Monday, September 13, 2010

Let Them Eat Ice Cream Cake!


What is more lovely than ice cream and cake? They are the perfect party treat! So that would pretty much make an ice cream cake an amazing invention! And while you can buy some great ones, they get pricey. Why pay a bunch of money for something you can easily make yourself? We gave it whirl and found it was both easy and tasty! So make room in your freezer and try making one for yourself!

What you need:
  • 1 boxed cake mix (whatever flavor you prefer - we used Devils Food!)
  • ice cream (we used mint chocolate chip!)
  • frosting (in our case, chocolate!)
We first baked our cake mix according to the instructions on the box into two 8" round pans. While they were cooking, we pressed our ice cream into a third 8" round pan that was lined with foil (this helps you remove the ice cream later on). To help press it in we placed a sheet of waxed paper on top and pressed it with our hands - less messy, and less chilly on your hands! We then covered the pan of ice cream and placed it in the freezer to get good and hard.

Once the cakes were baked and cooled, we spread a layer of frosting on the top of one, placed the pan of ice cream upside down on top, removed the pan, and then peeled off the foil. we then took the second cake and spread frosting on one side, flipped it, and sandwiched it on top of the ice cream layer so that our stack consisted of cake, frosting, ice cream, frosting, cake. Then the whole thing went back in the freezer to firm back up (as you can see from the pic it was a little lop-sided, but frosting can fix all that!).

Since our room temperature frosting and warm kitchen were making the ice cream melt (and frosting does not like to stick to melting ice cream), we found that we had to frost it bit by bit while still keeping it in the freezer. We'd frost a section then close the freezer and let it sit for about ten minutes, go back and do another section. Keep repeating this until your cake is covered. Once covered, we sprinkled chopped up chocolate mints on the top of ours! Yum!

Let it sit for a few hours to make sure it's good and firm, then grab a knife and fork and enjoy! It's a little time-consuming, but is so easy to make and will totally impress your friends and family! And who doesn't like that?
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13 comments:

  1. That looks delicious Maggie ~ the hubby just bought one & spent a fortune on it !! I can't wait to try your recipe !!
    xoxo
    Benita

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  2. That looks absolutely delicious! I've never made an ice cream cake but you made it look not too hard. Maybe I can do it =o) And you're so right, frosting does fix everything.

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  3. Ooo, delish!! I usually make just ice cream layers, not with the actual cake layer too. Your way looks great!! :-)

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  4. Yes, it looks good - too good. That kind of thing always makes me want more. Looks delicious!

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  5. Yummy! Stopping by from So Very Cheri. Please come link this up to our Fabulous Friday party this week!
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

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  6. Wow, that looks good! I'm visiting you from It's so very Cheri. Now I want to eat cake!

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  7. Great job!!! I am absolutely going to have to try this because Ice Cream cake is my husbands FAVORITE.

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  9. I love chocolate and mint together, this would be a popular cake in my household! Great how you combined the cake and ice cream already, into one dessert. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

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  10. This turned out great! You should link it up to Sister Sister Sunday...
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  11. Oh wow this looks amazing!!! I want to eat it right now! I'd love for you to link it up http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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  12. yumm! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you!

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  13. Oh no! There goes my no sugar diet! That looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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