Icebox Cake

Icebox Cake

Baking a cake is easy when there's no cake involved! This easy Icebox Cake recipe is a delicious no-bake delight that everyone will love. Easy cake recipes don't get any easier than this.


  • 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 small ripe bananas, diced (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 35 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 3 tablespoons semisweet-chocolate pieces


  1. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spoon half the whipped cream into another bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  2. With rubber spatula, gently fold bananas into remaining whipped cream.
  3. On one side of each of 5 chocolate wafers, spread about 2 heaping teaspoons banana-whipped cream. Stack wafers on top of each other. Top stack with a plain wafer.
  4. Repeat stacking wafers on top of each other until all wafers are used, making 5 stacks of 7 wafers each. Turn each stack on its side; place stacks, one behind the other so that rounded edges overlap slightly to form a log on platter.
  5. Frost log with reserved whipped cream and decorate with chocolate pieces. Cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours or overnight to allow wafers to soften.

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I've been doing this with vanilla flavored whipped cream. It is helpful to know it slices well on the diagonal. Slice on the diagonal. I've been doing this for years with vanilla flavored whipped cream; I love the banana idea. i love this new idea with bananas.

I find stacking the cookies too much trouble. I crush the choc. wafers and alternate layering them in a serving dish with the banana mixture and the whipped cream.

This looks like a fun dessert! I can't exactly visualize putting the stacks behind each other, and OVERLAPPING the rounded edges. Any comments on how to overlap rounded edges of a cookie already stacked?Do we place the stacks after the first stack to the side slightly and even top cookie near the 6th cookie of the first stack which we have laying in its side?

Finally..The stacks are behind each other, not cookies in one stack placed directly behind a cookie. I think I understand! Could also be made with graham cracker squares..

a stack behind of a stack, not behind (not below) a cookie..

The best way to see a picture of the finished dessert is to go to: Their version is posted the website. Or the box of wafers has a picture of the finished product. Therse chocolate wafers are the best.

Are these like vanilla wafers, only chocolate?

Yes, they are exactly like vanilla wafers. The only chocolte wafers I've found are made by Nabisco but, depending on where you live, you might find others.


@paulettebyers 7949609 - For this recipe, you are going to create 5 stacks. Each column will consist of 7 chocolate wafers, with banana cream in between each cookie in the column. Once you have used all the cookies, you then lay the column down on a platter like a log. I have made some changes to the recipe to make the directions more clear. Hope this helps! - RecipeLion Editors

I'm still confused. Can someone post pictures?

don't understand the stacking of cookies

Think of them as stacking poker chips on their sides! I think Skinny Cow makes a ice cream treat with two chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream in between. Just think of this recipe like that. Once your sandwiches are all made, just put them back to back on their sides (the round parts) and then frost. This recipe was huge about 30 years ago!

So back to back instead og one long stack..and the bottom rounded edge sort of in the middle area of the first stack? This will make a log as wide as the 7 stacked cookies?


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