Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ice Box Cake

This is a simple, but delicious desert that will please anyone. The recipe below is unique to my grandmother and have yet to find it prepared this way anywhere else

  • 2 lbs of yellow Pound cake
  • 1 lb icing sugar
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 1egg
  • 1 large can of fruit cocktail
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tins of Nestle carnation cream
  • Cherries for garnish


  • Cream butter, sugar and egg
  • Drain the can of fruit and add it to the mixture
  • Add vanilla and lime
  • Slice the pound cake in to 1/2 inch slices and line the bottom and sides of a 8 x 12 inch dish
  • Pour a layer of mixture on top of the cake, then cover with another layer of cake
  • Repeat again, and end with the cake layer on top (so, three layers of cake and two layers of mixture in total)
  • Whip the carnation cream and spread it on top of the cake. Decorate with a few cherries on top and enjoy


  1. Yummy, Yummy!!! My favourite....but this does not get my 'aunt' out of duty at Christmas time!!! love to all! Cathy.

  2. Hopefully, I can try this recipe before Lent Rolls in.

  3. My waistline will barely be able to contain the calories from this :) And I won't be able to eat just one serving


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