This super easy Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Cake is just a handful of ingredients and a fraction of the cost of a store bought birthday cake!
Back in April I made a homemade ice cream cake on my instagram stories for my son’s birthday. He is not a fan of lots of cake or frosting, but also loves ice cream, so an ice cream cake is the obvious solution. Instead of spending loads of money on a Dairy Queen cake, I opted to make my own and it was a roaring success.
How To Make a Homemade Ice Cream Cake:
- Start by baking your cake base in a cake pan of your choice. I baked up two 8″ round chocolate cake layers, using a devil’s food cake mix.
- Using the same pan size that you baked your cake in, line the empty pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper.
- Set your ice cream flavor out to soften slightly, then spread into the prepared cake pan and pop back in the freezer to harden.
I wanted to give my ice cream cake a little more texture and pizazz so I crushed up a bunch of Oreo cookies and mixed them with some hot fudge sauce.
PRO TIP: Don’t heat up the hot fudge sauce. Keep it room temperature or cold for easy mixing and spreading.
DIY Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake Tips:
- Make sure you have enough room in your freezer for your prepared ice cream cake. The last thing you want to do is go to pop this bad boy in the freezer and realize there is no room.
- Spread the hot fudge cookie mixture over the top of your prepared cake layer.
- Carefully pull out the ice cream layer and place it on top of the cake.
Since my son is not a fan of traditional buttercream frosting, I went ahead and spread some thawed whipped topping all over the ice cream cake. It makes for a light and airy frosting that everyone loves.
Decorate the outside of your cake with extra Oreo cookies and drizzles of hot fudge.
PRO TIP: Place a small amount of room temperature hot fudge in a zipclose bag and snip off a small corner to get a beautiful drizzle effect.
Once you’re done decorating the cake, you’ll want to pop it back in the freezer for a couple hours to let it all freeze together.
Just before serving, bring the cake out and let it sit on the counter at room temperature for at least 10 to 15 minutes so it’s easier to slice.
Think of all the delicious flavor combinations you can make! You’re going to love this super easy ice cream cake!
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