Make Ice cream cake, a fireless one, in the freezer rather than an oven. Step-by-step photos with detailed instructions make it a full-proof recipe.

One of the best Birthday cakes especially if it falls during summertime.

Looking at the image below, can anyone say it’s a freezer cake?

Ice Cream Cake
Ice Cream Cake

What is an Ice Cream Cake?

It is nothing but a mix of both cake and ice cream where two layers of cake are sandwiched with ice cream. The cake is not just placed in the bottom and top but is there all over and so is the ice cream. You can have as many layers as you wish to have, just keeping softened ice cream between the layers.

It is a No-bake, No-Cook recipe that is perfect for summers to beat the heat. It has not 1 or 2 but 3 flavors and all are beautifully blended with each other that no one flavor dominates the other and you have a delicious treat.

This is one of the best cakes ever! Not only kids but you too will be all gaga for this cake once you have it.

 With this, you have the best of both worlds, cake as well as ice cream.



As the name says it all, it needs just 2 ingredients: cake and ice cream. Use this store-bought or homemade. Like, I baked the cake and used store-bought ice cream.

I baked for two reasons. Firstly, because I bake wheat cakes without refined sugar (omit chocolate in this recipe) and secondly it was a just 10 minutes job for me as I made this in the microwave oven. So, within 10 minutes, right from mixing to unmoulding it, I got the perfect cake.


How To Make 

This recipe is really easy but still, I faced a problem. Any guesses? And that was that I had to put it back in the freezer every few minutes as clicking pics take long :)-



You can have the varied flavors of ice cream and cake. For example, I have used vanilla cake, chocolate ice cream, and butterscotch ice cream. Likewise, there can be multiple combinations, for example:


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Detailed Recipe with Step By Step Photos

Note: in this recipe, the cake recipe has not been included assuming that you make this with a store-bought cake. In case, you wish to make your own, then refer to any of the following two recipes:

 Microwave Chocolate Cake in 5 minutes

 Basic Sponge Cake In Pressure Cooker

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Q) Does ice cream cake have cake in it?

 Yes. It has both, cake and ice cream.

Q) Do I need heavy cream for this recipe?

 No, ream is not at all needed in this cake.

Q) Will the cake not get hard in the freezer?

 No. If you are wondering whether the cake will get hard in the freezer then it is not at all that way. It remains moist only.

Q) Do I need melted ice cream for this cake?

 No. You need soft ice cream and not melted. In case, it melts into a liquid then keep it back in the freezer for some time.

Q) For how long can I store this cake and how?

 You can store it easily for up to a week in the freezer. Remove it from the pan and keep it in the freezer.

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How To Make Ice Cream Cake

A cake made in freezer rather than oven
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezing Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 1 Kg


  • 1/2 kg Vanilla Sponge Cake Or Chocolate Cake (Homemade or Store bought)
  • 500 ml Approx Chocolate Ice cream (Homemade or Store-bought)
  • 250 ml Approx Butterscotch Ice cream (Homemade or Store-bought)
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Water


  • Cadbury Gems Butterscotch, Chocolate Shavings, Silver Balls etc.
  • Bourbon Biscuits/Munchini


  • First of all, you need a pan big enough to hold 1/2 kg cake plus 300 ml ice cream. I have taken 6" round cake pan with a loose bottom. You can also opt for Cheesecake pans. Or simply, any pan and lay cling film in it, large enough to hang outside the pan also.
  • Mix powdered sugar in water and keep it aside.
  • Take out both the ice creams from the freezer and take the required quantities in bowls and let it be on the kitchen counter for 5 to 10 minutes. In the meantime do the following preparations. You need soft ice cream and not melted one. So, in case it becomes too loose then keep it back in the freezer.
  • Now, divide the cake horizontally into 3 parts so that you have 3 equal discs.
  • Lay one layer in the pan. Put 1 or 2 tablespoon sugar syrup on it to moisten it.
  • Now, put half of Chocolate ice cream on it and spread evenly.
  • Keep the second layer, repeat the process but this time put butterscotch ice cream. Use all the Butterscotch ice cream.
  • Keep the last layer and repeat the process ending with chocolate ice cream. Ensure that it slides on to the sides of the pan also.
  • Freeze it for 4 to 6 hours or maybe overnight.
  • Take out, run a knife around the edges and slide the cake upwards.
  • In the process, if the ice cream starts melting then keep it back in the freezer.
  • Take out, decorate and serve.


  1. You can make it with just 2 layers of cake also, that is, alternating between cake and ice cream.
  2. You can take any flavor of ice cream and cake.
  3. For decoration you need to be quick otherwise ice cream will start melting. If it does, then do your decoration in 2 or 3 instalments keeping the cake back in the freezer in between.
  4. Decoration ideas:
    • Grated milk chocolate
    • Gems
    • Desiccated coconut
    • Sugar sprinklers
    • Finely chopped nuts Fresh fruits Oreo biscuits, whole or crumbled
Keyword Ice Cake Recipe, Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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13 Responses

  1. Wow! This ice-cream cake looks so cute and is perfect for kids, though at our home, it will be wolfed down by everyone. I have never made an ice-cream came, but I am inspired to make it next time. Thanks for the inspiration, Samira!!

  2. I made this for my kids a few days ago. This turned absolutely delicious and everyone loved it! I was nervous about messing it up, but the directions were easy to follow. Thank you for sharing this with us, Samira!

  3. Hi, I read Your blog and I am very impressed after reading your blog, and your information about ice cream cake recipe is very helpful for me. thank you very much.:)

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