Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake

Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake with layers of chocolate covered graham crackers, soaked in espresso and layered with a mascarpone and whip cream filling is the ultimate in make-ahead gluten free desserts!

Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake close up on a plate

This post is part of a collaboration between Schar and My Gluten Free Miami. All opinions are my own.

Ice Box Cake

Until recently I had never heard the term “Ice Box Cake”, I had seen layered desserts, but didn’t realize these yummy, make ahead delights had a name all to themselves.

The number one characteristic I noticed in Ice Box Cake is that they are usually made with graham crackers. I happened to have a few boxes of Schar Gluten Free Chocolate Honeygrams on hand, thus the Tiramisu Ice Box Cake was born.

Pan of Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake with slices cut out

I love the flavors of Tiramisu. The tangy mascarpone cheese with chocolate and coffee. One of the best desserts ever! This version is simple and quick to put together. You can make it the day before and pull it out whenever you are ready!

Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake with boxes of Schar gluten free chocolate honey grahams

Chocolate Honeygrams

The Schar chocolate honeygrams are perfect in this recipe. The combo of graham and chocolate is fantastic, but the chocolate layer also helps the grahams from getting soggy. They maintain just the right texture.

These honeygrams are dipped in 29% dark chocolate and made with real honey.

Fork cutting into tiramisu ice box cake Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake

The flavors and textures in this Tiramisu Ice Box Cake are to die for. So simple to put together, you basically just layer the ingredients and refrigerate it until you are ready to eat.

The trick to really imparting that tiramisu flavor is soaking the chocolate covered honeygrams in espresso. Not soaking like you do in a regular Tiramisu, but brushing (or mopping with a paper towel when you can’t find your basting brush) espresso over them, before adding your mascarpone filling.

The filling itself is super easy to make. A combo of sweetened whipped cream and mascarpone combine for a light and fluffy center. If you don’t have access to mascarpone (or it is just too expensive at your store), cream cheese can be substituted.

I know you are going to fall in love with the gluten free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake, just like we did.

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Slice of Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake on a plate
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5 from 4 votes

Gluten Free Tiramisu Ice Box Cake

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 9 servings


  • 8 ounces softened mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 30 chocolate covered honeygrams squares 15 regular sized graham crackers (I used Schar Chocolate Covered Honeygrams


  • Beat softened mascarpone cheese until fluffly. Set aside.
  • Beat 2 cups heavy cream with sugar and vanilla, until soft peaks form (basically until you have whipped cream).
  • Reserve 1 cup of the whipped cream for topping.
  • Fold remainder of whipped cream into mascarpone cheese.
  • Layer honeygrams in 9x9 baking dish.
  • Brush with espresso.
  • Spread 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture over grams.
  • Layer with another layer of grams.
  • Brush with espresso.
  • Spread remaining mascarpone mixture.
  • Layer with another layer of grams.
  • Brush with espresso.
  • Top with reserved whipped cream.
  • Top with cocoa powder.
  • Refrigerate at least two hours or until ready to eat.


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  • Reply
    February 26, 2018 at 11:18 am

    This is just delightful! The gluten-free graham crackers are perfect and my mind is just racing with all the things you can make with these!

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      February 26, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      So many great ways to use them and the chocolate dipped ones are amazing!

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    Molly Kumar
    February 26, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Wow, the ice-cream cake looks so delicious. It would be a perfect addition to a weekend brunch menu or a girl night in.

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    February 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    THAT’S IT… I have saved this and I am making as soon as I can!! tiramisu is my husband’s favorite, and this looks SO good!

    • Reply
      February 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      You are going to love it and it’s so easy to make!

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    Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac)
    February 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I had never heard of an “Ice Box Cake” before this post. This looks simply scrumptious! I love Schar products too.

    • Reply
      February 26, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      It’s new to me too, but I love them now, so easy!

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    Madison Haycock
    February 23, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    This is delicious, perfect for making sure everyone can enjoy it!

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      February 26, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Yes! Always great to have gluten free desserts to share with everyone!

  • Reply
    February 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    All the yumminess of tiramisu in a fraction of the time and sooooo easy with those graham crackers!

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      February 26, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Yes! It makes it so easy!

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    February 23, 2018 at 4:22 am

    The layer of chocolate on those crackers probably add such a lovely surprise to this!

    • Reply
      February 26, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      It’s awesome! Did you get to try them at Fablogcon?

  • Reply
    February 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    my brother would SO love this, he loves tiramisu and would love how easy it is to make this. Def send this his way! Thanks:)

    • Reply
      February 26, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      It is definitely an easier version!

  • Reply
    February 22, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I know some people who would love this dessert! It is perfect for entertaining GF guests.

    • Reply
      February 26, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Yes! It’s great for entertaining!

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    February 22, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Is it wrong that I want to have this for breakfast? Maybe a cup of espresso? It looks delicious!

    • Reply
      February 26, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Totally ok!

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