Ice Box Cake, a simple hot weather dessert.

@GardenGerty (87806)
Marion, Kansas
July 12, 2016 8:58pm CST
Have you ever had an Ice Box Cake, or Refrigerator cake? The first one I ever had was Cool Whip and Graham Crackers. The whip was flavored with a little strawberry jam. No baking is involved in this dessert. Choose a dish. I used a cake box with a lid. Get a box of your favorite graham crackers, and something cool and creamy. The one we have right now is regular grahams, chocolate fudge pudding with peanut butter stirred in, and frosted with real whipped cream. The hardest part is waiting at least twelve hours to eat it. I began with a skim coat of the pudding mixture then put six full rectangle graham crackers on top. I put half the remaining pudding on, then another layer of grahams. Another layer of pudding, more grahams, then frosted with I cup of whipping cream whipped with powdered sugar and vanilla. I have had cinnamon grahams with chocolate cool whip, and I have seen banana cream icebox cake with banana slices inside. Refrigerate your icebox cake for at least twelve hours before cutting. You will find it to be like thin layers of cake with flavored filling. Delish.
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11 responses
• Stanton, Kentucky
13 Jul 16
Wow, this sounds scrumptious! It seems like there are endless possibilities for different combinations of flavors.
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@GardenGerty (87806)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Jul 16
I know. It is a simpler version of a cream pie, but with the consistency of cake.
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@Teep11 (6268)
• United States
13 Jul 16
Great recipe. Tried before. Not too fond of bananas but would take a small piece of cake.
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@GardenGerty (87806)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Jul 16
I bet it would be good with staberries and a vanilla pudding. I am even thinking of doing it with yogurt. I make mine at home.
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@sallypup (18762)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Jul 16
Like a torte cause tortes have crumbs in them, I believe. Interesting.
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@GardenGerty (87806)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Jul 16
My mom had said this reminded her of a torte. The first one I ever made was for her birthday, years ago.
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@Jessicalynnt (48199)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Jul 16
seen different versions of this, I end being lazy, I make the pudding, and leave it in it's bowl, then when I want some I just layer the stuff in my serving bowl
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Jul 16
@GardenGerty ironically I just finished some of that, with a few teddy grahams stuck in the pudding
@marsha32 (6794)
• United States
16 Jul 16
Sounds good to me. I wish I had your cooking and baking motivation. I hate taking the time to do any kind of cooking anymore.
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@GardenGerty (87806)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Jul 16
I really don't do much any more. I had promised Bob peanut butter and chocolate pie and the crust was ruined. This was faster and better.
@celticeagle (111796)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jul 16
Interesting variations. I have eaten this before. We had cheese cake with strawberry topping on it tonight for dessert. Then reminded me of it.
@Lucky15 (33644)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
That is a sure hit for summer ;)
@koopharper (6032)
• Canada
13 Jul 16
Sounds delicious. Probably had some before not knowing what it was called. My taste buds say yum and I don't always wonder about anything else.
@silvermist (14869)
• India
13 Jul 16
@GardenGerty This seems to be a delicious ice cake.But I think I will have one piece of cake from the one you have made.Much easier than making one.
@toniganzon (37513)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
It's a common dessert here in my country.
@artemeis (4012)
• China
13 Jul 16
It is an interesting dessert indeed and it is so simple to make. Great sharing here.