Lolly Cake Slice

Everyone has their own variation of how to make Lolly cake and this version is mine.

I first posted this recipe in August 2019 on my instagram grid (well before I began my recipe blog) and thought it was about time to publish it here.

This variation came about one day when one of the shepherds declared his disgust or coconut (a common ingredient in lolly cake), and coincided with when I began trialling new biscuit recipes (if the biscuits didn’t turn out well I would simply blitz them and use them for fudge based recipes.

The recipe needs;
Plain biscuits (wine biscuits, malt biscuits, krispees or even your own home made ones)
Condensed milk
Fondant Lollies
Icing sugar

What are fondant lollies?

Fondant lollies are more commonly known as;
Fruit puffs
Space men
Candy bananas

Where do you buy them from?

I buy fondant lollies from the Rainbow Lolly Factory in Oamaru. They often have bags of seconds that are perfect for turning into lolly cake.
You can even buy them from their website.

Do you roll your lolly cake into a log?

No – I press it into a brownie pan. It is much less mess, and makes it simpler to ice.
The brownie pan I use is 28 x 18 x 5 cm (11 x 7 x 2 inches).
I find this makes a nice slice to take as a plate too.

Lolly Cake Slice

My variation on the classic kiwi lolly cake.
Prep Time20 minutes
Servings: 20 slices


  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 food processor (or your own way of crushing biscuits)
  • 1 brownie pan (28 x 18 x 5 cm)
  • 1 pallette knife (optional for icing)


Lolly Cake Base

  • 250 grams biscuit crumbs
  • ½ can condensed milk
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • 200 grams fondant lollies


  • 50 grams melted butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp boiling water (use one tablespoon at a time to get the right consistency)



  • Melt the butter, condensed milk and cocoa in a large pot.
  • While the ingredients melt crush the packet of biscuits using a food processor (or bash the packet with a wooden spoon).
  • And cut the fondant lollies into 1-2cm sized pieces.
  • Once the ingredients in the pot have melted, add the biscuit crumbs and fondant lollies. Combine until all the biscuit crumbs and fondant lollies are covered in the chocolate mixture.
  • Line a brownie pan and press the mixture in. Push into all the corners and smooth out with the back of a metal spoon until it has an even surface.
  • Pop in the fridge to set.


  • Boil the jug and combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add the boiling water one spoonful at a time to create a smooth consistency. You may not need it all.
  • Use a pallette knife to ice your slice. Return to the fridge to set.
  • Cut your slice into 20 pieces and enjoy x