Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Recipe Revival - Ice Box Cake

Church rummage sales are excellent for finding a tin box chock full of handwritten, or hand-typed recipes.  I must admit to a feeling of sadness, though, that a box of well-loved recipes would end up in a rummage sale and not passed down through the family.  Or kept on a windowsill or shelf in their own kitchen.  After all, it’s a touch of history.  Who makes jello salads these days???  Or ice box cakes??

Which brings me to today’s recipe revival.  A few weeks ago, Kayla had heard the term ice box cake.  She asked what it was.  I told her that to the best of my knowledge they were refrigerator cakes.  Yep, that’s what I told her.  Then we did a little research on the “net,” and found a bit of history and one of the easiest ice box cake recipes ever at Serious Eats.  Nabisco’s Chocolate Wafer Ice Box Cake which we promptly printed out and then went shopping.

Now, we searched high and low for those chocolate wafers but found none (at three different grocery stores).  We ended up buying a box of Nabisco Mini Vanilla wafers.  They worked just fine.

Kayla made the whipped cream using heavy cream, vanilla and sugar.  She excels at making whipped cream.  It’s so good! 

We brought out the cake after our Holiday (Memorial Day) celebration lunch.
Everyone dug in so fast, I almost didn’t get any photos.  This dessert was rich, and delicious.  You can find the original recipe here (we modified it a bit).

I wasn’t home to take photos of Kayla making this cake.  In fact, I barely got pictures at all, jumping up at the last minute to grab the camera as the cake was being cut.

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