[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't love a good icebox cake in all its fun, easy-pleasing simplicity—chocolate wafers and whipped cream with a touch of sugar, piled and layered upon one another to a construct a literal cake tower. The cake is left to sit in the fridge overnight until the wafers have softened to a cake-like texture. Dig in; a spoon is more appropriate than a fork and it's generally just chocolate and cream all the way down.

But until strawberries go out of season, Magnolia Bakery is putting a twist on the original ($4.75), blending in a fresh strawberry puree into the whipped cream, giving it a cheerful pink hue. The strawberry flavor is delicate, just enough to remind you that yes, summer is still here.

Magnolia Bakery

Multiple locations in NYC (find them here)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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