Frozen strawberries are added to the batter as well as to the butter cream frosting. The strawberries give the frosting such a pretty pink color with added speckles throughout the cake.
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See this? This is such an easy dessert. It looks a little fancy, doesn’t it? Don’t be put off. It only takes a few ingredients, and it doesn’t even involve turning on the oven.
This particular icebox cake is just as simple as it gets, inspired by the buckets of strawberries at the markets in late spring, and by my favorite dessert: strawberry shortcake. It has layers of graham crackers, barely sweetened whipped cream, and sliced fresh strawberries. It’s rich, but it’s hardly sweet at all.
Serves 8 to 12
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Coconut is a polarizing ingredient. Some people who can’t get enough of it, and other people flick it away like a bug. I can empathize with both. Coconut wafts in with the scent and taste of the tropics, but the problem, I suspect, for most haters is the texture; on a scale of tenderness, shredded dried coconut can fall somewhere between hay and chopped toothpicks.
So this icebox cake avoids shredded coconut entirely. The creamy layers come by their coconut richness without it, and the top is sprinkled with toasted flakes, which have more in common with nuts than hay. And then there’s the mango — lots and lots of mango.
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This lemon cake is super simple: Whip cream with fresh lemon zest and lemon juice, then layer it together with lemon curd (store-bought, or make it yourself), and yummy graham crackers. It’s intensely lemon-flavored, with lots of pucker to balance the sweetness, and the nutty, browned-butter taste of the graham crackers supporting the brightness of the lemon.
Serves 8 to 10
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Icebox cake? Seriously? A cake using only two ingredients, one of which is store bought cookies!? You have got to be kidding me.
But lo-and-behold, something truly magical happens: what goes into the refrigerator is definitely not what comes out! It’s as if the chocolate wafers and whipped cream make sweet, sweet lovin’ and the result is this oh-so-tasty love baby. So yeah, about that icebox cake. Who freakin’ knew??!!
Makes 15 mini cakes
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Slide those burgers over to make room on the grill for dessert. Yes, dessert! Fruits and cakes are already delicious, but grilling them makes these summer desserts irresistible. Store-bought angel food cake goes gourmet when it’s grilled and topped with sweetened balsamic-soaked strawberries.
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
PREP: 11 minutes
COOK: 4 minutes
YIELD: 6 Servings
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A buttery coffee crumb mixture makes a shortbread-like crust for this easy, moist, and delicious snack cake. The coffee granules add a hint of mocha flavor but will still please those who don’t like coffee.
tip: be sure to line the pan with aluminum foil and then spray with cooking spray so the bars do not stick.
Yield: 1 (9″) coffee cake – double the recipe and use a 15×10 pan
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