It’s that time of year when the weather starts to turn chilly. That means jeans, sweatshirts, and the return of the salted caramel mocha at my favorite coffee shop. This Salted Caramel Oreo Icebox Cake has all those same flavors in an easy to make no bake cake. Perfect for an any time pick me up.
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Every fall I look forward to the Salted Caramel Mocha. It is seriously my all time favorite fall drink. Although lately it has seemed a little too sweet to me. Curse you eating healthy! My taste buds have forgotten how good sugar really is. LOL! Just kidding…it’s a good thing to take a sip of a drink and realize you can do without some of the sugar.
Of course I could really do without spending $5 a drink. Good thing I can make this Salted Caramel Mocha Latte at home any time I want…without spending that much money. I can also adjust the syrups for my lame taste buds.
This past weekend I may have consumed a few extra of these drinks though. Hey, they were giving away extra “stars” if you ordered certain drinks. The salted caramel was one of these special drinks…so I had to. I can’t resist caramel or free stars.
A few ladies from our church attended the Beth Moore conference over the weekend too. That was my first time actually seeing her, and I absolutely loved her personality and zeal for God. She definitely was a much needed inspiration to me that day. Woman up!!!
Before heading home, we stopped yet again for coffee. Hey, road trips call for coffee. Am I right? As we drove, I kind of dozed off. No, I wasn’t the driver. All of a sudden I jerked awake with this cake in my head. I seriously could not wait to get home and make it. I apparently do all my best thinking asleep 🙂
This cake is seriously so easy to put together. Like 15 minutes easy!!! Beat the cream cheese with some caramel ice cream topping with a little sea salt.
Now I want to talk to you about sea salt for a minute. Make sure you use a coarse ground sea salt. If your sea salt comes out of your container a little bit finer…it is going to taste extra salty. This brings me to my second disclaimer with sea salt. Make sure you add the sea salt in small increments. Some people love salted treats…that would be me. Others like a mild sea salt flavor. In order to get what you like, add it slowly and do taste tests often. I do not want you to dump in the measurement I give you, and then have you not like it. Remember sea salt grinders all grind differently!
Give the Oreo cookies a dunk in some cooled coffee and place on the bottom of a pan. Spread half the no bake cheesecake on top, and repeat the layers. End with a layer of Cool Whip. Yes, the white fluffy stuff. You know how much I love it! Then let it chill to firm up. This is where you have to have patience. Yes, I know, this is seriously not fair. You could eat it early, but letting set deepens the flavor. Plus, it looks better when you cut into it.
Serve it with another swirl of that good white stuff and drizzle caramel and chocolate all over it. If you are a true salted caramel lover, go ahead and sprinkle with a little bit more salt. That’s totally up to you.
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