Monday, March 5, 2012

Meatless Monday: Arretjescake

Today I have a real treat for you: It is a typical Dutch recipe that is called Arretjescake. It is a no bake chocolate cake with biscuits on the inside. It is very filling and heavy on the calories, so only take a small portion of the cake and share it with friends. It tastes really good!

These are two slices for two persons
Arretjescake (serves 10-12)
- 125 gr butter
- 125 gr margarine
- 200 gr caster sugar
- 200 gr plain biscuits (Maria koekjes for the Dutchies)
- 2 eggs
- 5 tbsp Dutch processed cacao powder

Melt the butter and the margarine together in a covered bowl in the microwave for about a minute. Beat the eggs with the sugar in a bowl. Mix in cacao and butter. Crumble the cookies (for example in a plastic bag with a rolling pin) and stir those in the batter. Grease a cake tin with a bit of butter or line up a baking sheet in the cake tin. Pour the batter in and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours but overnight is better.

This post is part of Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.
MMMM is a weekly carnival dedicated to those interested in improving their personal health and the health of the planet by reducing meat consumption one day a week. Every Monday you have a chance to feature a link to something meatless. It doesn’t have to be a recipe {although that would be nice}, it can be a picture of a meatless meal you ate that week, an interesting article you read about meat consumption, a post on your blog about going meatless, perhaps a post on someone else’s blog you found helpful, anything Meatless Monday appropriate.


And also part of Meatless Monday on Vegetarische Blogs


  1. He, that's nice. One of the favorite recipes of my mother in law. I always thought it's typical for Groningen. As I've learned today, it's not.

  2. Ik had er npg nooit van gehoord, maar het klinkt lekker en is ook makkelijk te maken. Die ga ik een keer proberen in een vakantie zodat de kinderen mee eten, anders eet ik zelf alles waarschijnlijk op ;-)

  3. In mijn studententijd werd arretjescake met frituurvet gemaakt... brrrrr!

  4. Mijn lievelingskoekje.
    Hoewel dit is bijna taart te noemen!
    Zo lekker!