Really, this is just a chocolate refrigerator roll but when my kids were younger we made this every Christmas Eve and this is what they called it and the name stuck. So we still make the Baby Jesus birthday cake ~ well, some years we make it and some years, yours truly forgets to make it.
The chocolate wafers have become elusive recently but I found some and they are EXPENSIVE! At least to me they are ~ almost $5 for a box of boring cookies. All that aside, it’s super easy to make and really good. You do have to let it sit in the refrigerator a bit so the cookies soften up and they will be the same texture as cake. I make mine first thing in the morning for evening dessert.
Baby Jesus Birthday Cake or Chocolate Refrigerator Roll
1 tsp vanilla (I don’t use this)
2 cups whipping cream, whipped (Cool Whip is fine, too)
1 (9 oz) pkg Nabisco Chocolate Wafers
Sprinkles or chocolate curls for garnish
Stir the vanilla into the whipped cream.
Spread about 1/2 tbsp of whipped cream on one side of a wafer. Continue in this manner, stacking the wafers on their sides.
Frost with the rest of the whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate curls or sprinkles.
Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
To serve, slice at a 45º angle.
Makes about 12 servings.