Thursday, May 28, 2015

Simple, Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Over the weekend we had a birthday party for Luaks..he's turning 5 next month! 
I knew I wanted an ice cream cake for his party and figured I could just make one myself.
I cruised around Pinterest for a while getting ideas, until I found this ice cream cake recipe using ice cream sandwiches... genius!
The thing I've always loved most about any ice cream cake is the combo of cake and cream. So I made some modifications to the recipes I found and came up with a pretty simple ice cream cake recipe using both cake mix and ice cream sandwiches. The best part is, there are so many variations and substitutes that can be made to this recipe to make it work for everyone {I'm thinking gluten free options and maybe a little strawberry shortcake action!}

  • 1 box white cake mix and ingredients listed on box {oil, eggs, water}
  • 1 box ice cream sandwiches
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 2 containers white frosting 
  • Pre heat oven at 350 
  • Prepare cake batter according to box instructions {I substituted the oil with yogurt}
  • Divide cake batter in half 
  • Cook cake half in a 9x13 cake pan/dish {if you have 2 pans, cook halves simultaneously, if only 1 pan, cook one and then let sit while other half is cooking in pan}
  • Leave one cake in cake pan as the bottom layer 
  • Once cake has completely cooled, apply a layer of frosting 
  • Next, layer ice cream sandwiches over frosting
  • Fill in any gaps with vanilla ice cream
  • Now, at this point you can either do a thin layer of ice cream or frosting...I found frosting to be more sweet but better at holding the cake together
  • Place the top cake layer on and cover with frosting
  • Clean up the sides and with a butter knife or spoon and place in the freezer for at least an hour
  • Serve and Enjoy!! 


  1. This is great - I love your idea of using frosting between the cake layers!

  2. This looks delish!! Great idea for a summer treat!

  3. This looks amazing. I can't wait to try this out myself. Have a lovely day.

  4. Oh no! This looks too delicious!

    What a clever and simple treat!

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. This could get very dangerous, very fast. Haha! This sounds SO delicious... =)

  6. That looks great! My son's birthday is a few days after mine so I used the rest of my birthday cake to make an ice cream cake for his birthday last year!

  7. This looks too delicious! I LOVE ice cream cake, will have to give this a try and soon! :-)

  8. What a great recipe! I love ice cream cake:)

  9. YUM, what a great dessert for summer!

  10. This looks SO yummy! I'll have to try this for our next special occasion!

  11. Amazing! I keep seeing variations of these ice cream sandwich cakes and they all look so good. I definitely need to experiment this summer. :)

  12. YUM, that looks amazing! I can't wait to try this out!

  13. My husband is the biggest ice cream cake fan, I am sure he would go crazy for this :)

  14. Looks delicious, thank you for co-hosting xx

  15. Oh yummy! What a wonderful idea. This would be a neat surprise for my daughter's upcoming birthday. I invite you to stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. I love finding, pinning and trying new recipes.

    Have a great day

  16. Yum! I love this cool treat for summer :) Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Fridays! Just pinned this yummy recipe!

  17. You had me at ice cream and cake! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  18. Such a smart idea to use ice cream sandwiches to make an ice cream it. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.