This week was my son’s birthday so I thought I would make him a cake. Well I decided to go for easy, because you know me, I love easy and quick. Well this is probably as easy as it gets. Basically you only need 4 ingredients (whipping cream, wafers, vanilla and sugar) and you do not need to do any baking. You can decorate these little cakes to match your event: for birthdays use colorful sprinkles, baby shower use blue or pink sprinkles, Christmas use red and green sprinkles, Halloween black or orange sprinkles or you can even just top these with fresh berries. And of course you can find fun decorations in the baking department to customize your cakes or use tiny cookies like I did.
When I was looking up examples of icebox cakes I came across these individual sized ones and thought that it would be great since now sharing is not really recommended.
I found that one recipe made quite a few cakes. So half the amount if you don’t want to make as many.
First prep the whipping cream. Add some sugar to taste and a little vanilla extract. Whip it until stiff peaks. The cookies were not as sweet as I thought they were, so if you like sweet desserts, then add more sugar.
Put the whipping cream in a piping bag and start layering your cookie and whipping cream.
In the bottom of a large cupcake liner place a chocolate wafer.
Pipe a small amount of cream on top of the wafer.
Continue layering by adding another wafer and more whipping cream. Press each wafer down lightly. I used four wafers.
Now leave the cookies in the fridge over night or for about 4 hours. The moisture in the whipping cream will soften the cookies and make them cake like.
I would not decorate the cakes the night before since the whipping cream made the sprinkles bleed all over.
For my son’s cakes, I decorated with teddy grahams, mini oreos and rainbow sprinkles.
I thought the mini oreo ones looked adorable.
I loved the combination of the two different cookies.
Easy Icebox Cake (makes about 20 mini cakes)
- 2 boxes of chocolate wafer cookies
- 4 cups whipping cream (1 L)
- 1 tbsp sugar (more if you want your cakes to be sweeter)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- sprinkles or decoration
- cupcake liners (extra large)
In a bowl, pour in whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. Then whip until stiff peaks. Put the whipping cream in a piping bag. In cupcake liner, place a wafer and pipe in some whipping cream. place another layer of wafer and press down lightly. Then more whipping cream. Keep layering until you have your desired height. I has four wafers. Pipe the whipping cream on top. Place the cakes in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours. When you are ready to serve, decorate with sprinkles, tiny cookies or candies or even berries or fruit. Enjoy.
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