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Chocolate Icebox Cake

No-Bake Delight!

Introduction to Homemade Chocolate Icebox Cake

Are you ready to embark on a dessert adventure that promises pure chocolatey bliss? Say hello to homemade chocolate icebox cake, the ultimate no-bake delight that will elevate your dessert game. This decadent treat features layers of chocolate biscuits, creamy chocolate ganache, and a touch of cognac for that extra indulgence. Whether you’re planning a special occasion or simply craving a chocolaty escape, this homemade chocolate icebox cake is your ticket to sweet satisfaction.

Gathering Your Ingredients and Preparation

Essential Ingredients for Chocolaty Perfection | Before you dive into the delightful process of crafting this dessert, ensure you have all the essential ingredients ready:

  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate biscuits
  • Couverture chocolate
  • Butter (or margarine)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Cognac (or milk)
  • Heavy cream (35%)
  • Milk (for dipping)

Preparing Your Workspace | Set up your workspace with all the necessary utensils and ingredients within easy reach. Now, let’s embark on the journey to create this indulgent chocolate delight.

Assembling and Layering the Chocolate Icebox Cake

Layering the Chocolaty Goodness | In a pot over low heat, melt the butter and add the couverture chocolate and heavy cream. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is silky-smooth.

Perfecting the Layers | Turn off the heat and add the cognac, followed by gently sifting in the cocoa powder and adding sugar. Mix until everything is well combined. Transfer this luscious chocolate mixture to a bowl.

Building Your Chocolate Masterpiece | Line the bottom and sides of a baking dish with plastic wrap (cling film). Dip the chocolate biscuits into milk and arrange them in the baking dish. Pour a layer of the chocolate mixture evenly over the biscuits. Repeat this layering process, alternating between biscuits and chocolate, until you’ve used up all the ingredients.

Freezing Your Chocolaty Creation | Cover the baking dish with cling film and freeze your chocolate icebox cake for a minimum of two hours, allowing it to set and reach its full frozen bliss.

Chocolate Icebox Cake

Chilling and Serving Your Chocolate Icebox Cake

Unveiling the Frozen Bliss | After patiently waiting for your dessert to set, it’s time to savor the frozen delight. Remove it from the freezer, unwrap, and cut into heavenly slices. Serve chilled and indulge in the chocolaty magic you’ve created. Whether it’s a special occasion or a sweet escape, your homemade chocolate icebox cake is sure to impress and satisfy every chocolate lover’s cravings. Enjoy!

Chocolate Icebox Cake

Chocolate Icebox Cake

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Get ready to embark on a delightful dessert journey with our homemade chocolate icebox cake recipe. This no-bake wonder layers chocolate biscuits with a rich ganache infused with a hint of cognac, creating a frozen treat that’s pure indulgence. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a sweet escape, our recipe will guide you through the process, ensuring each bite is a harmonious blend of chocolatey perfection. So, chill your creation, savor the frozen bliss, and share this delightful chocolaty masterpiece with your loved ones. It’s time to turn moments into memories with a slice of homemade chocolate icebox cake.

Course: DessertCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 250 g 8.8 oz Biscuits

  • 200 g 7.1 oz Chocolate biscuits

  • 200 g 7.1 oz Couverture chocolate

  • 300 g 10.6 oz Butter (or margarine)

  • 30 g 1.1 oz Cocoa powder

  • 50 g 1.8 oz Sugar

  • 70 g 2.5 oz Cognac (or milk)

  • 200 g 7.1 Heavy cream 35%

  • 200 g 7.1 oz Milk (to dip the biscuits)

Recipe directions

  • Place a pot over low heat.
  • Place the butter in the pot and allow it to melt.
  • Add the couverture chocolate, heavy cream and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and fully combined.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add the cognac and mix.
  • Using a sifter, gently sift the cocoa powder into the pot.
  • Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Transfer the chocolate mixture to a bowl.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a baking dish with plastic wrap (cling film).
  • Submerge the chocolate biscuits in milk and arrange them in the baking dish.
  • Pour a layer of chocolate evenly over the biscuits.
  • Dip another layer of biscuits into the milk and place them on top of the chocolate.
  • Add another layer of chocolate and biscuits.
  • Pour the rest of the chocolate evenly and add another layer of biscuits on top.
  • Cover with cling film and freeze it for at least two hours.

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 39.5g 60%
    • Saturated Fat 23.9g 115%
  • Cholesterol 76mg 26%
  • Sodium 758mg 32%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 115mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 33.3g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.7g 4%
    • Sugars 18.9g
  • Protein 4.2g 8%
  • Calcium 19%
  • Iron 1%
  • Vitamin D 14%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.