Lolly cake

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Lolly cake
Alternative names Lolly log
Type Cake
Place of origin New Zealand
Main ingredients Malt biscuits, butter, sweetened condensed milk, sweets (Eskimo lollies)
Cookbook:Lolly cake  Lolly cake

A lolly cake or lolly log is a New Zealand cake which features "lollies" (sweets) in the ingredients.[1]

The traditional lollies used are Eskimo Lollies, which are like firm, but soft and chewy marshmallows. Chopped lollies are added to the base mixture consisting of crushed plain malt biscuits combined with melted butter and sweetened condensed milk. The mixture is usually pressed into a log shape and rolled in coconut, and then refrigerated until set and sliced. Other ingredients can be added or substituted. This is very similar to fifteens.

Lolly cakes can be found in most New Zealand grocery stores, and some dairies and petrol stations. Even though they are New Zealand citizens, finding lolly cakes in the Cook Islands is problematic. Availability in Australia—even where many New Zealand migrants live—is also problematic. In the United Kingdom Lolly Cake is available at some antipodean cafes and coffee lounges.


  1. ^ Cuthbert, Pippa; Wilson, Lindsay Cameron (2007-04-01). Cookies!. New Holland Publishers. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-84537-681-9. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 

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