With layers upon layers of creamy goodness, these amazing Icebox Cake Recipes have stood the test of time! From chocolate to fruity and everything in between, these are the BEST icebox cakes.
So what is an icebox cake? Traditionally it’s a no bake dessert layered with cream, fruit and wafers. It’s then put into the “icebox” to set, while the cream soaks into the wafers giving them a cake-like texture.
Because the icebox is now an obsolete appliance, we simply use a refrigerator in the 21st century. An easy icebox cake that uses simple ingredients is perfect for any summer day.
Typical ingredients for the creamy layer of icebox cakes include: whipped cream like Cool Whip, vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding (or some sort of pudding mixture,) ice cream and chocolate mousse. Of course the options are only as endless as your imagination.
The cookie layer is commonly made with ingredients like: chocolate wafers, chocolate graham crackers, Nilla Wafers, sandwich cookies like Oreo cookies or any other cookies you can think of.
Classic Icebox Cake Recipes
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The classic icebox cake recipe is generally a chocolate icebox cake. It’s made with heavy whipping cream, confectioners’ sugar, chocolate graham cracker layers and whatever garnishes you like on top of the cake.
These include: chocolate shavings for extra chocolatey goodness, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and even fresh strawberries.
We’ve since evolved from the old-fashioned icebox cake and branched out to create more flavors. All of my favorite ice box cakes are listed below!