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Halloween Ice Box Cake

Halloween Ice Box Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Ice Box Cake

OK so the first thing that is obvious is that, as an example, my Halloween Ice Box Cake shows I am not the greatest cake and cookie decorator.

The Nabisco “Famous” chocolate wafers ice box cake has been one of my favorites for years, the only differences between this and the original is the construction is slightly different and of course the color.

The recipe on the box says you can make it 4 hours before serving, but it is really best if left to sit in the refrigerator overnight so that the cream can be absorbed by the wafers and they swell and soften. 

Ingredients for Halloween Ice Box Cake
  1. 1 Box Nabisco Famous chocolate Wafers
  2. 2 cups Heavy Cream Whipped Stiffed
  3. ¼ cup XXX sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. Orange food coloring
  6. Chocolate icing*

*Unless you plan to make cookies or use icing for something else a store-bought tube will be easier to manage

Directions for Halloween Ice Box Cake

Whip the Cream, sugar vanilla and as much food coloring, as needed to obtain your desired color, to stiff peaks.

On a cake plate or serving platter place 7 wafers flat, rough side down on the platter with a dot of icing on the rough side to adhere them lightly to the plate.  Place one in the center of the plate and arrange the others in a circle around it.  Place about a tablespoon of whipped cream on each.  Now place a second layer of wafers over these so that they overlap the edges of the first layerand spread the whipped cream  out from each wafer, it will end up being slightly larger than the first.  Place whipped cream on them and then arrange a layer similar to the first on top,  Continue to layer the wafers until all are used.  Finish by covering the top and sides with the remaining whipped cream, decorate with the icing.

Halloween ice box cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:



 

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Halloween Ice Box Cake

Halloween Ice Box Cake

Ingredients

  1. The recipe on the box says you can make it 4 hours before serving, but it is really best if left to sit in the refrigerator overnight so that the cream can be absorbed by the wafers and they swell and soften. 
  2. 1 Box Nabisco Famous chocolate Wafers
  3. 2 cups Heavy Cream Whipped Stiffed
  4. ¼ cup XXX sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. Orange food coloring
  7. Chocolate icing*
  8. *Unless you plan to make cookies or use icing for something else a store-bought tube will be easier to manage

Instructions

  1. Whip the Cream, sugar vanilla and as much food coloring, as needed to obtain your desired color, to stiff peaks.
  2. On a cake plate or serving platter place 7 wafers flat, rough side down on the platter with a dot of icing on the rough side to adhere them lightly to the plate.  Place one in the center of the plate and arrange the others in a circle around it.  Place about a tablespoon of whipped cream on each.  Now place a second layer of wafers over these so that they overlap the edges of the first layerand spread the whipped cream  out from each wafer, it will end up being slightly larger than the first.  Place whipped cream on them and then arrange a layer similar to the first on top,  Continue to layer the wafers until all are used.  Finish by covering the top and sides with the remaining whipped cream, decorate with the icing.
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Ice Box Cake

Ice Box Cake
Ice Box Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Box Cake

Ice Box cakes have been around since, well since there have been ice boxes.  A few of my very old  cook books have recipes for them.   The Nabisco “Famous” chocolate wafers have been around since the 1920’s and I’m not sure when this recipe was first invented but it has certainly been my favorite for years.  There are certain must’s for this recipe, you need to use NABISCO “Famous” chocolate wafers and “real” homemade whipped cream, and it needs to be made well in advance.

The first time my wife tried to make it for my “birthday” cake she tried to make it with the whipped cream in a can, thinking it would be OK and save time.  It wasn’t and it didn’t.

 

NABISCO Famous Chocolate Wafers
NABISCO Famous Chocolate Wafers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recipe on the box says you can make it 4 hours before serving, but it is really best if left to sit in the refrigerator overnight so that the cream can be absorbed by the wafers and they swell and soften. 

Ingredients for Ice Box Cake

  1. 1 box NABISCO Famous chocolate wafers
  2. 2 cups heavy cream whipped stiff
  3. ¼ cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla

Directions for Ice Box Cake

Whip the cream stiff with the sugar and vanilla.  Spread the cream on one side of a wafer and lay on a plate and continue building a small tower of wafers.

 

tower of wafers
tower of wafers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have a small tower place them on their side on a serving plate and then continue to build the log add one wafer at a time to the end of the log. 

 

place wafers on side to form a log
place wafers on side to form a log

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once all the wafers are added take the remaining whipped cream and frost the entire log.  Place into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, best left overnight.  Can be frozen .

 

use rest of the whipped cream to totally cover the log
use rest of the whipped cream to totally cover the log

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When serving cut on a 45º angle so that a number of wafers appear in each serving.

 

cut on 45 degree angle
cut on 45 degree angle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Bastille Day by taking 1/3 of the whipped cream and put in blue food coloring and another 1/3 with red and make the log blue, white and red -Vive La France.

 

 

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White
OXO Good Grips Bent Icing Knife

 

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Ice Box Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box NABISCO Famous chocolate wafers
  2. 2 cups heavy cream whipped stiff
  3. ¼ cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Whip the cream stiff with the sugar and vanilla. Spread the cream on one side of a wafer and lay on a plate and continue building a small tower of wafers.Once you have a small tower place them on their side on a serving plate and then continue to build the log add one wafer at a time to the end of the log. Once all the wafers are added take the remaining whipped cream and frost the entire log. Place into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, best left overnight. Can be frozen .When serving cut on a 45º angle so that a number of wafers appear in each serving.
Notes
  1. For 4th of July or Bastille Day use blue and red food coloring on 1/3 each of the whipped cream and decorate the log red white and blue.
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