Cookies & Cups > Recipes > Dessert > Cakes > Ice Cream Cake > Melted Ice Cream Cake

Melted Ice Cream Cake

This Melted Ice Cream Cake is so easy to make with melty ice cream and a couple other simple ingredients! Use any ice cream flavor you’d like to make a moist and tasty cake that you can’t get enough of!

Melted Ice Cream Cake Recipe

So today is Friday.

I’m not going to bore you with a lot of words.

Honestly, I don’t even HAVE a lot of words today.  The week has fried my brain.

So I have the perfect Friday cake.

It’s easy and starts with a cake mix and a pint of your favorite ice cream.

Do I need to convince you any further?

You can use any flavor combination you want.

I chose the always reliable combination of vanilla cake and dulce de leche ice cream.  Solid.

How to Make a Delicious Cake Using Melted Ice Cream

Let your ice cream sit on the counter for a bit.  He needs to loosen up.

Then prepare the cake according to the box directions BUT omit the water and oil and sub in the melty ice cream.  The entire pint.

*Let me break that down:  You will need Cake Mix, a pint of ice cream and 3 eggs.


Then bake it up.  I used the always overlooked bundt pan that sits in my cupboard collecting dust.

Grease it and fill it and bake it…just follow the bake times on the box. When it’s baked and cooled…you can eat it.  OR you can glaze it.  Do whatever you want but I would go with the glaze.  It’s ok to give in to the peer pressure.

Cover it all!  Let it set…it won’t take long.

Then you can eat.  BUT since I just bought this delicious looking dessert topping I might as well use it. I have heard you can make your own dulce de leche…but I am using a box cake mix and a pint of ice cream…let’s not complicate things.

I just gave it a little drizzle.

And then I cut it.

And THEN I ate it.  With whipped cream.

Have a great weekend!

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Melted Ice Cream Cake

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 4.6 from 7 reviews
  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: Box Directions
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: About 16 slices (will vary) 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Melted Ice Cream Cake is so easy to make with melty ice cream and a couple other simple ingredients! Use any ice cream flavor you’d like to make a moist and tasty cake that you can’t get enough of!




  • 1 box cake mix (18.25 oz) in any flavor
  • 1 pint ice cream, melted
  • 3 eggs


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease cake pan liberally with cooking spray or butter and flour.
  3. Mix the cake mix, eggs and ice cream together and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Follow box for baking times. Time will vary based on type of pan you use.
  5. Let cool and remove from pan.
  6. Allow to cool on wire rack.


  1. In medium saucepan combine ingredients with a whisk over low heat.
  2. Stir until glaze is smooth.
  3. Pour over cake.


**I have had mixed feedback on this recipe. All I can say is that I have made it numerous times and it turns out perfect. Make sure your ice cream isn’t still frozen, because if it’s still cold your batter will be cold and your cake will not cook all the way through.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 21.6 g
  • Sodium: 49.6 mg
  • Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.4 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.6 mg

Want To Save This Recipe?

Find more recipes like this:


Rate this recipe and share a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

I accept the Privacy Policy

113 comments on “Melted Ice Cream Cake”

  1. Im not sure why people are freaking out on the cake mix weight! Im in Canada and our cake mix boxes are in grams and our ice cream tubs are in liters…just take a regular cake mix box and add 2 cups of melted ice cream (Thanks Google!) and hum…why did some use expensive ice cream with a cake mix recipe???!!! That’s like frying expensive Filet Mignon in cheap oil!! Common sense is rare these days eh?!
    Anyways, i used a standard size cake mix box and 2 cups (= 1 US pint)’melted ice cream and baked accordingly!! It was a HIT!!
    Thanks for sharing this eady recioe 😉

  2. This is in the oven right now and if the cake tastes like the batter it’s going to be YUMMMMMMM!!!!

    Ok. It’s Thanksgiving and my favorite cake for Thanksgiving is a Spice cake. So I used Spice cake box mix and White Chocolate ice cream from Cold Stone. #BatterSoGoooooood

  3. I made this recipe and it was just okay, and certainly not worth the sacrifice of an entire pint of Haagen Daz. The cake was a decent sponge, neither wet nor dry. The dulce du leeches flaver was not especially strong. Meh. Won’t be making it again.

    1. SOme people have made it with no eggs for allergy reasons, and I have tried that and it works as well…. but I prefer it with the addition of eggs. I find that it’s a nicer texture.

  4. I just founda recipe making a cake using the ingredients you mentioned. This called for coffee ice cream, French vanilla and 3eggs. Frosting was made with Kahlua and cream cheese. It was a tiramisu flavor. That is the reason I found your recipe. I googled cakes made with ice cream. I can’t wait to try other combinations.

Scroll to Top