Chocolate, Banana, and Graham Cracker Icebox Cake


Delicious chocolate graham cracker cake for summer

Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time Overnight
Yield Makes one 5-by-10-inch cake
Serves 8 to 10


15 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
5 large egg yolks
3 cups heavy cream
20 graham cracker sheets
4 or 5 ripe bananas, very thinly sliced lengthwise
Garnish: whipped cream


Line a 5-by-10-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Place yolks and a pinch of salt in another heatproof bowl.

Bring cream to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Slowly pour cream into bowl with yolks, whisking constantly; return mixture to saucepan set over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 8 minutes (mixture should not come to a boil). Immediately strain through a fine sieve set over chocolate; stir until chocolate melts and is smooth. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 4 hours.

Spread 1 cup chocolate mixture evenly into bottom of loaf pan. Top with a layer of 4 graham crackers, trimmed to fit. Spread 1/2 cup chocolate over tops, and cover with some bananas. Spread 1/2 cup chocolate over bananas, and top with a layer of 4 trimmed graham crackers. Repeat with remaining chocolate, bananas, and graham crackers until you reach the top of the pan; finish with graham crackers.

Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. Uncover, and turn out onto a serving platter. Remove plastic wrap. Garnish with whipped cream, and cut into slices.

Cook’s Note

An overnight stint in the fridge softens the graham crackers and firms up the pudding to create a sliceable dessert in this icebox cake recipe.

Unmolded icebox cake can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

via: marthastewart

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  • lovelygalletas April 23, 2013

    the recipe looks perfect and your blog too!!

    a lot of kisses 😀

  • jalal michael sabbagh. April 23, 2013

    It sound so good.Regards.jalal

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