Sugar Rush: Strawberry Icebox Cake at Magnolia Bakery

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.

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[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)
magnoliabakery.com