Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafers
- Chocolate curls, optional
- In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff. Spread heaping teaspoonfuls on the cookies. Make six stacks of cookies; turn stacks on edge and place on a serving platter, forming a 14-in.-long cake.
- Frost top and sides with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 235 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
May 29, 2019
My mom made this as well? She would line up the cookies on a row like a log. Then cut it at a diagonal . It is really pretty cut that way.
Oct 6, 2018
I haven't made this is such a long time. My mother always made it for dessert when she had dinner parties in the 60s. I couldn't wait to dig into the leftovers the next day. It's ridiculous how delicious it is for something so simple to make.
Oct 6, 2018
This was the first "cake" my mother taught me to make when I was in 5th or 6th grade - I was SO proud of my accomplishment when my grandparents
May 30, 2015
Amazing and cheap! Tou can find the wafers at Walmart. Only problem I had was finding a box with wafers in tact, most were broken.
Dec 24, 2014
I used the Dare Chocolate thins as I could not find the wafers and it turned out great! They are much easier to find!
Jul 28, 2014
My mom made this cake for years because it was inexpensive, and yet still a luxury back in the 60s and 70s. We didn't make stacks, however. She just had me put whipped cream on each cookie and sandwich them on end until a long cake was formed. Refrigerating it is an important step for the wafers to absorb the moisture. I have found the wafers in my small town on the top shelf of the cookie aisle. Best cake ever, especially if you have a little one involved in making it. They will believe they are the king/queen of cakes. :)
Aug 31, 2012
This is a great recipe! It's easy to make, has a nice presentation, appeals to a broad range of tastes and will compliment a variety of meals. You just can't go wrong with this one!
Aug 10, 2012
They are also around the Vanilla Wafers, usually on the top shelf of the market.
Aug 10, 2012
My best friend has made this for years and I could never to this day find those chocalate wafers and still haven't. But thanks to mwaxham I hope I can now. Thank you so much. Now I know where to look for them. I love this dessert......
Jan 1, 2012
We've made this recipe for years - have it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The hardest part is finding the cookies. They are called Famous Cookies and come in a long box. Usually I find them in the ice cream section or near it.