Can’t decide between cookies, cake or cheesecake? Don’t feel like baking? Need a delicious dessert that everyone will love, and is safe for those with nut allergies? This No Bake Icebox Cake is perfect for all of the above!
You are going to love how incredibly simple this no bake icebox cake is to make. It really has a little bit of everything in it when it comes to flavors, from birthday cake to cookies to cheesecake, it’s all squeezed into this one. It’s such a fun cake that I like to think of it as a no bake party cake even!
Recently the folks at Skeeter Nut Free reached out to me and asked if I would like to try their line of nut-free cookies. Given that my oldest daughter is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
Now let’s talk cake! While we enjoyed these cookies right out of the box (I’m partial to the Shortbread!), I thought it would be fun to make a no-bake icebox cake with them.
This cake recipe is super easy and the kids can get in the kitchen and help you out. This cake has two layers of Skeeter Nut Free Cookies and a delicious filling made from cream cheese, whipped cream and cake mix!
It’s topped with some fun sprinkles, which you can use, skip or replace with other sprinkles or even some crushed cookie crumbs. It’s a great option for the warmer weather ahead, and fabulous choice for a fantastic nut-free dessert.
To make this cake, start with an 8″ or 9″ round cake pan (a square would work as well). I line my pan with heavy foil so that I can easily pull the cake out for slicing. Your Skeeter Nut Free Cookies are dipped in milk and placed into the pan. My little one loved helping dip the cookies into the milk!
After your bottom layer of cookies is down, you spread in about half of your filling. I spooned mine over the cookies and used an offset spatula to spread the filling gently over the cookies.
Then you repeat the process with another layer of cookies and the remainder of your filling.
And then into the fridge your cake goes for at least four hours. I prefer to make this a day or two in advance, which is great when you are hosting a party or event and want to get some of the food ready in advance. After it’s chilled, I remove it from the fridge, add some sprinkles to the edge (make sure that any sprinkles you use are nut-free!), slice and serve. So easy!
This cake is so much fun and absolutely delicious! The milk that you dip the cookies in, combined with the time chilling, softens up the cookies giving them a cake like consistency. Look at those layers of cookies right there! Yum!
No Bake Icebox Cake Recipe
No Bake Icebox Cake
- 2 cups whipped cream or whipped topping
- 12 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup white or vanilla cake mix make sure it’s nut free – just the dry cake mix!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Approximately 36 Skeeter Nut Free Shortbread Mini Cookies
- Approximately 36 Skeeter Nut Free Double Chocolate Mini Cookies
- 1/2 cup milk
- Sprinkles if desired nut free!
- Line an 8 or 9 inch round cake pan with foil, leaving enough foil to overhang the sides for easy removal from the pan. Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine softened cream cheese, dry cake mix, and sugar with a mixer until creamy and well blended. Gently mix in the whipped cream or whipped topping until smooth but do not over mix. If desired add 1/4 cup of sprinkles to the mix for a confetti look. Set aside.
- Working one cookie at a time, dip Skeeter Nut Free Double Chocolate Mini Cookies into milk, then immediately place the cookie into the prepared cake pan. Continue until cookies cover most of the bottom of the cake pan (don’t worry about having some gaps, that’s okay!).
- Spoon half of the cream cheese mixture onto the cookie layer in the pan, and gently spread to cover the cookies. Repeat the process with the shortbread cookies, dipping each in milk than placing on top off the cream cheese layer, followed by the remaining cream cheese mixture.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours, preferably overnight. Garnish with sprinkles if desired and serve cold. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I hope your family enjoys this no bake icebox cake as much as our family did. Thanks for reading, and for learning about Skeeter Nut Free Cookies. You can learn more about Skeeter Snack products on their website, as well as find out where you can buy them. You can also find them on my beloved Amazon. 🙂
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Skeeter Snacks. All opinions however are mine and mine alone.