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A question about a recipe: Red Velvet Icebox Cake

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I have a question about the recipe "Red Velvet Icebox Cake" from Anna Hezel. I'm surprised that there's no leavening included in this recipe. Is this an error?

asked by laura williard about 3 years ago
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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added about 3 years ago

I don't believe it is -- the recipe was based off this Martha Stewart ice cream sandwich cookie, which also has no leavener: http://www.marthastewart...

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added about 3 years ago

An icebox cake is traditionally made with wafer cookies and whipped cream. The cookies absorb moisture from the whipped cream and soften during refrigeration. I assume the "cake" layers in this recipe are meant to come out thin and flat like wafers rather than light like a cake.

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