Simple 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 without doubt one of the best no bake dessert recipes you’ll do this summer season. Prep takes about quarter-hour and all the cake feeds a fortunate crowd!

One reader, Gwen, commented: “I made this final yr for the Fourth of July and it was wonderful! I’ve already had two requests from household to make it once more this yr. They remembered it and needed extra. I believe 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 at all times made a no-bake icebox cake with frozen whipped topping and pudding combine however most popular to serve one thing with home made alternate options. My staff 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 season 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 least as soon as each summer season since. Have you ever ever made an icebox or fridge cake earlier than? They’re numerous 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 stuffed with juicy berries, whipped cream, and graham crackers. I taste the whipped cream with vanilla bean paste and almond extract. You should use common vanilla extract, and miss 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 really 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 season dessert recipe is fantastic for rookies. You want a handful of fundamental substances 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 couple of layers of berries (plus additional for topping). As soon as you set all of it collectively, cowl and refrigerate it. That’s it!
berry icebox cake in glass plan with slices cut out.

Right here Are The Substances You Want

  • Do-it-yourself Whipped Cream (heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and almond extract): As a substitute of utilizing store-bought frozen whipped topping, take into account making your personal whipped cream. The bottom line is to start out with very chilly cream: the colder the cream, the better and extra profitable it would whip. The whipped cream is a lightweight, creamy, and scrumptious addition to at this time’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 numerous house and create stable layers between the delicate 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!
  • Contemporary Berries: I normally use a mix of strawberries and blueberries, particularly if I’m making this for the 4th of July. You should use any berries or mixture of berries that you just 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’ll be able to order it online.

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

Overview: The best way to Make This Berry Icebox Cake

The complete printable recipe is under, however let’s stroll by 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. Prepare graham crackers on prime—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.

Prime 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 sit back now.) Cowl and refrigerate for at the least 3 hours, and as much as 48 hours. I really like make-ahead desserts, particularly desserts. Common baked desserts normally lose their supreme 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 this time’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 at all times a lot enjoyable to serve as a result of nobody ever believes it’s constructed from largely whipped cream and graham crackers!

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