A delight of a recipe to share today, the Ice Box Cake. Similar in name to IceMilk, and similar in that the term "ice box" has really been dropped from our vocabulary today. Ice boxes are what modern day refrigerators are to us today, an absolutely essential development for kitchens everywhere. Most were made of wood, then lined with a metal like tin or zinc, with a layer of padding like cork or straw between to help insulate the large block of ice inside that kept the family food cool.
So todays recipe, the Ice Box Cake is a wonderfully inspiring treat. I hope it will make children ask for years to come "why is it called an ice box cake?" And it makes for a lovely presentation with the lady fingers & glass dish.