Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake

By Eat More Chocolate Team      

April 21, 2015

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With layers of chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse and chocolate graham crackers all topped with chocolate sauce.

  • Yields: One 9x13 cake


To Make the Chocolate Mousse

Combine cream cheese, sugar and milk together in the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer. Mix until completely combined.

Add cocoa and mix until smooth.

Fold in the cool whip.

To make the chocolate ganache

Place chocolate chips in a metal bowl.

Microwave the heavy cream until it starts to boil. Remove from microwave and pour over chocolate chips.

Cover bowl with saran wrap for 5-7 minutes.

Whisk chocolate and cream until smooth.

To make the chocolate whipped cream

Freeze metal bowl and whisk for 15-20 minutes to get them good and cold.

Remove bowl from freezer and add whipping cream.

Whip on medium speed for a few minutes. Cream will initially bubble a little bit, then start to thicken.

As the cream starts to thicken, add the cocoa and powdered sugar.

Whip until stiff peaks form.

Putting it all together

Place a single layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

Top graham crackers with half of the mousse mixture and spread evenly.

Spread half of the chocolate ganache on top of the mousse mixture and spread evenly.

Place another layer of graham crackers on top of the chocolate ganache

Spread remaining mousse mixture on top of graham crackers.

Pour remaining ganache on top of mousse mixture and spread evenly.

Top ganache with one more layer of graham crackers.

Top cake with chocolate whipped cream and spread into an even layer.

Finish cake off with chocolate sauce and mini chocolate chips, if desired.


1 14.4 oz box of Chocolate Graham Crackers

Chocolate Mousse

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

3 tbsp milk

1/2 cup cocoa

8 oz cool whip (or homemade whipped cream*)

Chocolate Ganache

11 oz semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (about 2 cups)

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

3/4 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Whipped Cream and Toppings

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 tbsp cocoa

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate sauce (I used this one)

Mini chocolate chips