Icebox cakes are made from crunchy cookies and whipped cream and as they chill in the fridge the cookies absorb the cream a little, giving them a more cake-like consistency. The result is something a bit like tiramisu, but with different flavors. This cake was very easy to make, but I had an appointment to make and near the end I was running out of time (it was time consuming despite the ease).
This was the LEAST cake-like cake I’ve made, but it was delicious and I will certainly be making it again.
The recipe says that you can buy vanilla wafers from the store as a short cut, and I was tempted. But I thought I better make it all from scratch and follow it to the T if I am going to do this book. I am happy with my decision because not only do I feel better about myself but I now have a delicious vanilla wafer cookie recipe that I could whip up if need be.
I DID take all the pictures but some disappeared because I didn’t realize I was taking pictures without a memory card. 😦
Looks like these are some of the missing photos unfortunately. I made 4 stacks of 7 wafers each and then laid them all side by side on my rectangular platter (below). Then the leftover whipped cream went over the whole rectangle. 🙂
The cake was delicious. Ian and I enjoyed it twice, once after a date and once with friends, and my mom and aunt also got to enjoy a piece. We all loved it. It was very chocolatey, with just the right amount of other flavors to complement it.
More of George 🙂