Ladyfinger cake: few ingredients for a delicious and inviting dessert!

By Cookist

This dessert will remind you somewhat of a tiramisu, but without the hassle (and no eggs!)! Lady Finger Cake is a decadent no-bake dessert that combines the rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, and sweet, crumbly ladyfinger cookies. This no-bake recipe is perfect for those who want to impress their guests without spending hours in the kitchen. The cake is made by layering ladyfinger cookies soaked in milk and rich coffee-flavored chocolate pudding. The result is a deliciously moist and flavorful pudding cake that is sure to please any crowd. It's perfect for special occasions or as a sweet treat anytime.

What is Lady Finger Cake?

This dessert is perfect for hot days when you don’t want to be stuck behind a hot stove. The flavors are similar to that of tiramisu, with chocolate, ladyfinger cookies, and coffee. But with no raw eggs!

It’s super easy to make: simply make the pudding mixture, and layer it with soaked ladyfinger cookies! You can refrigerate the cake until you’re ready to serve, which means it’s great for making ahead of time.

Lady Finger Cake Ingredients

  • Ladyfingers – Ladyfingers are also called Savoiardi biscuits, so look for those in a store near you.
  • Milk – use full-fat for best results
  • Sugar- granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch – make sure to use cornstarch (also called corn flour) and not cornmeal!
  • Cream Pudding – Cream pudding is the powdered type of pudding that you make with milk. It’s usually in box packaging in the baking aisle of stores.
  • Cocoa Powder – use natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Coffee – strong espresso coffee
  • Dark Chocolate – balances out the sweetness of the dish


If you’re making this dessert for adults only, why not add a bit of liqueur? Simply soak the lady fingers in a mixture of milk and Kahlua liqueur.

For the crust, you can use vanilla wafers, Oreo biscuits, or graham crackers.

Make individual lady finger cakes, by layering the cookies and pudding mixture in small ramekins instead of one large dish.

For added texture, sprinkle with crushed buts before serving.

How to Store Lady Finger Cake

The Lady Finger Cake can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 4 days.

Can You Freeze Lady Finger Cake

Yes, you can! Wrap the pudding cake tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge before serving.

1 liter (4 cups)
40g (2 tbsp)
50g (3 tbsp)
cream pudding
100g (3.5oz)
Cocoa powder
1 tbsp
2 tbsp
Dark Chocolate


In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, sugar, cornstarch, pudding, cocoa powder, and coffee, and mix until smooth.


Pour the mixture into a pan over low heat and cook until it starts to thicken.


Once the mixture starts to thicken, add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted.


Dip biscuits into the milk for a second, then pack them in a baking dish.


Pour the mixture onto the biscuits.


Refrigerate for 2 hours, sprinkle with cocoa powder and serve.


Serve and enjoy!

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