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My Mamma Makes It Better Episode 6: Chocolate Icebox Cake

Servings: Serves 12

Here’s a treat that’s perfect for the holidays. This chocolate icebox cake comes to us from @anneap215‘s mamma.  It’s a make-ahead cake that is just the right balance of rich and sweet.

Watch us make this recipe come to life on our IGTV series, My Mamma Makes It Better.


1 1/2 cups whipped cream (about 1 cup heavy whipping cream if making homemade)

12 oz. German sweet chocolate

2 1/2 Tbs. hot water

6 eggs

3 Tbs. powdered sugar

3 dozen lady fingers

Optional: 2 Tbs. Kahlua or other liquor


Whip the cream and keep in the fridge.

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Remove chocolate from heat and stir in water. Set aside.

Separate 6 egg whites from egg yolks. Add egg yolks, one at a time, and beat vigorously. Add in powdered sugar, beat. If adding liquor, stir in.

Fold in 6 egg whites a little at a time, then fold in the whipped cream. 

Line a 9″ springform pan with the lady fingers, ripping them apart to fill in the cracks. Pour in the chocolate mixture. Refrigerate overnight.

Top with extra whipped cream before serving.



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