Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

We are having a girls sleepover tonight and I made this cake for my two nieces and their Mom, my sister.  This is a favorite of my nieces.  Now, this dessert is so easy to make but the directions can be unclear to some, so I have added a number of photos to spell it out.  This recipe calls for vanilla to be added to the whipped cream, but you could add any extract you like, for instance, orange, almond or peppermint.  I garnished it with chocolate shavings, but you could garnish with sifted cocoa, mini chocolate chips, crushed nuts or fresh berries.  I’ve made this cake into a log shape, other options would be a square or rectangular shape or even in the shape of a ring.  Just move the stacks around until it’s a shape you like.

You can make your own chocolate wafers but I used bought, because these taste so good.  The brand you will find in our Canadian grocery stores is Mr.Christie’s Chocolate Wafers in the cookie aisle.

 

Mr. Christie's Chocolate Wafers

Mr. Christie’s Chocolate Wafers

Mr.Christie's Chocolate Wafers

Mr.Christie’s Chocolate Wafers

Chocolate Wafers

Chocolate Wafers

 

Prep time:  30 minutes plus at least 4 hours or up to 2 days for refrigeration before serving

Serve:  8

Ingredients:

2 cups whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 package(200 grams) of chocolate wafers(Mr. Christie’s)

Directions:

1.  With an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract until you have stiff peaks.

2.  Spread each wafer with about 1 tablespoon of whipped cream and repeat until you have a stack of 6 wafers.

Whipped Cream and Wafers  Stacked (Six Wafers Per Stack)

Whipped Cream and Wafers Stacked (Six Wafers Per Stack)

You Will End Up with 7 Stacks of 6 Wafers

You Will End Up with 7 Stacks of 6 Wafers

Stacks Vertically Lined Up

Stacks Vertically Lined Up

3.  Place the stacks on a serving plater, vertically lined up, placing each stack close together to make a log shape.  Now ice the log with the rest of the whipped cream.

Icing Vertically Lined up Stacks of Wafers and Whipped Cream

Icing Vertically Lined up Stacks of Wafers with  Whipped Cream

Icing Finished

Icing Finished

 

Chocolate Wafer Cake Garnished with Chocolate Shavings

Chocolate Wafer Cake Garnished with Chocolate Shavings

 

4.  Once the log is iced with the whipped cream, cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.  The wafers will soften from the moisture of the whipped cream and become like chocolate cake. Slice on the diagonal and serve with some fresh berries.

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