Lemon Strawberry Icebox Cakes

I love an icebox cake! Especially in the summer when I am not inclined to heat up the kitchen to bake a cake.

Usually, I just make one big icebox cake, layering cookies, cream, and maybe some fruit but I decided to make these individual cakes for a dinner party (much prettier presentation) and now I can’t understand why I haven’t done this before. Icebox cup cakes as it were.

The icebox cake made it’s first appearance around the 1920 when the National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco) came out with their chocolate wafer cookies and included a recipe for icebox cake on the packaging. This was actually a somewhat luxurious recipe since not everyone could afford an icebox (refrigerator).

Icebox cakes became even more famous in the mid-20th century when housewives were looking for convenient recipes that would impress their friends and family without a lot of effort.

The concept of an icebox cake is pure genius – layer some yummy ingredients and let the fridge do it’s magic.

I particularly love this version which features Homefree Lemon Burst Mini Cookies. Homefree cookies are gluten free and allergy friendly but just as important, they are delicious!

Try your own spin on these adorable individual icebox cake – layer your favorite flavor of cookie (or make crumbs like I did for a more sophisticated look) with whipped cream or dairy-free whipped topping, pudding, fruit, nuts… let your imagination run free and have some fun!

By the way, add some blueberries to this recipe and you have a pretty perfect 4th of July recipe!

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Lemon Strawberry Icebox Cakes

Prep Time20 mins
Fridge Time8 hrs
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More



  • Grind the cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs. Dice the strawberries, saving 4 for garnish.
  • Into 4 glasses or jars, start with a layer of cookie crumbs, topped with whipped topping or cream, and then some strawberries. Repeat the layers. Garnish with a dollop of whipped topping or cream, a strawberry, and some cookie crumbs.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days ahead.


Nutrition Facts
Lemon Strawberry Icebox Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 952IU19%
Vitamin C 70mg85%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Homefree Homefree Treats Icebox Cake Lemon Strawberries
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