Published Jan 06, 2010 in Cakes

This recipe was clipped from a newspaper, date unknown but judging from the information on the back this is from the 1940’s – 1950’s. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.

Vintage Clipping For Chocolate Ice Box Cake Recipe

Here is the traditional ice box cake made with lady fingers.

Chocolate Ice Box Cake
Mrs. K. H. Harrington

Shave 2 bars of sweet chocolate into upper part of a double boiler. Add 4 tablespoonfuls boiling water and 4 tablespoonfuls powdered sugar. Place on flame in double boiler to melt. Beat 4 egg yolks light, set chocolate mixture off flame. Add beaten yolks and continue beating until well blended. Add 1 teaspoonful vanilla, a pinch of salt, and fold in 4 egg whites which have been beaten stiff.

Place halves of lady fingers all around a square mold 8×12 also covering the bottom closely, then a layer of chocolate and again the lady fingers until all are used. Place in refrigerator over night.

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4 Responses to Vintage Chocolate Ice Box Cake Recipe

Christine Pollock
Published 6 August, 2012 in 6:42 pm

My sister and I are looking for a receipe our grandmother made with social tea biscuits and chocolate put into a rectangular 3 x 8 glass container called either a chocolate icebox cake or a “pecular cake.” Thanks

Charles Ham
Published 18 November, 2018 in 12:25 pm

WOW! This is the recipe that has been in my wife’s family for at least three generations! My wife’s grandmother was making this around 1920. We have her original recipe that has instructions for a coal or wood burning stove! And it really says to cool in the icebox! Yummy then and yummy now!

Vincent E. Summers
Published 1 April, 2019 in 7:10 am

This very closely resembles the ice box cake my grandmother’s cookbook contained. It was printed about 1905-1907, somewhere thereabouts. But it was not the first edition. So perhaps Mrs. Harrington got “her” recipe from there.

megan malloy
Published 17 May, 2020 in 8:47 pm

Looks like Mom’s recipe.

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