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Strawberry Icebox Cake +Video

This Strawberry Icebox Cake is the perfect cake to bring along with you to summer gatherings! This cake will help you celebrate all of those Red, White and Blue Holidays! Bring the Icebox Cake along for gatherings, celebrations, but don’t forget to enjoy it around your own table too!

Icebox Cake Recipe with fresh strawberries and blueberries on a pedestal stand.

Icebox Cake with Strawberries and Blueberries

I have enjoyed several Icebox Cakes over the years. However, my favorites have always been the fruit themed cakes. Icebox Cakes with Strawberries and Blueberries just sounded perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Overhead view of an Icebox Cake Recipe with fresh strawberries and blueberries on a pedestal stand.

I’d say that not turning on the oven is also a good choice. It gets hot in the summer where we live and I’m not about to torture myself with unnecessary heat. An Icebox Cake requires no cooking, which is a win in my book.

Another reason you’re going to love this cake is that it doesn’t take much time to create. You can make it up in 20 minutes and be well on your way to doing other activities. Heading to the pool sounds like a pretty good activity for today!

Icebox Cake Recipe with fresh strawberries and blueberries on a pedestal stand.

The whole family enjoys this cake because it’s a nice cold treat on a hot day. When you think you just can’t stand one more moment of heat, you open the fridge and there is this Icebox cake with graham crackers just waiting for you!

Whether you’re looking for a yummy summer cake to have on hand or you want to bring something delicious to summer gatherings, this is your cake! The red, white, and blue of the cake makes everyone feel festive and excited for any of the American holidays!

A serving of Icebox Cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Why is Using Fresh Fruit Best?

Some of you have your very own blueberry patches, which means you can go out and pick fresh fruit and use it for this cake! It’s ideal to use freshly picked berries, since they are in season in most areas during the Memorial Day to July 4th holiday periods.

Fresh strawberries should also be in season right about this time! I’d encourage you to use as much fresh fruit as you can, but if you’re in a pinch frozen blueberries and strawberries work great too.

Overhead view of an Icebox Cake Recipe with fresh strawberries and blueberries on a pedestal stand.

Why Does This Cake Use a Graham Cracker Crust?

Graham cracker crust is the perfect crust option for this Icebox Cake. They are super cheap to have on hand too. Graham crackers aren’t exactly a healthy food, they do make for an awesome crust for an Icebox cake.  I mean, have you ever seen anyone complain about a graham cracker crust? It give sit a nice sweet taste and just the perfect crunch!

Why Does an Icebox Cake Need to be in the Fridge?

You may be wondering why an Icebox Cake would need to be in the fridge. Well, the mixture isn’t meant to sit out for hours at a time. Plus, since this cake requires no baking, it relies on the cold temperature to be held together. If you were to leave this cake out for a few hours it would melt. Which is why it’s important to store this cake in the fridge, when possible.

A serving of Icebox Cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Where do Icebox Cakes originate?

Many of you have heard of Icebox Cakes and many of you haven’t. However, Icebox Cakes have been around for quite some time. The IceBox Cake was introduced during World War I. Because it used pre-made ingredients, it was a big hit! This is also the era of when recipes were put on the back of boxes.

How to Make an Icebox Cake

  1. Line 8×8 square pan with parchment paper, leaving some extra on the ends to help lift from pan.
  2. Clean and roughly chop 2 cups strawberries, place in a food processor and puree.
  3. In a large bowl fold together 1 tub thawed Cool Whip and strawberries.
  4. Line bottom of the pan with graham crackers, trim crackers to fit.
  5. Add ½ of Cool Whip mixture on top of crackers.
  6. Add some blueberries and diced strawberries, to the top of Cool Whip mixture.
  7. Repeat to add another layer of graham crackers, Cool Whip mixture and diced strawberries and blueberries pressing down gently into the Cool Whip.
  8. Top with graham crackers and about ½ of a tub of Cool Whip on top of crackers.
  9. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight
  10. If you do happen to have leftovers, you’ll want to store those in the refrigerator.

Step-by-step photo collage making an Icebox Cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

This Icebox Cake with Strawberries and Blueberries is sweet, cold, and just what you need this summer!

Looking for more Icebox Cake Inspiration? Check out this amazing Cookie Icebox Cake!

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

This Chocolate Wafer Cake is also super quick and easy to make with an ice cream layer!

A chocolate wafer icebox cake on a blue background

And this Black Forest No Bake Eclair Cake is best when served frozen!

This summer you'll fall in love with this Black Forest No Bake Eclair Cake. Super easy to assemble and everyone loved it served frozen!

 

A collage of a layered icebox cake made with cool whip, graham crackers and fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Yield: 9 servings

Strawberry Icebox Cake

A serving of Icebox Cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

This Icebox Cake is the perfect cake to bring along with you to summer gatherings! This cake will help you celebrate all of those Red, White and Blue Holidays! Bring the Icebox Cake along for gatherings, celebrations, but don’t forget to enjoy it around your own table too!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box (14.4 oz) graham crackers - will use 2 sleeves
  • 2 (8 oz) tubs Cool Whip, thawed or homemade whipped cream - will use 1 ½ tubs
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, diced plus some for garnish if desired
  • 1 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Line 8x8 square pan with parchment paper, leaving some extra on the ends to help lift from pan
  2. Clean and roughly chop 2 cups strawberries, place in a food processor and puree
  3. In a large bowl fold together 1 tub thawed Cool Whip and strawberries
  4. Line bottom of the pan with graham crackers, trim crackers to fit
  5. Add ½ of Cool Whip mixture on top of crackers
  6. Dice strawberries, add to the top of Cool Whip mixture
  7. Add some blueberries
  8. Add another layer of graham crackers, pressing down gently into the Cool Whip
  9. Add remaining Cool Whip mixture
  10. Add another layer of diced strawberries and blueberries
  11. Top with graham crackers
  12. Use about ½ of a tub of Cool Whip on top of crackers
  13. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight
  14. Serve chilled
  15. Store leftovers in the refrigerator

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

This is simply the best Strawberry Pie recipe and it’s oh so good! I love the jam like strawberry filling! It makes the perfect dessert at a tea party!
Simply the BEST Strawberry Pie Recipe
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