Strawberry Pop-Tart Icebox Cake AKA 90's Fat Kid Dream Cake


I have said this before and I will say it again: Pop-Tarts have a much larger purpose in life than to be thrown into a toaster for breakfast. This is because a) Pop-Tarts do not make for a balanced breakfast as they lack in nutrients and are just a terrible, way too sugary way to start your day and b) they just shouldn't be eaten for breakfast ever, but for dessert instead. I already made some Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches but wanted to take my dreams a step further with an icebox cake (my other favorite dessert in the world). So here we have the strawberry Pop-Tart icebox cake with strawberry cream cheese whipped cream. This is extremely rich and should not be eaten often. But it is awesome and you should make it if you are or aspire to be the fat kid stuck in the 90's who misses a life full of Fruity Pebbles, Toaster Streudels and Pop-Tarts.



4-8 strawberry Pop-Tarts

2 cups heavy cream

3 tbsp strawberry cream cheese

2 tbsp granulated sugar

rainbow sprinkles (optional)


Whipped Cream:

1) Throw 2 cups heavy cream into a large bowl and add a tablespoon of strawberry cream cheese.

2) Start whisking and as the cream gets thicker, add another tablespoon of strawberry cream cheese.

3) Keep whisking and add the third tablespoon of strawberry cream cheese and the granulated sugar.

4) Keep whisking as your arm feels like its going to fall off, but make sure the cream gets a thick, whipped consistency before you stop.


Note: you can really use however many Pop-Tarts you want.

For a personal cake: break 3 Pop-Tarts in half

For a cake for 4-7 people, use 5 Pop-Tarts the way I do here. (I should have made my own cake because I live alone, but I decided to make one for like 7 people which was dumb.)

5) Once your whipped cream is done, put some on the plate where you will put your first Pop-Tart as a foundation.

  • If you're making a personal cake, put half a Pop-Tart on the plate.
  • If you're trying to make the exact cake I made, I put a Pop-Tart + a fourth of a Pop-Tart for each layer so do that. I don't know why I did that, but I did.

6) After you put your desired amount of whipped cream on the plate, put your desired amount of Pop-Tart on the plate.

7) Lather whipped cream on top of the first Pop-Tart layer.

8) Put another Pop-Tart on top.


9) Keep stacking until you want to stop. I stopped at 4 layers (each layer being a Pop-Tart plus 1/4 of a Pop-Tart), so I used a total of 5.

10) Cover the top and sides in icing and sprinkle with rainbow jimmies because yay fun!


11) Let it sit for 4 - however many more hours (over night is good too.)

12) Cut.


 13) Cut a bite out of your piece.


 14) Bring that bite to your mouth.