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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ice Cream Sundae Chocolate Layer Cake

Want a fast and easy cake to make?  All you have to do is have your favorite kind of ice cream (YES, ice cream is in the batter of this cake!! - just like the Ice Cream Chocolate Chip cookies I make), chocolate sauce, box of Devil's Food Cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, water, eggs and oil on hand and there you have it...all the ingredients to make a chocolate-y, dense and yummy layered cake. Then just frost with your favorite chocolate frosting - homemade or store bought.

And the beauty of this cake is you can design it to be the cake of your dreams just by the kind of ice cream you choose to mix into the cake.  I choose....

and then added Heath Bar Crunch candies on top of the cake as decoration.  So much fun! You could add  Cherry Garcia ice cream to the batter and then layer with chocolate frosting and cherry preserves with bits of chocolate on top OR you could add Oreo ice cream and go crazy with crushed up Oreo's in the middle and top of the cake OR you could add Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream with broken up Andies Mints sprinkled on top of the cake.....the options/ideas are endless!!!!

Ice Cream Sundae Chocolate Layer Cake
(recipe adapted from Picky Palate)


1 box Devil's Food Cake mix

1 small box of instant chocolate pudding

4 eggs

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup canola or veggie oil - I used canola

1 heaping cup of ice cream - the sky is the limit, choose your flavor

1/4 cup Hot Fudge Sauce - yeah baby!!! :-)

Chocolate Frosting of your choice - homemade or store bought


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil, ice cream and hot fudge sauce in a large bowl....

....beat on medium - low for  2 minutes or until well combined and thick (don't be afraid to scrap down bowl with a plastic spatula every now and then) ...

2. Pour into three to four 9" round cake pans (well greased) - I used three 9" cake pans....

....pop in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean from center of cakes.

3. Cool completely, loosen sides with a plastic spatula then remove from pans.  Once completely cool frost and decorate as you please!


Happy Ice Cream Sundae Chocolate Layer Cake Baking!

p.s. I am off for a lovely family vacation on Cape Cod this next week or so - thus I maybe away from blog land for awhile if I can't access the internet.....but no worries I will be back soon!!! :-)


  1. So cream baked into the cake?!? What a unique idea! It looks wonderful! I really want to try this, and as you said, "The sky is the limit"!

  2. Very unique! It definitely looks delicious!

  3. This looks so yummy, and easy! have fun on your trip!

  4. This looks delicious! I had no idea you could bake with ice cream. I can't wait to have an excuse to try this.

  5. This looks so stinkin' delicious! I love Heath bits and could eat them on just about everything... seriously!

  6. Avril, this looks YUMMY! The Cake Doctor has a recipe similar to this but you use the whole pint of ice cream...and if memory serves (which it usually doesn't after 3 brain cell sucking kiddos) just the ice cream and cake mix.
    Have a great vaacation and watch out for Jaws!

  7. Wow, this looks so amazing!! Great blog. I'am a fellow NH girl, now living in Ca. Love seeing NH bloggers. = )))



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