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!)
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?