Top 10 Best Icebox Cake Recipes

Top 10 Best Icebox Cake Recipes
Top 10 Best Icebox Cake Recipes

Don’t get confused here, because this isn’t a blog post about Zebra shaped cakes, it is a dessert cake that people just happen to call “Zebra cakes” (Or Icebox cakes if you are elsewhere in the world) apparently the first ever Zebra cakes where just a slight deviation from a trifle! But I only found out about these the other day when someone posted a picture of one they had made on their Pinterest wall, it looked so amazing it inspired me to do this post! So come with me and grab a dessert spoon because you are going to want to try some of these…


Top 10 Best Icebox Cake Recipes


That famous chocolate icebox cake
That famous chocolate icebox cake

10 – Chocolate Wafers to heaven and back
aliceqfoodie.blogspot.co.uk/2008/04/that-famous-chocolate-icebox-cake.html

The best bit about this amazing Zebra cake is how simple it is (click on the image for recipe) nothing hard, something amazing to look at and you just know it tastes divine. Pass me a plate because I am going in!

Chocolate Coffee Icebox Cake
Chocolate Coffee Icebox Cake

9 – Coffee for one!
www.sixteenbeans.com/2011/09/chocolate-coffee-icebox-cake.html

Despite the fact that I love coffee I don’t actually like coffee flavour cakes, but I am more than willing to make an exception when it comes to this Zebra cake masterpiece. So why are you still reading this? Click on that image and start making one!

Strawberries and Cream Icebox Cake
Strawberries and Cream Icebox Cake

8 – Strawberries and drool!
www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Strawberries-and-Cream-Icebox-Cake-238749

mouth-watering just doesn’t even start to describe how amazing this Strawberries and cream Zebra Cake really is. Please don’t read any more of my stupid ramblings, click on the image link and make something wonderful! …and then send it to me.

Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake
Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake

7 – Some Zebra cakes look nice, others look nothing short of beautiful!
www.cakechooser.com/620/-wedding-cake-table-with-lavender-tulle-a-white-on-pinterest/CAdGhldmVyeWJlc3R0b3AxMC5maWxlcy53b3JkcHJlc3MuY29tLzIwMTMvMDMvdGhlLXdvcmxkX3MtdG9wLTEwLWJlc3QtemVicmEtY2FrZXMtNy5qcGc/

And beautiful is exactly what this one is for sure. Even its name “Lemon Lavender” sounds amazing let alone how it tastes! It might well look like a super posh, high-end Zebra cake, but if you look at the ingredients in the image link you will see that it is not that difficult to make at all, meaning that even the rubbish bakers like me can make something incredible.

Icebox Cake
Icebox Cake

6 – Piece by Piece
zoebakes.com/2012/03/05/icebox-cake-homemade-chocolate-wafers-with-caramel-cream/

The best bit about this one isn’t how amazing it looks or how good it most probably tastes, but how much detail has gone into the step-by-step guide in the source link! It really really is such a simple guide to making Zebra cakes that even I am very tempted to have a go, and I can burn water!

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Icebox Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Icebox Cake

5 – Monkey Magic!
www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/kelsey-nixon/chocolate-peanut-butter-and-banana-icebox-cake.html?soc=gplus#

Much like a Monkey I love Bananas! And what better way to eat them than on top of this amazing chocolate peanut butter & banana Zebra cake! Nothing else to say other than click on that image link and away you go! …Oh! And please make me one as well.

 Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cake
Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cake

4 – “We No Speak Americano”
changeabletable.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/mexican-chocolate-icebox-cake.html

I have no idea if it really is an original Mexican dessert cake, but who cares! It looks incredible, and with the amazing guide in the source link, it is also simple to replicate!

Chocolate mint icebox cake
Chocolate mint icebox cake

3 – Minted!
ohmypancake.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/chocolate-mint-icebox-cake.html

For me it is the green mint flavoured cream that really makes this one so special, so what you like you know this is going to taste epic and with fairly easy instructions to make on in the image link! For me, this is one amazing looking Zebra cake for sure!

Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake

2 – The sophisticated Zebra cake
www.reclaimingprovincial.com/2013/02/09/chocolate-raspberry-icebox-cake/

I just can’t imagine how good this would taste! And you just know it is going to be right up there with the best of them, the colours, the cream the drool that is dripping down my screen! Now please just stop reading this, click on that picture and make one!

Strawberry Icebox Cake
Strawberry Icebox Cake

1 – It started with a dribble!
www.mrfood.com/Cakes/Strawberry-Icebox-Cake

And it all started with this one that someone had pinned on their wall and so it should end with the same one. You can just imagine that when I saw this I just had to discover more about it, what it was, how to make them and more importantly what they tasted like. I have done the hard work in finding the recipe for this in the link, so now all I have to do is to find out how they taste! And maybe make me one as well.

110 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Icebox Cake Recipes”

  1. Here’s a cool experiment we’re trying out for a birthday this weekend. The birthday girl asked for a spice cake with lemon filling. So, I’ll build a butter cream well on the bottom layer to keep it from squashing out, and fill the well with lemon pie filling, then top it and frost the whole cake with butter cream or cream cheese frosting.

  2. Sigh – that’s the cross I bear – a non-chocolate lover in a land of chocolatiers……
    🙂
    Perhaps if more folks looked at the link and saw how flippin’ easy it is to make, they would like it more! Definitely up my “I’m on baking strike” alley! LOL

  3. Yeah it seems a layer cake is the best thing to call them, but going on the other comments everyone has their own unique name for them. And maybe I should stop posting cakes. …until next week anyway.

  4. That is the good things about me, I am happy to bring you cakes from all over the world just as long as they look good! I am not fussy if I can make it or what is in it just as long as it looks great I will post about them!

  5. Damn you. Every time I read your blog I end up with nasty drool marks on my iPad.. :-/
    That aside I think I’m gaining weight just looking at these, all totally divine. And have never heard the term zebra cake or icebox cake. We would simply call it a layer cake here.

  6. Hi Russell I have picture of cake like cakes in your post. I try send to you, but I don’t know how. I can’t give photo to comment. I like these cakes, I found recipe for cake in magazine, when I waited in Auto service for my car. It was 3 – 4 years ago. I baked this cake, it was delicious. I did many times, because cake was really good.
    …camilla

  7. She would dip chocolate ripple biscuits in port, then stand them up in a layer of whipped cream and then fill in between the layers with more cream to make a log. The cake would go in the freezer until serving time. Yum! After looking at your links I think it’s a zebra/icebox cake for sure.

  8. Well to be honest these are the easy ones for me because 9 times out of 10 people on Pinterest have an entire ‘board’ called flake cakes, hedgehog cakes, kitkat cakes and like this one Zebra cakes! I just then have to reverse search the image and find out where they are from! Simple really.

  9. I remember when my mom made an icebox cake with pineapple. It was so yummy! I want the mint one, and the raspberry one. and of course # 1. Now I’ve just gained 5 lbs of weight by licking my screen. You do this to me on purpose I swear you do Russell. LOL 😉

  10. I have never even heard of icebox cakes or zebra cakes. They all look amazing. My mother-in-law used to make a chocolate ripple cake that looked a lot like these and it had to be in the freezer. I wonder if it is the same type of cake. It was always very boozy, she liked to put some alcohol in everything she cooked. I am going to follow these links and educate myself right now!

  11. We make something like this we call le gâteau brique because the cookies are rectangular and we layer them like building a brick wall.

  12. Mom says we can’t eat stuff like that……….so why can she???? Not fair!!! OH…….and Mom said you shouldn’t put such delicious looking things out there to make her hungry. Now if you put some catnip on top of some of those cakes they would totally be over the top!!!

  13. I just reverse blog or so to speak, I find one image/thing that I like the look of then try and find 9 more! And no it doesn’t always workout, I have well over 100 posts that I can never finish because there isn’t 10 of them. (or not that I could find anyway)

  14. I’ve definitely learned something new today. I’ve never heard of “zebra cakes” or “icebox cakes.” I’ve also never seen many of these cakes before, but they look beautiful, yummy, and a bit exotic. Perhaps it’s because you’re on the other side of the old pond? Thanks for sharing!

  15. This is absolutely fantastic! Definitely going to attempt one or two of these when I manage to scrape together some spare time!

  16. Well I said I was going to be good this weekend…that was until I saw these yummy cakes. I’m craving it now, see what you did:-)

Which one did you like?