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10 Icebox Cake Recipes for Summer

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10 Icebox Cake Recipes for Summer

When think of summertime, we think of baseball, swimming, and picnics. There is nothing more delicious to end a summer meal than a delicate icebox cake! Delight your family, summer guests, and neighbors with these yummy icebox cake recipes!

Icebox cakes are creamy, moist, layered desserts with cream sandwiched between wafer cookies, delicate thin biscuits, or graham crackers. When left in the icebox overnight, they meld into a decadent éclair-like sensation. Tweak these all-time favorites to satisfy your hunger summer crowd.

1. Boozy Icebox Cake

Almond liqueur will make this cake the talk of your neighborhood! Fast, easy and no oven needed for this tasty treat. Ingredients include heavy cream, Oreos, sugar, and vanilla. Place ingredients in layers, or mix well, put in the fridge a day or so ahead of your event. Serve with a swirl of whipped topping. Yum! Get the recipe from Willowbirdbaking.com.

2. No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

Thekitcn.com shares their amazing recipe for No-Bake Strawberry IceBox Cake (the picture will make your mouth water…yum-O!).  Two pounds of fresh strawberries, heavy cream, graham crackers, and dark chocolate layered to perfection. Pure decadence.

3. Chocolate Icebox Cake

Layers upon layers upon layers… Don’t pass this beautiful icebox cake by. Super easy, with simple ingredients, this cake is the perfect addition to a day on the beach. Heavy cream, chocolate wafers, and cocoa create a stunning display of sheer decadence. Find the recipe at Smittenkitchen.com.

4. Cold Fudge Cake

Mr.Food.com shares their Cold Fudge Cake recipe. It is light and delicious decadence; the perfect dessert for summer. Butter, walnuts, chocolate pudding, and cream cheese create a layer topped with swirled whipped topping. This cake is baked for 10 minutes, and then placed into the fridge to cool for six hours before serving. Find the recipe here.

5. Two Ingredient Icebox Cake

Yes, that is correct. Only two ingredients! Cookies and cream layered to create a sensational cool summer dessert. So easy and fun, your entire family will enjoy making and eating this recipe. Serve in your favorite dessert glass and top with a cherry for the perfect treat. Buzzfeed.com has the recipe.

6. Chocolate Cold Cake

With only five ingredients, this Chocolate Cold Cake originated in India. Easy to prepare, it’s a festive dessert that is served chilled or frozen. Butter, sugar, cocoa powder, Marie biscuits, and two eggs require no baking. Bawarchi.com shares the recipe here.

7. Pink Lemonade Icebox Squares

Lemonade is a summer go-to for refreshment. Try this recipe for a backyard brunch or snack by the pool. It’s a lovely combination of butter, cream cheese, golden Oreos, and lemonade. Top with whipped topping and lemon zest. Find the recipe at Tastesoflizzyt.com.

8. Heavenly Cold Cake

Another icebox cake from India, this recipe is a blend of simple ingredients including eggs, chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts), crush biscuits, and cocoa powder. Traditionally served with hot chai or cold drink, this cake requires no baking and will easily become one of your favorites. Find the recipe at Tarladalal.com.

9. Pistachio Icebox Cake

Pistachios are loaded with nutrients. This icebox creation includes heavy cream, condensed milk, pistachio pudding, graham cracker crust, and a handful of pistachios for topping. Buy the pre-made crust, add the remaining creamy ingredients, and chill overnight. Cut into servings and top with pistachios. Dearemmeline.blogspot.com shares this super easy recipe.

10. Cookie Icebox Cake

This is a decadent dessert from DietersDownfall.com (that says a lot about the serious yumminess of this dessert). It doesn’t get better than this; delicate layers of cookies, mascarpone whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate syrup, chilled in the fridge overnight. A shot of whiskey in the sauce gives the cake an added zing. The chef indicates that this recipe can be made with store bought chocolate syrup and cookies, but she relates that the dessert is better when you make the ingredients at home (she tells you how). Either way, this dessert is crispy and thin… and a dieter’s downfall.

Whichever one of these decadent icebox cakes you decide to try (I hope you try all of them), you won’t be disappointed. Easy, simple ingredients create a beautiful presentation for any summer gathering. To find more icebox cake recipes, visit any of the links above. Foodnetwork.com has over 60 icebox cake recipes to add to your recipe box. For a vegan/gluten-free icebox cake visit Refinery29.com.

Remember, a small slice of any calorie-laden dessert is okay on occasion; just don’t overindulge. If you overeat today, balance calories tomorrow. At the end of the day, it’s all relevant. “Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.” Author Unknown.  Enjoy!

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