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Melted Ice Cream Cake (+Video)

This Melted Ice Cream Cake recipe is easily made with cake mix, melted ice cream and eggs. So easy! Cake and ice cream in one!

A CAKE MADE WITH MELTED ICE CREAM

Nope, it’s not an ice cream cake that has melted. And nope, this cake is 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 ice cream. It results in a slightly more dense and ultra flavorful cake!

Melted Ice Cream Cake with icing and sprinkles on a white cake plate.

ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS!

This cake only requires 3 ingredients (not including the optional glaze, of course)! 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. If you want to take it up a notch, try making my optional glaze listed in the recipe card.

a slice of bundt cake being held up by a cake slicer.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • white cake mix
  • melted ice cream (any flavor you love)
  • eggs
white cake mix, vanilla ice cream, eggs, powdered sugar, milk, sprinkles.

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!

HOW TO MAKE MELTED ICE CREAM CAKE:

Measure out two cups of the melted ice cream. You need to measure the ice cream after it has melted, not while it’s still frozen.

measuring melted ice cream in a measuring cup.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. You know I love my Baker’s Joy spray!

Baker's Joy nonstick spray for bundt pan.

Combine cake mix with eggs and melted ice cream. Stir until combined well. Pour batter into greased bundt pan.

cake batter in bundt pan.

Bake for about 33-36 minutes. Until it springs back to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean.

finished cake baked in a bundt pan.

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.

powdered sugar and milk whisked together in a measuring cup.

Then drizzle the icing all over cake. Finally, drop a few sprinkles on top.

powdered sugar icing, sprinkles on finished cake.

Slice and serve!

slice, vanilla melted ice cream bundt cake on a small white plate.

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.

slice of bundt cake on a small round white plate with a fork removing a portion.

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Easy Melted Ice Cream Cake recipe

Melted Ice Cream Cake (+Video)

This Melted Ice Cream Cake recipe is easily made with cake mix, melted ice cream and eggs. So easy but so delicious! Cake and ice cream in one!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Melted Ice Cream Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 230kcal

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • 2 cups melted ice cream measure while melted
  • 3 large eggs

For the icing:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray (I like the spray that has flour in it like Baker's Joy).
  • 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.
  • Slice and serve!

Video

Notes

  • Pint size premium ice creams like Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen Daas come in a perfectly measured containers for this. One (16 ounce) container of those premium ice creams works great!
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: July 2013
Updated & republished: June 2019

Recipe adapted from Anne Byrn, Cake Mix Doctor

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    1. 5 stars
      I used a GF yellow cake mix and the B&J’s Chunky Monkey ice cream. Fantastic. Even my daughter who doesn’t like cake has eaten 2 pieces and wants it for her birthday. No glaze required.

  1. Soooo this tastes like the ice cream you use? Im making dairy queen peanut sprinkles for a cake and want an ice cream tasting cake for it!

  2. Can i use chocolate sauce as topping.? J am plannkng to use peanut butter pecan ice cream with white cake

  3. 5 stars
    Made with Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche and a splash of vanilla extract. Simply scrumptious!
    Thanks for sharing this marvelous recipe

  4. This looks wonderful. I have mint chocolate chip ice cream and butter yellow, white and devil’s food cake mixes. Since this will be my first time making it, what do you think would pair up nicely with the mint chocolate chip?

  5. Can you make this cake with sherbet? I’ve been trying to find something similar to use up sherbet from the holidays.

  6. Hi, thanks for recipe. What is the quantity of the cake mix . In your recipe it states a box. Please i want to know the actual quantity