Ice Cream Cake

Seriously… I would have 0 problems with eating this cake all day, every day.  It’s that good!!! Considering this was my first attempt at making an ice cream cake, It turned out better than I thought.  With a few YouTube videos and my own final touches, Russell’s birthday cake was a winner.  This is just a basic recipe for ice cream cake.  You can use any flavor of ice cream or cake mix you like.  Russell wanted chocolate cake with cookies and cream ice cream (Bluebell of course!).  Also, If you’re looking for a good frosting to decorate your cake, check out two frugal gals buttercream icing  You won’t go wrong.  Enjoy my friends!


 What you need:
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 gallon ice cream, softened
Prepare the cake accoding to the package directions, then split the cake batter into two 9″ round cake pans and bake.  Once the two cakes are completely cooled, cover each of them separately with plastic wrap and place them in the freezer overnight (cakes are easier to work with when frozen).  Before you’re ready to assemble the cake, let your carton of ice cream sit out until it’s nice and soft.  Once the ice cream becomes easy to spread,  place the first cake on the bottom and use an ice cream scoop to cover the cake evenly with a ~2″ thick layer of ice cream.  Make sure the ice cream layer is completely even before adding your top layer of cake (you can use warm water to help even the ice-cream layer).  Once you’ve added the top cake layer, you might need to trim the cake and/or ice cream so that the edges match.  Place assembled cake back in the freezer until very firm, then remove from freezer and frost/decorate as desired.


Trust me…it tastes better than it looks…my decorating is still a work in progress

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chelsea
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 17:05:38

    I will be making this Saturday, but with angry bird decorations thanks


  2. Laura C.
    Nov 17, 2015 @ 22:09:20

    Going to make this for my son’s 9th birthday party this weekend, thank you!!


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