Easy Ice Box Cake Recipe, From Scratch!

Do you remember how I posted about those delicious chocolate wafers? And I used a picture of the ice box cake to tempt you with them? Well, now you get to have the ridiculously easy recipe for the ice box cake! This is a family recipe from my husband's side. I'm not sure where it came from originally.

- 1 pint organic heavy cream (I like to use Natural By Nature because it is pure cream without any stabilizer)
- about 1/4 cup powdered sugar (I don't use organic because organic powdered sugars add in tapioca, which we haven't food challenged)
- dash of vanilla extract
- about 24 chocolate wafers
- mini chocolate chips

1. Whip the cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. I like to use my stand mixer for this, but you can do it by hand. For either method, it's always helpful to have a very clean bowl that's chilled.
2. Spread about a tablespoon of whipped mixture onto a chocolate wafer. Then spread about a tablespoon onto another wafer. Stack the two wafers together so it is wafer, filling, wafer, filling. Keep doing this so that you make a long log (see photo above).
3. Take the extra whipped mixture and spread a thin coat around the log (tip, put your log on wax paper so you can easily move it around!)
4. Gently press the chocolate chips (or any other topping you might like) into the whipped mixture.
5. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 4 hours. Then, move it to the freezer. You don't have to move it to the freezer, but my family prefers the frozen cake texture.
6. Slice on an angle. For example, your first slice will be a small triangle off the corner of the log. You should really eat this right away so you know how the cake turned out :) Cutting it on the angle like this makes it taste better and look much fancier!

This is a perfect summer time treat as it's cold and very easy to make!

1 comment:

DandW said...

Birthday Cake for someone??