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Almond Espresso Ice Box Cake

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

The flavors of almond, shortbread cookies and espresso come together in this delicious icebox cake.

Ingredients

1/2
cup almond paste
3
cups whipping cream
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/4
cup granulated sugar
60
small square shortbread cookies
1
cup powdered sugar
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup sliced almonds, toasted*

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat almond paste and 1/2 cup of the whipping cream with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups of the whipping cream, the almond extract and granulated sugar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold in almond mixture until well blended.
  • 3 Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. Spread 1/2 cup whipped cream mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Line edges of pan with 14 of the shortbread cookies.
  • 4 Spread about 1 tablespoon whipped cream mixture on 1 side of each of the remaining cookies. Layer cookies in 5 rows in pan. Spread remaining mixture evenly over cookies. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat remaining 1 cup whipping cream, the powdered sugar, espresso powder and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • 6 Turn cake upside down onto serving platter. Frost cake with espresso cream; top with almonds.

Expert Tips

Ice box cakes really aren't cakes, but are made by layering crisp cookies with sweetened cream. The cookies soften after refrigeration, giving them a cakelike texture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
760
(
Calories from Fat
440),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
49g
49%
(Saturated Fat
21g,
21%
Trans Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
72g
72%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 9 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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