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Ice Cream Birthday Cake

When we were young, Mom made birthday cakes with a small toy on top, chosen just for us. Now that I'm a parent, I go with jimmies. —Becky Herges, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 4 cups birthday cake-flavored ice cream or flavor of your choice, softened if necessary
  • 1 funfetti cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Sprinkles


  • Line a 9-in. round pan with plastic wrap. Spread ice cream into pan. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using two 9-in. round baking pans. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Using a serrated knife, trim tops of cakes if domed. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Invert ice cream onto cake layer; remove plastic wrap. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread whipped topping over top and sides of cake. Decorate with sprinkles as desired. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 374 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • MamaFrd125
    May 30, 2018

    This is not ANYTHING like a DQ ice cream cake. I have decorated cakes at my local DQ for more than 15 years and they are made of a layer of chocolate ice cream, cold fudge and cookie crunch in the middle, then a layer of vanilla ice cream on top. No actual cake. Not ice cream in the middle. Not whipped topping as icing. Shame on you, Taste of Home, for lumping this under the “Copycat” title just so you could include DQ in the tagline.

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    Dec 21, 2017


  • gina.kapfhamer
    Mar 3, 2017

    Looks delicious, can't wait to try out this recipe!

  • Bhagya
    Aug 6, 2015

    Really easy to make :)