Easy Vanilla Icebox Cake Recipe

Easy Vanilla Icebox Cake literally takes first place when I need a quick go-to dessert. Easy enough for your kids to help with and the prep work is a snap.

Plus, it is a dessert that is nearly perfect after every meal, which is great because I am oftentimes asked to bring dessert. It’s sweet, fluffy, and I like adding a little bit of fresh fruit to really brighten it up, it is definitely a family favorite!

Let’s make some easy Vanilla Icebox Cake!

Let’s make this Easy Vanilla Icebox Cake recipe

It’s okay if you’re not a baker or the greatest cook because this cake is so easy that even the most inexperienced cook can make this! Which surprised my friends when I gave them the recipe.

Unlike most desserts, there is minimal measuring and we won’t be baking so that’s great, especially if you live somewhere hot nearly year-round like me.

The best part is, the cake is cool and delicious, which I like best on warm spring days or even hot summer days. It’s just the perfect dessert after a cookout or to enjoy on the back porch. Anyway, enough about all that, let’s get started making this ultra-tasty vanilla icebox cake.

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Frozen pound cakes in different flavors like vanilla, vanilla and chocolate swirl, and chocolate.
Change up the flavor of your easy vanilla icebox cake! Use chocolate or vanilla chocolate swirl instead!

Ingredients Needed To Make This Easy Vanilla Icebox Cake

  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream, divided.
  • 2 cups of prepared vanilla pudding
  • 3 frozen pound cakes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Clean washed raspberries (optional)
    • Strawberries will also work here
    • Blueberries are also a great choice
    • Candied orange or lemon rinds are also a fun topping
Easy Vanilla Icebox Cake that has 3 layers of cake, 3 layers of frosting, and 3 raspberries on top and 1 on the side.
Icebox cakes are so easy to make and they are perfect after any meal.

How To Make This Delicious and Easy Vanilla Icebox Cake

Step 1

Prepare pound cake by letting the loaves thaw at room temperature, according to the package instructions. Slice each pound cake in half, then slice the halves into 3 layers.

Step 2

Pour 1 cup of chilled whipping cream into a bowl, mix with beaters on high until stiff peaks form.

Step 3

Fold pudding into whipped cream.

Step 4

In a 8 x 8 pan make a single layer of a pound cake using slices of pound cake. You may have to trim some pieces to make it fit. It’s ok if the layers overlap some.

Step 5

Spread a layer of whipped cream/pudding mixture over the cake, approximately 1 cup.

Step 6

Make another layer of pound cake and repeat with whipped cream/pudding mixture. You will end up with 3-4 layers, depending on how deep your pan is.

Step 7

Add the remaining 1 cup of whipping cream to the bowl and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream on top of the final layer of pound cake.

Easy Vanilla Icebox Cake with raspberries on top on a white plate.
This icebox cake is not only delicious but pleasing to the eye.

Step 8

Top with fresh raspberries, cover, and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

My special notes in making this easy vanilla icebox cake

I trimmed the pound cake before slicing. It is not necessary, but aesthetically, it looks prettier when you slice into the cake and there is no brown (from the outside of the pound cake) in your layering.

If you don’t have beaters then you can make whipped cream with a whisk, but it will take a lot of whisking, generally 10-15 minutes beating constant.

See, easy peasy! It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort and even your kids can help out!

Prep Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream, divided.

  • 2 cups of prepared vanilla pudding

  • 3 frozen pound cakes

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • Clean washed raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, candied orange or lemon for toppings

Instructions

  1. Prepare pound cake by letting the loaves thaw at room temperature, according to the package instructions. Slice each pound cake in half, then slice the halves into 3 layers.
  2. Pour 1 cup of chilled whipping cream into a bowl, mix with beaters on high until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold pudding into whipped cream.
  4. In a 8 x 8 pan make a single layer of a pound cake using slices of pound cake. You may have to trim some pieces to make it fit. It’s ok if the layers overlap some.
  5. Spread a layer of whipped cream/pudding mixture over the cake, approximately 1 cup.
  6. Make another layer of pound cake and repeat with whipped cream/pudding mixture. You will end up with 3-4 layers, depending on how deep your pan is.
  7. Add the remaining 1 cup of whipping cream to the bowl and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream on top of the final layer of pound cake.
  8. Top with fresh raspberries, cover, and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

If you don't want to make the easy vanilla icebox cake then try this delicious lemonade cake instead with lemons and mint in top
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