Jailbird Cake This cake is a classic, and for good reason. Simple and inexpensive to make, it’s a crowd pleaser every time. 1. Whip cream until it forms soft peaks, then add vanilla and powdered sugar, and whisk to combine. 2. Sandwich about 1 tablespoon prepared cream between two chocolate wafers, flip the sandwich on its side, and place on a rectangular serving platter. 3. Continue adding wafers and cream until you have a log of 8 wafers with cream in between each one. 4. Start again with a second log directly behind the first one, and continue working until you have 5 logs with 8 cookies in each. 5. Use the remaining whipped cream to frost the top and sides. 6. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or up to 24 hours. 7. Garnish with chocolate shavings just before serving. 2/3 box “Famous” chocolate wafers, 3 cups whipping cream, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, Milk chocolate, to shave for garnish, .
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You can use any brand, but we swear by "Famous" chocolate wafers.

Jailbird Cake

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This cake is a classic, and for good reason. Simple and inexpensive to make, it’s a crowd pleaser every time.

2/3 box “Famous” chocolate wafers

3 cups whipping cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Milk chocolate, to shave for garnish

1. Whip cream until it forms soft peaks, then add vanilla and powdered sugar, and whisk to combine.

2. Sandwich about 1 tablespoon prepared cream between two chocolate wafers, flip the sandwich on its side, and place on a rectangular serving platter.

3. Continue adding wafers and cream until you have a log of 8 wafers with cream in between each one.

4. Start again with a second log directly behind the first one, and continue working until you have 5 logs with 8 cookies in each.

5. Use the remaining whipped cream to frost the top and sides.

6. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or up to 24 hours.

7. Garnish with chocolate shavings just before serving.

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