Our recipe for Chocolate Nutella Toffee Icebox Cake is an amped up version of the classic Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer icebox cake recipe that has been around for decades.
The original version is amazingly good – pillows of soft whipped cream surround and soften the chocolate wafer cookies to perfection as they chill overnight. We’ve added drizzles of Nutella and sprinkles of Heath Toffee Bits among the layers to add even more delicious flavor, plus a little bit of crunch. (Let’s just agree that this is a dessert for one of those days when you aren’t worried about counting calories or fat grams!)
The original recipe from the 1930’s was a simple and delicious version that consisted of stacking the chocolate wafer cookies in between layers of slightly sweetened whipped cream, then turned on its side to form a log that was covered with more whipped cream before refrigerating. Then, the folks from The Magnolia Bakery featured their version of the recipe in their terrific cookbook, presenting it as a gorgeous layered cake – an approach that we’ve adapted for our version as well.
If you’ve never had an icebox cake – this recipe needs to go on your must-try list! You won’t be disappointed!