I’m sure many of you have fond memories of those delicious icebox cakes made with the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers.

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Surprise cake ingredients.

In all the years of enjoying them I never thought to make them as individual cakes. However I came across this recipe in a book called Cook What You Love by Bob and Melinda Blanchard. This recipe makes the most elegant but extremely simple dessert. You make it several hours ahead or even a day ahead so the cookies have time to soften and then serve as a fancy dessert the next night. Good enough for family or company!

1 ¼ cups heavy cream
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp instant coffee powder
24 Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
Crushed Chocolate Wafers for garnish

Using an electric mixer beat the cream, sugar, vanilla and coffee together until the cream holds its shape.

whipped cream, dessert

Whipped cream with instant coffee

Spread about 1 Tbsp of the cream onto each wafer. Stack 6 wafers together for each serving, alternating the wafers with the cream and pressing slightly so they hold together.

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Wafers and whipped cream

Spread the remaining cream over the outside of the stacks to cover the wafers completely. I use a little wax paper under the first cookie to keep the plate clean.

Using wax paper to keep the plate clean.

Using wax paper to keep the plate clean.

Once the cookies are covered with cream I remove the wax paper.

Once covered, remove the wax paper.

Once covered, remove the wax paper.

Chill for 4-6 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with crushed cookie crumbs and serve.

Ready to serve.

Ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Surprise Cake

Surprise Cake

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