Healthy Dessert Makeover: Mass Effect Ice Cream Cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 28-35 minutes
Total Time: 4-5 hours
Store bought ice cream cakes are filled with fat but you can make your own at home for half the fat and a lot less calories! AND you can personalize it with whatever cake, icing, and ice cream flavor you want. I went a step further for a special someone’s birthday and tailored it to our favorite video game Mass Effect!
- Two 9 inch cake pans
- 1 Box of Cake Mix (Dry) (Whichever you prefer, will change depending on what kind of cake you choose to make
- 1 Can of Diet Coke (for darker cake mixes) and 1 Can of Diet Sprite (for light cake mixes)
- 3/4 Edy’s Slow Churned Carton of Ice Cream (Flavor of your choice)
- 1 container of whipped frosting
- 1 container of a different frosting (firmer) for frosting
- Decorative frosting (optional)
1) Preheat oven. Pour dry cake mix into large mixing bowl. Add can of Diet Coke/Sprite, depending on what type of cake you’re making, and whisk for a few minutes until thick.
2) Spray two 9 inch cake pans with cooking spray and pour the cake mix evenly between the two pans and bake according to directions on box. BAKE YOUR CAKE AT LEAST 4-5 HOURS BEFORE SERVING.
3) Cool cake completely on cooling racks. After removing cake put one of the cake pans in the freezer for 30 minutes. While doing this set out the ice cream to thaw for 30 minutes.
4) Take cake pan out of the freezer and line the inside with plastic wrap, pressing down lightly in order for it to take the shape of the pan. Evenly spread about a 2-3 inch layer of ice cream in the pan and fold the layers of plastic wrap over the ice cream. Top the cake pan with a layer of tin foil and freeze for a few hours.
5) Place one cake layer on a large plate or other serving platter. After ice cream is set take out of freezer and take off the tin foil top and uncover the plastic wrap from the top, invert it, and place it on top of the bottom cake layer. Now you can peel away the rest of the plastic wrap and place the top cake layer on the ice cream layer. Trim with a knife to make cake even on the sides.
6) Place cake back in freezer for about 30 minutes then take out to apply icing. You may want to do this step a few times because of the difficulty the first layer of icing may provide due to the ice cream layer. Between layers of icing put cake back in freezer for a few minutes at a time.
7) Decorate and enjoy!
YIELD: About 12 servings