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Banana Spice Icebox Cake

Like banana pudding but better! This Banana Spice Icebox Cake in super simple, no bake, and full of flavor. If you love banana desserts this one is for you!

Banana Spice Icebox Cake

This post is sponsored by our friends at Musselman’s Apple Butter! All opinions, the original photos, and the original recipes shared here are my own.

Real talk: when I was pregnant with my youngest son I was ADDICTED to banana milkshakes. It was the thing that got me through 8 hour restaurant shifts on my feet — B-A-N-A-N-A-S
and ice cream
and milk
in a blender.

Last year I made my non-pregnant-lady tribute to the all important banana milkshake with these Bananas Foster Milkshakes. They are go-ooooo-oood.

This year we are getting our cool banana treat fix with a fork. Banana Spice Icebox Cake!

It’s pretty dang delicious.

Easy Banana Icebox Cake

Since this is a post for Musselman’s though, I bet you are wondering what all the banana fuss is about. Bananas are definitely the star here, but apple butter plays a pretty big flavor role, adding that cinnamon clove goodness to every bite. Cinnamon sugar grahams lend a hand, too.

If you’ve never made an icebox cake, the whole no-baking + graham crackers thing might be throwing you off right about now. What happens is like really delicious science – the creamy filling soaks into the grahams and softens them as everything chills.

Apple Butter Icebox Cake Recipe

This is the perfect dish for backyard BBQ’s!

Banana Spice Icebox Cake
Prep time
Total time
Serves: serves 8 - 10
  • 14 - 18 cinnamon graham crackers, broken in half (into squares)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
  • 1 (2.3 ounce) package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of whipped topping, thawed
  • 6 medium ripe but still firm bananas, sliced
  • Prepared caramel sauce to garnish
  1. Line a square baking pan (8 X 8 or 9 X 9 ) with parchment paper. Place the cinnamon graham cracker squares across the bottom of the pan, overlapping to cover if necessary.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese, apple butter, and vanilla pudding mix until smooth.
  3. Fold in the whipped topping using a rubber spatula, until the mixture is combined.
  4. Spread ⅓ of the mixture over the graham crackers. Then top with sliced bananas. Add another layer of graham crackers, another ⅓ whipped topping, and another layer of bananas. Repeat a third time.
  5. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve topped with caramel sauce.
Remember to allow at least 2 hours for your Banana Spice Icebox Cake to chill!

Musselman’s is the brand I have worked with consistently since launching Sugar Dish Me in 2011. So I have LOTS of great apple butter recipes. You can also find more by visiting theirApple Butter Recipes Page. And follow along in social media for all the newest ideas! Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!


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This easy no bake dessert is made with graham crackers, bananas, pudding, and a surprise ingredient that adds loads of flavor!
Rate this recipe:  

Jordan Sward

Monday 18th of July 2016

Icebox cakes are my favorite in the summer. Love the addition of apple butter!

Heather Tullos

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

Thank you Jordan!!!

Ginny McMeans

Monday 18th of July 2016

What a great way to use apple butter. That is my favorite too!

Heather Tullos

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

Thanks Ginny!!

Michelle Palin

Saturday 16th of July 2016

Love this idea. I've always got bananas on hand!

Heather Tullos

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

YES!! Banana win. Are there GF graham crackers? Have a friend that was dying for a GF version of this!