Ice Box Cake

Ice Box Cake Recipe

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Susan Shanko


We loved when my grandmother made this cake and we were kids. Looking at the recipe now, the thought of raw eggs isn't as appealing, but no one ever got sick from it and the taste is worth it!

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24 Hr
No-Cook or Other


egg yolks
1/2 lb
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
5 Tbsp
cold strong coffee
dozen lady fingers
can of salted peanuts

How to Make Ice Box Cake


  • 1Cream butter and sugar.
  • 2Drop egg yolks in one at a time continue blending hard.
  • 3Add coffee and continue blending..
  • 4Take one cup of mixture and refrigerate until the next day.
  • 5Cut wax paper and fit into pan. Extend up of the sides so that cake will be completely covered when completed.
  • 6The next day, split lady fingers, place them together in pan(one layer)- split slide up.
  • 7Spread mixture on top. Repeat this 4 times putting the last layer of lady fingers split side down.
  • 8Fold wax paper over cake and place in refrigerator until the next day.
  • 9Lift cake out of pan, by the wax paper. Grind peanuts and take mixture out of refrigerator for one hour.
  • 10Spread remaining mixture over entirecake and pat ground peanuts on the mixture.

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About Ice Box Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American