Recreating the Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

Mother Duck used to enjoy a certain dessert made from chocolate wafer cookies layered with whipped cream.  You would then place the treat into the fridge for a few hours, allowing the cookies to soften, creating something akin to a chocolate cake.  Unfortunately, the original Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers used in the recipe seem to be discontinued, so Mother Duck and I recently went about finding an alternative.

The first item presented to us when looking up alternatives online was the Reko Chocolate Pizzelle, an Italian waffle cookie.  While these cookies did soften up just fine in the fridge, they became very spongy, so they weren’t a great substitution.

It’s not much, but it sure is cute…

Our next attempt involved Oreo Thins.  These tasted much better, though after a few hours, they were still a bit difficult to cut through.  Waiting a full day, however, resulted in softer cookies that were easier to cut with a fork.  Perhaps in the future, it might be better to separate the Oreo’s twin cookies in the hopes that even thinner cookies might soften faster.  In the end, this recipe was quite tasty and might be worth trying yourself if you’d like an easy dessert that requires no baking.  And since this was such a short post, we’ll be doing a little snack review this upcoming Friday!

3 thoughts on “Recreating the Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

  1. This is one of my favorite cakes! I learned of it from an old college friend, and it’s still a staple desert in my house. My stores still carry those chocolate wafer cookies, but recently, we also tried making it with Oreos, the regular-stuffed kind. I agree that the Oreos remained rather stiff, and we actually had the same idea you did – to try again using separated Oreos (the filling actually added nicely to the overall flavor) – but we’ve not done that yet. It does seems, though, that the thinner the cookie, the better.

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    1. Since writing this post, we ended up splitting the thin Oreos in half and making another cake, and it did seem to help, but it was still a little hard to cut within the first few hours. The next day, it was perfect, though. Yum!

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