Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Icebox Cake

So it all started with the quest to find chocolate wafers. These elusive little chocolate cookies are very hard to find. I gave up and thought that I would never be able to make the legendary icebox cake. So when I was on spring vacation, I was happily shocked to find them in the food lion grocery store. I was so excited that I picked up like six boxes of them(not sure when I would ever get these cookies again) and put them in my moms shopping cart :D But then this week wile doing to weekly shopping, I found that my grocery store sells them too. Oops. Well thats ok, one can never have enough icebox cake! But oh my gosh was this cake good. Not just good, but crazy good. It was just so creamy and chocolaty and addicting. Even my dad (who hates chocolate) loved this cake. Say hello to the power of whipped cream and chocolate wafers! I have to say that It was actually fun making this cake. It was like assembling building blocks. Layer upon layer of goodness.Then you can top it off with some shaved chocolate. You have to let it chill in the fridge over night so that the cookies absorbe some of the whipped cream and get soft.I have never really been a cake lover, but this is the most amazing cake I have ever eaten. I like this cake better than cookies! Well this cake is technically made of cookies, but you get my point : ) My advice- Go make this cake...Now!!
Icebox cake
Magnolia bakery cookbook
3 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (you could use different extracts to get a different flavor)
2 (9-ounce) packages chocolate wafer cookies
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.



32 comments:

Peter M said...

WHOA! You don't mess around do ya? This is spectacular looking and it has to taste wonderfully.

Abby said...

That looks FAB. Such a great dessert for hot summer months! It's also really cute!

Thanks for stopping by!

Priscilla said...

Yup, this would have been a hit in my family too. Looks great. Glad you found your cookies you were looking for, I would have grabed a bunch too!

Mary Coleman said...

I know exactly how you feel about those wafers. I've been through it before looking for them. The cake looks superb as usual.

badhuman said...

I want one- now! We are trying to stay away from premade cookies just because of the additives and then the cost for organic ones so we have decided to try our hand at homemade oreo making. Because really life without the creamy chocolatey goodness is not worth living.

Simply...Gluten-free said...

Oh, you are killing me! Yum!

giz said...

Neat looking cake - looks almost other worldly and what a load of work layering all that stuff...sheesh..

Kitt said...

"There will be a few cookies left over," she says. No, I don't think there will be. Gotta eat something while waiting for this to be ready.

I am tempted to make this while Mom is visiting. She'll kill me. (Because she will probably eat 90 percent of it.)

Bellini Valli said...

They make something similar to this around here for potlucks called Snake Cake. I have had it and can attest to the fact that is is GOOD!!

Pixie said...

You're extremely talented and your cake looks wonderful, well done!

AtaiDanu said...

That icebox cake looks wonderful and so mouthwatering, too bad I can't press a button and have a slice of that come through and arrive at my desk.

A friend (fellow foodie) sent me the link for this webage and this is the first chance I've had to look at your site.

Your pictures are amazing also (do you mind my asking what sort of camera you use for these pictures?) and I'm a big photography nut.

Keep up the excellent work and I look forward to coming back and drooling some more.

Lori Lynn said...

A cake made of cookies. Love that.

MissGinsu said...

Oh, how I love icebox cakes. So retro. So cool.

Too bad they don't transport well. I'd make one this weekend for the Memorial Day picnic...

Cheers!
Miss G.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Ataidanu- Thanks for stopping by my site! My camera is a nikon powershot camera, but it just recently broke on me.. so im going to be shopping around for a new camera. Suggestions anybody?

Kevin said...

That icebox cake looks so good!! I have had ice cream cake before but not an icebox cake. It sounds really good!

Nick said...

Wow, that's a lot less complex than I thought it was going to be. Your whipped cream looks as if its almost frozen already though! It looks very supportive, I would have thought it would squeeze out of the sides more.

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Oh! My kids would LOVE this! They only want to eat the whipped cream off anyway. This reminds me a bit of Boccone Dolce, if you like crunchy meringue, you'd probably like it too!

I totally suggest the Cannon Powershot G9, it's an excellent camera.

didally said...

OMG, this looks so good!! You had me wiping saliva off my keyboard.

Emiline said...

Oh, gosh. That looks amazing!!!
I have to find chocolate wafers now...

Psychgrad said...

What a cool-looking cake. Do you just cut regular slices? Does it hold together after you cut it?

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Psychgrad- Yeah, you just cut it like a normal cake, and it actually holds together pretty good!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Oh- forgot to mention, after the cake chills in the fridge, it shrinks down a little, making the cookies soft, and making it not difficult to cut. : D

RecipeGirl said...

How cute is that??? I love it :)

Bellini Valli said...

PS Jessy. I entered an event called LOOK WHAT I MADE so you have been tagged. I had made your crumpets:D

Elle said...

That looks great--I would love a huge serving! My kids love making this cake!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great job with this cake! I have fond memories of making these. I wonder if any of the cookies I have here will work on it or not.

Helene said...

Wow! this looks too good.

Mrs. L said...

I too, bought several boxes of the chocolate wafers thinking I wouldn't find them again. I did find that the wafers taste wonderful after being dipped in milk and put directly in ones mouth! My whole family loved this cake.

pinknest said...

it looks stunning!!! i want to plunge in. i love those chocolate wafers. and i just love icebox cakes and icebox cookies. the phrases alone are so fun to me.

Indigo said...

I've never had icebox cake... but I'm certain I want it!!

Flanboyant Eats said...

greatness!! real greatness!

Sharon said...

Wow!! How do you cut that thing up? I love those chocolate wafers. Strange that they're so hard to find when they're so delicious.