Classic Icebox Cake

July  7, 2015
5 Stars
Photo by Posie Harwood
Author Notes

Adapted from Nabisco, this is the easiest and simplest summer no-bake dessert. The layers of not-too-sweet chocolate wafers soften between billowy mounds of vanilla whipped cream. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

  • Makes one 9-inch cake
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 13 ounces Nabisco chocolate wafers (1 1/2 packages), or other thin cookie
In This Recipe
  1. With a whisk or a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment, whip the cream and vanilla together to stiff peaks.
  2. On a cake stand or large plate, arrange 7 wafer cookies in a circle (1 in the middle, six around the edges). Spread a layer of whipped cream on top, then another circle of cookies, then whipped cream, until you run out. Finish with a top layer of whipped cream.
  3. Refrigerate the cake overnight (or for at least 8 hours). Serve.

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3 Reviews

mdelgatty August 24, 2020
We used to layer these vertically with whipped cream to form a log, and then slice it on the diagonal. Very pretty striped servings, not too big...
stephanieRD July 13, 2020
Going to make this for hubby's birthday! First time making an icebox cake!
Lea A. July 22, 2018
So easy delicious! Have made this for guests. Everyone loves it!