The first day of Fall is finally here and I’m ready to welcome it with open arms!
I’m ready for fires on cold crisp nights, the smell of hay, beautiful fall leaves, pumpkins, s’mores, Halloween, and of course Thanksgiving (for all my friends in the Fundraising… Only 64 more days until Thanksgiving!!!)
Since Fall is the season of Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING I made a Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake to welcome the season. An icebox “cake” is more like a tiramisu than an actual cake with layers of cookies and a luxurious mascarpone cream filling. For this Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake I used Snickerdoodle Cookies (I used a Box of Big Kahuna Fundraising Cookies from my freezer, after all we sell frozen cookie dough for a living) and spiced up the mascarpone and cream filling with pumpkin, spice and everything nice!
Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cookie Cake
3-1/2 Dozen Snickerdoodle Cookies (baked)
16oz Mascarpone Cheese
1 Cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon All Spice
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg (fresh grated if possible)
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
For the Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Candy Pumpkins for decoration
Add the mascarpone cheese, pumpkin puree, sugar, spices and vanilla to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat well. Add in the 2 cups heavy cream and beat until thickened.
Using a 9-inch springform pan, arrange about 8 cookies in the bottom of the pan, then break up 1-2 cookies and fill in any gaps to form a bottom crust. Then pour in about a quarter of the pumpkin mixture. Then repeat 3 more times ending with a layer of the pumpkin mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.
When ready to serve remove the sides of the springform pan and smooth the sides of the cake with a knife then make the cinnamon whipped cream…
In the bowl of an electric mixer add the 1 cup whipping cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract, beat until stiff peak form. Transfer to a zip top bag fitted with a star attachment and pipe on in desired pattern.
Top with candy pumpkins and Enjoy!
P.S. How what are your favorite things about Fall?