One of my favorite recipes, hands down, is the Famous Chocolate Refrigerator Roll. I originally discovered this recipe at a friend’s house. She had made this for dessert, and I said, “I need this recipe.” I could have eaten the whole cake. She said what I now say to every person who asks for this recipe (and everyone does), “This is the easiest dessert recipe I have.” Nobody believes it because it is so impressive to look at and tastes so magnificent, but it is really, really easy. What I discovered later is that the recipe is basically found on the back of the Nabisco Famous Wafers box. I definitely like to make my own homemade whipped cream, but you could used store bought to make the recipe even more simple. Nothing beats the taste of homemade though.
Famous Chocolate Refrigerator Roll Cake
Famous Chocolate Wafers from Nabisco
Homemade Whipping Cream (I make up a pint of whipping cream to cover the cake)
Once you make up your whipping cream you just stack the whipping cream and chocolate wafers. I stacked the wafers 9 high.
Once you have made your wafer stacks, you lay them on a serving platter. I do my log 4 stacks long because of the size of the plate.
The next step is to cover the entire log with the remaining whipped cream. Put the log into the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. The cookies start to soften and turn cake-like. If you can do it overnight, it only gets better.
You can decorate the top before serving with anything you want. I have dusted cocoa powder on the top, used chocolate curls, Heath bar (or other crushed candy bar) broken up or broken candy canes. Here’s the Heath bar version:
It’s up to you whether you let people think you have mad baking skills or tell them it is the easiest dessert to make in the world.