Patriotic Icebox Cake

piece of layer cake with red, white and blue design

A patriotic-themed no-bake cake with layers of graham crackers, pudding, Cool Whip and fresh fruit topping.



  1. Beat cream cheese and dry pudding in large bowl until blended.
  2. Gradually add milk and continue to beat.
  3. Gently fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Spread a thin layer of Cool Whip in a 9×13-inch pan just to coat the bottom.
  5. Place a layer of graham crackers in the pan, breaking them as needed.
  6. Spread a layer of pudding mixture over the graham crackers and top with a layer of blueberries and sliced strawberries.
  7. Place graham crackers on top of berries, then pudding mixture, then layer of berries again.
  8. Repeat the graham-pudding-berries layers one more time (3 times total) and you should reach the top of the pan.
  9. Using strawberries and blueberries, create a flag pattern on top as shown in the post.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until the graham crackers have softened completely before serving.