Super easy, uber moist ice cream cake

15 October 2010, 02:07

Sure, it looks like a normal cake. But wait till you hear the ingredients: box of cake mix, 3 eggs, water AND ICE CREAM. That’s right it’s a cake made with ice cream! This is one of those awesome recipes where you bookmark and make one day because you don’t want to use too much effort sifting flour and creaming butter and sugar. I found this recipe over at Omnomicon who likes using crazy old skool recipes that sound outrageous but simply work. This cake is so freaking moist it’s nuts! And yes most of you will know how much I have issues with the word moist but seriously this is one cake that I will proudly proclaim to the world as moist! Moist! MOIIIIIST!

So ingredients you’ll need: box of cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 pint ice cream (475ml), 1 cup of water. Simple right? I used my leftover Nutella ice cream that I had hiding in the back of my freezer from when I made the super easy ice cream recipe and because I wanted a Nutella tasting cake I used vanilla cake mix. Obvs you can always use chocolate cake mix, lemon mix etc.

Whack everything in a mixer. I wanted a super strong Nutella tasting cake so I added a coupla spoonfuls of Nutella

Mix everything till the batter looks, well, like ice cream heh

Bake in a pre heated oven at 175C for 45mins

Tadah! A lil sprinkle of icing sugar and she sure is a beauty!

I don’t want to overuse the word moist but seriously it is the moistest cake ever like, the moistest a cake can be without being soggy! It totally makes a squooshing sound when you slice into it! I’m imagining all the ice cream flavour combinations right now mmm honey? Mint choc chip? Pistachio?



  1. wait a minute, is it moist? BWAHAAHA.. sorry, I’m a LoooSer. That’s such an awesome recipe!!!! Must try must try.

    catty    Oct 15, 03:05 AM    #

  2. It’s ‘litrally’ moist? Hehe…

    Gahh I want your cake noooowwww :(

    Karen | C&C    Oct 15, 03:33 AM    #

  3. MOIST.

    Fiona    Oct 15, 07:00 AM    #

  4. ooo No ice cream for me, but nutella would be a cool idea!! Good one Suze!

    Gastronomy Gal    Oct 15, 07:20 AM    #

  5. Suze! Your pictures are gorgeous – especially the styling of the last one. Nice! If it’s got ice cream in it – am sure it is a must try. My nephew would go nuts to know he was eating ice cream in a cake!

    Trissa    Oct 15, 07:51 AM    #

  6. Mmmm the addition of icecream!! how bloody clever! Love that pic of the batter being mixed together… it looks oh so smooth and delicious! yum!!

    Rhonda (TheDaintyBaker)    Oct 15, 08:41 AM    #

  7. Haha MOIST. You know I always feel like writing (sorry Suze) everytime I use the word moist on my blog. That is an awesome looking recipe and I’m loving the cake stand photos dude!

    Steph    Oct 15, 09:18 AM    #

  8. WHOA. I can have this for breakfast right?

    Emily @ NeedsMoreSugar    Oct 15, 09:28 AM    #

  9. Moooiiisttt!
    Also, that is amazing. It looks like a really yummy cake & I can’t believe the recipe. Seriously. Nutso! Must attempt. Gobsmacked.

    Shez    Oct 15, 09:36 AM    #

  10. Mmmm… moist…

    It’s so magical!

    Phuoc'n Delicious    Oct 15, 09:50 AM    #

  11. Did you just say the word moist? lol

    Liking the food styling and such a flat top on your cake!

    Helen (grabyourfork)    Oct 15, 10:00 AM    #

  12. OOh you had me at nutella ice cream and no sifting! What a goddess! Yes your styling is so delightful Suze!
    Saw you at the picnic but didn’t get a chance to say hello. Hope you’re feeling better!

    Eliza    Oct 15, 10:10 AM    #

  13. OMG! Gotta add this to my do do list! Awesome!!!!

    Brenda    Oct 15, 10:21 AM    #

  14. Wow seriously that looks so easy and saves milk. Shall have to try it soon. Especially when you said it’s a really moist cake. LOVE moist cake (eg: mudcake) NOM

    Tamz    Oct 15, 10:35 AM    #

  15. even i might try this, mmmmmmm moist

    Laura (Starloz)    Oct 15, 10:40 AM    #

  16. MOIST!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen you use that word so much in a post before hehehe I like your cake! Especially with those extra globs of Nutella in the batter :)

    Jacq    Oct 15, 10:45 AM    #

  17. I can’t hear/read the word moist without a slight giggle. This cake sounds super awesome and easy.
    Lulz @ a couple of spoonfulls of nutella – how big are your spoons?! Not that I’m complaining or anything :D

    ToniTones    Oct 15, 10:54 AM    #

  18. I’ve seen baked cakes incorporating ice-cream around the place. And, oh yes, the flavour combinations are endless =D


    mademoiselle delicieuse    Oct 15, 10:58 AM    #

  19. MOIST = “More of it should try?”

    Looks scrummy :)

    Ladybird    Oct 15, 11:06 AM    #

  20. OoHH sounds so good! Totes love the moistness!

    Betty @ The Hungry Girl    Oct 15, 11:34 AM    #

  21. I want your cake stand! Am i the only one who hasn’t mentioned “moist”? ..


    billy@a table for two    Oct 15, 11:53 AM    #

  22. OMG please make a pistachio cake! That Nutella cake is gold. GOLD GOLD GOLD.

    Moist makes me think of that How I Met Your Mother episode where Barney traumatises Lily by saying the word ‘moist’ all the time LOL

    Margaret | fangirlish    Oct 15, 11:55 AM    #

  23. wow that looks awesome and easy! definately going to try that out.

    Melissa    Oct 15, 01:27 PM    #

  24. omg a 2 step recipe, mix and bake, will give this a try! :D

    fluffy    Oct 15, 01:37 PM    #

  25. Heavens to Betsy Popsy Pudding! Imagine this with Ben and Jerry’s ice cream! With Chubby Hubby! Or Cinnamon Buns! Or all the flavours we can’t get in Australia (boo!)…

    I have a tub of wildberry ice cream that I don’t like and would like to get rid of, but I fear making an icky cake because the ice cream itself is icky…

    Hannah    Oct 15, 02:04 PM    #

  26. That is a totally must try recipe!

    Sara @ Belly Rumbles    Oct 15, 02:10 PM    #

  27. wtf bbq!! cake with icecream!! that looks super duper. so many receipes i still need to try out from ur blog…eggless tiramisu for one…

    sugarpuffi    Oct 15, 02:43 PM    #

  28. OMG – that looks absolutely superb! will have to give it ago…

    sporbo    Oct 15, 04:32 PM    #

  29. MOIST! MOIST! MOIST! hahahahaha, what a great recipe! I have a tub of sticky date icecream that would probably go well with a chocolate cake mix!

    Moya    Oct 15, 05:09 PM    #

  30. Love the perfect flat top! Now I can’t get the MOIST out of my head. lol!

    Ellie (Almost Bourdain)    Oct 15, 05:11 PM    #

  31. That first photo is so elegant…like it’s from some magazine cover! so perfection can come from a box of cake mix and left-over ice-cream! :D love it!

    Vivienne    Oct 15, 08:27 PM    #

  32. “suze’s super moist nutella cake oozes with sexiness”

    say that 10 times!

    ahhh the cake looks so good and baked cakes always turn out flat :( love the photo’s too!

    Gianna @TheEmptyFridge    Oct 16, 09:00 AM    #

  33. Oh lordy, how can such deliciousness be just a box of cake and tub of icecream away. The flavour possibilities are indeed endless, oh my. Look gawwgeous…

    Emma @CakeMistress    Oct 16, 11:45 AM    #

  34. the title of this blog post has affected me in a way that I realise I am constantly dropping the word moist in my sentence. thanks a lot suze!!

    Julie    Oct 16, 12:01 PM    #

  35. Wow! This is such a cool way of making chocolate cake! And it looks so good too…..mmmmm =)

    Von    Oct 16, 02:24 PM    #

  36. How bout moisty moist moist flavour? Mmmmm moist

    FFichiban    Oct 16, 06:48 PM    #

  37. Wow – a cake made with icecream?! How unusual. Looks yummy.

    spiceandmore    Oct 17, 03:45 PM    #

  38. What a fantastic looking cake and such a cute spoon as well! Must give it a try!

    Georgia    Oct 17, 06:08 PM    #

  39. OMG, that looks awesomely amazing! And you’re right, the flavour possibilities are endless. PS: I used to think that ‘moist’ and ‘gusset’ were horrible words. Moist is good now. Gusset, not.

    OohLookBel    Oct 17, 11:55 PM    #

  40. Oh my goodness. What an amazing looking ice cream cake. I love chocolate lava cake and this ice cream cake must taste wonderful.

    Melody    Oct 18, 10:08 AM    #

  41. Oh my god … i made this cake yesterday and it is the best cake ever. You are not wrong about it being moist. Best cake ever and it’s sooooo easy!!!
    Thanks Susan. You’re the best!!

    — I T    Oct 18, 12:59 PM    #

  42. Moist! LOL!

    Thought this was going to work out to be an ice cream cake with cake in it, not the other way around.

    Looks delicious and love the cake photo :)

    Simon @ the heart of food    Oct 18, 11:27 PM    #

  43. Is this like a record for the most number of times the word moist is mentioned in the comments section? ;P I remember seeing a recipe for cake using ice-cream a while back, thanks for reminding me, now I’m going to be slightly obsessed about it.

    shaz    Oct 19, 01:04 AM    #

  44. I think I’ll have to make this, my gawd it looks so good.

    Gemma @ The Cheap Glut    Oct 19, 09:16 AM    #

  45. Nutella
    Ice Cream

    With those four key words you can do no wrong. I think the worst thing about recently getting into following food-bloggers is you can see your weekends fading away into your kitchen and waistline expanding rapidly… :)

    Maz    Oct 20, 01:14 AM    #

  46. This is unbelievably easy and by the look of it, I can’t tell that it is made from a cake mix. Wow, so creative!

    Emily    Oct 20, 09:33 AM    #

  47. Aww looks so darn perfect! =)
    When I read ice cream cake I thought an actual ice cream cake… but then ice cream isn’t moist now is it? =D

    angie    Oct 20, 04:22 PM    #

  48. Going to make this definitley!

    I love your blog – I need to hone my techie skills to make mine look prettyer. Im just starting out though but hope to hget better

    cupcakekris    Oct 20, 09:26 PM    #

  49. hi chocolatesuze!

    yum yum yum it looks delicious… i will be trying this out for sure :)

    i was wondering if u knew any good cake or cookie/slice recipes that do not contain eggs or nuts? I am allergic to eggs and am still in search for a great cake recipe… in particular a chocolate one.

    love your blog!
    x michelle

    — michelle    Oct 24, 10:58 PM    #

  50. This looks awesome! A silly question for someone new to baking: Do you think it’s possible for me to mix everything manually without a mixer?

    Jasmine    Oct 29, 03:04 PM    #

  51. Totally awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing. I actually just got my new convection/microwave oven today (after the college replaced the old faulty microwave oven). So, I got really excited that I can finally bake! I just baked this, adding in some peanut butter as well. It’s absolutely delicious, although I was a lil’ skeptical when I heard the squooshing sound as I cut through the cake :p

    Jasmine    Oct 29, 11:09 PM    #

  52. This sounds quite amazing…I will have to make it for the family. I have a chocolate cake mix in the cupboard…what ice cream would you put with it? Also how do you store the uneaten cake?
    Thanks so much. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

    — Angela    Jun 13, 04:06 PM    #

  53. Oh my! looks definitely delicious.=)

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