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This Strawberry Lemonade Ice Box Cake is a perfect springtime treat, using lots of fresh ingredients like strawberries and homemade whipped cream.

Strawberry Oreo Ice Box Cake

Until this beautiful dessert you see here, I had never had an ice box cake. I always imagined some soggy mess and it never sounded all that appealing to me. However, since I had an over abundance of lemons and strawberries, I was brainstorming ideas for desserts I could make. I recently made Lemon Whipped Cream and knew that would be a perfect filling for a cake. But I didn’t feel like baking. So the Strawberry Lemonade Ice Box Cake was born!

Strawberry Lemon Ice Box Cake

The cake starts with a layer of Golden Oreo Cookies soaked in lemonade. Now I know I remember seeing Lemon Oreos last year but I haven’t seen them yet this year. If you find them, they would be a perfect substitution. Anyway the next layer is Lemon Whipped Cream. If you don’t want to make your own whipped cream, Cool Whip would work fine; just add some lemon juice to it.

Sweet and Tart Lemon Whipped Cream

Next is strawberries that have been tossed with just a little bit of white sugar. You want to really bring out all those juices.

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Box Cake

Add another set of those layers and you’re done! Now it just needs to sit in the ice box (fridge) for at least a few hours, or overnight. Slice and serve and be prepared for the oohs and ahhs and the “Mommy this is so good!!”

Strawberry Golden Oreo Ice Box Cake

A close up of a piece of cake on a plate

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Box Cake

5 from 4 votes
This Strawberry Lemonade Ice Box Cake is a perfect springtime treat, using lots of fresh ingredients like strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice divided
  • 15 oz. package Golden Oreos or lemon flavored
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 2 pints strawberries sliced
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Lemon Whipped Cream

  • Chill the bowl and beaters of your mixer for 30 minutes in the freezer or fridge. Pour heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in the bowl and whip on medium high for about 2 minutes, until fluffy and thick.
  • Stir in lemon zest and half of the lemon juice. Taste, and add more lemon juice as needed.

Icebox Cake

  • Dip about half of the Oreos in lemonade and lining them up in the bottom of an 8"x8" pan.
  • Layer whipped cream and strawberries, then Oreos again, and whipped cream and strawberries. Finish with a sprinkling of strawberries on top.
  • Crush the remaining Oreos by placing them in a resealable bag and crushing them with a rolling pin or a heavy skillet. Sprinkle on top of the cake.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Slice and serve cold.


If you can find lemon flavored Oreos, I definitely recommended trying them. Otherwise the golden Oreos are great.
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Calories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 4gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 187mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 3gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 790IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

For more delicious strawberry and lemon desserts, be sure to try these:

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Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes

Layered Berry and Angel Food Parfait with Lemon Whipped Cream

Lemon Whipped Cream & Berry Parfaits

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Float 2

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Float


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Strawberry Lemonade Ice Box Cake with Golden Oreos

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Alicia says:

    This recipe had me feeling like a pastry chef. I even did homemade lemonade to dip the Oreos in. It’s a delicious recipe!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Chef Alicia!

  2. Dena Watkins says:

    Just curious, would you soak the lemon oreos, as well, or do you just do this since you used golden oreos?

    1. Kristin says:

      I soaked them to help get the Oreos mushy, which is what you need for this recipe. Using the lemon cookies would help to enhance the lemon flavor.

  3. Susie says:

    On the strawberry lemonade cake do you also dip the 2nd layer of Oreos in le.onade or just the first layer?

    1. Kristin says:

      Every Oreo gets dipped. 🙂

  4. Eileen Greenberg says:

    All your cakes look Delicious
    Any way to substitute the cream and butter, I want to bake for someone that can’t have so much saturated fat. I do make cakes with applesauce instead of butter but for the icing i haven’t found a sub
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
    Thank you

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Eileen, this is an icebox cake so there isn’t any butter or oil. It’s made with cookies and whipped cream.

  5. Michelle Peterson says:

    Just an idea you can also use Twinkies in place or Oreos

  6. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says:

    I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever had an icebox cake, either! My mom made an ice cream dessert that had oreos but there wasn’t ever cake involved. Love this recipe, Kristin! Must try soon!

  7. Anna Sargent says:

    This looks so yummy and perfect for Summer! What kind of lemonade do you soak the cookies in? Made from concentrate? The kind you make from powder?

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks! I used a bottle lemonade from Costco.