Ice Cream Cake
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It is best to start this project at least 1 day ahead of time and be sure to have sufficient space cleared in your freezer before beginning. We will have to go in and out of the freezer quite often while building this cake, so the colder it is, the better it will be too!
This is a building on recipescake so be sure to have all of your base recipes prepared ahead of time
You will need 4- 7" cake pans to mold your ice cream layers as well
If you do not have 4- 7" cake pans you can absolutely still make this cake, however you will just not have a 7-Layer one like I am making!
Serves: 1 - 7" Cake
  • Ice Cream of choice 2 Gallons (I used Oreo in chocolate & vanilla, vanilla and then Mrs. Fields Brownie Blast in chocolate)
  • ½ Recipe Angel Food Cake baked into 2- 7" layers
  • 1 Package Oreo Cookies (separate 1½ cups for the crust- the rest for garnish and fillings)
  • Butter (salted or unsalted) 4 Tablespoons (56g)
  • ½ Recipe Ganache
  • **Sprinkles, Nuts, Cherries for garnish optional
  • ¼ RecipeButtercreamfor the rosette garnish and if you decide to do a crumb coat this will be enough
  1. Line the cake pans with plastic wrap and press ½ gallon of ice cream into each pan then freeze immediately for at least 4 hours or best overnight.
  2. On day 2, prepare the oreo crust by combining 1½ cups crushed oreo cookies with the melted butter.
  3. Press mixture into the bottom of a greased and parchment paper lined 7" cake pan orring mold as shown in the video
  4. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven (177°c) for approximately 10 - 12 minutes.
  5. Cool completely, meanwhile set up a double ring mold (or spring form pan with out the bottom attached as shown in the video) and place the cooled oreo crust in the bottom of the mold, then begin layering the ice cream on top of the oreo crust alternating with the angel food cake until no ice cream layers or cake layers remain.
  6. Freeze again until solid.
  7. Ice with your choice of icing and then cover with melted ganache and garnish as you wish.
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at