Four Low-carb Icebox Cakes to Enjoy

The days have warmed up! Some places are hot, others have just reached the point where you no longer need a coat. We like to tailor our blogs to the time of year. But that’s hard to do with a nation as vast as ours!

We are sharing icebox cakes to help you either cool off or celebrate the warming days. They aren’t as cold as ice cream, and some require baking. But they are all sweet treats!

Icebox cakes are an old-fashioned dessert. They are outdated enough that Google tried to give us recipes for ice cream cakes instead when we were searching for good options. But we knew what we wanted! If you aren’t familiar with icebox cakes, they are a no-bake treat made from layering wafers, cookies or cake with cream, fruit or nuts to fuse into one solid dessert. The most famous American icebox cake is probably the one made with Nabisco chocolate wafers. The most famous international icebox cake has to be tiramisu. No matter which one you pick, they are perfect on warm days.  

Strawberry Keto Icebox Cake


This cake combines strawberries and keto sugar cookies to make an icebox version of strawberry shortcake! It calls for homemade low-carb cookies. But you can buy them if you want to, cutting out the time and turning on your oven! The cake’s frosting and filling is made with a mix of cream cheese and whipped cream for a dense, decadent treat! A serving has 190 calories, four grams of carbs and 19 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Keto Tiramisu


As it’s an Italian dessert, people might not automatically think of tiramisu when they think of icebox cakes. But it’s a delicious layered dessert that needs to set in the fridge before being served. While most people think of something made by Betty Crocker, tiramisu is an elegant, elevated dessert. But this version is easy to make! If you want, you can omit the whiskey and increase the espresso to replace the fluid. A serving has 308 calories, six grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and 29 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Low-carb Chocolate Strawberry Icebox Cake


This cake is reminiscent of the famous Nabisco chocolate wafer cake. It’s the old-fashioned flavor we love without all the carbs. You can use store-bought low-carb chocolate wafers. But the recipe includes instructions for homemade ones that are grain-free and delicious. Whether you buy your cookies or make them yourself, you will end up with a cake that tastes like our childhood memories! A serving has 313 calories, 10 grams of carbs, 4.1 grams of fiber and 28.4 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Peanut Butter Icebox Cake


This recipe has a lot of variations in its instructions. That’s a double-edged sword — on one hand, you can make it much more easily with what you have on hand. On the other, it makes it much harder to figure out the nutritional information. While our nutritional information is always an estimate, this one will vary wildly depending on how you make the cake. The instructions are written to make it gluten-free, vegan or low-carb. Obviously, we recommend going the low-carb route. No matter what you do, you will have a tasty peanut butter cake! A serving (very roughly) has 328 calories, 21 grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 28 grams of fat. Get the recipe.    

These four recipes are wonderful all spring and summer long. We hope you enjoy one soon in your kitchen. Or bring one to a get-together. It will be the star of the show!

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