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Sylvanas Recipe

Sylvanas or Silvanas is a cookie sandwich made of cashew-meringue wafers filled and covered with buttercream and dusted with cake or biscuit crumbs.

Oh!.. and it has to be frozen or chilled before eating! Definitely sinful but totally good! I have to say that Sylvanas is easily on my top 5 best desserts of all time. Every cool, crunchy bite is simply delightful.Sylvanas Cookies

I remember, back when I was still working at Clark in Pampanga, someone would come to our office to sell Sylvanas. One time, I remembered ordering 2 boxes of 12 as ‘pasalubong’ (something, usually food, you bring home to your friends and loved ones…it a Filipino thing!!!)  for my family.

It was delivered at lunch time so my colleagues and I put our boxes of Sylvanas in the fridge. It was Friday and we had a really busy day so I was happy when I finally got home and looking forward to the weekend.  Just then I realized I left my Sylvanas in the fridge at work!!! ( I am forgetful like that!)

Sylvanas/Silvanas is a cookie sandwich made of cashew-meringue filled with buttercream and dusted with biscuit crumbs.This recipe needs only 6 ingredients. |

I spent the weekends pining for my Sylvanas so when Monday came, it was the first thing I checked when I got to work. But to my shock and dismay, one box was almost empty!!! Ggggrrrrr!!!! I wanted to shout and I was ready to go to war…the problem is I do not know who took them…(sigh..) in the end I was just thankful that there was another box left…and I guess I could somewhat understand why this person, whoever  it was who ate my Sylvanas, did what he/she did…they are just so tempting.      

Making Sylvanas reminded me so much of making French Macarons but instead of using almond flour, Sylvanas uses ground cashew nuts…AND….the process is not so complicated or terrifying.  This Sylvanas Recipe is actually requiring only 6 basic ingredients.

Sylvanas/Silvanas is a cookie sandwich made of cashew-meringue filled with buttercream and dusted with biscuit crumbs.This recipe needs only 6 ingredients. |

You may use this printable pattern for making your Sylvanas:


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4.64 from 36 votes

Sylvanas Recipe

Sylvanas/Silvanas is a cookie sandwich made of cashew-meringue filled with buttercream and dusted with biscuit crumbs.This recipe needs only 6 ingredients.
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Course: Dessert,Snack
Cuisine: Asian,Filipino
Keyword: silvanas,sylvanas,sylvanas recipe
Servings: 22 pieces
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup ground, unsalted cashew
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter - - softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar - - sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk - (optional)
  • 1 cup sweet biscuit (like Marie or similar) - or cake crumbs - finely grounded


  • Using a hand or stand mixer, beat egg whites for a minute using medium speed. Sprinkle the cream of tartar and go on beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add the granulated sugar and start beating at medium-high speed until it forms stiff peaks.
  • Fold in the ground cashew in 2-3 parts until it is well distributed.
  • Transfer meringue into a piping bag. Pipe meringue onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper making circle or oval shapes. Draw a pattern beforehand to make it easier to pipe and cookies even.
  • Bake meringue on the middle rack of a preheated oven at 150°C /300°F for 25-30 mins or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the buttercream by beating the butter and the powdered sugar together for a minute at high speed.
  • Remove from oven and let them cool completely before detaching from the parchment or wax paper. You could easily remove them if they are cooked through.
  • To assemble, spread some buttercream on a meringue cookie and sandwich it with another cookie, both with the flat sides facing outside. Squeeze them lightly together then remove the excess buttercream from the sides using the dull side of a bread knife, add more buttercream if it is too less, the sides should be totally filled. Spread also the flat side with a thin layer of buttercream. Roll the meringue cookie sandwich in biscuit crumbs covering everything.
  • Place the Sylvanas in the fridge for at least some minutes before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Sylvanas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
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  1. 5 stars
    Hi there – can I make this into Ube Sylvanas by just adding Ube extract in the butter cream? If so, what measurement do you recommend?

    1. I am pretty sure you can add some flavoring to the buttercream but as for the measurement, I would say, start with a small amount and adjust as you go. I cannot give a specific amount as I do not know what (type and brand) flavoring you’ll use and I have not tried it myself.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi! I’ve tried this recipe (and a lot more of our recipes lol) and this reminds me of the sylvanas from Nueva Ecija. Do you have a recipe for nut free sylvanas for allergy prone individuals? TIA!

  3. 5 stars
    Always a hit!
    I’ve been following this exact recipe for 2 yrs now. Everybody loves it. Before the covid thing, it was a frequent request for potlucks and parties. Thank you very much po. Much love from Canada ❤❤❤

  4. Hello! I wanna thank you for all your recipes, I’ve made a lot coming from your great recipes! I wanted to ask if I can use cashew flour instead of ground cashews?

  5. Hi Bebs, can we prepare the meringue ahead of time?after baking the meringue can you freeze it or keep it in a container? Also what is the shelf life?

    1. Hi Mabs, meringue cannot be prepared ahead of time. It will deflate into a runny batter after a while so you have to do it immediately. Definitely no freezing.

      1. Hi Bebs thank you for replying…I mean can we bake the meringue ahead of time?After baking the meringue do we have to freeze or just keep it in a container?

        1. I see. I should work, but put something in between each cookie so they will not stick together when you freeze them. Or assemble them already and freeze them, they are normally sold frozen anyway.

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Bebs! This is my 2nd recipe i used on your site..super love them…can you make the mering ahead of time and do the buttercream the next day?

  7. Hi there. If I want to double the recipe, is it as easy as doubling the portions? Or will the portions be different? For example for 12 eggs, is it 1 full teaspoon of cream of tartar?


  8. Can i just thank you for the button you have when you print this recipe and you can scale it down? <3 <3 <3

  9. Hi there!

    Can the batter for the meringue be frozen? Or is it possible to make a smaller batch just by cutting the portions in half?

    Thank you!

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