Did you guys know about icebox cakes? According to Wikipedia, they were first introduced to Americans during World War I, and you can still find the recipe on the side of the Nabisco chocolate wafer box.
“The back-of-the-box recipe on Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers indicates that the wafers are stacked to form a log with whipped cream cementing them together, and then the log is laid on its side.”
I found out about it through Smitten Kitchen (of course) and just had to make one for Easter. I, of course, wanted to make it a little healthier, but I promise you can’t tell, and it’s still plenty unhealthy. I used Deb’s chocolate wafer recipe, which is a) amazing and b) on deck for some homemade Thin Mints, OMG. Instead of sugar, I used coconut sugar, and I used gluten free flour.
Then, since I’m not so into following specific directions when it comes to cooking, I just kind of winged it, and layered the cookies with whipped cream, let it sit overnight, and covered the whole thing in cocoa powder. I’ll be honest, it’s not the most beautiful cake out there, but it tasted soooo good. Kind of like an Oreo. The best part was that it was super simple.
So now I’m wondering if there are other easy, junky recipes that I can class up a little and use as a legitimate dessert. Does anyone have an ideas?