Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Posted by - Rena
This was my second attempt at an icebox cake this week. I decided to get creative and make a lemon vanilla icebox cake with layers of non-fat vanilla pudding, low-fat graham crackers with lemon curd spread on the crackers. I layered everything but the color of the pudding was so unappetizing that I couldn't even eat it. It was a very artificial shade of yellow. Gross.
I have made the chocolate wafer icebox cake twice before so I wanted to try the strawberry cake from The Kitchn next. What could be bad about strawberries and cream? Nothing.
These cakes are so easy to make and so, so delicious. I made two layers of low-fat graham crackers, real whipped cream (with a dollop of vanilla bean paste and a very small amount of sugar) and fresh strawberries. I decided to leave out the chocolate because 1) I can't be trusted with a block of chocolate in the house and 2) I didn't think it was really necessary.
I was supposed to wait for 4 hours but I caved after 2. I'm sure it will be even better today now that the crackers have softened but it was tasty! I made a bowl of it instead of a loaf pan full because I have no will power. :)