Icebox cakes, for those who don’t know, are essentially layers of cookies and cream aka easiest dessert to make ever. From there, the options are endless. You can flavor the cream, use a variety of cookies, add in other layers (like the cream cheese layer I did for this recipe) and even mix in things like fruit, nuts, chocolate or espresso beans.
The cake is then placed in the fridge for at least 24 hours. This time allows all the flavors have time to meld together and create one delicious cake. The whole waiting 24 hours can be tough, especially when you’re really itching for something sweet (Trust me, I know!). The bright side is that the make-ahead factor comes in real handy for easy summertime entertaining!
I can think of nothing better than turning boozy summer cocktails into boozy summer desserts. How does the saying go? Double the booze, double the fun?! Except in the case of this Boozy Mudslide Icebox Cake, I, Alyssa, say double the booze, cream, coffee AND chocolate, and you’ll get lots of fun…
For this particular icebox cake, I settled on a mudslide flavor, as it’s one of my favorite frozen cocktails. It’s essentially a boozy milkshake in cake form.
Now imagine all of those flavors but in the form of a cake. Yup, that’s exactly what this Boozy Mudslide Icebox Cake is! What’s not to love?!
Isn’t it every bit as decadent and delicious as it looks? Now you’ve got boozy cake perfection ready to serve up for all your entertaining needs!
I’m all for having my cake and eating it, too, but having my cocktails and being able to eat those, too, that is something I’ll toast to!
If you’re on the search for another boozy friendly dessert then we’ve got you with this oh so delicious Boozy Peanut Butter and Jelly Tart…
Boozy Mudslide Icebox Cake Recipe
- Loaf pan
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 0.25 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp espresso flavored liquor such as Kahlua
- 2 tbsp Irish cream liquor such as Bailey’s
- 1 tsp instant coffee
Cream Cheese Layer
- 6 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp espresso flavored liquor such as Kahlua
- 1 tbsp Irish cream liquor such as Bailey’s
- 0.25 cup chocolate covered espresso beans finely chopped
- 10.5 oz package of chocolate sandwich cookies FYI, the mocha jo-jo’s from Trader Joe’s taste delicious for this recipe, but definitely aren’t necessary
- Extra espresso beans, sprinkles, chocolate shavings, fresh flowers, etc. for garnishing and serving
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Then, line with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the cream and powdered sugar, on medium speed, until soft peaks begin to form.
- Remove half the cream to a separate container. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for later.
- To the remaining cream, add the liquor and instant coffee. Beat a few more seconds, or until stiff peaks form. Remove to a separate bowl and set aside.
- Place the bowl back on the stand mixer and add in the cream cheese, powdered sugar and liquor.
- Beat on medium speed until smooth and well combined. Fold in the chopped espresso beans with a spatula. Set aside.
- To assemble the cake, first spread a thin layer of the flavored whipped cream on the bottom.
- Next, add a layer of cookies. (I did 8 cookies). After that, spread on the cream cheese layer. Top with another layer of 8 cookies, then finish with the remaining flavored whipped cream.
- Cover tightly and allow to set in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. (But even longer is better, as the longer it sits, the more time the layers have to all meld together).
- Once you’re ready to serve the icebox cake, gently flip it onto a serving dish and carefully peel off the wax or parchment paper.
- Frost with the reserved whipped cream, decorate as desired and slice and serve. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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