I have a two for one deal in this post! Instructions on how to make a homemade ice cream cake and a great basic “go to” chocolate cake recipe!
Ice Cream Cake
Who’s the genius that decided Ice cream plus cake should be together in each luscious bite? Perhaps it was the Baskin Robbins Corporation?
Such a brilliant idea for sure! This treat is even a sweeter deal by customizing to any cake and ice cream combination we would like.
How about chocolate cake with mint for one cake, then chocolate and toffee ice cream for the other?!
We’ve been partying a lot lately at my house, and we have a couple of more celebrations on the horizon, so I’ve been cooking for crowds, which gives me an excuse to bake cakes!
I made an ice cream cake for my daughter’s birthday, a plain chocolate cake for my hubby’s birthday, and some mini ice cream cakes just because they’re so darn cute!
Since two of the events were celebration gatherings, I didn’t make everyone wait for a photo session before digging into the cakes, so I’m lacking birthday cake photos, but I was able to take pictures of the mini ice cream cakes!
For all of the cakes, I used the same delicious chocolate cake and cupcakes recipe that I found at the Cake Wiz!
After seeing the beautifully decorated cakes and cookies that Abeer from the Cake Wiz shares on Instagram, I took a closer look at the website. Not only are all the pretty creations nice to look at, but they taste amazing too!
This cake is very moist and flavorful, and will be my forever more “go to” chocolate cake/cupcake recipe! It’s delicious!!
I did tweak the original recipe just a bit by cutting out ¼ cup of the sugar, which I do often when topping a cake with frosting. I also used canola oil instead of olive because I didn’t have a light olive oil in my pantry.
The instructions on the recipe are for a 9 x 11 inch rectangular pan, although you will probably cut the cake to the same size as the frozen ice cream (see recipe for details). Have you noticed ice cream containers are shrinking??! SAVE the extra cake for mini cakes!
For my hubby’s cake, I used a round 8 x 3 inch pan, and had batter leftover for an additional 12+ cupcakes. For the mini ice cream cakes, I used two round 4 inch springform pans, using the leftover cake from the rectangular sheet cake.
You can really have some fun with this recipe, so give it a try and let me know what assorted flavors you came up with!!
Homemade Ice Cream Cake
Make your own homemade ice cream cake for your next birthday celebration. Chocolate cake with mint chip ice cream are one delicious combination to try. The flavor options are endless!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water, hot
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 gallon rectangular sized ice cream, any flavor
- Whipped Topping such as Dream Whip or Frostin' Pride
- Toppings of your choice
Frostin' Pride is a Whipped topping that is sold at Smart & Final.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 5g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
Chocolate cake is adapted from the Cake Wiz.
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What a beautiful cake! I’ve never attempted an ice cream cake before, but will now!! Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe!
It is a fun cake to make, especially since you can customize the flavors. Thanks for commenting Marion 🙂
This looks wonderful! Thanks for bringing it by and linking up at the Weekend Social on http://www.KitchenDreaming.com! We hope to see you again next week.
I love ice-cream cakes and your is beautiful. I don’t think I have one since I lived in US and ordered one from Baskin and Robbins but homemade is so much better.
Hi Bam! I know, not something we indulge in often, but we should 🙂
This is such a beautiful and deliciously looking cake! I love it when we start talking ice cream!
Yes! I gave a little tease…we had sunshine in Northern California when I made these 🙂
It is fun for little and big kids (adults) 🙂
It’s a fun dessert to make! Give it a try 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
What a gorgeous cake, it looks professional and the inside is so indulgent 😀
Choc Chip Uru
That’s so nice of you, thanks 🙂
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I’m sure your cakes were a real hit and I love the mini ones.
Mini desserts are my favorite to make. They were all well loved, that’s for sure!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I haven’t eaten an ice cream cake in a long time. We don’t have cool whip or that other stuff in Australia but the Yank in me certainly remembers. 🙂 These are so cute!
Pre-made stuff is pretty convenient, but homemade would even be better!!