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Chocolate Icebox Cake is the holiday classic made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream, enhanced with a melted chocolate coating and festive sprinkles.

This Chocolate Icebox Cake is an easy holiday recipe

This chocolate icebox cake recipe is a variation on a traditional holiday zebra cake. The wafers can normally be found in your supermarket or online. It’s fun to make with family or kids, and everyone will be licking their fingers. Yum!

It makes a yummy dessert that can also double as an easy chocolate yule log recipe. Can you say drool alert?

Watch our 1-minute video to see how to make it:

THIS Chocolate Ice Box Cake is an easy holiday recipe
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Chocolate Wafer Cake

The classic festive dessert that's sometimes called an icebox cake or yuletide cake
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings



  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 10 Nabisco chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 5 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Red, green and white sprinkles, optional



  • In a medium bowl, beat whipping cream with sugar until stiff peaks form. Alternatively you can use whipped topping.
  • One by one, dip a wafer into milk to soften, and spread whipped cream on one side. Repeat with remaining wafers, stacking vertically.
  • Spread remaining whipped cream on the outside of the cake usinga spatula. Freeze for at least 2 hours.


  • In a medium microwaveable bowl, add the chocolate chips and whipping cream. Microwave for 1 minute, mix until smooth and cool slightly.
  • Remove the cake from the freezer and place over a wire rack. Pour the chocolate frosting over top the cake and spread to distribute.
  • Top with red, green, and white sprinkles. Refrigerate until serving and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Wafer Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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