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Old-Fashioned Pineapple Icebox Cake

Sara Garska
This Pineapple Icebox Cake is the ultimate retro dessert! This no-bake dessert is a cool and creamy combination of pineapple, nuts, and whipped cream on a vanilla wafer crust.
Prep Time 20 mins
Refrigerate 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 161 kcal


  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • 9X13" dessert dish


  • 1 Box Vanilla wafer cookies Crushed
  • 1 can Crushed pineapple Drained
  • 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup Pecans Chopped
  • 2 cups Whipped cream


To Prep:

  • Drain crushed pineapple and set aside until ready to use. 
  • Whip two cups of whipped cream with 2 tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar. Set aside.
  • Beat the butter, sugar, and eggs together until creamy and spreadable.
  • Crush one box of vanilla wafer cookies. Reserve about ¼ cup to sprinkle on top of dish.

To Assemble the Dessert:

  • Spread the crushed vanilla wafer cookies on the bottom of a 9x13" dessert dish.
  • Spread drained pineapple evenly over the crushed cookies
    4 step photo collage showing how to layer a pineapple icebox cake
  • Next, add the layer of butter/sugar mixture. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of this layer.
  • Spread the whipped cream over top of everything and sprinkle with the reserved cookie crumbles.
  • Refrigerate for several hours until set.
  • Put a Maraschino cherry on top of each serving.


The Layers:
  1. Crushed vanilla wafer cookies
  2. Drained pineapple
  3.  Butter, sugar, eggs mixture
  4.  Chopped nuts
  5.  Whipped cream
(Nutrition information is provided as an estimate only; actual values will vary based on ingredients used and serving size)


Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 370IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cake, no bake, pineapple
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