No-Bake Cake Recipe With Just 4 Ingredients -- No Hot Oven Required!

no-bake graham cracker and whipped cream cake
In my family, the summer months are all about birthdays. Me, my sister, one of my brothers, and my dad -- we are all June and July babies. While it's a great time of year to celebrate, it can also be also be tough on the people putting together those celebrations. That's because birthdays mean one thing (in addition to saying hooray to passage of time) -- baking a cake. And nothing is quite so brutal as standing in front of a oven on a hot, hot day. 

That's where this killer 4 ingredient no-bake cake comes into play! Save yourself a trip to the grocery store, time in the kitchen, AND from having to turn that evil oven on! This cake is so good, and so easy, you might wish you had more summertime birthday friends. Even better, you might just start inventing reasons to eat cake everyday. Everyday = cake day. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 12 whole chocolate graham crackers

 

Directions

  • In a small saucepan combine 1/4 cup of the cream and the peanut butter chips, stirring just until smooth: pour into a bowl.  
  • Repeat with the milk chocolate chips and another 1/4 cup of the cream; pour into another bowl.  
  • Refrigerate both about 15 minutes until cold. 
  • In a medium bowl beat remaining cream just until stiff.  Gently fold half of the whipped cream into peanut butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time.  Fold remaining whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. Refrigerate milk chocolate whipped cream.
  • Spread each of 10 whole chocolate graham crackers with about 2-1/2 tablespoons of the peanut butter whipped cream.
  •  Sandwich together coated crackers to form 2 stacks (5 cookies per stack). Top each stack with 1 plain graham cracker. Arrange stacks, side by side, on a serving plate, long edges touching. Frost with milk chocolate whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight for cookies to soften into a cake texture - trust me, it's yum!


What are your favorite summer desserts?

 

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