If I told you how many times I’ve made strawberry icebox cake this summer, you’d say I’m shameless.
But really, I’m just a woman in love… with beautiful delectable desserts that require effortless preparation.
In the case of this strawberry icebox cake, all I had to do was assemble three simple ingredients, and there’s no need to turn on the oven.
I found this recipe from The Kitchn when the weather started warming up, and I’ve made it quite a bit these last few months.
It’s been my last-resort dessert whenever the has occasion called for an easy, foolproof and elegant looking dessert – which is quite often…, because God knows I have limited culinary skills (don’t let the pretty food pictures fool you), and I’m lazy.
So again, just three ingredients; the hardest task here is making the whipped cream.
Or perhaps the most work is in assembling the ingredients – it’s all not very much work either way.
I use whipped coconut cream, which is just as easy to whip up – chill a can of coconut milk overnight, scoop out the fat from the top and viola… coconut cream for whipping.
The icebox cake gets it name from the fact that the cake has to spend some time in the fridge for the ingredients to chill and meld together forming a delicious moist cake.
There’re recipes with accurate measurements out there, but here’s what I do; I get my strawberries, and then gauge how much whipped cream and graham crackers I think I’ll need and then go with it.
- Graham crackers
- Whipped cream
- Icing sugar to taste
- slice strawberries, add icing sugar to whipped cream and set aside
- Save some nice strawberries for garnishing
- Grab a baking pan or a nice serving pan
- Spread dollop of whipped cream on the bottom of the pan
- Start by layering with graham crackers, then more whipped cream and then add strawberries.
- Repeat until you run out of strawberries, the last layer is usually whipped cream, then comes the garnish.
- Garnish with your nice looking strawberries, or drizzle some melted chocolate over, or whatever pretty garnish you dream up.
This is such an easy and cute dessert; I’m yet to meet someone who’s had it and didn’t like it.
Speaking of cute desserts, how awesome are these Ghana flag themed cake pops?