If you have been following my posts, you know that last week I had a horrible fallout with some french macarons. This is my idea for when I mess up my macarons by adding flour to the almond flour or any other absent-minded mistake. Make a beautiful layered icebox cake. I happened to have tried lemon and fruit punch macarons with the same almond flour that I added a touch of all-purpose flour to, which means they did not turn out. It was a frustrating day, that day.
As you can see with the cookies on the table, they look more like a meringue cookie. They tasted amazing just the same. I couldn’t bare to throw them out, so it occurred to me I could make some kind of layered dessert with them. I text my husband to ask if he would pick up some cool whip frosting that I had saw in the store. I really wanted to give this stuff a try and of course he agreed to it.
I love the colors of this cake. They are so vibrant. I personally think this is a really pretty cake. Not only does it appeal to the eyes, but it appeals to the mouth too.
This is a really rich dessert. It will satisfy a sweet tooth. A very sweet tooth. I love the frosting though. It’s one of my favorites already.
Hopefully this gives you an idea for when things like macarons don’t turn out perfectly.
Icebox Meringue CakePrint Pin It Rate
- 30-40 cookies
- 2 containers of cool whip frosting 10.6 oz each
- Plastic Wrap
- Loaf Pan
- Line the loaf pan with plastic wrap.
- Fill a piping bag with the cool whip frosting.
- Layer cookies on the top of the loaf pan.
- Push some frosting in all the holes and then add a thin layer on top of the cookies. Using a spatula, spread the frosting so the cookies are completely covered.
- Add another layer of cookies and fill in any holes.
- Add another layer of frosting on top of the cookies and spread out with a spatula.
- Repeat for the next two layers.The top should be covered with frosting.
- Place some plastic wrap on the top of the loaf pan and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours.
- Remove from the freezer and unwrap the top of the cake.
- Flip onto a serving plate to have the cookie side facing up. If you want the frosting side to be facing up, flip it with a spatula and smooth out any frosting that was disturbed.
- Cut and serve.
I hope you enjoy the icebox meringue cake!