Doesn't this cake look spooktacular? It just screams Halloween to me. With a tower of those famous chocolate wafers, all nestled in vanilla flavored whipped cream just waiting to be eaten. This Bewitching Icebox cake is so easy to make and the refrigerator does the baking for you. I never heard of an icebox cake until I met my husband. Without luck, he tried to describe it to me and then ultimately he made one for me. I loved the cake and I knew then that he was a keeper. What little goblin could resist such a yummy treat before the task of collecting enough candy to eat through the cold winter months?
Ingredients for Bewitching Icebox Cake:
2 boxes Famous Chocolate Wafers
1 quart heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Halloween sprinkles for cake decorating
You will also need an electric beater or a stand mixer. I am using the KitchenAid 5 qt. Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer. Click HERE if you are interested in learning more about it.
Time-Saving Tip: This must be made at least a day in advance.
Let's see what we need:
Now let's cook.
Combine the heavy cream and vanilla. Mix on medium-high until the cream is whipped. The cream will splatter a bit and then stop as it starts to thicken. It will look like clouds, Don't beat too much or else you will have butter.
Start building the cake. Take about 1-2 tablespoons of cream and put on the bottom of cookies and place directly on the platter. This will help secure the cake to the platter. My platter was able to fit 7 cookies on the base. Once the first layer was placed I added a second layer using the same method, using two tablespoons of cream to secure the cookies. The middle cookies always go in the same spot but the ring of cookies shifts with each layer and always overlaps where two cookies meet. After the second layer of cookies is placed spread a generous 1/2 cup of cream and spread on the cookies. Repeat until nearly all of the cookies are used. You will probably have about 5 extra. My cake had 12 layers of cookies. Neatly frost the top layer or the top of the cake. If you want, frost the sides on the cake. Refrigerate overnight. This is necessary for the cream to sink into the cookies and soften them.
The next day remove the Bewitching Icebox Cake from refrigerator about 20 minutes before serving and decorate. How fun is this cake? I think it is perfect for a celebration.
It's ready! And you know what that means...it's time to eat. This cake is so yummy and easy and can be decorated for any occasion. Doesn't it look delicious? The family master of icebox cakes, Brad, did the taste test and gave it a big thumbs up. Have some fun and give it a try.