Lemon And Ginger Biscuit Cake – The Laziest Cake Ever!

Lemon and ginger icebox cakeI call this the easy cake. It’s the laziest cake ever and it tastes so good. I got inspiration from the traditional American icebox cake at The Hummingbird Bakery. Their version is chocolate and vanilla cream, they bake their own hard biscuits. This led me to consider ginger nuts and what’s better with ginger than lemon – the ginger and lemon icebox cake was born!
This is the perfect alternative to Christmas pudding, when you are just too full for the fruity richness. It’s sweet, spicy and rich texture is just enough without being too much. Trust me, people will love it.


  • 2 packets of ginger biscuits
  • 2 lemons
  • 600 ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • Splash of vanilla essence
>Prep time 20 mins  >Chill time – overnight is best but 4-6 hours should be ok too.

Add the cream, sugar, zest of both lemons and vanilla essence to a bowl. Using a hand whisk beat until firm but spreadable. Add lemon juice to taste and mix. If you need a firmer cream add more sugar.

Select the base plate and add a thin layer of cream to the plate (this will stop the bottom layer of biscuits skidding around the plate). Arrange the biscuits in a pretty pattern and spread cream (a palette knife makes this easy) avoiding the outside edge by about a cm. Arrange the next layer slightly off centre to the pervious and spread another layer of the cream. Keep doing this until you either run out or are happy with the look/size.

Leave to chill, covered in the fridge ideally overnight, so the cream soaks into the biscuits, making the consistency of the cake smooth.

Easy cake made, sit back and wait for a slice.

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