Friday, January 10, 2020

Salted Caramel Oreo Icebox Cake


It's sure to satisfy your cookie cravings made with coffee dipped Oreo cookies. whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt. Every spoonful tastes rich and  decadent.

An icebox cake (American) or chocolate ripple cake/log (Australian) is a dessert that doesn’t require any baking. It’s generally made with whipped cream, pudding, and/or chocolate or vanilla wafers, cookies, or graham crackers and layered into a baking dish. Once assembled, the cake is left overnight in the fridge (or “icebox” hence the name). The cookies, wafers, or graham crackers absorb moisture from the whipped cream or pudding and become thin cake layers.

Icebox cakes were first introduced to the US during World War I. They gained so much popularity in the US that companies began printing icebox cake recipes on their products. And here we are a century later still making these delicious desserts. Cool right?!

Cook's Notes: For this recipe Oreo cookies are dipped in a espresso or coffee liquid. The taste is not strong but that step could easily be eliminated. Some recipes suggest using a milk dunk. You will not need all of the second Oreo package but that gives you another snacking option for later.
Recipe adapted from 
  • 2 packages regular original Oreo cookies (don't use Double Stuff) 
  • 1 cup hot water mixed with 1 teaspoon espresso instant powder, or use 1 cup regular coffee, cooled
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  • Sea salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Use a  8 x 8 pan. Whip cream with vanilla and powdered sugar. Set aside. 
  • Dip each Oreo one at a time lightly in cooled coffee (do not soak). Place 16-18 cookies in rows covering the entire bottom. break up extra cookies to fill in spaces between the layers. 
  • Spread half of the whipped cream, evenly over the Oreo layer. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
    Repeat, layering Oreos
    on remaining whipped cream, breaking up extra cookies to fill in spaces, drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt. 
  • Crush 1/2 row of cookies and sprinkle on top for garnish. Loosely cover with foil and refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving.


  1. Oh yum! Oreo always a winner. Traffic Jam weekend Linky party. Lisa

  2. Yum! I can not wait to try this. It sounds delicious!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!! This looks amazing. You are my pick for #trafficjam. I can not wait to try this!


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