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Mar 7, 2012 >> It’s the Luck of the Irish! Magnolia Bakery shares their Peppermint Icebox Cake Recipe with G&F


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Watched our St. Patrick’s Day special with Magnolia Bakery? We’re giving you some extra time to prep for one of Chicago’s favorite holidays (sorry Casimir Pulaski!) by sharing the Peppermint Icebox Cake Magnolia Bakery’s Bobbie Lloyd helped us make on the show.Snag the recipe below! And be sure to keep reading—Magnolia Bakery will make you green with envy with all of their St. Patty’s Day treats.

PEPPERMINT ICEBOX CAKE
1 qt. heavy cream // 3 Tbls. Granulated sugar // 1 Tbls.
// 1 tsp. peppermint extract

 Pour the heavy cream into the mixer bowl. With the mixer on low slowly pour in the sugar and the peppermint extract. Begin whipping on a medium high speed until the cream thickens slightly in the middle. Once the cream begins to thicken, whip on high speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the cream is very thick.

To make the Ice Box cake; using your off set spatula begin by putting a very thin layer of cream on the doily spinning and smoothing the cream out to the inner edge of the doily. Use just enough cream for the first layer of wafers to stick to the doily.

Take 7 wafer cookies and place around the edge of the whipped cream and one in the center. Be sure the wafers are of equal distance from each other. See above!

Place about 1⁄2 cup of cream for your first layer, using the off set spatula, smooth the cream out almost out to the edge, until you can barely see the edge of the wafer.

For the second layer use 7 more cookies placing them directly in between the first layer of wafers, making sure they are of equal distance apart from each other.

With the following layers of the cake stack the cookies like bricks, for example, the 3rd layer of wafers will be placed directly on top of the first layer of wafers using about 1⁄2 of whipped cream per layer.

Continue with this pattern until the cake is about 10 12 layers high.

Store in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator for 5 to 6 hours before serving.

And now down to business: A large variety of St. Patrick’s Day themed desserts will be available in store Thurs, March 15 through Saturday, March 17 (and all available for pre-order now). The on-line items will be available at the online store on Wednesday, March 7. Orders need to be placed by Monday, March 12 in order to be received by St. Patrick’s Day.

Visit Magnolia Bakery, 108 North State Street at Block 37, 312.346.7777