Raza’s No-Bake Cake

Raza's No-Bake Cake - All that's  Jas

Most of our weekday is spent at work and no wonder most of our friendships are made there.  Some of my dearest friends are the people I met on my first day of work. The jobs and even countries have changed, but the friendships last even if we don’t see each other often enough.

I have spent 10 years at my previous employer before they closed the door some seven years ago. We still keep in touch, one way or the other and we recently organized a reunion. Until then, I didn’t even realize how much we feel like a part of one big family and I love it! Different ages, different backgrounds, upbringings and ethnicity all mixed up and share nothing but respect for each other.

We found many excuses to celebrate often:  recognition dinners, the employee of the month and all-star awards, birthday months and all holidays you could think of (some might have been even made up).

With over 200 employees, you could imagine the variety of food that was brought in. Raza was known for all things baked. If you know Raza, you’d agree that her personality is reflected in her baked goods.  Her bread is the softest, her cakes the sweetest.

Today I am sharing Raza’s no-bake cake for the sake of old times and because it’s so delicious and easy to make. It also happens to be my son-in-law’s favorite.

This cake is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day if you’re just starting out in the kitchen, but if you’re advanced and ready for a more complex cake try the Red Velvet Cheesecake with pineapple flowers. What better way to celebrate moms?

Ingredients:

1 box (14.4 oz.) Honey Graham Crackers
1 large carton Cool Whip, defrosted in the refrigerator
1 package (8 oz.) strawberry Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup black Coffee, lukewarm
1 cup chopped fresh Strawberries, plus whole for garnishing (optional)

 

Directions:

Make a cup of your favorite coffee and let it cool. Meanwhile, beat the cheese and cool whip together until combined. Fold in chopped strawberries, if using.
Pour coffee into a shallow dish, big enough to fit a Graham cracker. Dip Graham crackers, one at a time, quickly into coffee and place it dipped side down on a serving dish, creating a layer. I used a rectangular tart pan with a removable bottom, but anything like a rectangular platter or a square pan would work great.  The shape of the cake is up to you.

Raza's No-Bake Cake - All that's  Jas

Raza's No-Bake Cake - All that's  Jas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture, slightly thicker than the thickness of the cracker, over the crackers. Stack another layer of coffee dipped crackers and Spread with the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers until you run out of Graham crackers.
You should have enough filling to frost the entire cake. Decorate and garnish the cake as you wish. Chill the cake in the refrigerator overnight. It will soften the crackers and make it easy to cut.

Raza's No-Bake Cake - All that's  Jas

Raza's No-Bake Cake - All that's  Jas

Raza's No-Bake Cake - All that's  Jas

Raza's No-Bake Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Raza's No-Bake Cake

This no-bake cake recipe from my dear friend is everything I want in a cake: creamy, soft, fruity, and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (14.4 oz.) Honey Graham Crackers
  • 1 large carton Cool Whip, defrosted in the refrigerator
  • 1 package (8 oz.) strawberry Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup black Coffee, lukewarm
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Strawberries, plus whole for garnishing (optional)

Directions

Make a cup of your favorite coffee and let it cool. Meanwhile, beat the cheese and cool whip together until combined. Fold in chopped strawberries, if using.

Pour coffee into a shallow dish, big enough to fit a Graham cracker. Dip Graham crackers, one at a time, quickly into coffee and place it dipped side down on a serving dish, creating a layer. I used a rectangular tart pan with a removable bottom, but anything like a rectangular platter or a square pan would work great. The shape of the cake is up to you.

Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture, slightly thicker than the thickness of the cracker, over the crackers. Stack another layer of coffee dipped crackers and Spread with the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers until you run out of Graham crackers.

You should have enough filling to frost the entire cake. Decorate and garnish the cake as you wish. Chill the cake in the refrigerator overnight. It will soften the crackers and make it easy to cut.

Notes

Instead of strawberry flavored cream cheese, this cake can be made with other fruity flavors or just plain cream cheese.

http://all-thats-jas.com/2015/04/razas-no-bake-cake.html

This recipe featured at Tickle my Tastebuds, Friday Frenzy, and at Lou Lou Girls as most viewed recipe.

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29 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mary - the boondocks blog
    January 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

    This one looks like a lot of the types of desserts we make in Greece. We use biscuits and crackers to add to the desserts. These things are so yummy and they go quickly whenever we make them.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Same here, Mary! My son-in-law LOVES it so much he says he could eat the whole cake by himself in one sitting, lol.

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  3. Reply
    Christine
    May 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious, not to mention gorgeous! Would love for you to bring this to #OhMyHeartsieGirlWordlessWednesday! xo Christine@CherishingaSweetLife

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      May 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you, Christine, and thanks for the invite. I will be sure to visit!

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    May 5, 2015 at 4:01 am

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    Lou Lou Girls
    May 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Hello cute girl! Just stopping by to let you know that your no bake cake was the most viewed at our last party! Happy dance time. We will be featuring it at our party tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      May 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Whoo-hoo! Thanks a lot! You made my day 🙂

  6. Reply
    lovekeil
    May 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    This cake looks super cute!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      May 2, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. Reply
    Theresa @DearCreatives
    May 1, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Wow this looks so pretty. Perfect dessert for those hot summer days. Pinned for later.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      May 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Thank you, Theresa!

  8. Reply
    Holly
    April 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I love the stories behind your recipes! Thank you for sharing at Waiting on…Wednesday! This looks absolutely delish!

    Holly
    http://www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      That makes me happy. I didn’t think anyone reads them. Thank you 😀

  9. Reply
    aiming4simple
    April 28, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    So gorgeous! I made an icebox cake that I will share later this week. But next time I will be following some of your technique to make it prettier!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Icebox cake…I’m intrigued! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

      1. Reply
        aiming4simple
        April 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

        The post is up today. 🙂 An icebox cake is essentially the same thing as a no-bake cake. It sits in the refrigerator until it’s done.

        1. Reply
          allthatsjas
          April 29, 2015 at 2:04 pm

          Oh, I never heard of it. Thanks for letting me know. Heading over to check it out! 🙂

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    April 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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  11. Reply
    Marianna
    April 27, 2015 at 11:55 am

    That looks delicious! Will have to give it a try, for sure. Thinking that even the grandchildren could help…especially dunking the graham crackers!!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Yes, Marianna, the grandchildren can definitely help with that. Licking the beaters is safe too, as there are no raw eggs in the making of the filling 🙂

  12. Reply
    Thao @ In Good Flavor
    April 27, 2015 at 9:08 am

    This is such an easy and delicious make ahead cake. It is a must have in any recipe repertoire.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thanks Thao, glad you think so 😀

  13. Reply
    Oana
    April 27, 2015 at 3:18 am

    WHat a gorgeous and interesting cake – for those days when you just don’t want to turn the oven on. Well done!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thank you, I agree with you! I have those days more often than I’m willing to admit, lol. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  14. Reply
    mollymaureen72
    April 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Yum! That looks so simple! Love it

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Molly! It is simple and delicious. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  15. Reply
    jasmincookbook
    April 26, 2015 at 4:22 am

    My grandfather usually sad: having one true friend means you’re a wealthy man 🙂
    So you are one very lucky lady, Jas…
    And I loove love this recipe – it can be done in no time, and I bet it taste perfect!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      April 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Your grandfather is a wise man, Jasmin! THis cake is done quickly and it just melts in your mouth. Thanks for stopping by! LG

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