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!

  • Cindy

    Can anybody translate the measurements?

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

      Try Google translate, Cindy

  • 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.

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