Birthday Ice Cream Cake

Birthday cake and ice cream are universally adored treats. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve savoring these delights at roller skating parties and pool parties. While I can't take credit for inventing the concept of an ice cream cake, I've come up with a version that I find significantly more convenient than the traditional variety. The best part? It's incredibly straightforward to serve and clean up because everything is prepared in a single pan.What sets my ice cream cake apart is the use of pre-made, individually wrapped birthday cake snacks. Alternatively, you can opt for your favorite store-bought cake or whip up a simple boxed cake. This approach not only simplifies the process but also eliminates the need for extra spoons and bowls, making it a hassle-free dessert option. You have the flexibility to create a single-layer cake or even a two-layer masterpiece, depending on your preferences.

Serving size: 8-10 people
Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 box of individual birthday cakes (8 cakes, unwrapped) or store bought birthday cake
  • 1.5 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 8 ounce tub cool whip, softened
  • ½ cup sprinkles, plus more if desired


  1. In a square pan, place the cakes in an even layer and top 1/4 of the sprinkles.
  2. Add the ice cream in an even layer then add the cool whip on top of the ice cream.
  3. Add the rest of the sprinkles then place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  4. Slice and enjoy!