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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Icebox Cake on glass cake stand with tan and white kitchen towel on the left
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Icebox Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Chilling Time
12 hrs
Total Time
12 hrs 20 mins

This chocolate icebox cake recipe is quick and easy to prepare. It's a sweet and tasty no-bake dessert, that's also gluten free!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten free
Yield: 10 servings
Calories: 381 kcal
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 12 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 (7 ounce) bags of Tate's Bake Shop Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • shaved chocolate, for garnish
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the heavy cream, mascarpone, sugar, Kahlua, cocoa powder, and vanilla.

  2. Using a hand mixer, mix on low speed to combine.  Slowly raise the speed until it forms firm peaks.

  3. Arrange the gluten free cookies flat in an 9-inch springform pan, covering the bottom as much as possible.  Break up some of the cookies to fill in the gaps.

  4. Spread a fifth of the whipped cream evenly over the cookies.

  5. Place another layer of cookies on top, lying flat and touching, followed by another fifth of the cream.

  6. Continue layering cookies and whipped cream until there are 5 layers of each, ending with a layer of cream.

  7. Smooth the top, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

  8. Run a thin knife around the outside of the cake and remove the sides of the pan.

  9. Sprinkle the top with the shaved chocolate, cut in wedges, and serve cold.



Recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa, How Easy Is That?

Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1175IU24%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.