Thursday, June 24, 2010

Icebox Cake

This cake is soooooooo yummy and so easy.  I can't believe I haven't posted it yet.  But when I came across this mint version (that we're now dying to try) it reminded me about one of our favorite easy desserts.  The wafers transform into amazing wispy thin cake layers as it sits overnight!  From Smitten Kitchen.

3 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 (9-ounce) packages chocolate wafer cookies [or, make your own!]
Unsweetened cocoa (or chocolate shavings)

In a large bowl, beat cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.

On a flat serving plate, arrange 7 cookies side by side in a circle, keeping 1 cookie in the center.

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). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

To serve, dust top lightly with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings.

1 comment:

  1. I also recently saw a peanut butter cream version here: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2011/11/chocolate-peanut-butter-wafer-cream-cake.html

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