Blackberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Experience the delightful simplicity of Blackberry Icebox Cake, an easy no-bake dessert that combines layers of chocolate crackers, lush blackberry cream, and smooth Russian buttercream. Perfect for gatherings or a special treat, this cake is not only visually striking but also bursting with the fresh, tangy flavor of blackberries.


Blackberry Jam:

  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water

Blackberry Russian Buttercream:

  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 0.8 cup Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 tbsp blackberry jam

Blackberry Whipped Cream:

  • 1 1/4 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 tbsp blackberry jam


  • 36 chocolate crackers
  • 1/4 cup blackberry jam
  • Fresh blackberries for topping


  1. Make the Jam: Boil blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Mix cornstarch with water and add to the berries. Cook until thickened, then strain and cool.
  2. Russian Buttercream: Beat butter until creamy, then blend in condensed milk until thick. Mix in blackberry jam. Chill if needed to firm up.
  3. Whipped Cream: Whip cold cream to stiff peaks. Fold in condensed milk and blackberry jam until smooth.
  4. Assemble the Cake: Layer crackers with buttercream on the edges and whipped cream in the center. Drizzle blackberry jam between layers.
  5. Repeat Layers: Stack two more layers of crackers, cream, and jam.
  6. Decorate: Pipe frosting dots, add fresh blackberries, and optional chocolate or edible gold leaf.


  • Ensure all dairy ingredients are cold to help achieve stiff peaks in creams.
  • For the best texture, let the cake rest overnight in the fridge before serving.
  • Customize the topping with your choice of fruits or decorative elements for a festive look.


Q: Can I use frozen blackberries for the jam?
A: Yes, frozen blackberries work well. Thaw and drain them before cooking to avoid excess water.

Q: What can I use if I don’t have chocolate crackers?
A: Substitute with chocolate wafers or any chocolate cookie that can layer well.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Rest Time: 12 hours

Total Time: 12 hours 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Category: Dessert

Method: No-Bake

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


The Blackberry Icebox Cake is a delightful treat that’s as easy to make as it is beautiful to serve. With its rich layers of flavored creams and fruity accents, it’s a refreshing dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or just enjoying a summer day, this icebox cake will provide a memorable and delicious experience.

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