Easy Chocolate Icebox Cake


People are very impressed when they eat this, because the cookies get soft and meld together with the cream. They think that somehow you made really thin strips of chocolate cake, and they can never figure out how you got them to stand up. Best if you make it the day before.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided

  • ½ cup sweet sherry

  • 1 (9 ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco® Famous Chocolate Wafers)

  • 1 tablespoon grated milk chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, for garnish

  • aluminum foil


  1. Beat 3/4 cup cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Spread a long rectangular layer of whipped cream, about 10 inches by 2 inches, onto a serving plate.

  2. Pour sherry into a flat-bottomed bowl. Dip a wafer cookie quickly into the sherry, spread one side of it with whipped cream, and stand it up on the layer of cream on the serving plate. Position a glass or can to hold the cookie up on the plain side, if necessary.

  3. Repeat, spreading cream on one side of a cookie and placing it next to the cream-covered side of the previous cookie. Continue until all cookies are used. Cover the cake with aluminum foil and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  4. Unwrap the cake. Beat remaining 3/4 cup cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Cover the cake on all sides with whipped cream. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and almonds.

Cook's Note:

To serve, cut cake on a slight diagonal and it will present with great stripes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
22g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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