A lolly cake or lolly log is a New Zealand cake which features "lollies" (sweets) in the ingredients.
The traditional lollies used are Fruit Puffs, which are like firm, slightly chewy marshmallows. Chopped lollies are added to the base mixture consisting of crushed plain malt biscuits combined with melted butter and sweetened condensed milk. The mixture is usually pressed into a log shape and rolled in coconut, and then refrigerated until set and sliced. Other ingredients can be added or substituted. This is very similar to fifteens.
Lolly cakes can be found in most New Zealand grocery stores, and some dairies and petrol stations. Even though they are New Zealand citizens, finding lolly cakes in the Cook Islands is problematic. Availability in Australia—even where many New Zealand migrants live—is also problematic. In the United Kingdom Lolly Cake is available at some antipodean cafes and coffee lounges.
Famous quotes containing the words cake and/or lolly:
“The first year was like icing.
Then the cake started to show through.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“A full bosom is actually a millstone around a womans neck: it endears her to the men who want to make their mammet of her, but she is never allowed to think that their popping eyes actually see her. Her breasts ... are not parts of a person but lures slung around her neck, to be kneaded and twisted like magic putty, or mumbled and mouthed like lolly ices.”
—Germaine Greer (b. 1939)