Vintage Icebox Cake.

This vintage-inspired dessert is so simple and easy to assemble! Crisp almond cookies and honey-whipped cream create a heavenly combo, making it hard not to go back for seconds.

Icebox Cakes are some of the easiest desserts you can make when you’re short on time, especially during these hot Summer months when you’re entertaining the kids and don’t have time or energy to assemble a complicated dessert.

I remember the first time I actually saw an old wooden “icebox” in an antique store when I was little. I just couldn’t fathom that folks actually used these simple structures to keep their food cold, or that there wasn’t another option all that long ago. It’s pretty amazing how times have changed and how much is possible now with all the modern conveniences we have today.

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These “cakes” are the best because they are simply layers of cookies and whipped cream that when chilled, transform into a cake-like dessert that is absolutely divine. The crisp cookies absorb the moisture of the filling, making them soft and flavorful.

You really can use any variation of cookie and whipped cream flavor you want, but for this particular recipe, I used Anna’s Almond Swedish Thins and fresh honey. Other ideas would be gingersnaps with lemon infused whipped cream, or even classic chocolate wafers with vanilla cream. I really love a fresh citrus flavor.

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Icebox Cake

Yield: 8
Author: Heirloomed
This easy, vintage style icebox cake is made with almond cookies and layers of honey whipped cream.

ingredients:

  • 2 c. (16 oz.) whipping cream, chilled
  • 1/2 c. of honey
  • 1-2 pkgs (approx. 40-50) crispy, thin almond cookies (I used Annas Swedish Thins)
  • Fresh rosemary and honey for garnish

instructions:

How to cook Icebox Cake

  1. Whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add about ⅓ of the cream to the bowl and gently fold in honey using a rubber spatula. When that looks combined, add another ⅓ of the cream and fold again.
  3. Using a flat cake stand, place a layer of cookies into an 8” round (be sure to place a cookie in the center). If you want to have as much cookie layer as possible, you can even break some cookies into small pieces to fill in gaps at each layer of cream.
  4. On top of the first cookie layer, add a dollop of the cream and gently spread across the cookies.
  5. Keep layering cookies with cream. You should get about 5 layers of cookies and 5 layers of cream. Finish with cream and garnish with fresh rosemary and a honey drizzle
  6. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, ideally over night.
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With easy ingredients and only a 10 minute assembly time, this classic Southern Dessert is a hit every time. Have you ever tried making an icebox cake? If so, I would love to know your secrets for this dessert!


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Buttermilk Pie.

What is more all-American than a good-old slice of pie? This sweet and simple Buttermilk Pie recipe will become your next go-to Southern dessert.

I love a good pie, and this Southern classic is one of my all-time favorites. In my opinion, Buttermilk Pie simply does not get enough attention. It’s both light and custardy, with the perfect touch of tang from the addition of buttermilk and lemon zest.

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Another great thing about this pie is that it can be made with pantry staples you most likely already have on hand. The filling is so easy to make too, it comes together in a single bowl as your oven preheats, no need to use a hand-mixer or a million different bowls and saucepans.

I also love incorporating homemade buttermilk in the filling, which is also such an easy recipe ( I think you can probably sense a trend here). I usually make homemade pie crust with this filling, but if you’re short on time, a store-bought pie crust will work well too.

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Buttermilk Pie

Yield: 8
Author: Heirloomed
This creamy and tangy pie makes for the perfect dessert.

ingredients:

  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • pinch of salt

instructions:

How to cook Buttermilk Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Mix together eggs, granulated sugar, flour, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt until well-combined. Pour into the unbaked pie crust and bake for 45-50 minutes until set and golden brown.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool prior to slicing. Store in the refrigerator.
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