Famous Chocolate Wafer Cake (Zebra Cake) Easy

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My family has been making this dessert for over 80 years. It was first introduced by Nabisco in 1929 as "Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake". My mom, now almost 90, remembers her mother serving this to her when she was a child.

As the wafers sit overnight, they become cake-like and incredibly delicious! Combined with real, hand-whipped whipping cream, it's comfort food at its finest! So creamy, good and satisfying! Perfect with a hot cup of coffee after a great meal... and so easy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

14 slices
20 Min


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tsp. vanilla
cups chilled whipping cream, unwhipped
9 oz. package nabisco famous chocolate wafers

How to Make Famous Chocolate Wafer Cake (Zebra Cake) Easy


  • 1Combine whipped cream and vanilla in a glass bowl. Beat with mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • 2Spread just a tsp. of whipped cream onto each wafer. Stack wafers together. Then stand on edge on serving platter to make log.
  • 3Frost with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4Cut dessert diagonally into 14 slices. Store leftover cake (...if any =) ) in refrigerator.
  • 5Decorate with mini chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, nuts, toasted coconut or (my favorite) just serve as is!

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