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Ice Box Cake
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Ice Box Cake

A "frosted layer cake" without turning on the oven? Bring it on! Recipe adapted from the Magnolia Bakery.

Ingredients

3
cups heavy cream
3
tbsp sugar
1
tbsp vanilla extract
2
(9 oz) packages chocolate wafer cookies
Chocolate shavings, for garnish, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, beat cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • 2 On a flat serving plate, arrange 7 cookies side by side in a circle, keeping 1 cookie in the center.
  • 3 Spread with 1/2 cup whipped cream, making a 7-inch circle. Repeat with remaining cookies and cream, making 11 layers of cookies and ending with a layer of cream (there will be a few cookies left over).
  • 4 Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • 5 To serve, garnish with chocolate shavings and slice!
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Ice Box Cake

As prepared by Michelle P,

Intellectually, it takes a minute to process . . .


Whipped cream and crunchy chocolate wafers magically transformed into a frosted layer cake?  And this occurs without a working oven?  Welcome to the perfect dessert for the dog days of summer entertaining, the Ice Box Cake!

easy ice box cake

The assembly for this recipe differs from the ice box cakes I remember from growing up, which were were log shaped, such as this version.  As the chocolate wafers are round, to make a log cake, you could either carve up the wafers or overlap long rows and then invert the stack of stacks on its side.  I much prefer this new presentation  – it’s a million times easier, looks like a traditional cake, and the chocolate curls dress it up!

Making the cake is simple.  Whip the cream, sugar and vanilla to soft peaks.  Make a circle out of 7 cookies – 1 in the middle and 6 around.  Spread ½ cup whipped cream on top of the cookies.  Repeat until you have 11 layers of cookies, topped with the remaining whipped cream.  (Start to finish, prep is completed in less than 30 minutes! Yay!)  Cover the cake and refrigerate for at least 5 hours, or ideally overnight.  Not sure a dessert gets much easier than that!

how to make ice box cake recipe

The only trick to this recipe is that the wafers themselves can sometimes be hard to find.  However, even if your grocer doesn’t stock them, they are easy to order online (search for “Famous Chocolate Wafers”.  I ordered a case –in anticipation that this cake will be my constant pot-luck companion over the summer!)

Hope you enjoy!

XO Michelle




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