Ritz Cracker Salted Caramel Icebox Cake

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Ritz Cracker Salted Caramel Icebox Cake is a dreamy, creamy, no-bake, salty-sweet icebox cake! A 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

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake
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Ritz Cracker Salted Caramel Icebox Cake

Ritz Cracker Salted Caramel Icebox Cake is a dreamy, creamy, no-bake, salty-sweet icebox cake! A perfect dessert for summer!
servings 9 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 30 minutes


  • 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 extract
  • 48 Ritz Crackers
  • 2/3 cup salted caramel sauce + more for garnish
  • whipped cream

for the caramel sauce


  • 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.

For the Salted Caramel Sauce

  • Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat to melt the sugar. Continue cooking and swirling sugar until it turns amber in color.
  • Whisk in sea salt and heavy cream. The mixture will bubble up violently briefly. Continue whisking until sauce is smooth. Stir in butter and vanilla.


  • 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: Ritz Cracker Salted Caramel Icebox Cake

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake

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  1. Lori

    Excited to try this one! Has anyone tried it in a 9×9 pan vs 8×8? (The biggest downfall of moving: can’t find a few things – like my 8×8 pan. 🤦🏻‍♀️)

  2. Donna San Antonio,Tx

    Though our family also moved though only about 7.4 miles from our previous home though we started all over with our home furnishings with the only exception we kept our bedroom furniture. I wish you and your family lots of luck. And, I have to say I personally cannot wait to make and eat this pie recipe!

  3. Bridget Langley-Broadwell

    4 stars
    I made this on Wednesday and we cut it last night. I made exactly to the recipe and even bought salt caramel off of amazon. You don’t need to go to that much trouble and any caramel/butterscotch will do. The reason I only gave it a 4 is because it was very dry on the bottom half. I’m sure I will make it again when I recover from my sugar shock to my system that has probably been over loaded for the next 10 years. But next time I will only do two layers of crackers and split the filling in half instead of thirds.

  4. Tannis

    Made this today it’s alittle bit sweet so garnished it with Lindt 70% dark chocolate ,great contrast to the super sweetness. Nice recipe

  5. Karen McMullan

    5 stars
    Made the Retz SaltyCaramel icebox cake for our teacher’s bash. At this occasion, the principal has items brought judged. This was the first time making. I lined the dish with plastic wrap. Didn’t really know how I was going to serve, decided to lift out of the dish, cut and transferred to another plate. Added the whipping cream on each piece and drizzled with caramel/
    Wasn’t the prettiest dish but won first place ☺️ Will definitely do again!!

  6. Claudine

    5 stars
    This was a total hit with my family! They voted that it is a keeper. My twist on the recipe was to use Toppables crackers instead of Ritz crackers. They are rectangular in shape, which is much easier to fit into a square dish, with some trimming, of course! The whole thing came out so deliciously good!

  7. Helga Snider

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

  8. 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??

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    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.

  10. 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 ????

  11. 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!!

  12. 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!!

  13. Katherine

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

    1. Lauren

      Yes! This is the recipe I used: https://laurenslatest.com/salted-caramel-apple-crumble-kitchenaid-challenge-video-with-giveaway/

    1. Lauren

      This is the recipe I used: https://laurenslatest.com/salted-caramel-apple-crumble-kitchenaid-challenge-video-with-giveaway/

  14. 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 🙂