This is the absolute Best Birthday Ice Cream Cake recipe there is!
If you are looking for a cake to make for a birthday, this is the Best Birthday Ice Cream Cake recipe there is!
So let’s get this straight, I am not a cake decorator.
Never have, never will be. That is no surprise to you because that is not why you visit my blog. You visit my blog for my charming wit, funny stories, and really easy recipes. Not because I make the prettiest dessert goods. Now if you are looking for pretty cakes and even tutorials, I know a few blogs you can visit that will give you exactly what you are looking for. Two of my personal favorite cake and dessert based blogs are Sweetapolita and The Cake Blog. They both have tutorials and photos that will make you drool. They make cake decorating seem so easy, but it really isn’t. It takes lots of practice and lots of mistakes to perfect that kind of art.
Dessert decorating requires passion and a true love for cake decorating because you need a great deal of patience, which I do not have. I am so impatient when it comes to cake decorating I can’t even watch the show Cake Wars because it takes so long and the amount of detail the bakers put into their cakes is absolutely insane to me. In fact, they make their cakes look so pretty I don’t even want to eat them afterward because of the work they did. All that time making a cake look pretty only for it to stand for a few hours before it gets destroyed. So this Birthday Ice Cream Cake recipe I created didn’t require many man hours and the only thing I needed to make this cake look gorgeous was a lot of sprinkles.
What is it about sprinkles that make cakes looks so pretty?
This cake may look complicated but I promise you it isn’t. I used a box Yellow Cake mix and vanilla and chocolate ice cream to make the layers. The outer layer is made up of homemade buttercream frosting and I decorated the cake with lots of sprinkles, but this is totally up to you. I cannot wait to make this Birthday Ice Cream Cake recipe for my son’s birthday when he gets older. Speaking of birthdays and cakes, let me take a minute to tell you about my favorite birthday cake.
Buttercream Frosting is the best frosting ever!
In any case, I think I get pretty darn close. In fact, I think this cake gets pretty darn close to some of the competition out there. If you are thinking of making this cake, I will tell you to give yourself, at least, 24 hours of needing this cake because you have to freeze this cake a few times to make sure it doesn’t melt while you frost the cake and before decorating. But I am more than confident that you will agree this is the Best Birthday Ice Cream Cake recipe for a birthday celebration.