Cakes/ Dessert/ Recipes

Personal Sized Chocolate Icebox Cakes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

When the wafers are back, the cream is whipped, the sprinkles are out…let’s cheer!

This cake is going to make your life easier.

To start, it only involves three ingredients, you don’t need an oven and it’s completely fat-free!

Hah! You’re right. I’m a no-good dirty liar.

These little cakes are not fat free, but they will make your life easier. In my world, cream is considered it’s own food group.

Tell me this: is there anything better in life than whipping up a cake with only three ingredients in five minutes flat, then sitting in your sweatpants on the couch with said cake in your lap?

Personal Sized Chocolate Icebox Cakes

makes 4 mini cakes

Print this recipe!

16 Nabisco chocolate wafers

1 cup heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla

Whip cream with vanilla. Sandwich between four stacks of wafers (with four wafers in each little stack). Cover the outside of the cakes in cream and cover with sprinkles.

Chill in fridge (or freezer) for at least an hour and a half before eating.

It’s going to be a good night.

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  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    December 17, 2010 at 7:40 am

    oh my gosh, i don’t even care if you’re a dirty liar…i’m going with calorie-free please and thank you!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    December 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Wow those look unbelievable! I love personalized size/mini treats of any kind – ESPECIALLY when they only have 3 ingredients!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    December 17, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen chocolate wafers like that in the store. I will be on the lookout, because my hubs would love this personal pan cake. πŸ™‚

  • Jenna
    December 17, 2010 at 7:48 am


  • Sahar
    December 17, 2010 at 8:01 am

    umm…you’re a genius.

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    December 17, 2010 at 8:01 am

    It’s going to be a good morning! πŸ™‚ Personal size anything rocks my world.

  • Caree @ Fit-Mama
    December 17, 2010 at 8:02 am

    YUM! I have to add this to my Holiday must makes!!!

  • rebecca
    December 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

    where did you find those wafers??

    • jenna
      December 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

      just at my grocery store–they always come out around this time of year…check your cookie section!

      • michelle
        December 18, 2010 at 4:00 am

        I usually find these lovely cookies by the ice cream sundae fixins. The wafers make a great cheesecake crumb base too.

  • Debbie Phan
    December 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Hi Jenna,

    Fabulous! I NEED those very sprinkles that you used on these mini-cakes. Where did you find them…????!!!!!

    • jenna
      December 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

      at my regular grocery store in with the sugar and flour!

  • Carly
    December 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

    It’s like you’ve read my mind! Just saw these cookies in the store for the first time this past weekend! Can’t wait to try them – thanks!!

  • Lindsay
    December 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

    i LOVE icebox cake!! My mom uses those same cookies, but she usually does one big long one, with it lying on its side. I think it’s an especially good summer cake since it’s cold πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie @ Living and Loving
    December 17, 2010 at 8:11 am

    You did it again. HOW do you do this?!?! Haha… more like WHYYYYY…. need more time in the gym to work off these calories!!! πŸ˜‰ Thank you, again, for this lovely dessert.

    • jenna
      December 17, 2010 at 8:11 am

      but its so good once it hits your lips!!

  • Katie (Sweet Tater)
    December 17, 2010 at 8:27 am

    ha, i love it

  • Moni'sMeals
    December 17, 2010 at 8:28 am


    I love this idea. πŸ™‚

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    December 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Yum! What a great looking treat. πŸ™‚

  • bakingnbooks
    December 17, 2010 at 8:38 am

    You have too many recipes that I can’t choose which ones to go with. I can’t do them all at this time of year – there’s not enough room in my freezer or stomach! πŸ˜‰

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    December 17, 2010 at 8:42 am

    interestingly enough i have 2 packages of those wafers waiting for me in my kitchen!

  • Maria
    December 17, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I love that these are personal desserts. I can’t wait to eat one all by myself!

  • Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun!)
    December 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

    These are so beautiful! And so (surprisingly?) cupcake-like… πŸ™‚

  • The Blue-Eyed Bakers
    December 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Yay! It’s an icebox babycake! We love!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 17, 2010 at 8:52 am

    OMG YES: “When the wafers are back, the cream is whipped, the sprinkles are out…let’s cheer!”

    I have never bought those wafers before, only Oreos. This is like making your own Oreo, except wayyyy better…hello real cream frosting, sprinkles,…oh, drool! I Love IT!!

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    December 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Adorable. Sprinkles make everything better.

  • blog is the new black
    December 17, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Simple, delicious, and festive!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    December 17, 2010 at 8:58 am

    My friend and I totally used to make a cake like this back in 8th grade! And then we may or may not have polished the whole thing off in one sitting. πŸ˜‰

  • Heather
    December 17, 2010 at 9:00 am

    You mean I have to WAIT a FULL hour & a half before I can eat? Blasphemy πŸ™ lol

    Good thing I “need” to go to the store right now.

    • jenna
      December 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

      in theory. I didn’t wait because I have absolutely zero self control.

      • Heather
        December 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

        Well, I did it. I made one of these today & am in love. So so good!!!! I ate it right out of the freezer & it was gone in 10.45 seconds!

  • Elise
    December 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

    zomg. these look incredible! and delicious! and sooooo easy! therefore, i love πŸ™‚

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    December 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

    THANK YOU for sharing this!!!! I know what dessert’s going to be created in my kitchen next πŸ˜€

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    December 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Mmm. πŸ™‚ I love those sprinkles!

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    December 17, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Really cute! I love homemade whipped cream

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl
    December 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Sprinkles make any day just that much better πŸ™‚

  • Erin (Travel Eat Repeat)
    December 17, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Too cute! I love personal-sized desserts because it feels so decadent to eat an entire cake. πŸ˜‰

  • Lisa
    December 17, 2010 at 9:25 am

    That looks so decadent (and easy)!

  • Marie
    December 17, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Oh these are adorable, my family will love these (um they’ll be more for me, though). Shhh.

  • Angharad
    December 17, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Frozen goodies are so underrated this time of year! And sprinkles just takes it to the next level! Love.

  • Erica D (Gratitouille)
    December 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

    These are so cute! Like Little Debbie Cakes but way, way better.

    P.S. I made your cinnamon toast muffins yesterday! How did you not burn your fingers dipping the just-out-of-the-oven muffins into the sugar? Regardless, they made my sick friend very happy. Even when sick, he’s manly enough to state his love for baked goods.

  • Dee
    December 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Holy yum! This looks incredible!

  • Amy @ whatjewwannaeat
    December 17, 2010 at 9:50 am

    You had me at rainbow sprinkles and heavy cream.

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    December 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Mmmmm! Those look like little bites of heaven!

  • Alina @ Duty Free Foodie
    December 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I *love* three ingredient recipes. And clearly also cream. Great idea, this.

  • Jess
    December 17, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Yet ANOTHER dish from you I must immediately make! And then run 203948 miles…mmmmm…creeeam…

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    December 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Holy YUMMMMM! I want some of these now… with extra sprinkles lol πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    December 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

    DEEEELISH! These are adorable! I musy admit that one of my favorite holiday treats are the little debbie cakes shaped like christmas trees with white icing and spinkles…heaven!

  • Kristina @ spabettie
    December 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

    ah… these take me back to childhood… my mom would make them for her bunco parties, and we got to eat one beforehand… πŸ˜€ always my favorite treat!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    December 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Now, if only they were gluten and dairy free.

    Le sigh.

    I need to come up with my own version.

    • Amber K
      December 17, 2010 at 11:32 am

      Only in a perfect world… πŸ˜‰

    • Kim
      December 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Christie, I was thinking the same thing! I’m going to scope out the gluten free cookies at my grocery and try to come up with a version. I can’t help but wonder if they’d be delish with coconut ice cream sandwiched in between too!

  • Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine
    December 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Wow that looks amazing. Im drooling over here. Im sure it tastes even better than it looks!

  • Sara
    December 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    i have NO WORDS for what those look like! what a brilliant idea!!!!!!!!

  • Lu
    December 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’m making these tomorrow. I have company coming over and everyone needs to have their own cake. I think it makes life more special.

  • rebecca lustig
    December 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    our brain cells need fat. end of story.

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    December 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm


  • Emily @ For Sweets Sake
    December 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I lust over your blog on a daily basis.

  • Marie @
    December 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Looks amazing! Your recipes are always great!

  • Imwaytoobusy
    December 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Too easy, too dangerous…you are my hero πŸ˜‰

    December 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    this is my favourite dessert! its a traditional christmas dessert for my family. i love how you added the sprinkles . . . sprinkles make everything better. thanks for posting.

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    December 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    This is my dad’s favorite dessert!

  • notyet100
    December 18, 2010 at 8:00 am

    so cool,..

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    My mom used to make the large version of that cake all the time. I had completely forgotten how good it was and now must harp on her until she makes it again ASAP πŸ™‚

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    December 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    adorable πŸ™‚
    Heidi xo

  • Ffion
    December 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I like the colourful hundreds and thousands on top, reminds me of the iced sponge cake we used to have at school!

  • Kim
    December 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I did it! I made these tonight, and I’m in love.

    I used Pamela’s gluten-free cookies since I can’t have the wafers, and they turned out so great.

    So excited that I finally had the chance to make one of your desserts!

  • ann marie
    January 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    oh man these look so yummy – thinking of making them for my boys! πŸ˜‰

  • Jill
    March 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Wow! These look awesome!

  • Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    March 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    This looks AMAZING. Much safer than making a regular ice box cake and eating the entire thing!