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Semi-Homemade Mini Ice Box Cakes

Drugstore Divas was provided the cakes for this Semi-Homemade Mini Ice Box Cakes post. Additional items and all thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.

I had never heard of an ice box cake until my friend brought it up recently. So the other day, when Pete and I were hanging out watching TV, I decided that I would make mini ice box cakes. I’m calling these semi-homemade mini ice box cakes because I assembled them at home. I didn’t bake a cake for these. You can, if you want, but I didn’t want a full cake lying around.

See, that’s the thing about being a household of two: you have to try and make mini versions of desserts. If I make a full tray of anything, Pete will have a few bites and I’ll have to finish the entire tray (because I don’t want it to go to waste). With bikini season around the corner, I can’t do that with desserts.

Thank goodness for Little Debbie snack cakes. They come in very portion friendly sizes, plus they’re individually wrapped (in singles or pairs). So I can open a box, have one cake, and the rest stays fresh. I don’t have to eat an entire box of Little Debbie snack cakes at once, which is great.

Semi-Homemade Mini Ice Box Cakes


What You’ll Need:

  • Whipped topping
  • Little Debbie snack cakes (we used the Red Velvet snack cakes because I’m obsessed with red velvet cake, but you can use whatever variety you like best)
  • Mini ramekins, 4oz., with lids

What You’ll Do:

Leave the whipped topping out about an hour to melt.


Put the snack cakes in the ramekins.

Top with the whipped topping. Make sure to get it down the sides between the cake and ramekin (the right cake illustrates this; the left cake it completed).


Put the lid on the ramekins and put in the freezer until the whipped topping refreezes. Serve cold.

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Jennifer A Stewart

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

I love the concept of a small portion because I eat too much when I get desserts in front of me! Thanks for linking up to Saucy Saturdays!

Anjanette @MommaYoung

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

This mini ice box cake looks delicious and fun to make.


Monday 20th of July 2015

Sounds tasty! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


Sarena @ Teal Inspiration

Friday 17th of July 2015

What a cute idea! Thanks.