The only thing better than a generous wedge of layer cake, in my mind, is an equally generous slice of an icebox cake. Why is this? Well, chances are that you didn't work nearly as hard to create that cake.
No-bake icebox cakes are a little sparkle of kitchen magic, as layers of pudding or whipped cream settle between layers of crackers to form a rather amazing layered dessert that rivals fancy tortes for deliciousness. Here are nine of my all-time favorite recipes. These are the ones you need to know — summer is coming!
Start with our essential how-to on making icebox cakes. You can make one with any flavor or type of pudding or whipped cream! You can use fruit, nuts, or crushed cookies in between the layers. The only limit is your imagination, as I demonstrate here with my favorite recipe from my book Bakeless Sweets — the S'mores icebox cake! It's just like a campfire S'more, with rich chocolate pudding between layers of graham crackers, and torched marshmallows. No oven required.
- How To Make a No-Bake Icebox Cake
- No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake
- Lemon Cream Icebox Cake
- Mango Coconut Icebox Cake
- No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata
- S'mores Pudding Icebox Cake