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No Bake Zebra Cake

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If you need an easy no bake recipe you have to try this zebra cake! It’s fun, easy, and perfect for sharing! A quick dessert everyone will love.

No bake recipes are my favorite because they are easy to make but also because they don’t make as much of a mess. There’s less cleanup, no stress with the oven, kids can safely help, it’s great!

Try out some of these no bake desserts too: No Bake Cereal Cookies, No Bake Vanilla Pudding Cake, Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie, and No Bake Desserts!

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Pin showing the finished no bake zebra cake with title in pink box at the top.

When it comes to no bake recipes it’s fun to let everyone get involved. If you have kids who like to help in the kitchen or want to “bake” on their own recipes like this no bake zebra cake are a great one for them to try.

There’s not a lot of complicated steps and the ingredients for this dessert cake are really simple too. Most of these ingredients we can keep on hand fairly easily and then pull them together when we want a light but indulgent dessert or treat.

close up of the finished full log cake.

Can I make this zebra cake gluten free?

Making this zebra cake gluten free is pretty easy. You’ll need to make sure your sprinkles are gluten free, watch out for sneaky gluten! And you’ll need to grab some gluten free chocolate wafer cookies!

As written it’s not specifically gluten free because most chocolate wafer cookies will have gluten in them. You can use whatever brands you like or enjoy in order to make this no bake cake recipe suitable for your dietary restrictions.

a slice of the finished cake on a plate ready to serve or share.

Can I make this cake recipe in advance?

You actually need to make this one in advance! This one works best when it has some time to sit overnight for the cookies to soften. They’ll get soft like cake and that’s what makes the cake like texture / layers for this dessert.

If you need to make it more than a day or so in advance I would wait. It can get a little bit separated and weird if it’s left to sit for too long so be careful not go too crazy with your advanced preparation. A day or so in advance is great!

a bite of zebra cake on a fork ready to enjoy.

What do I need to make a zebra cake?

This no bake zebra cake uses heavy whipping cream, thin chocolate wafer cookies, fresh raspberries, and chocolate sprinkles! 

That’s all it takes to make this simple dessert. A four ingredient dessert that the whole family will devour and ask for time and time again.

You can find the full printable list of ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. It’s a great resource that also has nutritional estimates, shopping links, and step by step instructions as well, be sure to check it out.

ingredients needed to make no bake zebra cake.

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

Finished no bake zebra cake ready to serve.

How to make this easy zebra cake recipe:

In a large bowl use mixer to whip the cream to stiff peaks – whipped cream can be placed in a piping bag to make assembly of the cake a little easier, a spoon works perfectly as well – both methods shown here 

whipped cream in a mixer bowl.

In the center of a serving dish place a line of whipped cream in the center, this will help the cookies stand up and keep them in place 

whipped cream piped onto a plate to form the base.

Next pipe or spoon a dollop of cream on a cookie and place another cookie on top, do this for about 6 cookies then carefully turn them sideways and place them on one end of the plate on top of the cream 

Keep assembling the cake by putting cream on a cookie and adding it to the row 

making the cookie layers for the cake with whipped cream and wafer cookies.

Repeat this process until no more cookies can fit in the row 

Next cover the row of cookies completely with whipping cream 

cake being built by layering cookies and whipped cream in a row.

Place in refrigerator overnight to allow the cookies to soften 

cake ready to be refrigerated.

Top the cake with fresh raspberries, chocolate sprinkles, and a few mint leaves if desired 

Finished cake being topped with raspberries and sprinkles.

Slice at an angle to reveal the stripe design inside 

Sliced cake showing the striped design.

Serve & enjoy! 

Zebra cake finished and served

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Finished zebra cake no bake recipe ready to eat.

Printable No Bake Zebra Cake Recipe:

Yield: 12 Servings

No Bake Zebra Cake

Featured image showing the finished no bake zebra cake ready to serve.

If you need an easy no bake recipe you have to try this zebra cake! It's fun, easy, and perfect for sharing! A quick dessert everyone will love.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package thin chocolate wafer cookies
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl use mixer to whip the cream to stiff peaks - whipped cream can be placed in a piping bag to make assembly of the cake a little easier, a spoon works perfectly as well - both methods shown here
  2. In the center of a serving dish place a line of whipped cream in the center, this will help the cookies stand up and keep them in place
  3. Next pipe or spoon a dollop of cream on a cookie and place another cookie on top, do this for about 6 cookies then carefully turn them sideways and place them on one end of the plate on top of the cream
  4. Keep assembling the cake by putting cream on a cookie and adding it to the row
  5. Repeat this process until no more cookies can fit in the row
  6. Next cover the row of cookies completely with whipping cream
  7. Place in refrigerator overnight to allow the cookies to soften
  8. Top the cake with fresh raspberries, chocolate sprinkles, and a few mint leaves if desired
  9. Slice at an angle to reveal the stripe design inside
  10. Serve & enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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