So have I mentioned how I suck at baking? Yeah? Well this weekend I wanted to make one of those cakes with fresh berries for the Fourth of July. But I certainly didn’t want to turn on the oven or mix flour and sugar and the like (I have mentioned my laziness before, yeah?). So I thought I’d try to make an Icebox Cake instead. I’ve never made one of these before, but I’ve always been intrigued by how easy they seem to make. And you guys? MAN, ARE THEY EASY.
So while this isn’t the prettiest of cakes, I wanted to tell you how to make it.
• Either a tub of Cool Whip, or better yet, homemade whipped cream (to do this, beat one pint of heavy whipping cream with a mixer, adding in 2 tbsp powdered sugar and 2 tsp vanilla about halfway through. Once it thickens up, STOP BEATING. If not, it gets too heavy… says the girl who messed up her first batch.)
• One box of graham crackers
• Your favorite fresh berries.
Step one: Line a bread loaf pan with saran wrap, then layer the bottom with graham crackers (you can break them up to make them fit).
Step two: Spoon in some whipped cream, and throw a few berries on top (sliced strawberries work great)
Step three: Repeat the grahams, then repeat the whipped cream & fruit , until you reach the top of the pan.
Step four: Put the cake in the freezer for 2 hours.
Step five: When frozen, remove from pan, frost the outside with the remaining whip cream and cover in berries. Enjoy! Because it’s frozen, it slices pretty easily!
This cake has about 155 calories per serving (See? Super light and cold! Perfect for Summer!).