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No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake
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. I am a huge fan of icebox cakes (I even wrote a book about them!). Icebox cakes do usually call for some store-bought ingredients, but I like to tweak classic recipes to avoid boxed puddings and use simpler whipped cream or homemade custard. We recently gave you a basic formula for making a no-bake cake out of graham crackers, whipped cream, and any fruit. → Read More: How To Make a No-Bake Icebox Cake 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. The whole cake is drizzled with a quick, simple chocolate ganache, and garnished with whole strawberries. If you like icebox cakes, I'd love to share my book with you. → Buy Faith's Book! Serves 8 to 12 Recipe Notes

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