Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ice Cream Cake--but not like you think!

As of right now my little Pie a la Apple is just shy of 6,000 views!

Holy Cow!

I just had to share that little bit of information with you because it's just mind blowing to me.

 But, that's not why you are here.

Today, I've got an ice cream cake for you guys. 

And not the kind you are used to. 
We're going to bake this one!

Not long ago I made Ice Cream Bread and we all really liked it but it doesn't compare to this cake.

This cake is so moist. 

So, moist it is almost wet.

It's simple, only uses a few ingredients, and there are boo koo's of options.

This cake uses a cake mix. I know a lot of you may not be to keen on that.  My first choice usually isn't a cake mix either. There is just something about a cake made from scratch. I'm with ya...but this cake is worth the exception.

I suggest using an ice cream rich in flavor.  I made the cake using Cotton Candy flavored ice cream and a white cake mix.  It just didn't have the flavor that the other two did.
 It was however, a very pretty light purple!

The below photo is made with white chocolate macadamia nut ice cream and a white cake mix. I also threw in a cup of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of macadamia nuts too.

And here we have one made with red velvet ice cream and a red velvet cake mix!

Let's Get Started:

Ice Cream Cake
recipe from Omnomicon

1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1 pint ice cream (any flavor)-softened
3 eggs
1 cup water
nuts, chocolate chips, or fruit

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease 9 x 13 pan or bunt pan very well

Mix all four ingredients for 4 minutes (yes 4 whole minutes).

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Allow to cool before adding any frosting (optional).

  I used a powdered sugar/milk glaze. You can frost with whatever icing or glaze you'd like. Powdered sugar is a great option too!


  1. This is so cool! Never imagined that there was a possibility of making a cake this way...amazing! Great post

  2. I have seen a number of cakes like this around the blogosphere and I am SO intrigued! And they seem so east to make! I'm going to try this the next time I need to make a cake!

  3. This is incredibly cool. What a lovely recipe.

  4. Well I am not surprised about apple pie views.They do look fantastic.
    And ice cream cake looks interesting too;)

  5. What a great idea!

    And p.s. - a friend of mine actually sent me the link to your apple pies (I'd already seen them, of course) saying that they were so cool and I should check them out - but I beat them to it =) I'm sure the numbers will just keep on climbing!

  6. Ice cream cakes like this do taste amazing! It is cool that so little ingredients can result in such a tasty and stunning cake! The variations here do inspire-yum!
    Congrats on the number of hits for your apple dish-very creative and delicious! Have a great day.

  7. I love tricking out a box of cake mix and this looks like the perfect recipe for me. I'm definitely saving this one. Now off to experiment. Mmmmmm! :) Congrats on your Pie A la Mode! :)

  8. The ice cream trick works all over the place. Because there are so many choices, the possibilities are endless. I love adding a scoop to my coffee as well, because it gives it that rich, indulgent, creamy taste without any extra work!

  9. WOW, what a great idea! I have not heard of this before but you better bet I am going to try it now that you told me about it!

  10. I HAVE to make this. My holiday dessert table is growing by the minute. Great pictures!

  11. I wanted to mention that you have an award at my blog dated 11-22 (Cranberry Chutney post). :) I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

  12. Okay, if you ever open up a bakery or a confectionary delicatessen I am so there. Your menu of sweets is incredible. Very Yum Gum! Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. I find this concept absolutely brilliant. I'm especially drawn to the red velvet - I've always been a lover of red velvet, and with the red velvet ice cream baked in, I bet it's even better than any I've tried!

  14. Hello. My name is Kenya and I have a question: some box cake mixes call for 1/4 of oil in the ingredients.Is the oil omitted, since technically the directions for the box cake itself aren't being followed? I want to make this cake next week and I was just wondering.

  15. Kenya--no oil needed. All you need is the cake mix, ice cream, eggs and water. Make sure you spray your pan really well! I've had a couple of cakes stick when I made them. A little cocoa powder, powdered sugar or flour in the bottom of the pan helps. I hope you enjoy the cake.

  16. Missing your posts...Hoping all is well.

  17. Beautiful blog, have a nice day Radka.

  18. I made the ice cream cake for a potluck last week using a butter pecan cake mix and Southern Butter Pecan ice cream with a buttercream frosting and everyone loved it! I then decided to do a variation of it for my dad's birthday cake and replaced 1/4 cup of water with whiskey and mixed up a whiskey glaze and glazed it while the cake was still hot and it was a fantastic variation!

  19. What a great cake idea. The possibilities are endless of what flavor you can have.
    Now Jessica's idea there in comments is work trying for sure too.