Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake with Rainbow Chip Icing

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This Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake with Rainbow Chip Icing is made with layers of Funfetti cake and no churn cake batter ice cream. It’s an easy, festive and fun ice cream cake recipe that’s perfect for special occasions!

If you enjoy ice cream cake as much as I do, you should also try my Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake or my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake!

A slice of Funfetti Ice Cream Cake on white plate with the rest of the cake behind it

Funfetti Ice Cream Cake Is Perfect For Birthdays

So today is a mix of feelings.

I’m am bummed about the Panthers game last night. Could that have been more embarrassing?

I am bummed that Funfetti week is coming to an end. It’s been so tasty!

But! I am so excited to share with you the final Funfetti recipe! Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake with Rainbow Chip Icing!

And it’s Friday!

But back to the cake. The Funfetti Ice Cream Pie was my hubs’ fave until I made this. This is just TOO AWESOME! I love it. It’s so pretty. I love the rainbow chip icing on top. It’s cheerful. Just like a Funfetti cake should be.

I actually am quite a fan of ice cream cakes. They have been my cake of choice for my birthday for many years now. You get regular cake at all kinds of occasions. And my dad’s always a sure thing for a good cookie cake. So I go with an ice cream one to round things out and mix it up.

Besides, there are some seriously delicious ice cream cakes out there. This is clearly one of them. But for the last few years I have been getting the Birthday Cake Remix cake from Cold Stone. It rocks! It has all these amazing pieces of brownie in it too. Delish!

Top view of a whole Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake With Rainbow Chip Icing with a slice missing

You may be wondering why I don’t make my own birthday cake. Well, last year was the first year that I was actually making cakes, so that would have been the first time I’d have been able to.

But here’s the problem. My birthday is on Christmas. Think about that for a second.

People’s first reaction is usually “How cool! Double the presents!”

No, my friends. It’s not cool. And here’s why.

1. I share my birthday. It’s usually “Merry Christmas! Oh yea, and Happy Birthday.”

Don’t get me wrong, I love Jesus and I’m thrilled to celebrate his birth. I’m not knocking his day at all. It just overshadows mine, as would be expected.

2. I don’t want double presents. I want a special mid-year treat.

3. Birthday party? What birthday party?? Who would come? Aside from the immediate fam who I usually celebrate with (which I totally appreciate, love you guys!).

Everyone is always focused on the holiday and going out of town. For example, most people have big 21st birthday celebrations. I was lucky to find one bar open on my birthday and manage to have my now husband and a friend there for a drink or two. And it’s not like we can have a party right after Christmas either. People are still out of town and by the time they get back, there’s another holiday. New Year’s Eve. And then guess what! Then my brother and my husband both have birthday’s in the first 2 weeks of January. I don’t stand a chance! And they kind of get screwed too.

Side view of a cut Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake so you can see the ice cream and sprinkles in the middle

That’s why my ultimate goal is to not have a baby from the months of October to March. April through September are good. I am determined to not screw over my child. Nor do I want any more birthdays so close together!

Do I sound bitter? Maybe a little? Sorry. It’s cool. Really. I’m used to it.

But with all that goes on a Christmas, even I am busy and usually going out of town. Therefore, not much time to make myself a super awesome cake. I could probably make time, but then I’d stress out over it and it wouldn’t be worth it.

By the time the last week or so before Christmas comes, I just want to relax and enjoy the season. Regardless of my birthday issues, it is my favorite holiday, hands down!

Close up of a slice of Funfetti Ice Cream Cake on white plate

So, if you like ice cream cake and Funfetti like I do, here’s an awesome recipe to help you combine them!

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A slice of Funfetti Ice Cream Cake on white plate with the rest of the cake behind it

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake with Rainbow Chip Icing

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 1 Hr 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 30 Min
  • Total Time: 1 Hr 40 Mins, Plus Freezing
  • Yield: 12-14 Slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake with Rainbow Chip Icing is made with layers of Funfetti cake and no churn cake batter ice cream. It’s an easy, festive and fun ice cream cake recipe that’s perfect for special occasions!



  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • Ingredients listed on the back of the cake mix


  • 1/4 cup milk + 6 tbsp
  • 1 3/4 cup cake mix (from a second box of cake mix), toasted
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed


  • 12 cans Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Icing (filling)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 tbsp water or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



Bake according to instructions on box. Make 2 layers of cake either 8 or 9 inches.


1. Mix cake mix and 6 tbsp of milk together. It will be thick.
2. Mix the cream cheese, milk, cake mix mixture and sugar together with an electric mixer. Mix until smooth.
3. Gently fold in Cool Whip.


1. Beat butter and shortening until smooth.
2. Slowly add 2 cups of powdered sugar.
3. Add vanilla extract and mix.
4. Add a tablespoon of water or milk and combine.
5. Add other 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat to combine.
6. Add more water until desired consistency is reached.


1. Use the same size pan that was used to make the funfetti cake. Put parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and around the sides. This will keep the cake from sticking to sides and allow you to be able to remove it when done. You could also use a springform pan.
2. Put one layer of the funfetti cake into the bottom of your pan.
3. Add a filling layer of rainbow chip icing.
4. Add the ice cream. It’s best to make the ice cream right before you put the cake together so that it’s still soft and spreadable.
5. Add another filling layer of rainbow chip icing.
6. Add second layer of funfetti cake.
7. Freeze for several hours, until hard.
8. Add a layer of rainbow chip icing to the top of the cake.
9. Ice the sides of the cake with either American buttercream (as I did), whipped cream (for something lighter) or more rainbow chip icing.
10. Freeze.


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 844
  • Sugar: 97.5 g
  • Sodium: 500.7 mg
  • Fat: 41.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 115.1 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.3 mg

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  1. Amy

    I’m making this for my husbands birthday as I type, and I’m confused. Do I mix the Betty Crocker rainbow chip icing in with the other icing ingredients(butter, shortening, powdered sugar etc)? It doesn’t say to. Not sure if I’m supposed to keep them separate or mix everything in with the Betty Crocker stuff. If they’re supposed to be separate, not sure where they’re supposed to be separately used!

    1. Lindsay

      The icing is used as its own layer between the ice cream and each layer of cake. It mentions adding it in the instructions for actually putting the cake together. Sorry for the confusion.

  2. Madison Brooke Guerriero

    I made this with gluten free cake mix and it was SO good! I made a melted ice cream ice cream cake for my daughters 2nd birthday, everybody loved it! The icing was a can of rainbow chip mixed with an 8 oz tub of cool whip.

  3. Jade

    This was SO good!! Would definitely make again! The only thing I changed was that I only used half the ice cream mixture. It was plenty. 

  4. Jade

    I’m planning to make this for a birthday this week, hope it turns out! For the ice cream mixture next to the box of cake mix it’s says “toasted”. What does that mean? And do I have to assemble it in the pan or would a cake stand just work? 

    1. Lindsay

      Because of the concerns about “raw” flour, you’ll want to spread the cake mix out on a cookie sheet and bake it for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees. And yes, you’ll need to assemble it in a pan.

  5. Ann Karp-Rogers

    Wow looks yummy! Also feel your pain on being bashed for your birthday, I am a new years eve baby and its sucked not being able to have a proper birthday party haha ♡

  6. Veronica Williams

    I’m not sure what pan to assemble this in. The same size pan I’d make the cakes in wouldn’t be tall enough to assemble all three layers.

    1. Lindsay

      A great way to extend the sides of the pan so that you can build it is with parchment paper than creates kind of a mock collar, shown here. I hope that helps!

  7. Heather

    Looks like a great cake! Can this be made 2 weeks in advance if kept in the freezer? I’m hoping that won’t affect the taste or the outcome. Thanks for your advice. 

    1. Lindsay

      It should be fine. I’d recommend making the main part of the cake and wrapping it really well before freezing, then doing the decor shortly before serving it.

  8. Sarah C.

    Happy-Almost b-day. My son being born the day before Christmas Eve, and my father b-day is the day after Christmas…so I understand. My dad always had stories of getting “shafted” of course he has 15 brothers and sisters…he got a banana for several years in a row. So, I always try to put all the Christmas hustle aside, and make it special. Although, I’m always dying inside, because of all the things I should be doing (like wrapping presents). One of these years, I’m gonna get it together and start in October for this stuff. Like those really organized people do.

  9. Kyndra Johnson

    I made this and it turned out perfect! Great directions. It was a huge hit and keeps really well. It’s been over a week since my husband’s bday and were still eating it!

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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