Have you ever had a slice of an icebox cake? My husband said it tastes like a giant Oreo Cookie and who doesn’t love Oreo’s! The best part, it’s no-bake and easy to make and looks intriguing. If you want into your office or a church dinner carrying it, you are going to get a lot of smiles and some people will look at with what a puzzled look on their face. Be prepared because someone will ask you for the recipe before you leave.
Icebox cakes have been around for quite a while. Some say it hit the United States during World War I and some think it became popular in the late 1930’s. I don’t know who originally made it, but I’m glad they did. This Icebox Cake has a few more ingredients than just whipped cream, sugar and vanilla which makes this recipe a bit sweeter. Seriously, a thin slice is all you need and you don’t want to give it to your kiddos before bedtime. It might make it difficult for them to sleep because they will be running in circles screaming for more.
I love the way the cookies show on the sides of the cake because it makes it look interesting. If someone hasn’t see an icebox cake before you better believe it will pique one’s curiosity. They’ll think it took hours to make when the truth is it didn’t. The thing that takes the longest is separating the cream filling from the Oreo Cookies. Remember when you were a kid and would take apart your Oreo’s so you could lick off the filling? Now you have to do the grown-up version and pop open the cookies by using a butter knife to remove the cream, and place them in a bowl. Don’t worry. The creamy centers will be added to the whipped cream mixture so it gives the icebox cake that Oreo flavor we all know and love.
If you don’t want to spend the time removing the Oreo filling, you don’t have to. You can use the Famous Chocolate Wafers like Magnolia Bakery did in this Magnolia Bakery’s Strawberry Icebox Cake. Doesn’t the strawberry version look incredible?
If you like Oreo’s you are going to love this icebox cake because it tastes like a giant Oreo Cookie. Only it’s better! It’s a no-bake delicious cake thats easy to make.
These cakes were being made before we had refrigerators. Hence the name ‘Icebox Cake’ because they placed them in the icebox to keep them cold. I don’t know about you, but an old fashioned cake that has stood the test of time has my