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!

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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.

Easy!

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!

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Melted Ice Cream Cake

  • 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

Description:

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!


Ingredients:

Cake

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

Glaze:

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

Instructions:

Cake

  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.

Glaze:

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

Notes:

**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.

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Candi
Candi

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

Molly
Molly

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.

Yvonne

It is hard to find a 18.25 oz box of cake mix anymore. Most are 16.50 and less. FYI

Lisa
Lisa

your recipe says eggs but down below in he comments it says no eggs???

Momma Stoops
Momma Stoops

Can you use this batter for cupcakes?

Maria
Maria

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.

Tess
Tess

Do you think that this recipe would work in 9-inch round cake pans?

Ashley M
Ashley M

I just finished baking this cake and it turned out great! I followed all the instructions and cooked my cake for 38 mins, as the box says, and it was perfect. I definitely will try different combinations of cake and ice cream flavors in the future.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I’m sorry but this was dreadful. And I bake in batches, so I made three separate cakes. All soggy. If cooked longer, still soggy but burnt. Reminded me of overcooked brownies. You mention “mixed reviews”. I scrolled down pretty far and didn’t find any negatives. I find it quite odd that so many people praise the recipe without trying it. I don’t like to leave negatives but I wish I read a few negatives about this before I wasted time and product making three.

Yvonne

As I just posted, cake mixes are no longer 18.25 ozs..Most are 16.50 and less! Be aware and maybe measure your liquid according to directions on box. I have some extra mixes, so today I will bake using egg nog ice cream and Strawberry Duncan Hines cake mix. I will be careful with the melted liquid. Hope this helps you.?

Rhonda
Rhonda

Hi there! Before I make this, will you please clarify if I use or not use eggs? Your recipe states “3 eggs”, however your feedback to someone’s comment states “omit eggs”, “hence 2 ingredients”. Your recipe still includes eggs. Thank you so much!

Sara
Sara

Hello, can you please tell me if it is possible to add ice cream to a scratch recipe cake.
Thank tou

Pam
Pam

I made this with spice cake mix and Edy’s Pumpkin Patch ice cream. Absolutely perfect! I will be making another and bringing to our Thanksgiving potluck at work 🙂

J.H.
J.H.

I was wondering if anyone has ever baked this cake in a 9×13 pan and if so how long did you cook it?

Liz
Liz

I have made this cake twice now, once with blueberry cheesecake ice cream and tonight with the ice cream you have pictured and both times it turned out perfect. It’s a really fun cake to make with kids, mine love dumping the melted ice cream into the bowl with the cake mix. Tonight when I made it, I cut down the glaze recipe and added just a pinch of cinnamon to give a little extra spice flavor. I served it with semi melted vanilla ice cream and my family loved it!! Thanks for this awesome, and now my go to,… Read more »

Jessica
Jessica

I made this last night with Butter Pecan Ice cream and Butter Pecan cake mix…OMG…My husband had to make me put it in the oven because I could have just ate it raw, eggs and all!! It was AMAZING!! Thank you for posting this recipe, I have already called my mom and sister and they are going to make their own versions. lol

Sarah-Slice
Sarah-Slice

I’ve made this recipe twice and love it! The first was white cake with cinnamon bun ice cream, and last night I made spice cake and dulce de leche. I’m excited to try more flavor combinations.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I made this with strawberry cake mix, ben and jerry’s strawberry cheesecake ice cream, and topped it with cream cheese glaze and fresh strawberries….easy to make and soooo good!

Sarah-Slice
Sarah-Slice

That sounds amazing…no joke.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hi, how can I make this cake with chocolate ice cream? Would I use chocolate or vanilla cake? Could you give me some ideas? Thanks!

Tamika
Tamika

I am about to attempt this recipe for a gathering this evening, I noticed when I went to the store that hagan daz ice cream doesn’t come in a pint 414 fl oz compared to an pint which is 437fl oz and even the cake boxes vary. so I am hoping that I got the right mix of ingredients. I am using starbucks coffee ice cream and chocolate cake and yellow cake with talenti salted caramel ice cream it says it gelato is there a difference? I will l let you know how they turn out. either they will be… Read more »

Tamika
Tamika

EVERYONE THOUGHT THE CAKES WEER GREAT THE CARAMEL CAME OUT A LITTLE MORE DENSE THAN THE CHOCOLATE BUT THE GIRLS ENJOYED BOTH CAKES THIS IS A RECIPE I WILL DEFINITELY USE AGAIN!!

Ashleigh

Great recipe! I have a similar one for ice cream bread that only uses self-rising flour and ice cream. It makes an amazing, moist, dessert bread. I love using different ice creams to get different results! It does not get much easier than that, and I absolutely LOVE the look in people’s faces when you tell them the ingredients!

I have the recipe here –
http://ashaleigh.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/ice-cream-bread-will-change-your-life/

Sharon
Sharon

De-li-cious!! We made this cake for a party and it worked wonderfully. Ours turned out such a beautiful golden brown that I didn’t want to glaze it. i did because who can resist that?! Next time I think I’ll thicken the glaze a bit though.

Thanks so much! Keep the yummy coming!

Vicki
Vicki

The first time a made this cake, I used only 1 box cake mix and 1 pint of ice cream. It was very good. I then re read the ingredients and saw that it says to add 3 eggs, so I made it again with the eggs and the first cake was much better than the latter. So I say cake mix and ice cream only!! Thank you for sharing this recipe, it doesn’t get much easier!!

Louise
Louise

Thanks for posting this recipe. After reading all the comments, I plopped the almost completely melted ice cream into my mixing bowl, then held it over a hot water bath while stirring for a couple of minutes to make sure the ice cream was all melted and not too cold. Then I added 3 room temperature eggs, cake mix and mixed it all up according to package directions. I decided to make cupcakes so the kids wouldn’t complain their sibling got the bigger piece ; ) It was a big hit! My daughter is dreaming about all the different possible… Read more »

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

SUCCESS! My husband loves it!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Making this now! I let the ice cream sit out since 7:30 this morning.

Fingers crossed!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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