Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

Today's recipe comes from my friend Kathryn, who served this super yummy dessert to me the other day. It's quick to make and easy to serve! Thanks Kathryn for the inspiration! Enjoy all!

Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

You'll Need:

-4 cups heavy whipping cream
-3 tablespoons sugar
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-1 1/2 packages Nabisco chocolate wafers

To Do:

1. Whip Cream: In a large bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream with the sugar & vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Make sure to not overbeat!

2. Start assembling the cake: On a flat plate (at least 9 inches in diameter) arrange seven wafers, with one in the center and the remaining 6 surrounding. Scoop about 3/4 cup of whipped cream onto wafers and gently spread the cream in a thin layer to completely coat the cookies.

3. Finish & Refrigerate: Continue to layer the wafers with the cream, making sure to end with the whipped cream layer on the top. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight before cutting & serving. (Instead of refrigerating, you can also freeze the cake for 2 hours!)