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A plate of Lolly Cake slices sitting on a pink tablecloth with pink plates and cups in the background and rose petals scattered around the plates.

Lolly Cake

A delicious, old fashioned NZ classic. This no bake Lolly Cake (or 'Lolly Log') uses only five ingredients - malt biscuits, butter, sweetened condensed milk, lollies and coconut. A very simple melt and mix recipe. Great for children's birthday parties as they are colourful and fun to eat. However, it won’t only be the kids who will be devouring this cake, as it is just as popular with adults!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time/Refrigerate: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: lolly balls, lolly cake, lolly cake recipe, lolly slice, new zealand lolly cake, no bake slice recipe, nz lolly cake, nz lolly cake recipe, nz lolly slice, slice recipe
Servings: 20
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Katrina | Katy's Food Finds


  • large bowl
  • small saucepan
  • food processor


  • 250 g malt biscuits crushed
  • 110 g butter melted
  • 200 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 180 g fruit puffs or eskimo lollies or similar (see note 1)
  • 1/2 c desiccated coconut


  • To crush the malt biscuits: Break up the biscuits and place in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the biscuits are fine crumbs. Set aside.
    To prepare the lollies: Cut each lolly into three or four pieces and set aside.
  • Place the melted butter into a large bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and stir. Add the biscuits and chopped lollies and mix all the ingredients together well. Make sure all the biscuits crumbs are moistened and incorporated.
    Tip the mixture out onto a clean surface or onto a piece of baking paper. Shape the mixture into one long log or divide the mixture in half and shape into two smaller logs. The logs should be approximately 5-6cm in diameter. Some people find shaping two smaller sized ones easier to handle. Roll the log in coconut, pressing the coconut onto it so it sticks. Roll the log tightly in cling wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight to set.
    Remove the cling wrap and slice into 1-2cm slices. I get about 20 slices from this recipe. It is up to you though as to how thick or thin you slice it.
    Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Note 1: Marshmallows or Banana lollies are a good substitute, or a combination of both (a combination will give you more colour). If you use mini marshmallows there is no need to chop them up.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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