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Pumpkin Icebox Cake

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour.+ chilling Cook: 20 min. + chilling


12 servings

This tube cake is a fun, simple way to make a quick dessert. Pumpkin, chocolate and spice are very nice. —Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia
Pumpkin Icebox Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2/3 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafers


  1. In a large saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand 1 minute. Heat and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Whisk in pumpkin, brown sugar, pie spice and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Immediately transfer to a clean bowl; cool 30 minutes. Press plastic wrap onto surface of mixture; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold into pumpkin mixture. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
  4. Spread scant tablespoonfuls of pumpkin mixture over wafers; arrange in a 8x8-in. baking dish, closely overlapping wafers. Repeat with remaining pumpkin mixture and wafers. Sprinkle top with wafer crumbs. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 274 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Jeanne
    Oct 5, 2020

    chocolate wafers are the flat chocolate cookies such as nabisco famous chocolate cookies. Can be hard to find

  • gramlady
    Feb 11, 2020

    I want to make this but not sure what you mean by wafer! I wonder if you mean a vanilla cookie?.