I've just finished watching "Eat, Pray, Love" with Julia Roberts. Besides the unbelievable relationship with James Franco (with whom I can never get past his role in "Pineapple Express") and the intense Hari Krishna mediation, I LOVED the Italian culinary exploration. I could have watched the "Eat" part all night and done without the "Pray, Love". Still, I had the overwhelming desire to pour myself a glass of wine at the end. And what goes better with wine than chocolate.
Simplicity at its best, a Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake is one of those lost desserts that still beats out any high-maintenance chocolate recipe. It is reminiscent of an oreo but in cake form. Best of all, it stores well in the freezer. So when you have a chocolate craving that must be satisfied, this is a go-to recipe.Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake
1 Box Chocolate Wafers (Nabisco makes them in a yellow sleeve)
3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
3 Tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
In a chilled bowl, whip the cream, vanilla, and sugar together till stiff peaks form.
Starting with wafers on the bottom, layer the cookies with whipped topping. Be sure to cover all sides and top. Let sit in the refrigerator approx. 5 hours or overnight. This can also be frozen.