Straightforward Berry Icebox Cake – Sally’s Baking Habit

Let your fridge do a lot of the work with this gentle and straightforward no-bake berry icebox cake. Made with recent berries, graham crackers, and home made vanilla whipped cream, this layered sheet-style cake is likely one of the best no bake dessert recipes you’ll do this summer time. Prep takes about quarter-hour and the whole cake feeds a fortunate crowd!

One reader, Gwen, commented: “I made this final 12 months for the Fourth of July and it was wonderful! I’ve already had two requests from household to make it once more this 12 months. They remembered it and wished extra. I feel that proves how superior that is! ★★★★★

slice of berry icebox cake with vanilla whipped cream between the layers on white plate.

Again in 2016, a reader as soon as wrote in and defined that she’s all the time made a no-bake icebox cake with frozen whipped topping and pudding combine however most well-liked to serve one thing with home made alternate options. My crew and I couldn’t resist the chance to check out a fridge cake recipe! I pictured it with loads of recent whipped cream and summer time berries.

After testing, the berry icebox cake got here out higher than all of us imagined, and I instantly revealed it on my web site. I’ve served it at the very least as soon as each summer time since. Have you ever ever made an icebox or fridge cake earlier than? They’re a whole lot of enjoyable, and you’ll mess around with flavors. Strive my s’mores icebox cake subsequent.

Inform Me About This Berry Icebox Cake

  • Taste: Each cool and creamy chew is filled with juicy berries, whipped cream, and graham crackers. I taste the whipped cream with vanilla bean paste and almond extract. You need to use common vanilla extract, and pass over the almond extract if desired.
  • Texture: Because the cake units up within the fridge, the graham crackers soften right into a cake-like texture. The cake actually tastes like a number of layers of skinny cake with whipped cream and berries in between. Like recent berry cream cake or strawberry shortcake cake, however with extra texture.
  • Ease: This summer time dessert recipe is great for freshmen. You want a handful of primary elements plus about quarter-hour to assemble the cake earlier than it goes into the fridge. There are 3 layers of graham crackers, 3 layers of whipped cream, and a pair of layers of berries (plus further for topping). As soon as you set all of it collectively, cowl and refrigerate it. That’s it!
overhead photo of berry icebox cake with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and star sprinkles on top.

Right here Are The Elements You Want

  • Home made Whipped Cream (heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and almond extract): As an alternative of utilizing store-bought frozen whipped topping, contemplate making your individual whipped cream. The secret is to begin with very chilly cream: the colder the cream, the simpler and extra profitable it would whip. The whipped cream is a lightweight, creamy, and scrumptious addition to at present’s no-bake cake—and it’s the “glue” holding all of the layers in place!
  • Graham Crackers: Graham crackers have the very best form for this icebox cake. They occupy a whole lot of area and create strong layers between the gentle whipped cream. Like I point out above, the graham crackers soften into an irresistibly cake-like texture. Not crunchy in any respect. Some even use chocolate graham crackers for this!
  • Recent Berries: I often use a mixture of strawberries and blueberries, particularly if I’m making this for the 4th of July. You need to use any berries or mixture of berries that you simply love so long as the whole quantity is 3 cups.

Pure vanilla extract works splendidly within the whipped cream, however I like to make use of vanilla bean paste right here. You could find it subsequent to the vanilla extract within the baking aisle, or you possibly can order it online.

ingredients on marble counter including vanilla bean paste, graham crackers, blueberries, strawberries, heavy cream, and confectioners' sugar.

Overview: Learn how to Make This Berry Icebox Cake

The complete printable recipe is beneath, however let’s stroll via it shortly so that you perceive every step/layer earlier than getting began. 

Make the whipped cream. Beat heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, and the vanilla and almond extracts collectively till medium peaks kind:

bowl of vanilla bean whipped cream.

Create the icebox layers. Unfold a really skinny layer of whipped cream on the underside of a 9×13-inch pan; that is simply so the underside layer of graham crackers stick. Organize graham crackers on high—break them aside to suit if wanted:

graham crackers arranged on top of whipped cream in glass baking dish.

Now add a layer of whipped cream, a layer of sliced strawberries, and one other layer of graham crackers:

arranging berries, whipped cream, and graham crackers in glass baking dish.

Repeat with a layer of whipped cream, blueberries, and graham crackers:

graham crackers arranged on top of blueberries and whipped cream in glass baking dish.

High with remaining whipped cream because the frosting. A small offset spatula is useful for spreading the whipped cream:

spreading whipped cream on top of cake in glass pan.

Chill. (You AND the cake can relax now.) Cowl and refrigerate for at the very least 3 hours, and as much as 48 hours. I really like make-ahead desserts, particularly truffles. Common baked truffles often lose their excellent texture the longer they sit, which makes them troublesome to prep forward of time. However this berry icebox cake is PERFECT for that, and tiramisu is one other layered no-bake favourite!

I even have this blueberry lemon icebox cake that I make in a loaf pan. Although at present’s sheet cake units up within the fridge, I discover the loaf form holds form higher when frozen.

Earlier than serving, garnish with extra berries, and even some festive sprinkles. It cuts like a daily sheet cake. The slices lose *slightly* construction when transferring to a plate, however there’s by no means been any complaints from style testers! A small narrow serving spatula is very useful.

slice of icebox cake with vanilla whipped cream between the layers and strawberry and blueberries on top.

This cake is all the time a lot enjoyable to serve as a result of nobody ever believes it’s created from largely whipped cream and graham crackers!

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