I’ve been wanting to post about this recipe forever,which is not much I know, since I started blogging five months ago. It just got, regularly, thrown down to the bottom of the list.
I don’t have kids, but if there ever was a favorite kid´sicebox cake in this country that is Chocotorta (choco for chocolate and torta means cake). The most requested one by far.Everybody’s happy when the b-day cake is this one. And I include adults. It’s gotten to the point where it started being the ‘it’ dessert at restaurants. For children and their parents.
Of course it’s easy as cookies and cream, though in thiscase we use sour cream and dulce de leche. What else, right? That sweet, milkjam appears everywhere around here, and it won’t go away. It´s our national treasure. The original has store bought chocolate cookies.
My ‘cake’ consists, on one part, of homemade chocolatewafers. As far as I know and tried, there are none better than the ones I madehere. They come from Alice Medrich, the chocolate queen, and were posted by this wildly popular blogger. They have the right amount of sweetness and darkchocolate.
They combine perfectly with the coffee used for dipping and with thecreamy mixture of sour cream and milky jam. The tanginess of the cheese is whatsets this combination of ingredients apart from others. It´s essential to thefinal result. Whipped cream could be used, but it won’t be the same. There aresome things that should be left as they are, because they are fantasticalready. This icebox cake is one of them. It’s so much more than the sum ofit´s parts.
I barely made it to this post, after spending two full days in the kitchen, baking for two clients whose orders were finally delivered saturday afternoon. I slept 4 hours, so forgive my messy pictures because the fact is, it needed many more hours of refrigeration before attempting to dive in. Hey, I could’ve said my nephews made it… but they didn´t. What you see is the work of a sleep-deprived fully-grown adult.
For kids the wafers can be dipped in coffee or simplywater if they’re toddlers. I, no surprise here, add some kahlua to the mix.
The assembled cake should be refrigerated for a day orso, so that the cookies become moist and soft and the flavors blend. The knifeshould cut through it with no crunchy surprises.
The amount of wafers and sour cream mixture is a matter of taste.You can adjust how much of each you use according to how sweet or chocolaty youlike it. Of course, store-bought chocolate wafers or plain chocolate cookies can be used.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Chocolate Wafers (viaSmitten Kitchen)
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 cups dulce de leche
¾ cup hot coffee
¼ cup Kahlua or other coffee liqueur (optional)
Mix sour cream and dulce de leche in a medium bowluntil smooth.
In a small shallow bowl, mix coffee and liqueur ifusing. Dip one side of the wafers in the coffee mixture, and arrange in singlelayer, in the bottom of pan. I use a rectangular one that holds three layers of8 wafers each.
Put about 1 ¼ cups sour cream mixture, spreadingevenly. Repeat with remaining wafers and filling.
Refrigerate a day.
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