A few days ago I had a funny evening with my mother. We enjoyed sitting in our living room after dinner and enjoyed the warmth of our fireplace when I started craving for some biscuits.🍪
Mum got some from a friend who lives in Brussel.🇧🇪
As you see it says “Speculoos” on the super cute box 💕of Maison and Dandoy’s. So my mum said I can open it and eat them since she is tired of all the Speculoos around Christmas and so she went away to get herself another mug of tea.
So that’s what I did. But when I opened the box there were delicious biscuits of all kinds inside:😍😍😍
I could barely stop myself from trying all the different great treats. When she came back almost 1/3 of the biscuits had already passed away (mysterious circumstances).😏🤔😂
In the end she changed her mind about being tired of these biscuits and we shared them.☺️😂
Can you ever be tired of biscuits?💤
Well, maybe of those typical Christmas flavored like gingerbread and Speculoos which are typical to have around Christmas in Germany🎄.
But what to do with the leftovers?😨😰😱
One of my favourite cakes a round Christmas is “Speculoos Cake”.😋 Even when you think you are tired of Speculoos you will change your mind as soon as you try this. It’s different from plain Speculoos because it’s kinda refreshing because of the topping.🍰
And another huge merit: it’s a no-bake cake and quickly done.⌚️
So here’s the recipe:
1. Ingredients for the base:
300 g Speculoos
100 g butter
Put 280 g of the Speculoos into a bag and use your rolling pin to crash them. Melt the butter and mix the crumbles with it.
Press the dough into a baking pan.
2. Ingredients for the mass:
250 g low-fat quark
250 g low-fat cream cheese
125 g sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
8 g vanilla sugar
5 leaves of gelatine (or agar agar)
optional: 1/4 l whipped cream
Mix the quark and the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugars (sweeteners). Gently fold I the whipped cream if you want it extra creamy.
Let the leaves of gelatine (agar agar) swell up in some water (check the directions on the packaging) in a seperate bowl.
Now add one spoon of the mass to the gelatine and stir it in. Now put the gelatine into the big bowl with the rest of the mass spoon by spoon and fold it under.
Now you need to pour the mass onto the base and sprinkle out the crumbles of the leftover Speculoos (~20g) on top of it.
Put the cake into the fridge for at least 2 hours. (I like to leave it in the fridge overnight).
Ready is your cake! 💁🏼
It is done so quickly. But waiting for the cake to get the right consistency is hard.
This cake is very satisfying, so you don’t have to worry about the calories, since I have never seen anyone eating more than two or maybe three pieces, which really isn’t the taste’s fault. It tastes like heaven!😍😍😍
Enjoy it with your family and friends and be thankful for the great Christmas time you all hopefully had!