This chocolate icebox cake is super easy to make and a no bake recipe. You’ll find layers of chocolate wafers, whipped cream & pudding.
Allowing myself to let go and enjoy being in the kitchen with my kids took a long time. I would be lying if I told you it didn’t. But you really need to let go of “your” kitchen and let the kids have fun in there with you! You just never know what they may come up with! Like this Chocolate Icebox Cake.
As a busy mom, I am always trying to create recipes that are easy and delicious. I love icebox cakes because they are no-bake and are perfect for any occasion or season!
Chocolate wafer cookies are so versatile and besides just enjoying them as is, they are perfect in recipes like this Chocolate Icebox Cake!
How to Make a Chocolate Icebox Cake:
Be sure to scroll down to get the full printable recipe with instructions and ingredients!
You will need:
- Chocolate wafer cookies
- chocolate pudding mix
- whipped topping
Step 1: First, we want to make our filling. It’s super simple! Just mix together 2 boxes of chocolate pudding mix with milk and then whip in a tub of cool whip. Look how fluffy!
Step 2: The easiest way to make sure you can get the icebox cake out of the pan, is to line a loaf pan with plastic wrap. To get the plastic wrap to stay in place, just the pan slightly with non-stick spray or even butter and then put the wrap on top.
Step 3: Spread a small layer of cool whip on the bottom of your pan. The bottom of your pan will eventually become the top!
Step 4: Layer the bottom of your cake with wafer cookies.
Step 5: Top with pudding mix.
Step 6: Top with additional wafers. Repeat until you reach the top, stopping with a layer of cookies.
Step 7: Wrap your chocolate icebox cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
Step 8: Remove the cake from the pan, the bottom will become the top.
Step 9: Spread additional whipped topping on the top and garnish with mint and fresh berries
My daughter whipped together the pudding filling and then honestly? She kind of pushed me out of the way and put together the rest of the cake.
I was totally OK with it, you know why? It’s just cake. What could happen? Her pride in making this super simple cake was so worth it and I really enjoyed just being in the kitchen with her!
No wafer cookies? This chocolate icebox cake would be delicious made with graham crackers too.
This cake is so simple to make. And I love how you can really play on the flavors! While this recipe is for a chocolate icebox cake, you can just as simply make it vanilla or another delicious flavor of your choice.
- 2 packages Chocolate Cookies
- 2 - 5.9oz boxes chocolate pudding mix
- 1 - 12 oz Cool Whip
- 1 cup additional Cool Whip
- 2 1/4 cup Milk
- In a large bowl, mix together pudding with milk.
- Mix in cool whip.
- Spray the bottom of a loaf pan with non-stick spray. Wrap the pan with plastic wrap.
- Spread about a half cup of cool whip on the bottom of the pan.
- Layer the bottom with wafer cookies.
- Top with pudding mix.
- Top with additional wafers. Repeat until you reach the top, stopping with a layer of cookies.
- Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
- Remove the cake from the pan, the bottom will become the top.
- Spread additional cool whip on the top and garnish your chocolate icebox cake with mint and fresh berries.
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