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.
Prep time: 30 minutes plus at least 4 hours or up to 2 days for refrigeration before serving
2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package(200 grams) of chocolate wafers(Mr. Christie’s)
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.
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.
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.
Hi Katheryn! I need something light and delicious for after our walk down Candy Cane Lane tonight and thought of you and this recipe. Because of you I always have one tub of cool whip and one box of these wafers on hand 🙂
You and your recipes have helped me out on many occasions and I still always come back here when I can’t decide what to make.
I hope all is well with you. A very merry Christmas to you and yours Katheryn
Thank you so much for the message Hannah! I hope you had a great Christmas season and Happy New Year! I have not been as active on the site, lots going on but I would like to get into it again. Take care, Katheryn
Where do you live Kai? I live in Alberta and can find the wafers at Safeway, Sobeys etc in the ccokie section. They can be easy to miss on the shelf because they are small rectangular boxes. Any regular grocery store should have them, just about anywhere. I’m sorry this is a hassle for you to find, I could research it for you if you tell me your location. Thanks and good luck.
The family loved the chocolate cake and the gingersnap cake was equally loved if I go by the empty plate! Great tip thank you!
I’m so happy your family enjoyed the cake, I so appreciate your comments.
Just picked these cookies up tonight for your recipe. It looks so cool I can’t wait to make it for two birthdays this weekend! The whipped cream and fresh raspberries…it looks delicious and I am sure it tastes that way too! Thanks
It is quite easy to make, I hope you like it. You know you can also find the same cookies but gingersnap flavored, it’s a whole other flavor, but if you like that, you might want to try it. I have Tj’s b-day this weekend, I made tiramisu for him, one of his favorites. I will post it. I always appreciate your comments Hannah, good luck with the cake!:)))