Monday, December 10, 2012

Strawberry Icebox Cake

This no bake cake is SO simple and so fresh and delicious that you will be amazed.  People will rave ...it is such a pretty dessert too.  The fact that you don't bake any of it and it is pretty much an assembly line type recipe is why it will be a recipe you keep for those 'Oh my gosh I forgot I have to bring something to the _____!"  





Strawberry Icebox Cake

2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed

3 cups whipping cream

1/3 cup confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 sleeves (about 19 ounces, or 24 to 28 whole crackers) graham crackers

2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

 

Hull the remainder of the strawberries and slice each berry into thin slices. Saving a few whole berries for garnish.

Whip 3 cups of cream until it just holds stiff peaks. Add the confectioners sugar, vanilla and combine well.

Spread a small spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan to start. Lay graham crackers over cream. Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with more whipped cream, and then a single layer of strawberries. Repeat three times, until you have four layers of graham crackers. Spread the last of the whipped cream over the top . Garnish top with some slice berries and  whole or halved berries. Melt chocolate and drizzle over top. Refrigerate for at least four to six hours, or until the crackers have softened completely. Can be made 24 ahead if desired.

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