Easy Ice Cream Cake

"Tired of regular birthday cake try this one. It really is good, fun and not that much more work."
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Ready In:


  • 1 (18 ounce) box cake mix, your choice
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 gallon ice cream, your choice
  • 3 (16 ounce) jars frosting


  • Bake the cake according to directions in two 8" round pans.
  • While cake is baking let the ice cream soften a bit.
  • Spread ice cream, about 1/2 inch thick on buttered cookie sheet, if you can form about the same size as the cake.
  • Place in freezer until frozen well.
  • When cake is cooled completely (very important) cut each layer in half with long knife.
  • Carefully separate layers.
  • Place the ice cream in the middle of each layer of cake.
  • So it is cake, ice cream, cake.
  • Place in freezer about an hour.
  • Remove from freezer, frost bottom, place on second layer, frost.
  • Place in freezer another hour.
  • Frosting should be frozen.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap till ready to serve. When you are ready to serve heat knife in hot water before cutting.
  • Enjoy.

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  1. You can use a silicone round baking pan for your ice cream. Just grease it really good then put the ice cream in it and freeze (or line it with wax paper, that way you can lift it out). It'll turn out the shape of the cake and will come out easy.
  2. I used this for my son's 3rd birthday party. It was very easy, I also did not cut the layers just - cake - ice cream - cake. I used the whipped cream frosting Recipe #39013. I used a vanilla cake mix with chocolate ice cream and chocolate frosting. I crushed oreo cookies and made a construction scene on top. It was a hit!! However, I have to say that the cake was more popular with the adults because it wasn't that sweet. Next time if using this for a kids party I will use some type of kids ice cream.
  3. Cutting the cakes in half didn't make sense to me. I left them intact and put the layer of ice cream between them and frosted the top only.



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