Vegan Chocolate Lazy Cake & Speculoos Cookies

In different areas of the Netherlands this lazy cake is a real classic as dessert or pastry. It all started when a Dutch Oil Factory was creating recipes for their products. Their mascot was called ‘Arretje’, a young kid who had many adventures. Besides the adventures, Arretje also made recipes. Recipe number 100 is this ‘Arretjescake’ 🙂

Since I don’t really like to serve raw eggs, I chose to make a vegan version. Traditionally this sweet is made with cacao, butter, sugar, eggs and biscuits. However, this time I made the cake with chocolate, peanut butter, coconut oil and cookies. It still firms up like a regular lazy cake and I love the addition of peanut butter to this cake! Looking for more sweets? Add some mini marshmallows, nuts or dried fruits!

Vegan ‘Arretjescake’ with Speculoos Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
4 hours


  • Cooking Pot
  • Heat Resistant Bowl
  • Loaf Tin
  • Baking Paper


  • 200 gram Dark Chocolate
  • 150 gram Peanut Butter
  • 50 gram Coconut Oil
  • 150 gram Lotus Speculoos Cookies
  • Some Nuts or Dried Fruits


  • Cacao Powder



  • Place the baking paper in the loaf tin so that you can easily take out the lazy cake once ready.
  • Add a layer of water to the cooking pot and bring this to a boil.
  • Break the cookies and chocolate bars in chunks.


  • Once the water is cooking, you can turn the heat on low/medium. Place the heat resistant bowl on top of the pot. Add the chocolate chunks to the bowl and let it melt completely.
  • Mix the melted chocolate with the coconut oil and peanut butter until you have an even consistency. Then add the cookies and other sweets and mix again.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture in the loaf tin. In order to remove big air bubbels, I like to press in the cake with the back of a spoon.
  • Then it's time for the cake to have some rest. Let the cake set for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.

Serve with…

  • Cut the lazy cake in cubes and top with some cacao powder!
Course: Baking, Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: Dutch

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