FoodBaboon butt cake: A hilarious hit with guests and simple to make

Baboon butt cake: A hilarious hit with guests and simple to make

Baboon butt cake
Baboon butt cake
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8:22 PM EDT, July 8, 2024

It brings smiles to faces not only because of the taste, which undeniably makes people happy, but also because of the name. How can you not chuckle when the hostess serves "baboon butt"?

Does this dessert really resemble a baboon's behind? We can speak of some similarities here; after all, the name didn't come from nowhere. It has become so ingrained in Polish culinary culture that there's no point in arguing about comparing a monkey's rear to a dessert. We just prepare baboon butt. Sensitive individuals may stay silent about the name. I am a huge fan of this dessert, but when there are many guests at the table, I prefer to swap "butt" with "behind."

Baboon butt cake: A fun way to treat guests

And what is baboon butt? In the animal world, it is exactly what the name suggests. In the world of desserts, however, it's a real phenomenon. Here, we are dealing with a beloved no-bake cake with the addition of cold ice cream. Without cold ice cream, there is no baboon butt, so make sure you shop properly.

The base is cookie-like and simple, like in many other similar cakes. Meanwhile, the mixture that surrounds the cold ice cream is a combination of whipped cream, homogenized cheese, and jelly. It seems classic and simple, but ultimately, instead of a plain dessert, we can present guests with baboon butt cake. And how can you resist that?

Without warm ice cream, the baboon's butt cake just won't work.
Without warm ice cream, the baboon's butt cake just won't work.© Adobe Stock | Danuta Kowalska Poland

Baboon butt cake recipe



  • 9 oz of tea biscuits
  • 2 oz of butter


  • 18 oz of vanilla homogenized cheese
  • 14 oz of 30% cream
  • 2 packs of lemon, pear, or grape jelly
  • 7 oz of boiling water
  • 4 pieces of warm ice cream cones


  1. Crumble the biscuits very finely and then mix them with the melted butter.
  2. Spread the mixture on the bottom of a baking pan (you can pre-line the pan with baking paper or plastic wrap), and then place it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  3. Dissolve the lemon jelly in the boiling water and set it aside to cool down.
  4. Whip the well-chilled cream until stiff. Then, while continuously mixing at medium speed, gradually add spoonfuls of vanilla cheese.
  5. At the end of whipping, add the cooled (cold!) jelly to the cream.
  6. Place the warm ice cream cones on the cookie base. Pour the prepared mixture over them.
  7. Smooth out the mixture. Put the cake in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.
  8. Once the mixture has set, you can sprinkle the baboon butt cake with chocolate shavings.
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