Sunday, July 24, 2011

coffee ice-box cake

One of my biggest unfulfilled dreams was to be a “Zoomer”--one of those kids on that ZOOM television show.

I would have been SO good.

I know this because when I was younger, I would practice for hours on end the opening song and dance, the closing song and dance, the transition chants, and I’d come up with new Fannee Doolee riddles.
I absolutely love fresh whipped cream!

I remember the exact day when I knew I could have been better than the currently casted Zoomer’s.

I was 11 years old and just came home from school and saw Lynese making a “zebra” cake---also known as an ice-box cake. She was so…eh.  I would have been so much more entertaining and engaging with the at-home audience. And, I would have never said “Like so” or “axe” instead of “ask”. I also didn’t like how she dragged out her lines during 2:11 to 2:16. I wouldn’t have done that. I'm bitter. So what.  ;)

You can see her take below:

I would have been so  much better, right?! LOL, just humor me…

Anyways, I got to thinking about the zebra/ice-box cake this week because it has been so unbearably hot!

I know its July, but this heat is getting to be kind of disrespectful, no?
So hot!

FACT: 85% of the reason why I left Miami, my hometown, was because the heat there is just too reckless.  I don’t deal well with heat and humidity. Yech.

So, because it was so hot and I ate foods that were mostly cold, I figured I’d make this zebra/ice-box cake since it’s a no-bake.

This cake is so good! It's basically cookies and cream which is always an awesome combination.

I added instant espresso powder to the whipped cream to make it coffee flavored and, mmmm!!

Try this cake the next time you need an easy and cool dessert. :)

P.S. I also wanted to be on Barney and Friends and Kidsongs Kids--none of which happened. I blame my mother.

Coffee Ice-Box Cake
  • 1-3/4 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar (most  recipes call for 1, but I like my cream sweet)
  • 2 packages Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
1. Whip the cream, sugar and espresso powder until stiff peaks begin to form.

2. On a plate, arrange 2 rows of 3 cookies and put dollops of cream onto each one.Stack another cookie on top and keep doing so until you reach desired  height.

3.When you reach desired height, spread the rest of the cream around the entire cake and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Linked to:
A Well Seasoned Life
Sweet As Sugar Cookies


  1. Zoom was my favorite too! Yeah, I think you could take Lynese in this competition...the espresso alone kicks butt!

  2. I also loved fresh whipped cream, I always make it and can always be found in my fridge. I usually add a couple of tablespoons on powdered sugar and a good teaspoon or more of vanilla to mine. Your cake looks great, I never heard of it before. I like your idea of adding espresso, if only I had packages of those cookies right now I could make this.

  3. @MySweetCreations OMG, thanks for reminding me. I completely forgot to add vanilla to the directions. I've edited it!

  4. Lordy, Jihane! This is beautiful! I've always wanted to make an ice-box cake. Yours looks delicious :) And it's never too late to be a Zoomer. I'm fully in support of your dream, girl!

  5. Yes, I can tell that you would have been so much better than Lynese. You should give the Food Network or Master Chef a try. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. Oh my... looks lovely and I bet it tastes wonderful!

  7. mmmm! That looks so tasty. I'm with you. Lynese kind of sucked. You would have been a better choice. I used to run home from school to watch Zoom too :)

  8. LOL! Your post made me chuckle - I'm sure you would have been WAY better than Lynese! We call this Chocolate Ripple Cake here in Australia - love the addition of the coffee - will try that next time! Thanks!

  9. This looks like it would hit the spot with the weather we've been having! I love the espresso in the whipped cream, and I really love that I wouldn't have to heat up the kitchen to make this! :)

  10. Yes, I will take not one but three slices please! Pretty please! This looks AMAZING and so beautiful and delish! I am drooling over here.

  11. This looks sinfully good! I might just bring this to my next family function as my mom would go crazy over this! :)

  12. WOW! Now thats some great way to eat an oreo!

  13. Your recipes always make me hungry!!! This looks divine!

  14. It looks so yummy! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  15. Oh yum!!!!! This looks so good!!! It's a sure hit for anyone who loves ice cream and chocolate!! And it's so easy to make too! :)

  16. Your right about eating something according to the climate that you live in. A great looking cake as well. Richard from Amish Stories.

  17. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. :)

  18. How yummy and decadent!

    I'd love for you to stop by for my Friday Favorites party!

  19. Yum! This looks wonderful, perfect for anytime of year here in Florida! Yes I know you would be way better than Lynese at showing how to make a Zebra Cake!! :D

  20. Your post made me laugh:) Your ice box cake looks out-of-this-world!!! I need to add it to my "must make" list!

  21. I bet you can make a heck of a whoopie-pie!. Richard