Black Forest Graham Float Recipe (Black Forest Float No Bake Cake)

December 9, 2018 (Last Updated: December 10, 2018)

How to make Black Forest Graham Float?

Black Forest Graham Float Recipe (Black Forest Float No Bake Cake)  – Imagine being able to create a cake that doesn’t need to be baked. Yes, I’m talking about a no-bake cake! How convenient is that?! Today we will be going through the recipe of a delicious and cool Black Forest Icebox Cake. An icebox cake is also known as a chocolate ripple cake/log. It is a dessert that consists of whipped cream and chocolate wafers. It resembles the charlotte and trifle dessert. A recipe that is easy to create and prepare. The classic pairing of chocolate and cherry literally and figuratively puts the cherry on top of this scrumptious dessert.

The Black Forest Float No Bake Cake is the perfect recipe to make for those people who want to eat cake but have no oven. This is a unique substitute for the usual baked cake for a birthday cake. All you need are just a couple of ingredients and a freezer that does most of the job after you assemble it. Isn’t that so simple and easy?

Black Forest Graham Float Recipe

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Black Forest Icebox Cake ingredients


Black Forest Float Recipe (Black Forest Graham Float Cake)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Author: Eduardo Joven



  • 1 box 200g Frosty Whip Cream Powder, whipped according to package
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 1 250ml nestle all-purpose cream, chilled
  • ¼ – ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • 1 pack 200g chocolate graham or honey graham crackers
  • 2 tbsp. rum for brushing (optional)
  • 1 bottle maraschino cherry drained (reserved 8-12 cherries for garnish & roughly chopped the remaining cherries)
  • 1 bar milk chocolate Cadbury or any plain chocolate bars you have shaved for toppings
  • tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting


  • Prepare a 7×11 inches baking dish or any similar container and set aside. I love to use a 7×11 glass dish because it doesn’t only give your dessert a presentable look, but it is also perfectly fit for a single pack of graham crackers.
  • Drain bottled cherries, set aside 8-12 whole cherries and roughly chopped the remaining cherries and set aside. Using a vegetable peeler, shave your chocolate bar thinly and set aside until needed.
  • You can use your favorite plain chocolate bar or any available you have at the moment, but I would like to recommend Cadbury dairy milk chocolate (220g) or Hershey’s creamy milk chocolate.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine frosty whip cream powder and cold water, then whipped until light and double in size. Add in chilled all-purpose cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and mix until well combine. At this point you can taste test your cream and adjust the sweetness according to your taste. Divide the whipped cream mixture into 3 parts, so you can have a 3-layer Black Forest Icebox Cake.

How to assemble the Black Forest Icebox Cake:

  • To assemble the Black Forest Icebox Cake, first you have to arrange graham crackers in your baking dish. Lay the crackers flat and even until you cover the whole bottom of the pan.
  • Use knife or your clean fingers to cut and trim off excess crackers, if needed. (If using a rum, lightly moisten the graham crackers using a brush). Pour 1 part of the cream mixture on top of graham crackers and spread evenly.
  • Scatter half of your chopped cherries on top of your cream, then sprinkle 1/3 part of your shaved chocolate and dust lightly with ½ tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Place another layer of graham crackers and repeat process until you have 3 layers, ending with cream on top. Eyeball and divide the cake into 8 or 12 equal parts and make a tiny swirl of whipped cream in the center of each slice.
  • Decorate with cherry and a chunk of chocolate. Chill for 8 hours or overnight to set completely before serving.

Recreate that awesome chocolate-and-cherry combo with this no-bake dessert Black Forest Float Recipe , makes the perfect Christmas Dessert!

Black Forest Graham Float Recipe


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This Black Forest Graham Float Recipe (Black Forest Float No Bake Cake) is a dessert that is easy to create and prepare. Perfect recipe to make for those people who wants a no-bake cake.


  • Reply

    Michelle Swann

    August 29, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I definitely will try making it. Would like to ask though where we can buy the Frosty Whip Powder here in Manila? Thank you.

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      Ed Joven
      September 19, 2018 at 9:22 am

      you can find it in any supermarket, usually located in the baking section.

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    Minta Boggs

    March 15, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Wow! this looks so yummy and delicious! I want to try this recipe for my family. I love sweet recipes.

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    denise low

    March 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. This looks delicious. And we don’t have to bake it.

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    Caroline Lozinski

    March 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Yummy ! Black Forest is my favourite! I’m definitely going to try this !

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    Moe's Laundry Lounge
    March 5, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Black forest cake is my favorite but I never thought about this one, I will try to make this icebox version this weekend…

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    shannon fowler

    March 1, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    This looks so tempting! I know this would be a huge hit for my family. I can’t wait to try this!

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    Julie Plagens
    January 30, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Oh my goodness. I’m am so in love with this recipe ! I I want it now!!

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    Mary Ann Garcia

    August 26, 2017 at 4:01 am

    I love no bake cake…its look yummy and easy…i’ll this one especially for a birthday celebration for my family and this coming holidays too…thanks for this recipes & ideas😊👍💙

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    Stacey Roberson

    December 15, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    This looks delicious! And easy to make, too.

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    Betsy Barnes

    December 14, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I love no bake desserts! This one really looks good!

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    Jennifer Olson

    December 13, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for this recipe. It looks really good!

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    sheila ressel

    December 12, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I am not a baker so this recipe is right up my alley. Looks so yummy!

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    Sue Mullaney

    December 12, 2016 at 4:35 am

    This cake looks delicious; I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for posting!

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    Diana Vuong

    December 12, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Looks yummy enough to eat. I love eating cake.

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    December 12, 2016 at 2:11 am

    This looks super delicious! We’ll have to try it. Yum! 🙂

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    December 11, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    looks yummy.

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    Amy Green

    December 11, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I loved Black Forest cake growing up as a kid. We used to get the frozen kind from the supermarket. It had this incredible crunch from the topping. I love that you presented a recipe I can finally re-create at home!

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    Deborah Caudill

    December 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe for black forest icebox cake! It looks and sounds scrumptious. My oven just stopped working so now I can contribute to the holiday meal my family has every year with this wonderful recipe.

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    Kimberly S

    December 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

    What a great no-bake dessert, pinned to save to make for the holidays.

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    Sandy VanBirkirk

    December 9, 2016 at 10:21 am

    this looks amazing a must try for sure yummy

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    Christina Ferguson

    December 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Black Forest Cake is my hubby’s favorite dessert. Making the whole cake thing was always a little daunting, your recipe is the perfect way to make his favorite dessert for him. Thanks. 😀

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    monique s

    December 8, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Get my baking bowls ready. This looks so yummy I am going to make it today

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    Jody D

    December 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Black forest is a big hit at our house! Thanks for your version!

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    Sandra Watts

    December 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    That looks so darn amazingly good! My mouth is watering.

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    Kelly Nicholson

    December 7, 2016 at 4:40 am

    well? i can make it,but i wouldnt want to eat too much of it…looks really good

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    Terri S

    December 6, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    OMG!! This looks soooo good!!! I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    December 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Looks great! Going to make this one for sure.

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    Barb Miller

    December 6, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I WANT that! I NEED that! Oh my gosh, that looks so good!!

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    December 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    That sounds and looks delicious. I’d leave the cherry off. It adds color, I’m just not fond of the flavor.

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    Charissa N.

    December 2, 2016 at 10:58 am

    My husband’s birthday is coming up soon and he loves black forest. I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe.

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