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Easy No-Bake Turtle Icebox Cake

Easy No-Bake Turtle Icebox Cake is perfect for the holidays! Made with graham crackers between layers of caramel cream cheese mousse, chopped pecans and a drizzle of chocolate and caramel sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipe, easy no bake dessert, ice box cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 201 kcal


  • 3-1/2 cups freshly whipped cream divided (or can use 3-1/2 cups of your favorite whipped topping like Cool Whip)
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 12 graham crackers


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • shaved chocolate
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate syrup
  • powdered sugar optional


  1. *To make freshly whipped cream: With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip 2 cups of heavy cream until it just holds soft peaks. Add 1/3 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and whip to combine until stiff peaks form. Do not overmix.
  2. Make the cake: Beat the cream cheese and caramel until creamy. Fold in 3 cups of freshly whipped cream or Cool Whip.
  3. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture in an 8 x 8 pan to coat the bottom.
  4. Place 3 graham crackers across the center of the pan and then break up 1 or 2 more crackers as needed to fill in the gaps. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture on top.
  5. Top with another layer of graham crackers, breaking them as needed to make them fit. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture over the top.
  6. Arrange the final layer of graham crackers. Spread the reserved 1/2 cup freshly whipped cream (or Cool Whip) over evenly.
  7. Sprinkle on chopped pecans and shaved chocolate
  8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely. Prior to serving, drizzle with chocolate and caramel sauce and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

*To make this icebox cake in a 9x13 pan, increase the amounts by 1.5

Nutrition Facts
Easy No-Bake Turtle Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/8 recipe))
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 188mg8%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.