The Icebox Cake

Ever heard of the icebox cake? First introduced to the united states in the 1930s, it’s essentially a layered stack of cookies with whipped cream of cookies with whipped cream and raspberries, a

little like trifle and James Martin’s giving us his take on it.

This is a great pudding and is surprisingly simple to make, ” says James. ”it’s thought it was designed for New York housewives to serve at dinner parties because it’s literally just assembly and then the fridge works its magic and you can slice it like a cake.”


For The Biscuits

750g butter

450g castor sugar

3 eggs

450g cornflour

800g plain flour

100g cocoa powder

2 litres double cream, whipped

600g raspberries, 3/4 pureed

To decorate

Icing sugar

raspberry sauce


mint optional


1prheat the oven to 180° a large mixer beat the butter and sugar together, add the eggs and then fold in the flours. Once mixed well, tip onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Roll into long sausage shapes and wrap in cling film. Chill for 30 minutes.

3.Unwrap and slice into circles then pop onto a greased baking tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave to cool when done .

4.Whip the cream. It needs to be lightly whipped before stirring through the raspberry puree. assemble, cover the cake stand with a layer of cream, and then place 7 biscuits on top, and repeat the process until you have used all the biscuits -finished with a layer of cream. Chill until served.

6. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar, fresh raspberries, mint. You can also use chocolate shards.

It’s not as perfect as James Martin I did the best I could the only thing is missing was the mint. Otherwise, it’s delicious ant that plant base double cream is brilliant.


Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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