Baked Sunday Mornings: Icebox Cupcakes with Homemade Chocolate Cookies

by byn on June 7, 2015

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Icebox Cupcakes
Like so many other things in my foodie life, I had never heard of an Icebox Cake until I saw it on Smitten Kitchen a few years ago. The idea behind it is that you stack up chocolate wafer cookies with whipped cream, and let the whole thing set in the fridge overnight. The cookies absorb some of the moisture from the whipped cream and soften, so you can actually cut the whole thing like a cake. Sounds delicious and super easy, too.

Now, our friends at Baked have taken this dessert to the next level in Baked Occasions, and turned it into a beautiful Rainbow Icebox Cake to celebrate Gay Pride. Their version is made of homemade chocolate cookies, stacked up with six different colours of whipped cream and topped with rainbow sprinkles. It’s so beautiful, but here’s the inside scoop: this was the most challenging recipe for the group of testers that worked on Baked Occasions. This is due to the assembly of the cake, the consistency of the whipped cream, and trying to keep all the colours from bleeding together. I wasn’t assigned this recipe to test, but hearing about it from my BSM friends kind of scared me away from making it. I also just made a Rainbow Cake two weeks ago for my niece, so I was kind of feeling ROYGBIV’ed out.

Rainbow Icebox Cake

My solution? Bite Deb’s idea for Icebox Cupcakes! I made the Baked Boys’ recipe for Homemade Chocolate Cookies, and just stacked them up with some sweetened vanilla bean whipped cream, and topped them with rainbow sprinkles. Super easy, cute and absolutely addictive!

You can find the recipe here!

More Baked Sunday Mornings here!

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Dafna | Stellina Sweets June 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Totally darling! I can vouch for the fact that this cake is a huge amount of work, and although I liked it, I wouldn’t make it again. I would, however, try these mini ones! Nice job and great idea– I heart Deb as well. :)


nicole June 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Love the individual servings as this isn’t the easiest dessert to share. Did you end up rolling out all of the cookies or doing the slice and bake?


nicole June 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Love this idea, as this icebox cake didn’t lend itself to sharing. Did you end up rolling out all of your cookies or doing the slice and bake?


Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean June 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Ack!!! I love icebox cakes. Straight out of my childhood. So an icebox cupcake…well, yum to that. Great innovation :-).


Liz June 8, 2015 at 10:27 am



Hannah Simpson-Grossman June 8, 2015 at 4:11 am

I loved the mini sized rainbow cakes! When I give this cake a try, I might adopt your/Deb’s version.


Kristen June 7, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Ditto to all, love the cupcake idea! And your niece’s MLP rainbow cake is adorbs – I don’t blame you for not wanting to undergo that whole rainbow-y process again, LOL 😉


Chelly June 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Very cute idea!


Littlebakerbunny June 7, 2015 at 10:54 am

I love the idea for snack-size cupcakes! Very cute! (And by the way, that rainbow cake you made for your niece is just fantastic!)


Yael June 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

love your idea!


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