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What are Icebox Cakes?

What are Icebox Cakes?

Icebox cakes are an unusual style of cake that uses the refrigerator instead of the oven to bring all the elements of the cake together. The cakes are constructed by layering cookies with whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, custard and other similar components, then refrigerated until the cookies soften into a cake-like consistency and all the flavors of the dessert meld together. The cookies used ... Read More »

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are no-bake cakes that set up in the refrigerator, making them a perfect choice for a summer dessert when you need a recipe that won’t heat up the kitchen. Instead of using actual cake, they use cookies (usually chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers) to give the cake structure – and it is surprising to see how cake-like they become while the dessert ... Read More »

Icebox Cakes: Recipes for the Coolest Cakes in Town

Icebox Cakes: Recipes for the Coolest Cakes in Town

Icebox cakes are a style of cake that is perfect for summer entertaining. The cakes are assembled in layers and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until the layers of the cake meld together into one delicious dish. They need to be prepared in advance, but you won’t need to turn on the oven and heat up your kitchen to make one right before you ... Read More »

Lemonade Icebox Cake

Lemonade Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are an excellent summertime dessert because they require no baking – and, thus, don’t heat up your kitchen – and they are served cold, which makes them a delightfully cool treat on a hot afternoon. These “cakes” aren’t really cakes at all. Icebox cakes are layered desserts that typically have a cookie or graham cracker base to give it structure, since they’re not ... Read More »

Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake

Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake

An icebox cake gets its name from the fact that this is not a cake that is baked, but one that sets up in the refrigerator – a.k.a. the icebox, hence the name. The cakes are usually made with a mousse-like mixture that is stacked with layers of crisp cookies, like chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers, and left to setup and meld together in ... Read More »

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