BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 22
Theme of Week 5: Fruit based Desserts
Dish: Mango Strawberry Icebox Cake
Even though I am posting these desserts in the last week, I made all of the dishes (except for one) about 2 months ago. The summer fresh mangoes and strawberries were a big inspiration and I made couple of desserts with them. So today’s dessert is a great dish to make ahead and use fresh seasonal fruit.
Recipe is from the Kitchn. This is a no bake, no cook cake that just needs layering of ingredients (and of course whipping the cream) and after a few hours you will have a delicious cake that cuts beautifully and looks almost like tender cake layers. Graham crackers form the ‘cake’ base for this cake. They start of crispy and crunchy but after layering with whipped cream and fruit and refrigeration, they soften just enough to be tender and flaky.
Any fruit can be used here: strawberries, bananas, mango or other thinly sliced soft fruit like raspberries or blueberries or a blend of berries. Also instead of fruit, you could use a homemade or store-bought jam or some fruit curd. It’s a great make ahead dessert that is sure to wow your friends and family.
Recipe adapted from the Kitchn: