Sunday, April 21, 2013

No bake Strawberry Ice box cake

I was supposed to bake a cake but I decided to make an easier version. Ice box cake! This is very easy, even kids can do it. All you gotta do is to layer & freeze! No baking required! It's like a cheaper version of strawberry shortcake with chocolate ganache on top, isn't that perfect?! 

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake (adapted from Kitchn)

2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed
3 1/4 cups whipping cream, divided
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 sleeves (about 19 ounces, or 24 to 28 whole crackers) graham crackers
2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
Take out a few of the best-looking strawberries and set them aside for the garnish. Hull the remainder of the strawberries and slice each berry into thin slices.
With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip 3 cups of cream until it just holds stiff peaks. Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla, whip to combine. 
since I don't have a mixer, I used a food processor.
Spread a small spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan, or a similarly-sized platter. Lay down six graham crackers. Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with more whipped cream, and then a single layer of strawberries. Repeat three times, until you have four layers of graham crackers. Spread the last of the whipped cream over the top and swirl it lightly with a spoon. Add a few more strawberries.
layering is like playing Lego
To make the ganache, heat the cream until bubbles form around the edges, then pour over the chopped chocolate. Let it stand for a few minutes, then whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy. Drizzle this over the layered dessert with a spoon, or transfer to a squeeze bottle and use that to drizzle.
 I microwaved the chopped chocolates instead of heating it

Refrigerate for at least four hours, or until the crackers have softened completely. Garnish with additional berries then serve! :)
happy eating!
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Hanna & Christel said...

that looks so delicious!


KT's lifestyle said...

thanks! I wish I could share it virtually! :)

Kyra said...

Oh wow this looks so yummy!!! And your dog is awesome!!! Really really cute! love, Kyra

KT's lifestyle said...

thanks Kyra! my pet, Hopper is really hyper! lol! :)