To make a classic icebox cake, all you need to do is to assemble alternating layers of chocolate wafer cookies and whipped cream before putting the “cake” into the refrigerator overnight to set and soften. It’s that straightforward and simple. Ready to try it out? The Daily Meal has collected our best icebox cake recipes for these final days of summer.
If you love the chalky sweetness of Whoppers candy, you’ll fall head over heels for this malted icebox cake recipe. This recipe details how to make your own vanilla wafers at home, but feel free to use the store-bought variety (we won’t judge).
A traditional Black Forest cake is made with layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries. This icebox twist on the classic calls for chocolate whipped cream to be layered over ladyfingers, cherry preserves, and kirsch pudding.
The flavors of this iconic campfire dessert can now be enjoyed year-round — no campfire required. FYI, this cake is so good you might want to make two!
Like strawberry shortcake, but arguably better? This simple, no-bake, make-ahead cake is as easy as layering vanilla wafer cookies, freshly sliced strawberries, and whipped cream in a cake pan. After three to four layers of each ingredient, cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 24 hours. Slice and enjoy!
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To make the filling sliceable, some of the berries are briefly cooked with a small amount of cornstarch to help them thicken. The result is a pie with a fresh, true strawberry flavor — and all the crumbly, creamy qualities of the best icebox desserts.