Tuesday, August 27, 2013

As we begin our yearly march back to school and the organized routine that comes with Fall, we have to bid farewell to our effortlessly fun summer days. As Labor Day quickly approaches, send Summer the proper Au Revoir and Bon Voyage goodbyes with the Pink Lemonade Icebox Cake that Amy of Club Narwhal kindly shares. This yummy no-bake cake recipe is so tasty and so easy. The hardest part of this recipe is having to wait until you can get your hands on this delicious summer cake.

2 cups heavy whipping cream
12 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of one lemon
Juice of half a lemon
2-3 drops red food coloring
1 1/2 packages of lemon cookie thins (I used Trader Joe’s Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins)
2 cups whipped topping, tinted pink

1. In a very cold metal bowl, whip cream, cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice together until stiff peaks form, about 5-6 minutes. Add food coloring until the whipped cream resembles cotton candy.

2. Layer cookies on the bottom of a nine-inch springform pan, using bits of cookie to fill in any gaps. Top the cookie layer with a third of the whipped cream mix. Alternate cookie and whipped topping ending on a cookie layer. Tint your whipped topping with a drop or two of red food coloring until it is nice and pink. Spread on top of the final cookie layer.

3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. Remove from fridge and use a knife to go around the edges of the pan, loosening the cake. Carefully release cake from the pan and top with a festive garland. Serves 8.

*Notes: Lemon curd will make this cake sing. If you can’t find lemon cookie thins, use vanilla wafers or another mild crunchy cookie. You can also substitute a tub of whipped topping for the heavy cream, making this dessert so easy you will weep.

Happy reading and baking friends!

This sassy Pink Lemonade Icebox Cake will be the star of your next book club or lady luncheon. With store-bought lemon wafer cookies and luscious cream cheese whipped cream, this cake is a snap to prepare! This cake goes perfectly with your most darling dress and favorite pumps. Check out the video to see how easily this cake comes together.

-- Amy of Club Narwhal


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