Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

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Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake is a dreamy, creamy, no-bake, salty sweet icebox cake! Perfect dessert for summer!

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

I’ve been trying to get this recipe posted for a while now, but the universe is working against me…as per usual.

Incase you’ve been living under a rock, let me get you updated: we’re moving to New York City on Friday! As in two days. The movers took our stuff last week. We are living on air mattresses. My kids are monsters and sneak into my bed and then kick me without me knowing (until I wake up in pain). The errands I have to run are endless. The things I have to clean are endless. My friends have been stellar and are irreplaceable.

But, we are leaving FRIDAY, so I’m feeling the pressure.

By the time I sit down to type, I fall asleep because it’s usually 1am and I’ve been up since 6. Ah, kids. (This may have had something to do with this post.)


Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

Anyways, my friend Claudia gave me this idea for an icebox cake and lo and behold, it was the freaking BOMB.

You need icebox cakes in your life because:

  • you don’t have to bake anything!!!
  • it takes a LOT to mess up
  • you cover them in lots of cream!!! Best thing everrrr.
  • They are easy easy easy to make!

That’s about it.

Of course there could be lots more, but I’ve nodded off 8 times in the last 5 minutes while typing this all out. So, be sure to scroll through the pictures I snapped and grab the printable recipe from the bottom!

Have a great day, friends!!

Any well wishes for our 2469.2 mile drive would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, friends!! 🙂


Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

5 from 1 vote

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake is a dreamy, creamy, no-bake, salty sweet icebox cake! Perfect dessert for summer!
servings 9 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 30 mins


  • 16 oz cream cheese two blocks, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 48 Ritz Crackers
  • 2/3 cup salted caramel sauce + more for garnish
  • whipped cream


  • Line 8x8 glass baking dish with plastic wrap. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add in heavy cream, salt and vanilla and whip until thick and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Spread 16 ritz crackers across the bottom in 3 straight lines. Add on 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Drizzle over 1/3 cup caramel sauce and repeat these layers again as follows: 16 crackers, 1/3 cream cheese mixture, 1/3 cup caramel sauce, 16 crackers, final amount of cream cheese mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate 12 hours or overnight. To serve, cut into pieces and top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 983IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice Box Cake, Ritz Cracker

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

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  1. Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele}

    This looks delish, and such a nice treat during hot summer days! Thanks for the recipe. And good luck to you this week!!! Hope the trip goes smoothly and you get there safely. Excited to hear about your new life in NYC! Blessings 🙂

    1. Lauren

      This is the recipe I used:

    1. Lauren

      Yes! This is the recipe I used:

  2. Katherine

    What a fun dessert! I like sweet and salty together. Hope everything goes smoothly on your travels. That is a long drive!

  3. Katie Koziel

    I’m planning on making this and another ice box cake for a family get together that is in a couple of weeks! Ritz crackers are my weakness!!

  4. Amanda

    I feel like this is a dumb question but is there a reason not to double this for a 9×13? Can’t wait to make it!!

  5. April

    I made this for a family dinner and everyone loved it! It was so good and super easy to make. Definitely going into the rotation ????

    1. Lauren

      I like to lift the whole thing out to make for easier serving. You are welcome to skip this step, just beware that your first piece might look a little smooshed.

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  7. Fiona

    Just reading the recipe, I haven’t tried it yet it sounds delicious!!
    Trying to figure out how I am going to make 3 straight lines with 16 crackers,
    16 divided by 3 is 5, with one left over?

    1. Trisha

      I have been wondering the same thing? Should it be 15 crackers total for 3 rows of 5 or 4 rows of 4 crackers equaling the 16 crackers??

  8. Helga Snider

    my sister tried this recipe and her whipping cream wouldn’t come to stiff peaks!! It was all runny. wondering why

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