You are going to love this Lemon and Shortbread Icebox Cake
This Lemon and Shortbread Icebox Cake is going to be a huge hit this Summer.
Being the foodie I consider myself to be, I see a lot of food concoctions, recipes, and fads. Some of which I love and some I am like “Can we please get over this already?” Like quinoa and chia seed puddings. Uggh, I am so over those two annoying ingredients. In any case, I see a lot of food that is in front of you guys and when you are looking for something easy and delicious to make for yourself after a long day at work or for your families, you want something that is quick and easy. Not something that will require you to go to the store, buy a bunch of ingredients that you are more than likely to never use again, and go through 10+ steps to make a dish that probably would taste better if you went to a restaurant and paid for the dish. I can appreciate wanting to experiment sometimes and not minding putting together a gourmet type meal every once in a while. But you know what, we live in the real world and you follow a real food blogger that understands this concept of convenient homemade meals. It doesn’t get easier and more convenient than this Lemon and Shortbread Icebox Cake.
I want you guys to feel empowered and a cooking super hero at the same time. I want to make food that you can immediately say “Oh, I can do this. It’s a piece of cake. Lemon Shortbread Icebox Cake that is.” I want you to feel sexy about what you’re doing and confident when you are in the kitchen. This Lemon and Shortbread Ice Box Cake ill draw out all the elements that lives within you that will make you feel like everything I just said. Let’s see this recipe is less than 5 ingredients, it only takes 30 minutes to put together, and it you’re going to make it! You are going to make it with all the confidence and sexiness that is within you. Just buy a bunch of shortbread cookies, Pepperidge Farm Cookies preferably, grab some lemons and Cool Whip and get in that kitchen and make the best damn Ice Box Cake that you’ve ever made in your life! Do it for all the single people and families in the world who constantly get unproductive, ineffective, and seriously long and expensive recipes shoved in their faces everyday! Tell the man to shove this Lemon and Shortbread Icebox Cake in their face and eat!
This is not a sponsored post for Pepperidge Farm or Kraft. These opinions and recipe is completely my own.
- Preheat oven to 350 Degree and spray the bottom of a 9-inch Spring form pan with baking spray. Set aside.
- Using a food processor, add 1 full bag of shortbread cookies and pulse until fine crumbs. Pour in the melted butter while still pulsing. Pour the bread crumbs into a spring form pan and press into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature or place into the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
- In a large bowl with a handheld mixer, add the cream cheese and mix until creamy. Add the powdered sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Stir well with hand held mixer until all ingredients come together. Fold in 8 oz. Cool Whip Topping until all ingredients have come together.
- In the cooled spring form pan, start off with a layer of the whipped topping mixture and then a layer of shortbread cookies. Repeat this process until all shortbread cookies and whipped topping mixture is used I got about 3 layers from both. Once you are finished layering, top the cake off with 4 oz. of Cool Whip and garnish with crushed shortbread cookies and lemon zest. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in freezer for, at least, 4 hours, or until ready to serve.