Fake Hungarian cake

This very popular Croatian cake is called Mađarica which literally means Hungarian cake, although it has absolutely nothing to do with Hungary.

It is still unknown why this creamy cake got its name, but I can tell you that is perfect for all occasions!

In the original recipe, the crusts are baked separately and you have to cook the chocolate cream.

But let’s be honest, who wouldn’t like to speed things up a bit!?

Instead of baking the crusts and cooking a cream, just take butter biscuits and cook chocolate pudding with addition of melted chocolate.

Put one layer of cookies in a tray, then add pudding cream and repeat it until you get 3 layers of cookies and 3 layers of pudding cream, and left it in a fridge for one night.

It’s over in 15 minutes and you don’t even need to bake it!


  • 3 pcs (3x 43 gr / 3x 1.5 OZ) of chocolate pudding powder
  • 460 gr / 16.22 OZ of Petit beurre cookies (butter biscuits)
  • 150 gr / 5.29 OZ of granulated sugar
  • 1l of milk
  • 200 gr / 7.05 OZ of cooking chocolate


  1. Take a deep half size baking tray, and cover the bottom with butter biscuits.
  2. Granulated sugar and chocolate pudding powder mix with 2 dcl of cold milk. Mix it with whisk until it become smooth.
  3. Rest of the milk (8 dcl) and cooking chocolate (torn to pieces) put in the deep pot and put it on the heat.
  4. Pour in the mixture of sugar, pudding powder and milk.
  5. Keep mix it with whisk as it heats up.
  6. When it starts to cook, you will get a thick chocolate mixture.
  7. Turn of the heat and pour 1/3 of chocolate cream on the biscuits.
  8. Repeat it until you get 3 layers of cookies and 3 layers of chocolate cream.
  9. Left it in a fridge for one night.