Icebox Cake Recipe
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Icebox Cake Recipe

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You don't have to bake to serve a wonderful dessert! This "cake" is made from chocolate wafers and whipping cream. It is so delicious.—Cindy Hawkins, New York, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafers
  • Chocolate curls, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 235 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff. Spread heaping teaspoonfuls on the cookies. Make six stacks of cookies; turn stacks on edge and place on a serving platter, forming a 14-in.-long cake.
  2. Frost top and sides with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Icebox Cake in Reminisce July/August 1998, p63

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Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"Amazing and cheap! Tou can find the wafers at Walmart. Only problem I had was finding a box with wafers in tact, most were broken."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"I used the Dare Chocolate thins as I could not find the wafers and it turned out great! They are much easier to find!"

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"My mom made this cake for years because it was inexpensive, and yet still a luxury back in the 60s and 70s. We didn't make stacks, however. She just had me put whipped cream on each cookie and sandwich them on end until a long cake was formed. Refrigerating it is an important step for the wafers to absorb the moisture. I have found the wafers in my small town on the top shelf of the cookie aisle. Best cake ever, especially if you have a little one involved in making it. They will believe they are the king/queen of cakes. :)"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"This is a great recipe! It's easy to make, has a nice presentation, appeals to a broad range of tastes and will compliment a variety of meals. You just can't go wrong with this one!"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012


They are also around the Vanilla Wafers, usually on the top shelf of the market."

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