Awesome, Easy, No-Bake Icebox Cakes

Awesome, Easy, No-Bake Icebox Cakes

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. ​

Black and White Malted Icebox Cake

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).

For the Black and White Malted Icebox Cake recipe, click here.

Black Forest Icebox Cake

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.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

Turn one of your favorite flavor duos — chocolate and peanut butter — into an icebox cake simply by layering chocolate wafer cookies with homemade peanut butter whipped cream. Check out the recipe here.

Classic Icebox Cake


This easy-to-make cake requires just four ingredients: chocolate wafer cookies, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract.

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Lemon Icebox Cake

Grate some fresh lemon zest into your whipped cream and add a few layers of prepared lemon curd in between the cookies and whipped cream. To finish, top the finished lemon icebox cake with fresh blueberries and chopped pistachios.

For the recipe, click here.

Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake

This one's for all the mint chocolate chip ice-cream-lovers of the world. Here, minty whipped cream is spooned over layers of Oreo cookies; chill before devouring.

For the full recipe, click here.

S’more Icebox Cake

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! 

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Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake

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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Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe

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.

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