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This simple no-bake "icebox cake" was a staple for Elizabeth Post. It was so delicious and easy to make that it remains one of the Post family's favorite quick-fix desserts today! We use Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers in this icebox cake, and our recipe is a version of the one on the back of the famous cookie box.
You can customize the look of your cake by dusting the top with cocoa powder or adding chopped nuts or chocolate shavings as garnish. Of course, the simplicity of the unadorned icebox cake won't fool anyone—it's still delicious as is!