Day 3: Icebox Cupcakes

These little cuties are a variation of Icebox Cake, a simple but delicious concoction made with chocolate wafer cookies and sweetened whipped cream.  The cookies are stacked with whipped cream between the layers and put into the fridge.  After 5 hours (or overnight), the whipped cream has softened the chocolate cookies to make a cake-like dessert. These are also nice for warm weather when you don’t want to turn on the oven to bake a cake.

Rem and I stretch out our birthday celebrations from a day to a month, if possible.  He birthday falls on the first day of June a.k.a. Day 1 of 30 Days of Creativity! So some of my projects, like this one, are in honor of Rem’s Birthday Month.

I used the classic Famous Chocolate Wafers by Nabisco.  The package has a recipe on the side for Icebox Cake but on their website they call it Chocolate Refrigerator Roll.  One box makes 8 little cupcakes that are each 5 cookies high.

This was only the second time I tried this recipe – the first time I put it in a loaf pan and this time in the cupcake stacks.  One cup of heavy whipping cream should make enough for one box of cookies.  I used a pint and I had leftovers but I don’t consider that a bad thing!

Spread about a tablespoon of sweetened whipped cream (I also added some vanilla when I whipped it up) between a pair of cookies, and press the cookies together.  Add another tablespoon of whipped cream and another cookie until you have a 5-layer stack of cookies.

I used an offset spatula and spread whipped cream on the sides to get an even layer all the way to the edges.  Once you have a stack of five cookies, make sure the cookies are aligned then either spread a final layer of whipped cream on the top of each stack or pipe it on for a fancier finish.

I’m sure it will be just as delicious without the raspberry and mint leaf garnish but I love how these look, especially on my new cake stand!

My project for Day 3 last year: Security Envelope Flower Cards.

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9 responses to “Day 3: Icebox Cupcakes

  1. Those look so great, bet they taste even better.

    • We each had one tonight and found the bottom cookie wasn’t as soft as the others since it only has whipped cream on one side. I realized it hadn’t been quite long enough and I think if they’d been in the refrigerator for another hour or two, or as I suggested, overnight, they would have been better. I’ll see how they are when we have one tomorrow. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Yum. Lay a place for me please…..

    Enjoy

  3. Kathleen Faw

    Dianne made me the ice box loaf cake for my birthday! Yum!! We decided it would also be good made with gingersnaps.

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