15 Fun No-Bake Cake Ideas

15 Fun No-Bake Cake Ideas

In the dead of summer, the last thing you feel like doing is turning on your oven, which is why desserts that don’t require baking are a must. So, bearing that in mind, we’re going to share fifteen of our favorite, fun no-bake cake recipes, which will come in handy when you have a sudden cake craving or if you need to make a dessert for a gathering.

Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake counts as cake in our book, and this particular ice cream cake recipe is so easy, relatively cheap, and decadently delicious, you’ll make it all summer long! Ice cream sandwiches and peanut butter are layered into a freezer safe cake pan, then it’s topped with a whipped cream frosting, mini peanut butter cups, and chocolate and caramel drizzle all over the cake. This is an awesome no-bake cake recipe for summertime, or anytime!

Ladyfinger Cake

This is a festive, colorful cake that’s great for parties, whether they be a backyard barbecue or a formal tea luncheon. Just a few ingredients to this delectable cake include Ladyfinger cookies, fresh raspberries and blueberries, and mascarpone. This recipe was actually created as a lighter version of Tiramisu.

No-Bake Chocolate Cake

Craving a chocolate cake, but don’t want to turn on the oven to have one? You’re in luck, because we’ve got just the no-bake chocolate cake recipe for you! Create this rich, decadent cake that you steam instead of bake with ingredients like eggs, flour, evaporated milk, and cocoa powder, you can have a quick and easy, yet moist and delicious chocolate cake in minutes!

Creamsicle Cheesecake

For the creamsicle and cheesecake lovers out there, we’ve got the perfect no-bake dessert recipe for you! This creamy, orange delight a crust made from Golden Oreo cookies and a filling with orange Jello, cream cheese, and whipped topping among its ingredients. Top with whipped topping and a peeled, segmented clementine for a refreshingly light cheesecake dessert.

Coffee Fridge Cake

If you love coffee and cakes like Tiramisu, we think you just might love this Coffee Fridge Cake! Using Lotus Biscoff cookies, double cream, Kahlua, and instant espresso powder, this cake is a similar, yet slightly lighter and chilled version of Tiramisu. Top with chocolate covered coffee beans for decoration and added flavor.

S’Mores Cake

The classic campfire favorite can now be made in a no-bake cake form! To make this, you’ll use graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and a chocolate ganache. So simple yet so delicious and reminiscent of the fun treat that it was conceived from.

Unicorn Cheesecake

This sweet, colorful recipe would be great for a summer birthday party or just a fun backyard gathering with some kids, or even just those young at heart. Create this rainbow-colored cheesecake with a butter cookie and candy confetti crust, and a filling of cream cheese, cream, gelatin sheets, and five different food colorings plus a few other ingredients to bring this magical, whimsical no-bake dessert to life.

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

For those living the Keto lifestyle, or if you’re just craving a quick, no-bake chocolate cake just for yourself, then check out this recipe! It consists of butter, almond flour, cocoa powder, and Keto-friendly chocolate chips among its list of ingredients. Simply microwave it, then serve with some whipped topping.

Pina Colada Lush

Even though there isn’t any booze in this recipe, you’ll still get all the wonderful flavors of this favored tropical drink, especially with ingredients like pineapple, instant coconut pudding mix, and cherries for garnish. This light, fluffy, and refreshing dessert is sure to satisfy just about any sweet tooth, especially with its Golden Oreo crust!

Matcha Mille Crepe Cake

A no-bake cake made of Matcha crepes? Of course! The desert is inspired by the green tea and is created by layering many crepes and custard cream again and again, then a dusting of Matcha powder is added on top.

Banana Split Cake

This cool, creamy no-bake cake is great for taking to summer gatherings or really any time of the year! The classic dessert becomes a cake by taking ingredients like butter cookies for the crust, plus bananas, cream cheese, whipping cream, and cocktail cherries and combining them. No having to worry about your ice cream melting with this type of Banana Split!

Milk n Cookies Icebox Cake

This impressive-looking no-bake cake is made with chocolate chip cookies and looks absolutely amazing when it’s completed and tastes just as good. The best part is, you don’t have to bake the cookies for this recipe, you can use store bought!


You can easily whip up this no-bake classic Italian dessert with Ladyfingers, espresso, mascarpone cream, and cocoa powder. Airy, fluffy, and sweet from the mascarpone cream, with a heavy sweetness from the espresso and cocoa powder, you get a burst of different flavors and textures in your mouth all at once for this simple dessert.

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake

By using chocolate swiss roll cakes that you can get from the grocery store pre-made, Maltesers candy, and chocolate and salted caramel ice cream together, you can create a creamy, luscious chocolate and salted caramel bomb that is guaranteed to please many a sweet tooth. This no-bake dessert is great for parties or just something cool on a hot summer night.

Strawberry and Raspberry Cloud Cake

This light, refreshing no-bake cake requires cookies, egg whites, ripe strawberries, and fresh raspberries among its list of ingredients. Its cloud-like appearance is how it picked up its name, and between its light and fluffy texture with the strawberries mixed in and the tart yet sweet, juicy raspberries garnishing, it makes a great summer dessert!

Try a No-Bake Cake Yourself!

Although summer time is a great time to experiment with no-bake cakes, these awesome cakes can be made and enjoyed just about any time of the year, and we hope that this list inspires you to try a no-bake cake, and to look up even more no-bake cake recipes to try!

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