Ice Cream Inspired Cakes

Can you believe we’re already half way through the month of July? There’s no better time for ice cream inspired cakes than in the thick of summer! Taking a bite of ice cream and imaging how to turn it into a cake is my kind of challenge! I think these seven ice cream inspired cake recipe turned out pretty cool πŸ˜‰

Seven Ice Cream Inspired Cakes You’ll Love

Ice Cream Sundae Cakechocolate and vanilla cake layers with vanilla buttercream, caramel sauce, chocolate ganache, roasted peanuts, sprinkles and cherries on top!

Ice Cream Sundae Cake

Rocky Road Cake –- Rich, dark chocolate cake layers, filled with chocolate ganache, marshmallows, peanuts and toffee bits, covered with a silky chocolate buttercream.

Rocky road hasn’t always been my jam. But, Rockwell uses homemade marshmallow cream, and candy bar style toffee and peanuts in their version – and it’s heaven! I knew I had to use the flavor to create a rocky road style cake of my own.

Ice Cream Inspired Rocky Road Cake

Strawberry Crunch Cake is inspired by my favorite childhood ice cream bar! It’s made up of my go-to strawberry and vanilla cake layers, strawberry crunch filling, and whipped vanilla buttercream. And of course, it’s covered in a shortbread cookie strawberry crunch.

Strawberry Crunch Cake

Another favorite is this Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Cake – Rich, dark chocolate cake layers with mini chocolate chips and mint buttercream.

Ice Cream Inspired Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Creamsicle Cake – tender orange cake layers with an orange cream filling and an orange cream buttercream.

Ice Cream Inspired Orange Creamsicle Cake

Neapolitan Cake – Six layers of chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream, strawberry cake, and strawberry buttercream.

Ice Cream Inspired Neapolitan Cake

If you prefer sherbet over ice cream, this is the cake for you! This Rainbow Sherbet Cake has tender yellow cake layers with raspberry lime curd and orange buttercream. Delicious!

Rainbow Sherbet Cake

Which one of these ice cream inspired cakes will you be trying first? Am I missing your favorite ice cream flavor? Let me know in the comments — I am always up for any sort of challenge that involves ice cream! Let me know in the comments, or follow along on Instagram to weigh in!

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Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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  1. You know what’s a very underappreciated ice cream? Spumoni! Cherry, chocolate and pistachio? Scrumptious.