mocha icebox cake

now for the main attraction! icebox cakes are one of my favorite types of cake. traditional icebox cakes are made of cookies or cake slices layered with whipped cream and refrigerated until they sort of meld together. it’s a fussy process as you can see by clicking on the thumbnails below:

i layered my homemade cocoa/espresso flavored faux famous wafers with a mocha whipped cream and refrigerated the cake for two days before slicing. it’s always a worry that gluten free baked goods won’t soften when soaked, so i held my breath as i sliced into the cake. i may have let a small squeal of delight as the pattern of the soften cookies in the whipped cream revealed itself. the finished cake has really a pleasing texture with a grown up taste profile. next time, i’ll add some liqueur to the whipped cream for an extra kick.