No bake old school Icebox cake

No bake old school Icebox cake

And so, it’s back to the kitchen again with MCO 3.0. Sigh, is there no end in sight? In times like these, we all need to eat cake!

A friend passed me a few boxes of whipped cream so I was thinking what else could I do with it besides the usual pasta sauce and burnt cream cheese cake. The I remembered this old recipe – it’s the easiest cake in the world as you don’t even have to bake it, takes only 5 ingredients and tastes splendid! I layered this with fruit cocktail, but you can put anything you want to dress it up – try brandied cherries and rum raisins – that would be my dream indulgence, topped with fresh berries!


3 cups of whipping cream

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 packet digestive biscuits/oreos

vanilla essense

1 can fruit cocktail/ fresh berries/whatever strikes your fancy


Line a tray with baking paper, no need to use any butter to grease the tin itself so that it’s easier to remove the cake later. I used a 9x5in loaf tin so that it would be easier to cut the cake later, but you can use a square or round mould too, that would be fine.

Whip the cream together with the icing sugar and vanilla essence until you see stiff peaks. Be careful not to overdo this or you might end up with froth and watery mushy which would be disastrous.

Start by spreading a thin layer of cream at the bottom to hold the cake, then arrange your digestive biscuits for the second layer. Break up the biscuits to fill up the loose holes. It’s OK if you miss some parts, doesn’t have to be perfect. Add a layer of cream and then a layer of fruit cocktail/berries/ berries with jam. Add another layer of biscuits on top and repeat the process until you get about 4 biscuit layers, ending with whip cream on top.

You can garnish the top with some more fruits, or chocolate chips or berries. Keep in freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. Ta da!!!! Your cake is done!