Ice Cream Cake Recipe

What Is An Ice Cream Cake?

Chocolate cake, ice cream, chocolate fudge, and cookie crunchies are layered together in this easy, decadent dessert. It's the perfect summer treat!

What You'll Need

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's round them up and get started!

Make the Cake

Start by whisking together the dry ingredients.

Add the Wet Ingredients

Add the egg, milk, and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Add Vanilla Extract

Add the vanilla extract and hot water and whisk to combine.


Pour the batter into a prepared pan and bake. Then allow the cake to cool completely.

Make the Crunchies

Mix together the Oreo crumbs and melted butter, and bake. Then make the chocolate fudge filling and allow to sit.

Assemble the Cake

Line an 8-inch pan with two pieces of clear wrap and press it into the bottom and sides of the pan.

Add the Ice Cream

Stir the ice cream until creamy and smooth and pour it into the lined pan. Spread it into an even layer.

Add the Crunchies

Add the chocolate cookie crunchies to the top and spread evenly.

Add the Fudge

Add the chocolate fudge mixture to the top and spread evenly. Then freeze the cake for about 10 minutes.

Add the Chocolate Cake

Place the chocolate cake on top of the chocolate fudge layer.

Freeze It

Use the excess clear wrap to wrap up around the top of the cake and place it in the freezer.

Finish the Cake

Turn the cake over onto a serving platter and remove the clear wrap.

Frost the Cake

Frost the cake with whipped cream, press mini chocolate chips into the bottom of the cake, and freeze.

Make the Ganache

Heat the heavy whipping cream until it boils and pour it over the chocolate chips. Then whisk until smooth.

Decorate the Cake

Drizzle the ganache over the cake, then pipe shells of whipped cream around the edge and garnish with cookie dough.


Time to slice, serve, and enjoy!

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