Quick Delicious: Riff on Icebox Cakes + Stacks

When a dessert chef renowned for her decadent chocolate pie didn’t show up one day in a restaurant I worked years ago, a prep cook whipped up a quickie dessert: the old-fashioned icebox cake that his mother used to make. It proved a giant hit. Since then, I’ve done a number of riffs on that endlessly improvisable approach.