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No-Bake 1920’s “Zebra” Cake

A simple but really delicious dessert in that way that eating Dulce de Leche straight out of the jar is just absolute yum. This kitschy dessert will make you smile, we promise. 

July 27th, 2015

Jennifer Hamilton

"When I was a child, I would watch my mom make this cake for Sunday dessert or company picnics. When it—finally!—came time to serve, she'd slice it on the diagonal and exposed its zebra-stripes of whipped cream and chocolate...which to my 7-year-old brain, seemed like magic. Absolutely delicious magic."   
between 6 - 12, depending on size of slices
Prep Time
20 minutes
  • 1 package plain Chocolate Wafers
  • 2 cups (500 ml) whipping cream
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Whip cream with ½ cup sugar and vanilla until quite stiff.

  2. Put a generous amount of whipped cream on the first cookie, place the second on top of it and add more cream. When you have 7 or 8 cookies stacked, lay them down on an oblong or rectangular dish like a log. Continue adding wafers and cream to the log.

  3. When you have used all the wafers, spread a generous amount of whipped cream over the entire log to completely cover it end to end and top to bottom. Refrigerate for 2 or 3 hours.

  4. Sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder just prior to serving, then slice on a 45 degree angle to give the desired zebra effect.

No-Bake 1920’s “Zebra” Cake
Jennifer Hamilton