Oblatne {chocolate wafer cake}

Oblatne {chocolate wafer cake}


One of the most common cakes to be floating around the house when I was growing up is the light and moreish oblatne, a wafer cake layered with a luscious chocolate paste. I don’t think my mother ever put ground nuts through it so I’ve broken family tradition by doing so. It really works. This is incredibly easy to construct and will last in a sealed container in the fridge for about a week.






makes 30-35 pieces


  • 1 x 200 g packet wafers (5 sheets)
  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 250 g unsalted butter, softened or at room temperature
  • 200 g dark chocolate, melted
  • 110 g ground walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients, except wafers, in a large bowl and mix until creamy.

Lay a long piece of plastic wrap or foil (twice the length of the wafers) over the work surface and lay one of the wafers in the centre, waffled side up. Spread with a quarter (250 g) of the chocolate mixture all the way to the edges. Lay another wafer over the top and repeat the process with the final sheet of wafer. Do not spread chocolate over the top layer.

Gather the plastic wrap or foil from both sides and wrap the wafer cake well before refrigerating for a few hours or overnight.

Cut into diamond shapes before serving.

  • Maria Bresic

    Thanks for the recipe..this has to be the best version of Oblatne ever..even better than my mum’s. Love it.

    • http://heneedsfood.com/ john | heneedsfood

      Thanks Maria, I hope your mum isn’t offended!

  • Fagg Mann

    Oh no you better not tell them that, it would be too devastating and offend their sensibilities!

  • Maritza

    Hi I’m about to make this recipe, but I have a question butter melted or room temperture

    • http://heneedsfood.com/ john | heneedsfood

      Hi Mariza,

      The butter needs to be at room temperature

  • Julie

    I live in Atlanta, GA and my Oma in Germany used to make these for us all the time and mail them to us! Does anyone have any idea where I could purchase the wafers? I’d like to make them for my brothers this year. thanks for the help!

    • http://heneedsfood.com/ john | heneedsfood

      Hi Julie, i’m afraid I can’t help out with locating the wafers in Atlanta. Perhaps you could buy them online?

    • ebenko
    • snarkylarky

      European food shops, specifically Russian or Ukrainian food speciality stores

    • Vanja Bratic

      Depending what part of Atlanta, But Lawrenceville has a few Bosnian stores that you can purchase them. If you are close to Alpharetta there is an International Market on Main street.

      Hope that helps. :)

  • Cindy

    Can anybody translate the measurements?

    • http://heneedsfood.com/ john | heneedsfood

      Try Google translate, Cindy

    • Maria Carl Spengler

      I did not have a sweetened condensed milk can at home but from looking it up online your Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk comes in a can of approximately 390 g which is close to 400 g. 250 g of butter is approximately 2 sticks and 2 tbsp. of butter that is 5 g over, it would be 7.05 ounces of a chocolate bar and the ones I had at home were between 3-4 ounces each, so you would have to look at the package and you could use 7 ounces and 110g of walnuts is just under 1c. Of unground walnuts. My walnut package said that 1/4c of walnut peices or whole walnuts was 30g. Most of our American products tell you how many grams each item has and then you do the math. I think it would work even if you’re a little off. I also have a kitchen scale and that’s how I measure out my ingredients that are done the Yugoslavian way in grams.

  • Cindy

    Google translate is for languages only not for measurements.

    • http://heneedsfood.com/ john | heneedsfood

      Cindy, when you said translate I assumed you meant for language. If you want measurement conversions, there are many websites and apps for that.

      • Cindy

        Yes, I know how many websites have measurement conversions, but every site had a different measurement, it’s kind of frustrating.

  • snarkylarky

    Great, thank you

  • snarkylarky

    Anything can be frozen really, they’ll prob be soggy after defrosted though as the wafers are really thin and fragile

  • snarkylarky

    Yep, russian food stores do

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