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Aunt Syl's Famous Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jo Sherman

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (9 oz.) package Nabisco Famous Chocolate wafer cookies
Food coloring of one's choosing

Directions:
Directions:
Beat cream with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Gently stir in vanilla.
Add whatever food coloring you want to make the cake.
Spread 1 tsp. of whipped cream onto each wafer, stacking them into a tower.
Lay the tower on its side on a platter.
Frost the entire outside of the tower with remaining whipped cream.
Refrigerate 4 hours.
Cut into diagonal slices to serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
14
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes plus 4 hours for refrigeration
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was the only dish our Aunt Sylvia from New Orleans knew how to make and since she only came up in the summer, this dessert was a perfect summer treat. Each trip (which were infrequent), she let one of the nieces or nephews select the color that the cake should be. When it was my turn, I wanted it to be blue. Aunt Syl refused, saying there were no such things as blue foods. Try as I may to convince her that blue foods did exist (blueberry popsicles were a key example), she simply would not budge. Unless I made the cake myself, Aunt Syl would never agree to making it blue. I think most kids picked green. Loved the dessert, hated the fight over the hue.

 

 

 

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