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Boozy Icebox Cake

Icebox Cake is so easy, fast, and delicious. It's probably the dessert with the biggest bang for your buck. This version is made with oreo cookies and a bunch of whipped cream -- and Amaretto for a zing! The cream softens the oreos as they chill overnight into a velvety, cake-like dessert.

Boozy Icebox Cake

Recipe by: Adapted from Smitten Kitchen, originally adapted from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook
Yield: 6-8 servings

3 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup almond liqueur (like Amaretto) (optional)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 packages chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)*
*You might want an extra package on hand in case your trifle dish is larger.

Fit a mixer with a whisk attachment and whisk the heavy cream, almond liqueur (if using), sugar, and vanilla extract together in a large chilled bowl until it forms soft peaks. In a trifle dish, arrange a single layer of oreo cookies (for my dish, I used between 8-11 cookies per layer, since the sides flare outward) in a circle, with a cookie or two in the middle. Carefully spread about a 1/2 cup of whipped cream over this first layer. Repeat layering cookies and whipped cream, ending with a layer of whipped cream on top. Crumble a last cookie over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.

To read about my latest internet drama, hear what my middle school students taught me about it, and see more icebox cake photos, please head over to Willow Bird Baking!

x-posted to food_porn, picturing_food, cookingupastorm, cooking


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Jan. 6th, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC)
I loved your internet drama story - smart kids!

(And I can't believe how many authors do that sort of thing. I wish they knew how bad it makes them look!)
Jan. 6th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
I know, right?! It appears so pitiful :(

Thank you :)
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
Love this! Could you tell me if Oreos contain coconut oil in the states? (I realize you may not know the answer, but it's a tough one to google for!) They do here in Canada, and with a severe allergy, I miss. them. so. much. Would be worth a quick cross-border shop I think...
Jan. 6th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know -- I so wish I hadn't thrown out the packages! I'll try to peek for you next time I'm at the grocery store. Maybe someone else here will have a pkg in their pantry and be able to see?

I hope you can get some -- I would miss them too!!
Jan. 7th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)

It looks like they don't? Sadly for me they contain HFCS which I'm allergic too. I keep hoping they'll release HFCS-free Retro Oreos someday.
Jan. 7th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
Funny, they don't have HFCS in them here! I actually did some more googling (last time I searched I couldn't find anything, but it looks like the word is out there about the differences now) and found this comparison:
Jan. 7th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
HFCS is mainly an American atrocity. I'm envious of your lack of it!
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