Easy Polish Wafer Mazurka Recipe (Mazurek na Waflu)

Close-up of wafers
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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 55 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Refrigerate: 12 hrs
  • Yield: 1 Mazurek (16 servings)

This easy no-bake recipe for Polish wafer mazurka (mazurek na waflu) is made with purchased torte wafers. This dessert can be even easier if you use canned frosting, but the taste will be different. This ​mazurek is allowed to set in the refrigerator overnight before frosting. It's ideal for Easter because the iced top makes a perfect canvas to write Alleluja! or Wesolych Alleluja!, loosely translated as "Happy Easter." Read more about Polish mazurek.

Ingredients

  • For the Icing:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • Optional: paste or powdered food coloring
  • For the Wafer Mazurka:
  • 5 large square or rectangular torte wafers
  • 1 jar of jam (apricot, sour cherry, raspberry, strawberry, black currant or your choice)
  • 1 recipe chocolate icing (do not prepare until the next day)
  • Optional: almonts

Steps to Make It

Make the Icing

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl and add 1 tablespoon water at a time, whisking until smooth and thick.

  3. Tint with food coloring, if desired. Set to the side.

Make the Wafer Mazurka

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place 1 wafer on a flat serving plate or cake board that will fit in your refrigerator. Spread with a thin layer of jam.

  3. Cover with another wafer, press down gently and spread on a thin layer of white icing.

  4. Cover with another wafer, press down gently and spread on a thin layer of jam.

  5. Cover with another wafer, press down gently and spread on a thin layer of white icing. Cover with ​the last wafer and press down gently.

  6. Place parchment or waxed paper on top and weigh ​wafers down with a heavy book. Place in refrigerator overnight.

  7. Just before serving, cover top and sides with chocolate icing. If desired, decorate edges with sliced almonds.

Tip

  • If it's Easter time, write Alleluja or Wesolych Alleluja! with leftover white icing on top of torte.