No-Bake Icebox Lemon Dessert Cake Recipe

No-Bake Icebox Lemon Dessert Cake Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Catherine's Plates via YouTube


Are you looking for a quick and easy dessert that you can make now? Try this icebox lemon dessert cake from Catherine’s Plates on YouTube. This scrumptious dessert only needs a few ingredients and doesn’t involve any baking. 


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In this tutorial, Catherine’s Plates will demonstrate how to make this dessert in no time. With creamy and delicious flavors, you’ll surely add this dessert recipe to your home cooking staples. Try it today and see for yourself. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions.


  • 2 boxes (3.5 oz) lemon instant pudding & pie mix
  • 1 container (8 oz) cool whip, thawed
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (16 oz) graham crackers


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 – 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


Step 1

Add two boxes of lemon instant pudding to a large mixing bowl along with 3 cups of cold milk. Whisk together using a handheld mixer until pudding consistency, then stir in one container of thawed cool whip. Next, put one layer of the graham cracker on the bottom of the casserole dish, then pour half of the pudding mixture on top. Spread nicely and evenly. After this, add another layer of graham crackers over the pudding, then put the rest of the pudding mixture over, spreading it evenly.

Making the pudding mixture for the no-bake lemon dessert cake recipe
Image credits: Catherine’s Plates via YouTube

Step 2

Lastly, put two layers of graham crackers, then set aside. Next, take a large mixing bowl and make the frosting. Combine 1/2 cup (1 stick) of room temperature butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tbsp of milk, and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Whisk until nice and smooth. After this, add it on top of the dessert, spreading it nicely and evenly. Sprinkle some crushed graham crackers on top to finish it. Cover the casserole, put it in the fridge, and let it set for four hours before consuming.

Assembling the no-bake lemon dessert cake
Image credits: Catherine’s Plates via YouTube

No-Bake Icebox Lemon Dessert Cake Recipe

No-Bake Icebox Lemon Dessert Cake Recipe

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