How to Make a S’mores Icebox Cake for a Summer Party


No matter how many variations of a s’more-based dessert I make, each one thrills my kids, their friends, and cousins just as much as the previous version. This year I presented them with a s’mores icebox cake at a recent backyard barbecue and the cheers from the kids’ table assured me that this is a recipe that’s here for the summer.

It also got me thinking about how perfect this cake is for a summer birthday party. It’s a no-bake, make-ahead, 9′ x 13′ cake that easily serves 10-15 people and pleases both adults and kids alike. It comes together quickly, keeps for up to 48 hours, and is made with everyday ingredients easily found in your local grocery store.

For a birthday party I might fancy up the top of the cake with crushed graham crackers and shaved chocolate, but no one will be disappointed if you serve it as is. A scoop of vanilla ice cream placed on the side of the plate is a welcome addition and in a few easy steps, you’ll have a birthday cake your summer baby is sure to ask for year after year.

Click here for the full recipe for S’mores Icebox Cake.


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