Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake


  • package store-bought chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2  gallon chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
  •   Toppings, such as hot fudge, nuts, and chocolate frosting

This easy ice cream cake is loaded with chocolate and of course, ice cream. It uses store-bought cake mix and ice cream for a simple preparation that is easy enough to make when you need a quick cake or dessert. Once you have the basic technique down, you can always swap out different flavors, like vanilla cake mix and strawberry ice cream.


Bake the cake according to package directions in 8-inch round cake pans. Let cool completely.

Remove the carton from the ice cream and using dental floss, slice off two 2-inch layers of ice cream. Place each layer of ice cream on top of a layer of cooled cake, making sure that the trim of the cake and the ice cream line up, trimming the cake if necessary. Stack the layers so that the cake is on bottom. Cover with wax paper and freeze until very firm. Decorate with chocolate frosting, hot fudge, and nuts.


Calories per serving:

285 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegetarian, Egg Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 116g 179%
  • Carbs 298g 99%
  • Saturated 72g 359%
  • Fiber 13g 51%
  • Sugars 268g
  • Protein 40g 80%
  • Cholesterol 359mg 120%
  • Sodium 803mg 33%
  • Calcium 1,151mg 115%
  • Magnesium 306mg 77%
  • Potassium 2,629mg 75%
  • Iron 10mg 55%
  • Zinc 6mg 41%
  • Phosphorus 1,130mg 161%
  • Vitamin A 4,393IU 88%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 12%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 30%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 121%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 29%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 169µg 42%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 51%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 34g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 4g
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