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Easy Peasy Homemade Ice Cream Cake




This recipe is so stinkin’ easy I’m almost embarrassed to post it here.  But I think you’ll agree it may will provide you with a fun way to “fancy up” a plain-Jane cake and make almost any occasion a little bit more special…

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Homemade Ice Cream cakes make every occasion special! Using a bundt pan adds just a little more special pizazz!

My favorite pan – tried and true and used for all SORTS of recipes. It just kinda makes a cake look special 🙂

First of all…get out your Bundt pan.  If you don’t have one, you might want to consider purchasing one. It’s totally worth the few dollars to add a little pizazz to any cake you make. Even box mixes give you the baking instructions (time and temp) for them. I got one many years ago at a yard sale, and I have given it quite a bit of use during that time…  As a matter of fact, while I was looking for a new one recently, I was amazed at all the new and crazy styles that are available – so fun! these are NOT your grandma’s Bundt pans anymore!

 

So anyway, get out your Bundt pan and make a cake.  Whip up a box mix or make your favorite recipe from scratch – it doesn’t matter.  After the cake has cooled, turn it out onto a nice plate and take a serrated knife (that part is important – trust me!) and cut it across so you have the cake in 2 parts, top and bottom.

This was the first homemade ice cream cake I made: double chocolate cake filled with mint chocolate chip and vanilla ice cream, with a powdered sugar glaze on top.

This was the first cake I made: a double chocolate cake filled with mint chocolate chip and vanilla ice cream, with a powdered sugar glaze drizzled on top.

 

Scoop out the middle of both sides, creating a hollow space in each one.  Then fill each side with softened ice cream, as you see here. You want it to be somewhat soft but not liquid so it completely fills up the space but doesn’t mushy up the cake.

 

After they’re filled up nicely, quickly slap the two sides back together, wrap the whole plate with plastic wrap and give it an hour or 2 to re-freeze. When you take it out, you have a few frosting options. Traditional frostings may be a bit too firm to spread nicely, so you can:

  • sprinkle it with powdered sugar
  • make a glaze with powdered sugar, milk, and butter
  • use a canned frosting, but whip it with a mixer till it fluffs up nice and lite.

This version was a yellow cake mix, filled with Neopolitan ice cream and frosted with milk chocolate frosting. Yum!

This version was a yellow cake mix, filled with Neopolitan ice cream and frosted with milk chocolate frosting. Yum!

 

So, there you have it.  It may not be a Baskin-Robbins cake, but it’s a lot cheaper, easier and customizable!

 

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite cake/ice cream combinations?  Please share ’em below – they may become a new favorite 😉

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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