This irresistible and fun Halloween Icebox Cake has layers of cool and creamy homemade whipped cream filling between delicious chocolate Oreo cookies. This crowd-pleasing no-bake icebox cake recipe comes together quickly and can be decorated with holiday sprinkles, jimmies, nonpareils or any edible spooky Halloween candy!
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This post was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! As always opinions are 100% mine.
This is the ultimate easy dessert to make. Only 5 ingredients. No oven required. It can be made ahead and the result is a light, fluffy, cool and delicious cake. Definitely a nice change from all the Halloween candy.
Halloween Icebox Cake
As part of Halloween Treats Week, I was sent some products to try and create. I absolutely fell in love with Sweet and Treats’ Candy Sprinkle Bats and their Monster Mash Mix, which by the way has edible pearls in green, purple and black. Since I love pearls, it was love at first sight! I pretty much worked around those two ingredients to make this recipe a complete and delicious success.
For the homemade whipped cream, I wanted to do a little orange coloring. I created kind of an ombre effect by separating the whipped cream into 3 bowls and adding different amounts of orange gel food coloring. There is no formula for this! I just wanted to get 3 different tones of orange from light to dark. Sometimes, the best part of no-bake desserts is enjoying the process! Have some fun with it. No rules is the only rule here!
What Is An Icebox Cake?
An icebox cake usually consists of layers of cookies alternated with layers of whipped cream or whipped topping. Other ingredients like fruit, pudding and cream cheese can also be added. The cake sits overnight in the fridge (or icebox) until it sets into a cake like texture.
How Long Will This Halloween Icebox Cake Last?
Icebox cakes are best eaten within 2 days. They don’t keep as long as a regular cake but no worries, it is so delicious that it will be gone in no time!
Halloween Ice Cake Recipe Tips
- Allow plenty of time for your icebox cake to chill. You will need between 8 hours to overnight for the icebox cake to set nicely.
- To make the best whipped cream, chill the metal bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes before whipping. Freezing the metal whisk or beaters also helps in achieving whipped cream success.
- Use a spring form pan. This pan will allow you to release the cake easily by popping off the removable outside ring.
- Line the spring form pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Both would need to be hanging off the sides of the pan. I must admit using plastic wrap is much easier.
Sponsored Products Used To Make This Halloween Recipe:
- Sweet Treats Shop – Sweet Sprinkles Mix: Monster Mash, Bats Candy Sprinkles
- Adam’s Extract – Vanilla extract
- Wilton – Color Right Food Coloring Gel in orange, Icing Set with Decorating Tips (orange and black set)
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- Stuffed Crescent Rolls – Halloween Icky Intestines
- Sugared Prosecco Grapes
- Ghostly Freakyshake
- Halloween No-Bake Cheesecake
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Halloween Icebox Cake
To Decorate the Icebox Cake
- Orange Icing
- Line a 9-inch spring form pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper, that sticks about an inch above the sides of the pan.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer using a whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).
- Divide the whipped cream equally into 3 mixing bowls. Color each with orange food coloring, gently folding in the color until completely mixed through. Make each one a different shade of orange (light to dark).
- Place a single layer of cookies into the bottom of the pan, you can add pieces of broken oreos in between the gaps if you wish but it is not necessary.
- Top the cookies with one third of the whipped cream. I used the darker shade for the bottom layer. Spread evenly with a spatula.
- Top with a second layer of cookies.
- Top the second cookie layer with 1/3 of the whipped cream and spread evenly with a spatula.
- Top with oreo cookies and then with the remaining whipped cream. Spread evenly, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator and decorate with the icing and sprinkles.
- To be able to cut nice firm slices, you must refrigerate the icebox cake for at least 8 hours.
- Nutrition facts are only an estimate and vary depending on the brand of products. It is also calculating 2 packages of cookies instead of the exact amount needed.
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Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”