Springtime means it’s almost time for one of nature’s sweetest treats — strawberries — to be picked fresh from the fields. Of course, strawberries are fantastic on their own, but they also add so much berry goodness to dessert recipes.
We’ve featured recipes for cheesecake-stuffed strawberries, chocolate-covered strawberries, and Strawberry White Chocolate Gooey Bars, just to name a few. Now, there’s another delicious delight to add to our strawberry recipe collection — and this one requires no baking.
The Old Fashioned Strawberry Icebox Cake will have you nostalgic for summer nights at your grandma’s house when you just couldn’t wait for a cold, creamy dessert. The vintage recipe comes from Michaela, creator of the website An Affair From the Heart, and all it requires is putting together some simple ingredients and then letting it set in the refrigerator for a while.
With only five basic ingredients, you can whip up a strawberry icebox cake in less than 15 minutes. The most challenging part of the recipe is waiting for it to set in the refrigerator before digging into it.
You will need the following ingredients to make this icebox cake:
- graham crackers
- powdered sugar
- heavy whipping cream
- vanilla extract
As far as equipment, you’ll want an electric mixer, measuring cups, a rubber spatula, a bowl, a 9-by-13 pan and some plastic wrap. Michaela also uses a strawberry huller and a slicing tool to more easily cut the strawberries into uniform slices.
Michaela’s detailed recipe gives you step-by-step instructions on how to put together this strawberry icebox cake. Once you have your cream whipped, it’s simply a matter of building layers in the pan until it’s full of creamy, berry goodness!
It will take at least a couple of hours for your Old Fashioned Strawberry Icebox Cake to soften and set properly. You can even let it set overnight in the refrigerator, so this recipe is great for when you want to prepare a dessert a day in advance. Once it’s made, the cake will keep for about two days, but we doubt it will last that long!