Graham Cracker Cake (No Bake, 5 Ingredients)

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This no-bake graham cracker cake is made with just 5 ingredients and is an amazing copycat of an intricate honey layer cake. The fluffy sour cream frosting makes the cake really tender and the sweet graham crackers pair so nicely with the tangy frosting.



14 oz box honey graham crackers

2 1/23 cups heavy cream, chilled (2 1/2 cups if making 3 graham cracker cake layers, 3 cups if making 4 layers)

1 cup powdered sugar, divided (or to taste)

2 lbs sour cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

shaved/grated chocolate, on top of the cake


  1. In a large bowl, whip the chilled heavy cream with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Set aside. 
  2. In another bowl, mix the sour cream with the remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Gently fold the whipped cream into the sour cream mixture until combined. Add more sugar if you have a sweeter taste preference. 
  3. Spread about 1 1/2 cups of the frosting to cover the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch pan. Top with a layer of graham crackers, breaking the crackers as necessary, so the crackers fit like a puzzle in a single even layer. Top with more frosting, about 2 cups (it doesn’t have to be exact), spreading the frosting to cover the graham crackers. 
  4. You should have these layers in the end: 1 1/2 cups frosting, graham crackers, 2 cups frosting, graham crackers, 2 cups frosting, graham crackers, remaining frosting. 
  5. Grate a chocolate bar on top of the last layer of frosting. 
  6. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, or overnight before serving. You can make the cake up to 2 days in advance. 


You don’t really have to measure the amount of frosting in between each layer of graham crackers. None of it has to be exact. I’m just giving you an idea. 

You can also make 4 layers of graham crackers and use a bit less frosting in between each cake layer. It really depends on your preference and if you like cakes that have more frosting, or more cake layers. If you make 4 graham cracker layers, you will need an additional sleeve of graham crackers. 

Keywords: graham cracker cake, no bake cake, icebox cake, easy honey layer cake