Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scrumptious Wednesday: The best homemade icecream cake

As promised, I am sharing the recipe for the delicious ice cream cake I make for Dave every year on his birthday. Before I share, I must give credit to my sister because she found the recipe somewhere and created it first for my niece's birthday years ago. Be careful, it is to die for and will be your newest birthday tradition. Or you will make it any time you ever need cake...

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup boiling water
6 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 gallon icecream
3 cups cool whip

-Coat 2 (8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray & wax paper. (I use the rubber ones)
-Combine cocoa, water, and butter with whisk. Cool. 
-Combine sugars. Add egg ( beat until creamy) Add Cocoa mixture.
-Combine flour, baking powder, soda & salt. Gradually add to mixture. Stir in vanilla. 
-Pour into 2 pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes. 
-Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Take our of pans and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
-Let ice cream (flavor is optional, I love it with mint chocolate chip) sit out for about 30 minutes. 
-Spread softened ice cream in 8 inch pan, lined in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 3 hours. 
-Assemble three layers of cake: cake, ice cream, cake.
-Spread cool whip all over the top and sides of cake. 
*I use sprinkles to write out the numbers of the age of the birthday, if it is for a birthday cake. 
*I also crush oreos and spread them all around the top and sides.
You can combine whatever flavors you would like- peppermint ice cream & candy canes, Heath ice cream & crushed heath bar. The options are endless :)


  1. looks amazing! pinning it so i know exactly where to find it! can't wait to try it!

  2. yumm sarj! love this idea and need to try it now..pinning it! LOVE YOU! xo

  3. Oh, you're killing me! My favorite is ice cream cake

  4. how cute! looks so yummy!

    new follower :)

  5. Okay seriously? This is AMAZING!!! I need to find an excuse to make this asap.

  6. HOLY CRAP! that looks so devilish. TOTALLY trying it out sometime!

  7. I could have sworn that I was already following you! Well, I am now. On another note-that cake makes my brain want to explode with awesomeness.

    "Stalking" you from the Peacoats & Plaid facebook page :)

  8. Oh my! That is definitely the ultimate ice cream cake, and I could definitely use a piece right about now!

    I'll definitely have to try this out as the next birthday cake I make. Or Valentines?! Hmmm...

    So glad we found each other-- I'm your newest follower!

    Courtney @ Little Miss MBA

  9. Looks delicious! Pinning this one right now!

  10. I totally made this tonight, I halved the sugar in the cake and used the thin mint ice cream and it was awesome!!! thanks for the idea :)

  11. Making this tomorrow for my daughters 19 birthday...


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