Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lemon Icebox Cake -- Sweet Melissa Sundays


This week for Sweet Melissa Sundays, Jennifer of Keep Passing the Open Windows picked Lemon Ice Box Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce for us to try. I have to admit this had me fooled until I read through the recipe. Up until then I thought an ice box cake was a loaf shaped cake, layered with whipped cream frosting, and kept in the freezer or fridge until serving. This was more of a crushed cookie crust, cooked custard with stiff egg whites mixed in, topped with meringue, and then frozen. Something completely new to me, which is always fun!


Here is the starting point, a crushed up vanilla wafer cookie crust, followed by the custard and meringue combo...

Then topped with meringue...

Briefly baked to set and brown the meringue, cooled to room temperature, and set uncovered in the freezer overnight...


We haven't had the chance to try this yet but we will this afternoon, I have a feeling we are going to love this one, all cool and lemony, yum :)

15 comments:

Cristine said...

Looks great! Can't wait to hear how you liked it!

Rosabela said...

Ohhhh! That looks delicious! You'll have to update the post with a picture (please). I would love to see what it looks like when it's cut. I'm sure it will taste devine. I'm craving it right now. :-)

Every Day Blessings said...

Be sure to add the strawberry sauce, it is the perfect compliment. Yours looks delicious.

Megan said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

You are going to love this dessert - it's really refreshing!

Natashya said...

It looks great Andrea! Are you saving it until I can come over? ;o)

karen said...

Lemony, indeed! Your cake looks great.

Happy Mother's Day!

margot said...

It looks fantastic! I really can't imagine not like this cake; I hope you did!

Debbie said...

Oh that looks so good and delicious. Different too!

The Bahens said...

I hope you did love it. It is such a delicious cake! This cookbook is turning out to be a real winner!!

pinkstripes said...

Your meringue topping looks great. I'm sure it was delicious.

deltawhiskey.us said...

Oh, you have to let me know how this turns out! It sounds wonderfully refreshing!

~Cat

Fit Chick said...

Isn't it fun to try something new? This turned out so well, can't wait to hear how you likedm it.

Michele said...

I hope you did enjoy the tart!

Tracey said...

Yum, that looks fantastic!! So bummed I had to skip this week but I intend to make this soon. Hope you enjoyed it!

Kim said...

Wow! I love lemon and this looks fabulous! I'd love to join the SMS group, but I've been trying to watch the waistline.

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