Mosaic cake, better known as "mozaik pasta" (moe-zai-EYK' PAH'-stah), is a soft, rich refrigerator cake with broken biscuits and chocolate inside. When you slice it, the light-colored butter biscuits show themselves in a lovely mosaic-like pattern surrounded by the chocolate, hence its name.
Mosaic cake has long been a favorite of moms, afternoon tea totlers and pastry chefs alike. This simple, non-baked cake is loved by all.
It's no wonder. This dessert is true comfort food. It takes only minutes to prepare and features inexpensive ingredients you can find everywhere.
The bonus is that you can serve it up as plain or as fancy as you wish. Your "loaf" of mosaic cake will keep in the refrigerator for several days so you can have it on hand for easy snacks or unexpected guests.
You can also add other ingredients like raisins, nuts, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips to make your cake even fancier.
Serve it with warm chocolate sauce or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert. Cut it in small cubes and serve with coffee.
Use thin slices to make ice cream sandwiches or other layered desserts. You can get really creative because it looks so lovely.
No matter how you serve it, Turkish mosaic cake will become one of your favorite recipes, too.
Photo © Elizabeth Taviloglu, 2013