Cherry Oreo Icebox Cake

         At one point an icebox cake was just chocolate wafer cookies with whipped cream. They would make the cake about 3 or 4 layers. As the cake was chilled in the refrigerator, the wafer cookies would soak up the whipped cream and turn more into a cake. Therefore, they called it an icebox cake. Obviously, icebox cakes have advanced over time. Today we have icebox cakes with puddings, cheesecakes and pie fillings.

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            There is an immense variety of what we can make and call an icebox cake. This recipe I am sharing with you today has dark chocolate oreos, cherries and cheesecake. This dessert will not fail you at parties, picnics and meetings.

It is quite simple to make and hard to share with anyone. The icebox name has stuck around ever since. There really is no reason to change it.

            With desserts such as this, you can make a different dessert each time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Why do they call it an icebox cake?

Years ago, before refrigerators, there were wooden boxes that ice would be put in. The layered dessert would sit in the ‘icebox’ and the wafers did the job of soaking up the cream.

            How long can this cake stay in the freezer?

Since it is meant to be cold, it is easy to say that it will be kept in there for as long as it takes to eat, or up to several days. Be sure to keep it in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic and aluminum foil.

            Can I use other fruits?

You certainly can. You could use strawberries or blueberries, or any number of possibilities. Experiment with all types of fruit and see what you like the best.

            Can I use different Oreos?

Certainly you can! I prefer dark chocolate, and that is what I had available the first time I made this. You could use regular oreos, vanilla oreos, or, if it is around the holidays choose one of the special flavors they bring out for the Holidays.

What do you need to make Cherry Oreo Icebox Cake

            1 package dark chocolate oreo cookies, (about 32)

            1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

            ¼ cup granulated sugar

            ½ tsp almond flavored extract

            ½ cup milk

            16 ounce container of Cool Whip

            1 large can cherry pie filling

  How to make Cherry Oreo Icebox Cake

FIRST STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine together the cream cheese, almond extract and sugar

a)

b)

c)

d)

Mix in 1 cup of cherry pie filling

a)

b)

SECOND STEP:

Gently fold in 3 cups of the Cool Whip

a)

b)

THIRD STEP:

Spread 2 tbsp of the remaining Cool Whip in the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish

Dip 16 Oreos in milk and place in a layer on the whipped topping

Spread half of the cream cheese mixture on top of the Oreos

FOURTH STEP:

Repeat with another layer of Oreos dipped in milk

Spread the other half of the cream cheese mixture on top

FIFTH STEP:

Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top

Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight

SIXTH STEP:

When ready to serve, garnish with the remaining pie filling

Serve and Enjoy!

YUM!

Cherry Oreo Icebox Cake

Cherry Oreo Icebox Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package dark chocolate oreo cookies, (about 32)
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp almond flavored extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 16 ounce container of Cool Whip
  • 1 large can cherry pie filling

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine together the cream cheese, almond extract and sugar

Mix in 1 cup of cherry pie filling

SECOND STEP:

Gently fold in 3 cups of the Cool Whip

Spread 2 tbsp of the remaining Cool Whip in the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish

THIRD STEP:

Dip 16 Oreos in milk and place in a layer on the whipped topping

Spread half of the cream cheese mixture on top of the oreos

FOURTH STEP:

Repeat with another layer of Oreos dipped in milk,

Spread the other half of the cream cheese mixture on top

FIFTH STEP:

Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top

Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight

SIXTH STEP:

When ready to serve, garnish with the remaining pie filling

Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 240gSugar: 18gProtein: 10g