Zebra Cake


This zebra cake is an easy-to-make icebox cake. It seems to be as popular today as it was 50 years ago.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies

  • ¼ cup grated chocolate


  1. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.

  2. Spread a generous teaspoon of whipped cream onto each cookie. Press cookies together to make 3-inch stacks.

  3. Spread whipped cream in a 1-inch-wide line down the center of a serving platter. Turn cookie stacks sideways and join into a log; place in the whipped cream to secure.

  4. Frost cookie log with remaining whipped cream and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Cover tightly and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  5. To serve, slice diagonally to create striped pieces.

    close up view of a slice of Zebra Cake on a white plate
    Melissa Goff

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
30g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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