Bolo de bolacha maria - Maria cookies cake Recipe

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This is a traditional Portuguese Cake that is very easy to make. Nowadays you can find Maria cookies in just about every supermarket, but if you have trouble, go to your local Hispanic or Asian market and you will for sure find it!

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Servings: 8


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  • 4 oz of heavy cream
  • 2 can (12 oz) of sweet condensed milk
  • 2 sheets of clear jello or two packages- unflavored Knox
  • 2 to 3 packages of Maria cookies - look for them in the Latin American section of your grocery store
  • 1 to 2 cups of expresso


Submerge the cans of condensed milk in water and boil for about 1 hour (or if you have a pressure cooker it will take 30 minutes) - Make sure only to open the can once cooled off
In a bowl add the jello into a little amount of boiling water
Beat the heavy cream until it thickens then slowly add the condensed milk to the point it doubles its volume
Meanwhile pass each of the cookies by the expresso coffee
Once the jello is ready, pour it into the heavy cream and condensed milk and mix it well
In a round non-stick form cake create layers of the cookies, then the cream, cookies, cream until no more
Put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours
Once out of the cake form, sprinkle cookie crumbs over the cake then refrigerate it for about 2 hours before serving
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 128g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 417  
Calories from Fat 134 32%
Total Fat 15.21g 19%
Saturated Fat 9.56g 38%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Potassium 436mg 12%
Total Carbs 62.74g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 62.36g 42%
Protein 9.36g 15%



  • Sofia Reino
    April 29, 2010
    Dear Rebecca, Each package has approx 6.7 oz. Hopes this helps.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • Sofia Reino
      April 29, 2010
      Dear Rebecca, Each package has approx 6.7 oz. Hopes this helps.
      • Rebecca Lee
        April 29, 2010
        I love to make this recipe but 1 pk of Marie biscuit is how many ozs? As in Malaysia we buy in a pk of 1 lb. Many writer over looked that they recipes went all over the world !
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