Sunday, July 5, 2009

Famous No-Bake Icebox Cake

It's been a tradition in my family to make an icebox cake every year for 4th of July. Since it's also my dad's favorite dessert, we also make it for his birthday, Father's Day, and really any other occasion that he deems important enough to want it. Luckily for me who is not a master baker, although I am a Martha Stewart wanna-be, it's really easy and quick to make. This year since it's just Mr. Bee and me, and I didn't want to eat the whole thing, I made a smaller version just for the two of us. Here's the recipe for the yummy No-Bake Icebox Cake.

From Alice Q. Foodie, Oprah, and the back of the Nabisco Wafer Box:

2-3 packages of Famous Chocolate Wafers
3 cups of cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 tablespoons of sugar (I used powdered)

Beat the cream with the sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form

On a serving plate, arrange seven cookies in a circle, with one in the center. Spread the cookies with half a cup of the whipped cream. Don't be like me and spread it too far out to the edges, it should be at least a quarter inch thick between the layers. Repeat until you get to about four or five inches high, finishing with a layer of cream. Do a little decorative stack on the top if you like.

Cover with plastic wrap (I used my cake dome) and refrigerate for at least six to eight hours. Dust with cocoa powder or top with cocoa shavings before serving.

Possible variations - I've seen little individual cakes, made by stacking the wafers on top of each other and coating the whole thing with whipped cream, with a layer of raspberries in the center, and of course - there's always the roll on the box!

Serves about 8-10.

1 comment:

  1. That looks SO very delicious! So perfect for summer.