Several years ago I saw this recipe for a pumpkin icebox cake. We have always enjoyed my mother-in-law’s Surprise Cake and this recipe was very similar but made with pumpkin! It is a very easy, no bake recipe, which makes a delicious, fall cook, Pumpkin icebox Cake


It’s pretty from the top and even prettier when you cut a slice! I’ve made it several times and it is always a big hit. It would be perfect for your Thanksgiving Table, a twist on the traditional pumpkin pie.


Pumpkin Chocolate Icebox Cake


Serves 12 (depending on the size piece!)


3 packages (8oz ea.) of cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin

2 tablespoons half-and-half

1/8 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1 teaspoon vanilla extract

28 chocolate graham cracker sheets (12 oz. total)

Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


Beat cream cheese and sugars in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Then beat in pumpkin, half-and-half, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Lay enough graham crackers in a 9- by 9-in. pan to cover bottom (cut to fit if necessary). Spread a quarter of pumpkin mixture over crackers with an offset spatula.

Layer 3 more times, ending with pumpkin mixture. Cover; chill overnight. Set leaf cutouts (trace them on paper) on top and dust with cocoa, and then remove.dessert, pumpkin, no-cook

Cut cake into squares and serve.

14 comments on “Pumpkin Icebox Cake

Sherry Legan on October 29, 2016 3:24 am

Oh yummy. How fun and festive! I want to try! There’s still time to link this one.
Thanks for linking your posts at The Fabulous Fall Party. Fall ends on Sunday there is still time to link.
I’ll be hosting a special Halloween post on Monday and then Tues. begins The Fabulous Thanksgiving/Fall Party!
Come on back over and join all the fun!

Angie ~ ambient wares on October 31, 2016 12:08 am

O.M.G.! This looks so amazing! Love that it’s no bake too. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

The Better Baker on October 31, 2016 6:47 pm

What a beautiful fall dessert! Love the way you topped it off. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Have a wonderful autumn week.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on November 3, 2016 2:04 pm

That not only looks amazing, it’s beautiful!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

Linda Bouffard on November 4, 2016 2:15 am

Featured and PINNED. Thanks so much. Linda @Crafts a la mode

Nancy Wolff on November 4, 2016 11:59 am

Thanks Linda!

Jess on November 4, 2016 3:26 pm

Wow…this sounds tasty! 🙂

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on November 5, 2016 3:35 pm

Congratulations! Your burritos are featured on this week’s What’s For Dinner party!! Come by and check it out tomorrow and thanks for sharing!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on November 5, 2016 3:47 pm

oops!! Not your burritos – this great ice box cake!

Nancy Wolff on November 6, 2016 11:42 am

Thank you so much for the feature!

April J Harris on November 7, 2016 10:14 pm

I love cakes like your Pumpkin Icebox Cake, Nancy! They are so tasty and refreshing. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

Nancy Wolff on November 8, 2016 12:59 am

You’re welcome April, it’s delicious and I love the no bake aspect!

Miz Helen on November 8, 2016 12:21 am

Hi Nancy,
You Pumpkin Icebox Cake looks delicious, we would just love it! I am sure pinning this one! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on November 8, 2016 12:58 am

hanks Ms Helen, See you Thursday!

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