Guest post: German chocolate cookie sandwich (cold dog) from Nina from Törtchen- Made in Berlin

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I am so excited today to share this post with you as Nina from the blog Törtchen – Made in Berlin (cupcakes made in Berlin) is sharing a very German recipe with us here. As you can see from my very long blog title, it is close to impossible to translate this treat I ate so often as a child. Literally translated the dish is called “cold dog.” Why this is the case, I haven’t been able to find out other than it is done cold, so with no baking, but what I can assure you is that this is one of my favorite things to eat. I do distinctly remember licking my fingers after getting a piece and being very excited about the high amount of chocolate after each bite. Because, you know, chocolate is always great!

Kalter Hund mit Oreo und Himbeeren-3506Apparently, Europeans all have a similar dish, British call it chocolate biscuit cake or hedgehog slice, Danish Kiksekage, and Italians salame di cioccolato just to give you a few. The basic idea is to sandwich very plain cookies, such as graham crackers, together with some melted chocolate. I am sure you will understand why this dish is so popular among children. But anyway, let’s give the floor to Nina who added a nice twist to this classic German dish.

Hi everybody, my name is Nina and I blog on Törtchen – Made in Berlin (cupcakes made in Berlin). As my blog name indicates, baking is my passion. You will find a chaos of ingredients in my kitchen and the scent of freshly baked goods on my walls. My blog contains mostly sweet, but also some savory dishes, and a few restaurant and travel tips. I am happy that Jenny invited me to celebrate her first blog anniversary with me. I won’t come without a cake to her coffee invite. I am going to present a classic German birthday cake to you with oreo cookies and raspberries.

Oreo und Himbeeren-3520Nina, I am so very happy you are introducing the recipe here, it was one of my favorite as a child, so let’s see how to make it!

Credit: Nina from the blog Törtchen – Made in Berlin is sharing her recipe here

German Chocolate Cookie Sandwich

Serves: One loaf pan of 30cm
Cooking Time: 20min preparation+ 4 hrs of chilling


  • 350 grams of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 250 grams of milk chocolate
  • 200 grams of heavy cream
  • 2x instant espresso powder of 1.8 grams
  • 150 grams of coconut oil
  • 15 plain cookies or graham crackers
  • 25 oreo cookies
  • 150 grams of fresh raspberries



Cut both chocolates into small pieces.


Heat the heavy cream in a large bowl on the stovetop, add the espresso powder.


Add the chocolate to the hot heavy cream and melt while stirring, then also add the coconut oil in smaller chunks. It should all come together in a homogeneous thick batter.


Place either some plastic bag/wrap or aluminium foil around the loaf pan to get out the cake in one piece easily.


First layer loaf pan with oreos, then add the chocolate mix until cookies are covered.


Then start layering: raspberries, chocolate, then oreos, chocolate, cookies, chocolate, and cookies. Be sure to save enough chocolate for the last layer.


Chill for at least four hours.


Place either some plastic bag/wrap or aluminium foil around the loaf pan to get out the cake in one piece easily.

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So, do you have a name for this dish? I would love to hear what variety you like!

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  • Reply
    Lizet Flores de Bowen
    Thursday March 8th, 2018 at 08:31 PM

    Sounds like a great combination of flavors and texture. We don’t have anything like it here. . Is the texture more like fudge? I love the fresh raspberries ? yummy recipe!

    • Reply
      Thursday March 8th, 2018 at 08:57 PM

      No, it is not, it is melted chocolate, which hardened again and some simple and plain cookie sandwiched in there, so it is rather hard and crunchy. I can highly recommend trying it!

  • Reply
    Sunday March 11th, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    Liebe Jenny, vielen Dank noch einmal für die Einladung zu deinem Bloggeburtstag und ich freue mich, dass ich mit meinem Rezept ein paar Kindheitserinnerungen bei dir wecken konnte 🙂 Liebe Grüße Nina

    • Reply
      Sunday March 11th, 2018 at 10:08 PM

      Das hast du definitiv!

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