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Cookie Icebox Cake

    Layers and layers of chocolate chip cookies and spiked cream come together for this amazing Cookie Icebox Cake. Make it the night before and then cover it in homemade chocolate sauce.

    Layers and layers of thin cookies and whipped cream covered in hot fudge - this icebox cake is amazing!

    Layers and layers of thin cookies and whipped cream covered in hot fudge - this icebox cake is amazing!

    Cookie Icebox Cake

    OH Wow!

    I think I may have outdone myself here… What do you think of this gorgeously stunning Cookie Icebox Cake?

    It’s the first Icebox Cake that I’ve made and had. I was telling my Mom about making this and how good it was, and she told me about how my Grandmother used to make Icebox Cakes with chocolate wafers. Ummm… where were these cakes when I was a kid Mom? Why did you not make your mother’s desserts?

    Thank goodness for Martha Stewart to fill me in on the awesomeness of this dessert. To add to Ms. Stewart’s recipe, I made some homemade Chocolate Sauce to pour over the top.

    Make the cookie cake and then pour over the homemade fudge sauce.

    This cookie icebox cake is piled high and is so impressive.

    Also, I found these adorable spoons while at Epcot and wanted to show them off… I wanted one in each color, but just got these two cute ones. It was so hard to resist all the cuteness!

    Hot Fudge Sauce

    But I digress…

    This was the first time I made an Icebox Cake and it’s the first time that I made my own Chocolate Syrup. All I can say is, why didn’t someone tell me how good homemade chocolate syrup was?? Oh my!

    I hope that you like my little video on making this cake. I hope to make more videos and animated .GIF’s of my treats. Aren’t they fun?

    Did you like that? Mr. Quart decided to help… Thanks babe!


    For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, click HERE and for the Mascarpone Whipped Cream Recipe, click HERE.

    Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies (1)    Mascarpone Whipped Cream (1)

    Yield: 16

    Cookie Icebox Cake

    Layers and layers of thin cookies and whipped cream covered in hot fudge - this icebox cake is amazing!

    This Icebox Cake is amazing with homemade cookies and syrup, but it's also delicious and easily made with storebought options!

    Prep Time 1 day
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 1 day 20 minutes


    Chocolate Sauce

    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 3 cups sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups Dutch-processed cocoa
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
    • 1 tablespoon whiskey (if desired)

    To complete the Cake

    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • Chocolate Shavings
    • Chocolate Sauce


    For the chocolate syrup

    1. In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil and whisk in cocoa, salt, and corn syrup. Whisk until all of the solids have dissolved. Reduce sauce until slightly thickened. Stir in whisky if desired. Strain and cool to room temperature. Transfer to a mason jar and refrigerate.

    For the cake

    1. Layer the cookies and mascarpone whip cream and refrigerate overnight.
    2. The next day, whip cream until soft peaks form and top the Icebox Cake.
    3. Drizzle desired amount of Chocolate Syrup over cake.
    4. Top with chocolate shavings.
    5. Cut with a large serrated knife and share with great company.

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    69 thoughts on “Cookie Icebox Cake”

    1. Love the picture of the chocolate pouring over the cake!!! How did you do that??!! I did make this cake (sorry, I used store bought cookies!) and everyone here in Hawaii just loved it!!!

      1. Thanks Angie. I loved the extra surprise of the cinnamon chips and the whiskey. So much yumminess in one (large) bite!

      1. Thanks Nessa! This was exactly why I wanted to learn how to make them. Totally makes you drool for more!

    2. This looks amazing. We are hosting an extra special month long linky party through all of July focusing on frozen Summertime treats and we would love for you to join us! The best part is there is also an amazing GIVEAWAY! To get in on the action please visit us at We Scream for Ice Cream Linky Party + GIVEAWAY! Live from July 1st until July 30th. Hosted by: Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life & Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off We hope to see you there!

      1. Thanks so much! I really wanted to make one for this post and didn’t even know what they were called! Thank goodness for friends who knew what I was talking about!

      1. NO! I’ll leave it open for all my friends to come on over and help me devour it! Thanks so much for stopping by. It’ll be included in “I’m Lovin’ it” on Thursday night 🙂

    3. lisathebearfootbaker

      Where have you been all my life? YIKES this is one dangerous dessert that I have got to try ASAP!! Thanks so much for sharing!

      1. WOW! Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog. I just started this blog in April. I’m glad that you like what you see 🙂

    4. Oh my goodness. This looks incredible…and dangerous, lol. Your blog is very appropriately named! 🙂 I popped over from House of Hepworths! Thanks for sharing!

      ~Abby =)

      1. Thanks so much! When I was thinking of blog names I didn’t want to hide the fact that these are decadent desserts, so thanks!

    5. OMG – talk about making reader’s mouths water LOL – this look absolutely amazing – pinning it for sure!
      Thanks so much for sharing – visiting from One Artsy Mama

    6. Oh my goodness Karyn! I want some… 🙂 It was a surprise finding your name and sweet face under a new site! Congrats on the second site and good luck! Keep making those amazing dieters downfall recipes! 🙂 Featuring you this week on Saturday Show & Tell!

    7. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

      Hugs, Cathy

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