Close up view of Black Forest Icebox Cake. Cherries, chocolate syrup drippings and icebox cake layers.

Black Forest Icebox Cake

Enjoy a classic cake in icebox form, this no-bake Black Forest Icebox Cake will rival the real thing without lacking in flavor and chocolatey goodness.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword black forest cake
Prep Time 35 minutes
chill time 8 hours
Servings 12
Calories 450 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

  • 1 liter frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 sachet instant vanilla pudding mix 100 grams
  • 2 packages chocolate wafer cookies I used Mr. Christie's brand, 200 g packages each
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries drained,divided

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine whipped topping, sour cream and instant vanilla pudding mix. Transfer the mixture to a large piping bag.

  2. Lay out the first layer of the cake by arranging chocolate wafers in the base of an 8-inch springform pan. It is fine to have some of the cookies overlap to ensure that most of the surface of the pan is covered.

  3. Pipe 1/4 of the cream over the crackers and spread it out using an angled spatula. Top with a few cherries and cover with the second layer of chocolate wafer cookies. Repeat the layering process until you have four layers in total. Top with the remaining cream and arrange cherries on top. 

  4. Make the chocolate ganache: Place the chocolate chips in a bowl. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the heavy cream in the microwave until bubbly. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Drizzle on top of the cake.

  5. Refrigerate cake for at least 8 hours. Remove the ring of the springform pan and serve.

Recipe Notes

Not all of the chocolate wafers will be used up.

Nutrition Facts
Black Forest Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.