Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Well I just celebrated my birthday last week and rather than do an actual cake I thought I would make this Mocha dessert that I saw on the Food Network! And it was SOO GOOD!!! The only problem that I have when making these large desserts is that it is way too much for 2 people. So usually half of it gets tossed. I think I will try to cut the recipes in half from now on.
I found this recipe on Food Network, it was on the Barefoot Contessa here!
2 cups cold heavy cream

12 ounces Italian mascarpone cheese

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Pernigotti

1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 (8-ounce) packages chocolate chip cookies, such as Tate's Bake Shop

Shaved semisweet chocolate, for garnish


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the heavy cream, mascarpone, sugar, coffee liqueur, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and vanilla. Mix on low speed to combine and then slowly raise the speed, until it forms firm peaks.

To assemble the cake, arrange chocolate chip cookies flat in an 8-inch springform pan, covering the bottom as much as possible. (I break some cookies to fill in the spaces.) Spread a fifth of the mocha whipped cream evenly over the cookies. Place another layer of cookies on top, lying flat and touching, followed by another fifth of the cream. Continue layering cookies and cream until there are 5 layers of each, ending with a layer of cream. Smooth the top, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

Run a small sharp knife around the outside of the cake and remove the sides of the pan. Sprinkle the top with the chocolate, cut in wedges, and serve cold.

Side notes:  the above is the recipe from the website.  However I did make a couple of changes.  I didn't have espresso powder so I added a little extra Kahlua.  Also I used 1 & 1/2 packs of Chips Ahoy cookies.

I am linking up my yummy dessert here -

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  1. Oh my gooooodness! This sounds and looks just amazing! Yes, my friend I will be doing this! Thank you!
    All Things Heart and Home

  2. I came back to look at this again this morning! Oh yum. Really.
    I stumbled and tweeted it! xo

  3. Thank-you Robin!!! I love that you tweeted it! I will have to follow you on twitter!

  4. I'm featuring this Wednesday on All Things Inspired...I can't stop thinking about it!

  5. Awesome Robin! I can't wait to stop by your site tomorrow to have a peek!!!! You are such a sweety! :)



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