Nope, it’s not an ice cream cake that has melted. And nope, it’s not a cake that is meant to look like an ice cream cone that has melted. This is a cake made with melted ice cream. Say what? Yes, melted ice cream! You are replacing the liquid ingredients in the cake with melted ice cream. It results in a slightly more dense and ultra flavorful cake!
And the cake itself only requires 3 ingredients! Cake mix, melted ice cream and 3 eggs. That is it. And the combinations are endless! See my notes below for other combinations that I love. This time we made it with Birthday Cake ice cream. I let my Alex choose what he wanted. And I have to laugh because this is a cake that is supposed to have ice cream flavors and he chose an ice cream flavor that tastes like a cake. Ha! But it was an awesome choice because it gave us an excuse to add sprinkles. And we all know everything tastes better with sprinkles on top.
1 box white cake mix
2 cups melted ice cream (measure while melted)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp. milk
Note: Pint size premium ice creams like Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen Dazs come in perfectly measured containers for this. One (16 oz) container of those premium ice creams works great!
You need to measure the ice cream after it has melted, not while it’s still frozen.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. You know I love my Baker’s Joy spray!
Combine cake mix with eggs and melted ice cream. Stir until combined well. Pour batter into greased bundt pan.
Bake for about 33-36 minutes. Until it springs back to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool completely then turn cake out onto a serving plate. For the icing, whisk together confectioner’s sugar with the milk. Adding enough milk until it has reached the desired consistency.
Then drizzle the icing all over cake. Finally, drop a few sprinkles on top for fun.
Slice and serve!
Notes: The combinations for this are nearly endless. Especially with all the new and fun ice cream flavors out there. I can tell you that this is very good with Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream with a chocolate glaze on top. Cherry Garcia is another yummy one! Also, butter pecan is another favorite too.
Recipe adapted from Anne Byrn, Cake Mix Doctor