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Boston Cream Icebox Cake

Give your oven a rest. Recipes don’t get much easier – or prettier – than this!

We love to create recipes that look fancy but are super easy to make, and they really are the perfect way to wow friends and family with minimal effort. Our latest show stopper is an icebox cake inspired by the flavors of Boston cream pie – it looks super pretty and tastes ahhmazing! So much cool and creamy goodness is hidden below a thick layer of chocolate – yum!

This recipe is virtually foolproof, and easy ingredients like pudding and graham crackers make it fun for little ones to help with. Don’t get us wrong, we love to bake! But sometimes it’s nice to whip up a homemade dessert without having to turn on the oven. So the next time you’re craving Boston cream pie, give this refreshing no-bake recipe a try, we bet you’ll be hooked. Be sure to make extra!

Serves 8-12

15 minutes active; 4 hours inactive

Rated 4.2 out of 5
Rated by 12 reviewers
  • Cake:
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (16 oz) package graham crackers
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
  • 2 packets vanilla instant pudding
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped or chips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminium foil, then cover completely with one layer of graham crackers, breaking the grahams into smaller pieces to fill gaps.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pudding packets, Cool Whip, and milk, and pour half of mixture evenly over grahams.
  3. Add another layer of graham crackers, top with remaining pudding mixture, and one final layer of graham crackers.
  4. For the topping, combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  5. Once chocolate, butter, and sugar have melted completely and all ingredients are fully incorporated, remove from heat and pour evenly over top layer of graham crackers.
  6. Cover tightly and freeze at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  7. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Kitchen Is My Playground

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