Introducing the ultimate dessert temptation: the Biscoff Icebox Cake, a true masterpiece that will transport you to a realm of sheer decadence. With each heavenly bite, the delicate crunch of the caramel-infused Biscoff cookies gives way to a creamy, dreamy filling that melts on your tongue. It's a dessert that effortlessly combines simplicity and sophistication, requiring no baking while delivering an explosion of flavor that will captivate your senses.
Israeli no-bake biscuit and cream cake
This icebox cake is also known as the Israeli no-bake biscuit cake (ugat bisquivitim in Hebrew). Delicious layers of whipped cream, biscuits and an addition of caramel spread I added for extra flavor. In Israel, we call this cake simply "biscuit cake", while other countries call it "icebox cake" or "chocolate ripple cake" or "log". All these names refer to a cake that is made with cream, biscuits/wafers and is set in the fridge.
Usually this no-bake cake is made with cream, biscuit and topped with melted chocolate. I changed the chocolate to lotus Biscoff caramel spread. The biscuit, or cookies if you prefer calling them like that, are also Biscoff caramel cookies. Biscoff is a small caramel cookie that has a hint of cinnamon.
The ingredients for my biscuit cake are:
- whipping cream
- Lotus Biscoff cookies
- powdered sugar
- instant pudding powder
- Lotus Biscoff spread
The cake is made of layers of biscuits and cream and the caramel spread like I mentioned, very simple. All you need to do is whip some whipping cream with powdered sugar and instant pudding and then start layering. The hard part is to wait until the cake sets in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
The recipe yields one "loaf" cake if you need a bigger cake double the ingredients.
Biscuits / Cookies: icebox cakes typically use crisp cookies, such as chocolate wafers, graham crackers, or ladyfingers. Select cookies that complement the flavors you plan to incorporate into your cake. You can use any cookie that you like just pay attention to the size and the amount you will need. The Biscoff cookies I used are rather small so I needed more of them to fill the tin. In addition, you can also use gluten-free cookies to cater any dietary needs.
Spread: you can change the spread back to chocolate spread or jam if you prefer.
Make it Parve
This recipe is dairy because of the use of the whipping cream but can be easily turned to a parve (and also vegan) cake using vegan whipped cream or non-dairy whipping cream and non-dairy milk. The Lutus Biscoff spread and cookies are vegan.
Tips for making a delicious icebox cake:
Use a sturdy base
Start with a layer of cookies that can hold up well when soaked in the filling. This helps create a stable structure for the cake.
Make a flavorful filling
Alternate layers of cookies, caramel spread and filling to create a balanced cake. Spread a thin, even layer of filling over each cookie layer, ensuring that the cookies are fully covered with cream.
Let it rest
After assembling the cake, refrigerate it for 4 hours or overnight. This allows the cookies to soften and absorb the flavors of the filling, resulting in a moist and delicious dessert.
Just before serving, you can add a final touch to your icebox cake. Consider garnishing the top with the cookies you used for the cake, fresh fruits, chocolate shavings, crushed nuts, or a dusting of cocoa powder. I added more of the spread and cookies.
Can I make an icebox cake in advance?
Yes, icebox cakes are great for making in advance. The cake need to set in the refrigerator for 4 hours at least or overnight anyway. This allows the flavors to blend together and the cookies to soften.
Can I use whipped topping instead of whipped cream?
Yes, you can use whipped topping (such as Cool Whip) as a substitute for whipped cream in icebox cake recipes. Keep in mind that whipped topping tends to be sweeter and may have a slightly different texture compared to freshly whipped cream.
Can I add fruit to an icebox cake?
Sure. Adding fruit to an icebox cake can be a delicious and refreshing addition. You can incorporate fresh sliced fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, or bananas, between the layers or use fruit puree to flavor the filling.
How long can you store an icebox cake?
Icebox cakes can typically be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. However, the exact storage time can vary depending on the specific ingredients used in the cake and the overall freshness of the ingredients. It's important to note that the longer the cake is stored, the softer the cookies will become as they continue to absorb moisture from the filling. To ensure the best taste and texture, it's generally recommended to consume the icebox cake within a few days of assembly.
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This recipe is perfect for Shavuot meal or any other festive dairy meal. Whether you're planning a special occasion, hosting a gathering, or simply seeking a delightful treat to savor at home, this Biscoff icebox cake is a dessert that demands attention. Its simplicity and sheer deliciousness will make it an instant favorite among dessert enthusiasts.
Biscoff Icebox Cake
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 4 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoon instant pudding powder
- ½ cup milk
- 24 lotus Biscoff cookies (and some more for decorating – optional)
- 3 tablespoon Lotus Biscoff spread
- In a stand mixer with the whipping attachment, whip the whipping cream with the powdered sugar and instant pudding until it becomes stiff.
- In a small bowl, place the Lotus Biscoff spread and melt it in the microwave for 20 seconds to get a more runny spread.
- Place the milk in a dip wide bowl.
- Dip each cookie in the milk and start with the first layer of the cake, dip it short and quick, otherwise the cookies will start to fall apart.
- With a spatula or tablespoon, spread a layer of the whipped cream over the cookies.
- Drizzle the caramel spread on top of the cream.
- Repeat creating layers until the tin is full.
- Decorate with extra cookies if you want.
- Cover with plastic.
- Place in the fridge to set for 4 hours or overnight.
- Dig in and enjoy every bite!