Mar 8 2010

refrigerator cake

Would you be interested in a cake that tastes like an ice cream sandwich?

This cake is simple, cost about $7 to make, and… did I mention it tastes like an ice cream sandwich?

This recipe has been around since the 1930’s.  The recipe is still printed on the box of Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers.  These cookies can be difficult to find.   I found them at Wegman’s on the top shelf in the cookie aisle.  Over the years, I have also found them in other local chain grocery stores – just check the top shelf.

2 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 pt.  (2 cups) heavy whipping cream, whipped or 1 (8-oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 pkg. (9 oz.) Nabisco FAMOUS CHOCOLATE WAFERS

ADD vanilla to whipped cream; stir gently until well blended.

SPREAD 1-1/2 teaspoons of the whipped cream mixture onto each wafer. Stack wafers together, then stand on edge on serving platter to make a log. Frost with the remaining whipped cream mixture.

REFRIGERATE at least 4 hours or overnight. Cut dessert diagonally into 14 slices to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

VARIATION: Assemble as directed. Freeze until firm. Wrap tightly. Store in freezer up to 2 months. Remove from freezer about 1 hour before serving. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.