Why the Icebox Cake Should Be Your Next Dessert

You don't need an oven to serve up a great cake!

You don’t need an oven to serve up a great cake! With only a handful of ingredients and minimal effort required to prepare it, an icebox cake is undeniably a great no-bake dessert option for newbie and experienced bakers alike. 

A typical icebox cake has layers of chocolate wafers layered on top of each other with whipped cream and fruits sandwiched in between. We know what you’re thinking: if an icebox cake is made up of crackers, why is it called a cake? The rule of thumb when you are whipping up a mean icebox cake is to refrigerate it overnight—this is how you will get soft, cake-like layers. The crackers soak up the moisture coming from both the whipped cream and fruit juices, so it also makes for easy slicing and serving. 

Another thing that’s great about this kind of cake? They are perfect for serving a crowd! Layer this dessert on a large Pyrex dish and it will be a sure-fire hit with both kids and adults at any party. Experiment with different kinds of cookies and crackers like ladyfingers and graham crackers, or different kinds of fruits like peaches, kiwi, and mangoes. 


Serves 2
Prep Time 15 minutes 

9 chocolate wafers 
1 1/2 cups whipped cream
1 banana, sliced into rounds
6 strawberries, halved
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Chocolate sauce, for drizzling

 1  Place 3 wafers side by side on a baking sheet or flat plate lined with parchment paper. Spread whipped cream on the wafers. 

2  Layer bananas and strawberries on top. 

3  Add another layer of wafers. Continue layering cream, fruits, and wafers on top of each other until you make 3 layers. Spread whipped cream on top.

4  Arrange remaining fruit on top of the cream. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. 


5  Drizzle chocolate sauce on top. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. 

Tip: Want to make a bigger cake? Use an 8x8-inch pan. 


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