No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake is the perfect easy dessert for summer. Best of all, this recipe only requires 5 ingredients – cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, graham crackers and homemade or canned cherry pie filling. Great for making ahead for parties, potlucks and barbecues! Plus recipe video.
I don’t know what it is about icebox cakes but I just can’t seem to stop my obsession with them.
They are just too darn easy to make and with this heat, you can have a creamy and dreamy dessert without having to turn on the oven.
Plus, they seem to be a favorite around here with you guys too – this Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox cake, Turtle Icebox Cake, Monster Cookie Icebox Cake and most recently this Mixed Berry Icebox Cake….. I’ve been trying to space them out so you wouldn’t only see a bazillion icebox cakes in a row here but I promise…this will be my last one for while 😉
Cherry Cheesecake is such a popular dessert but it can take some time and planning to make.
This easy icebox cake version combines all those delicious flavors but takes only a fraction of the time with just 5 ingredients!
It starts off the same with a layer of graham crackers. Then you whip together some cream cheese, heavy cream and powdered sugar and spread that over evenly.
A generous spoonful of your favorite cherry pie filling (homemade or canned – I made two versions with each) comes next and then you just repeat the layers.
The topping is just more cherry pie filling and crumbled graham cracker crumbs. You can get super fancy and add some drizzled chocolate or toasted crushed nuts if you’re a fan but I decided to keep it nice and simple.
This dessert is just like having a cherry cheesecake without the hassle of turning on your oven. It’s cool, creamy and completely irresistible.
Plus icebox cakes are perfect for making ahead of time the night before and they make amazing desserts at potlucks, holiday gatherings and barbecues.
And even though I can already feel fall is creeping its way around the corner, I am still trying to hang on to summer just a little bit longer.
Plus since this dessert is made with cherry pie filling, it’s so convenient to make this all year long.
Notes for this No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake:
- assemble in advance and store covered in the fridge overnight
- instead of graham crackers, you can use Vanilla Oreo cookies or vanilla wafer cookies
Watch the videos to see how easy:
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