Oreo Icebox Cakes: Salted Caramel and Other Varieties

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June 8, 2016

No bake, salted, caramel cheesecake layered with coffee dipped Oreo cookies, need I say anything more? This recipe is super easy and is done in under 15 minutes! It’s the perfect dessert for a hot summer day when the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven.

A traditional icebox cake is a dessert made with whipped cream and chocolate wafers. The wafers are stacked with layers of whipped cream to form a log, then it’s laid on its side and frozen overnight. The wafers absorb the whipped cream and the cake can be served in slices. Our version is a little different but just as delicious!


  • 1- 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground sea salt
  • 32 Oreo cookies
  • 6 ounces strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 4 cups whipped cream, divided
  • Caramel and chocolate syrup
  • Sea salt


  1. Stir together the caramel topping and sea salt … adjusting the amount of salt to your liking.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Add salted caramel mixture and mix well.
  4. Blend in 2 of the cups of whipped cream.
  5. Dip 16 Oreo cookies in the cooled coffee and place at the bottom of an 8×8 pan.
  6. Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture over the Oreo cookies and spread evenly.
  7. Repeat the next layer with dipping the remaining 16 Oreo cookies into the cooled coffee and placing them over the mixture.
  8. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture over the second layer of Oreo cookies and spread evenly.
  9. Spread 1 cup whipped cream over the top. Refrigerate until set.
  10. Top with remaining 1 cup whipped cream, drizzle with caramel and chocolate syrup and extra sea salt if desired.
  11. Cut into 16 squares. Store in a tightly sealed container in refrigerator.


I’ve seen some amazing varieties of this recipe if you simplify it to just layers of Oreos (dipped in milk) and whipped cream.

  • Make the cake with flavored Oreo cookies (think mint, peanut butter, or birthday cake).
  • Make a S’Mores variety by topping with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  • Mix in a layer of pudding (chocolate or vanilla).
  • Mix peanut butter and/or chocolate syrup into the whipped cream for a peanut butter cup cake.


Going to a summer picnic or BBQ? Make these in cupcake wrappers to go! Just follow the directions the same as above and refrigerate or freeze prior to serving.

Image sources: Inside Bru Crew Life + Life Made Sweeter + Life Love and Sugar

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