Caramel Icebox Cake #SundaySupper

Caramel icebox cake is a no bake, make ahead dessert perfect for pot lucks.
caramel icebox cake #SundaySupper

Summer is always a busy time for entertaining. Holiday barbecues, family reunions, and community get togethers abound during the warmer weather. I love having recipes that I can keep everything on hand for and can be made the night before if needed.

This caramel icebox cake is one of those recipes. Homemade caramel pudding is layered with vanilla wafers and whipped topping before being refrigerated overnight.

This is easy to make even with the homemade pudding. I used a can of caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk but you could use the canned dulce de leche found in the ethnic section of most grocery stores.

I also recommend making the dessert at least 12 hours before you eat it. In order for the wafers to absorb moisture from the pudding and whipped topping and become cake like you need plenty of time. If you wanted something more like banana-less banana pudding you could serve it after about four hours.

Caramel Icebox Cake #SundaySupper

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


for the pudding:

  • 1 ?3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 1 ?2 cups milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk or dulce de leche
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
  • Vanilla wafers


for the pudding:

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a large saucepan
  2. Whisk in the milks and egg yolks
  3. Cook over medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes, whisking constantly, until the pudding has thickened
  4. Stir in the vanilla
  5. Strain through a mesh strainer to get out any lumps
  6. To chill quickly place in a metal bowl over an ice bath or cover and refrigerate several hours

To assemble the cake:

  1. Place 1/3 of the pudding in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish or an 8x8 baking dish
  2. Cover with as many vanilla wafers as you can
  3. Top with another 1/3 of pudding
  4. Layer half of the whipped topping
  5. Repeat the layers as follows: wafers, pudding, whipped topping
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours for a more cake like consistency
  7. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days

Caramel icebox cake is a great make ahead dessert. Layers of homemade caramel pudding are alternated with vanilla wafers and whipped topping. Make this for #SundaySupper or any time.


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  1. I love caramel anything and your icebox cake looks splendid!!

  2. I need to get on the bandwagon because I have never made an icebox cake! Love the flavors!

  3. YUM. I’m totally looking for more icebox cakes!

  4. I love caramel anything any more. I guess I’ve graduated from chocolate! This looks yummy!

  5. I love caramel. This looks like an amazing treat perfect for a potluck dessert!

  6. This absolutely is going on my to make list. Thanks.

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