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Chocolate Peanut-Butter Icebox Cake


This crowd-pleasing icebox cake uses store-bought cookies; the only challenge you'll face during the assembly of this treat is having to share with friends and family.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, September 2009


  • 2 cups heavy cream, well chilled
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup smooth natural peanut butter (not unsalted)
  • 1 box (9 ounces) chocolate wafer cookies


  1. In a large bowl, whip 1 1/2 cups cream with sugar until soft peaks form. In a small bowl, whisk peanut butter until soft and smooth; whisk in 1/2 cup cream until light and fluffy. Fold peanut-butter mixture into whipped cream until incorporated.

  2. Dab the bottom of 6 cookies with a very small amount of cream mixture and arrange in a circle on a serving plate; place 1 cookie in the middle of circle. Top with cup cream mixture, spreading outward to cover all but outer edges of cookies. Repeat process 5 more times (staggering the cookie layers), ending with cream. Cut 3 cookies in half; decorate top of cake with cookie halves.

  3. Refrigerate cake at least 8 hours (or up to overnight). To serve, cut into wedges with a serrated knife.

Cook's Notes

To achieve a cakelike texture, let the dessert stand for at least 8 hours before serving.

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  • Mathewns
    27 APR, 2013
    Thank you Martha!! It was a co-worker's birthday today and I am on a job currently that provides housing...with a kitchenette...This was an amazingly satisfying and sweet recipe that looked and tasted great! My only substitution was that NO store nearby had the chocolate wafer cookies so instead I bought a package of "America's Favorite Cookie" and opened each one and scraped the creme filling out, which worked just fine with a different layering layout.
  • guitar4me86398
    26 MAY, 2011
    This is a twist on the classic Icebox Cake recipe that has often been on the Nabisco chocolate wafers box. Something magical happens when this sets in the fridge overnight... it stops being cookies with cream and becomes a soft, delicious cake! Its the perfect summer dessert. The ways to flavor the whipped cream are endless, too!
  • MarthaandMeBlogger
    12 OCT, 2010
    I Loved this! I didn't think I would, but it was really great. You can see my results here:
  • MS10320915
    15 SEP, 2009
    I don't think I whipped the cream enough and it looked a little "drippy" so I made mine in a trifle bowl and it was beautiful and delicious.