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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 2 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.

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 for at least 4 hours and up to 24.

7. Garnish with chocolate shavings just before serving.