Strawberry Icebox Cake

This 5-Ingredient Strawberry Icebox Cake is so quick to put together. It’s a delicious, cool treat with California strawberries layered with whipped cream and graham crackers. Recipe by Foodess.

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

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  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 oz graham crackers one sleeve, or 9 long crackers
  • 1 lb fresh California strawberries hulled and sliced


  • Line a 9" loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Whip the cream in a standing mixer (or in a bowl with a hand mixer) until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla and whip again for 10 seconds.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the whipped cream to make sure you have enough for the top layer, as well as a handful of the prettiest strawberry slices.
  • Spread ⅓ cup of the whipped cream on the bottom of the loaf pan. Top with graham crackers to cover the bottom, breaking them as needed to fit them in. Top with about ⅔ cup whipped cream, a handful of strawberries, more whipped cream, then another layer of graham cracker. Repeat, ending with the reserved whipped cream and pretty berries. You should have 3 layers of graham crackers and 3 layers of strawberries (including the top).
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours before slicing. Serve slices right out of the pan, don't try to remove the cake.

5 Comments on “Strawberry Icebox Cake

Teresa Bailey
October 29, 2022 at 7:06 pm

Looks great! I can’t wait to get this one done

October 29, 2022 at 9:29 pm

I am anxious to make the Strawberry Icebox cake.
It looks delicious.

CA Strawberries
January 3, 2023 at 2:25 pm


June 24, 2023 at 6:38 am

So, how are you supposed to slice through the icebox cake and get it out of the pan in one nice looking slice without it being destroyed? After all it is quite fragile and soft (mushy) and not really solid enough like a regular cake. The first slice will be a disaster! I’m a little OCD and would have a fit if it didn’t come out as a nice looking slice! LOL.

CA Strawberries
June 26, 2023 at 12:04 pm

Good point. The slices do come out a bit messy, but they taste pretty yummy. If you are looking for something with more defined slices, you might swap out whipped cream for vanilla ice cream and then freeze the cake. Thanks for sharing what others may also be thinking.


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