Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ice-Cream Blizzard Cake

We all love ice-cream cakes...
and my grands love DQ blizzards...
and so ice-cream blizzard cakes seemed like the right choice for their birthday cake this year.


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 liter / quart premium vanilla ice-cream, slightly softened
  • 1/2 milk
  • Skor bits (1 cup, or to taste)
  • Cool-Whip topping
  1. Mix cake mix according to instructions on package and bake in 2 9-inch pans.  Cool completely.
  2. Line a 9-inch cake pan with plastic wrap. 
  3. In blender, combine the ice-cream and milk.  This works best doing 1/2 at a time. *
  4. Pulse to blend until thick and uniform.
  5. Add skor bits and pulse just until combined.
  6. Pack into prepared cake pan, leveling the surface.
  7. Freeze until firm.
*Blender needs to be heavy duty. Alternatively, allow the ice-cream to soften enough to stir skor bits in with a wooden spoon. 

To Assemble:

  1. Cut one cake layer in half horizontally and place bottom on a round base.
  2. Place frozen ice-cream layer on top of cake base.
  3. Center top piece of cake on ice-cream layer.
  4. Pop into the freezer and freeze until firm.

Decorate:

  1. Frost entire cake with a layer of cool whip.
  2. Use additional whipped topping in a pastry bag to decorate as you wish.
  3. Write message on cake with melted chocolate or chocolate icing.
  4. Store in freezer...for up to a few weeks.
  5. Let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving. 

Those were the instructions for cake #1.  The second cake was an oreo blizzard ice-cream cake, prepared in the same way but using crushed oreo cookies rather than skor bits.  And that is the general method for making a yummy ice-cream cake at home.