Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fudge Truffle Melted Ice Cream Cake

I am a major Choc-O-Holic! I LOVE any and everything chocolate. So when I found the original recipe online, I knew I was going to have to make mine chocolate. This cake absolutely tastes as amazing as it sounds and is really easy to make with only a few ingredients. 
Now the photo is a little deceiving because that's not the ice cream on top. It's frosting. The ice cream is in the cake! Yum Yum!!  

3 Ingredient Cake

1. Cake Box Mix
2. Favorite Ice Cream (1 pint)
3. Eggs

Yep, that's it!! Easy, right? Or so you think. The hard part comes in trying to decide on which ice cream to use. I stood in the ice cream section at the grocery store for about 20 minutes trying to pick the ice cream I wanted to use. After much debate within my head, I finally decided on Ben and Jerry's Everything But The...
Then I made my way over to the cake section and tried to decide which cake mix to buy. After standing in that aisle for another 10 minutes, I finally settled on Pillsbury Fudge Truffle. I mean, if you're going to do a chocolate cake, you might as well do it right! You can't go wrong whenever the cake box promises to have chocolate oozing out of the middle.
Now that the hard part was over, I was ready to make this delicious cake!

 1. Melt your ice cream completely. I dumped my ice cream in the mixing bowl and it melted a lot faster than when it was in the carton.

 2. Once ice cream is melted, add the cake mix and 3 eggs. DO NOT add the oil and water that the cake box calls for. Your ice cream is the substitution for these ingredients. Using the paddle attachment (or a handheld mixer) mix all the ingredients until they are well blended.

3. Pour your batter into a very well greased bundt pan. Make sure the pan has lots of cooking spray on it so your cake doesn't stick to the pan after it cooks.

 4. Since I used the Fudge Truffle cake mix, I had a fudge center that I had to add. Pour your fudge center on top of the batter. (I know this looks kind of gross but it's because I used a piping bag). The fudge will make its way to the middle of the cake when it bakes. If you use a different cake mix, you will omit this step.

 5. Bake your cake according to the instructions on your box. Let it cool a little in the pan.

 6. Place your plate on top of the bundt pan and then flip the cake over.

7. Voila! Perfection!!

 8. I added a glaze to my cake but it's not necessary. The recipe for the glaze is below.


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk ingredients together until they are smooth.
2. Using a pastry brush, cover the entire cake with the glaze.

 Now on to the final step....the frosting.
It is totally optional but the only thing I love more than chocolate is frosting. Besides, if I'm going to make this dessert, I'm going to do it all the way!


I've made the frosting below several times using granulated sugar like the recipe usually calls for and I've hated it every time. I don't know if maybe I'm doing something wrong with the mixture but it is always very grainy and doesn't taste very good. This time I decided to try it with powdered sugar and I was MUCH happier with the results. After I made it, I refrigerated it for about an hour before using it and it was perfect!
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 sticks butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together your milk and flour. Whisk constantly until the consistency is like pancake batter. Cool completely!

2. In a mixing bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, combine butter and powdered sugar. Mix for several minutes until the mixture looks creamy.

3. Once your flour and milk mixture is completely cool, add it to your mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients for about 1-2 minutes.

4. Add heavy whipping cream and continue mixing for about 1 minute.

There are so many great variations to this cake that you could try! I think next time I'm going to go with Party Cake ice cream and Funfetti cake!

If you try this recipe, leave me a comment and let me know which ice cream and cake you use.

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