds me of my mother – thank you so much
    I would like to inform you that I have nominated you for the β€œReal Neat Blog Award”.
    Congratulations! Here is the post on my blog (link) with your name in it https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/real-neat-blog-award/

    • Nandini January 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank You so much for the honor. That was very kind of you πŸ™‚

      • cookandenjoyrecipes January 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

        Well deserved. Hope you will be able to participate and pay it forward

  36. The Baptist Bluegrass Belle January 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Oh how decadent! 😍😍😍

  37. plaindebbie February 20, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    I had this cake so many times before, but this version of it it’s killing me 😍😍😍 OMG it looks so delicious

    • Nandini February 20, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

      • plaindebbie February 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

        I’m going to make this recipe next time I visit my mom. I’m going to look like a pro ahah

  38. Suzan February 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

    Hi this looks really delicious!..You have a wonderful blog. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post on Chocolate Banana Bread. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

      Thank You so much Suzan and Thank You to you as well for stopping by πŸ™‚

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