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If you’ve been following along, you’re probably aware that I collect cookbooks. Specifically, cookbooks created by New England civic organizations between 1950 and 1980 for fundraising purposes. With yard sale season in full swing, I find myself solvent with new recipe ideas, among them one I found in this vandalized and water-damaged collection.

No date, no address, not sure.

The picture on the cover somewhat suggests the architecture of Calvary Baptist Church in Easthampton, but I bought the book in Millbury and it has no date (I’ve never been to that Church, I just tried to do some due diligence in my googling). Nevertheless, it *does* include a chocolate cake recipe with a secret ingredient: ice cream.

Ice creeeeaaaammmm!!!

And hey, no cake flour or fancy measuring required, because we’re using cake mix.

The mix.

I let my ice cream soften by scooping it up into small chunks and letting it sit a few minutes. At teaspoon size, your mixer will take care of any further softening required right quick.

Mix together.

The recipe calls for greasing & flouring a tube pan. Since I’m making chocolate cake, I dusted with cocoa powder instead of flour so my cake won’t look dusty. In fact you can do this with any chocolate cake, with the added bonus of a little extra kick of chocolate, and hey, that’s the name of the game, right?

Dusting the tube pan.

After 4 minutes of beating, the batter kinda just looks like . . . well, melted ice cream.


This is one of those situations where a process shot gives a much clearer picture of the character of the dish than the final picture can. Connie Aubuchon, the contributor of this recipe, assures that the cake is “very moist, rich and chocolatey.”


She was right. This is about as moist as a cake gets without being outright wet, and it even has this spongy noise as you cut into it. In short, it is the most delicious chocolate cake you ever had.

Connie was right.

I wanted to see just how chocolatey I could make this, so I stayed true and made a chocolate cake mix with chocolate ice cream. But I was *thisclose* to trying chocolate cake with mint or ginger ice cream, and other combos that come immediately to mind are vanilla mix with mango ice cream, yellow cake mix with strawberry ice cream, and funfetti with pretty much any ice cream. What combo would you make?



Chocolate Ice Cream Cake (but not like you think)
with thanks to Connie Aubuchon

1 box chocolate cake mix (or any other flavour)
1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened (again, any other flavour)
3 eggs
1 c water

Preheat oven to 350o. Grease a tube or bundt pan, then dust with cocoa powder.

Beat all ingredients together for 4 minutes, pour into pan and bake 45 minutes. Serve with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, a thin icing, whipped cream or the frosting of your choice.




approximate nutrition summary (will vary depending on the brands used): 230 calories, 6g fat, 1g fiber; about 5 weight watchers points

  1. Pripyet Said,

    Glad to see I’m not the only one with a liking for those cookbooks. Though I don’t limit myself to certain dates (yet). I’ve also been trying to make things from them, but there is only so much a single girl can eat…

  2. Be Like the Squirrel, Girl Said,

    This looks amazing. I’m going to make it for my birthday. Thanks for posting the tastiness!

  3. Amy I. Said,

    I just had a friend request chocolate cake for her birthday, I think this may be the winner! Maybe I’ll try cupcakes, I think my bundt pan hates me. Oh and the cocoa powder instead of flour trick is pure brilliance.

  4. Amanda Said,

    Ooh, chocolate cake! I don’t particularly like cake mixes, but this looks so simple… it’s kinda scary!

  5. heather Said,

    nice! i’m glad it turned out good, i can’t wait to try this!

  6. Natalie Said,

    girl, i think you just discovered a gem.

  7. Joy Said,

    That’s awesome! I remember as a child wanting to make cookies out of mint chocolate chip ice cream. It’d definitely be fun to try out the different combinations of cake mix and ice cream flavors….

  8. myssnomer Said,

    I’m not much of a chocolate cake fan… but chocolate cake mix and mint choc chip icecream combo sounds right on the money to me :)

  9. Katrina Said,

    I am so excited to try this! I usually make the birthday cakes for my family, and my dad’s is on Saturday. He loves chocolate cake and is addicted to ice cream. You can’t get anymore perfect than this!

  10. Melanie Said,

    This is one I am definitely going to try…. seems so simple! I’m thinking of Breyer’s Butter Almond ice cream with chocolate or yellow cake mix. Ooohh! And a coffee flavored ice cream with chocolate cake. So many possibilities!

  11. Prudy Said,

    Oh I definitely will be making this.

  12. stephchows Said,

    OK that is some serious inventive thinking right there! Love it!

  13. Esi Said,

    Wow, such a cool way to make a cake. I just got my first vintage cookbook and I can’t wait to try a recipe.

  14. Memoria Said,

    I bet this would be even better with a homemade cake batter. Interesting. I could make this with the Hershey’s recipe.

  15. siri Said,

    I can’t tell you how much I love your passion for the most mundane of cookbooks. They’re like the most housewifiest of all treasures. Sounds like a fun collection.

  16. Hallie Said,

    This looks wonderful. I’m going to try it tonight with yellow cake and my own orange-cardamom ice cream!

  17. bill Said,

    Stuff like this is why I love your blog.

  18. Liz Said,

    Oh, wow, that sounds yummy! I told my boyfriend I wanted that rainbow cake you made a while back for my birthday this year; I wonder if he could combine the two recipes?! :)

  19. Danielle Said,

    Simple and easy. Looks wonderful…can’t wait to try it!

  20. Julie Said,

    This looks delicious! I left a lovely blog award from you on my blog. Because I fell in love with your pancakes (among other things).

  21. Kellen Said,

    When I saw those pictures I was like “WHAT DO YOU MEAN ICE CREAM CAKE NOT LIKE I THINK???” This all makes sense now.

  22. Patty Bell Said,

    Great job. I loved the pictures. This is a great way to share a recipe.

  23. Chrissy Said,

    It looks so good and certainly sounds easy enough. I’ll definitely have to give it a go! I’ll be sharing a link to this with my readers. Thanks!

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  25. wonders Said,

    I just used white cake with vanilla bean ice cream and made a two layer cake with it. Waiting to see how it comes out, it takes longer than the regular cake mix says it will so I was kinda scared at the 20 minute mark and it was wobbly in the center. But it’s been about 35 minutes now and it’s looking good. Fingers crossed! -=D

  26. michellejohnnie Said,

    I have to try this! It sound amazing and fun. I’m linking so I can remember this!

  27. Amy I. Said,

    So I bought the ingredients to make it this weekend… any thoughts on how long to bake in cupcake form? Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  28. Sarah Said,

    Do you think cookie dough ice cream would work? Def trying this out this weekend!

  29. Chez Said,

    Is the cake rich and moist or just moist? I wonder how using whole milk instead of water would turn out.

  30. Jeff Said,

    It’s really spongey, not at all cakey, but the flavor is pretty much perfect. I’d be curious about the whole milk substitution myself, but you can’t go wrong with just water.

  31. Jasmine Said,

    This cake turned out amazing! It’s so easy to make. I spaced on the beating for 4 minutes and only gave it about 45 seconds (until it all looked incorporated) and it still turned out as pictured. To Chez, I think the richness depends on the cake mix, ice cream, and frosting you choose. I went with dark chocolate mix and ice cream and used a chocolate ganache to frost it. It was decadently moist AND rich. A total crowd pleaser, thanks for sharing!

  32. Amy I. Said,

    I need to state for the record that this is the only chocolate cake recipe I will be making for the rest of my life. Seriously. I’m not even a chocolate cake fan, and WOW. The recipe made 24 cupcakes (baked for 17 minutes) and 24 mini cupcakes (12 minutes), and I used cream cheese frosting. Ben and Jerry’s chocolate ice cream with Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge mix. Thanks Aleta!

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  34. mitch Said,

    I made this with passionfruit ice cream and lemon cake mix, then made a sort of whipped cream icing with some pear puree and just did a little ring around the top and put cherries on and it was cute as fuck and super super delicious

  35. Michelle Said,

    Wow. I’ve heard of this but never tried it or known anyone who did. It looks crazy moist. What great shots of the process too!

  36. Adrienne Said,

    This looked so yummy I just had to try it! Mine’s in the oven now, but I used chocolate cake mix with mint chocolate chip ice cream. I’m worried the chocolate will cover up the mint taste too much, but let’s see what happens. I’m very excited! I’m going to cover it with a frosting I make that tastes a bit like marshmallows, and than I’ll put some cherries on top. It’ll be just like an ice cream sundae!

  37. Sherry Said,

    I just tried this after reading your blog this afternoon. My husband and I loved it. Very moist and delicious :) I used Betty Crocker Moist in dark chocolate, and Blue Bell dutch chocolate ice cream.

  38. Jasmine Said,

    Hilarious, Mitch. I’ll have to try the passionfruit and lemon combo. I’ve been having so much fun thinking of new combos. I can’t wait to try using lavender, ginger, coconut, almond, or Baileys ice cream. Thanks again for this great recipe! With it a beginning baker like myself can make different and interesting flavor combos like a pro!

  39. erinire Said,

    holy mother of god, that cake looks so awesome I just threw up all over myself. Wow.

  40. Adrienne Said,

    Update: The chocolate cake mix with mint ice cream is ridiculously good.
    Make it now.

  41. Jacquelyn Said,

    Greatness – I baked two cakes with this recipe: chocolate with mint chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate glaze and a lemon with strawberry ice cream and cool whip. Thanks so much, sure to be a crowd pleaser tomorrow!

  42. Heidi Said,

    I like recipes where the number of ingredients and steps are small :) thanks for a great recipe!

  43. Cat Said,

    I made this for a woman at work’s birthday…she lost her husband of 47 years last summer and wanted to work so she wouldn’t be alone. Being a chocolate cake fan, the cake made her day. Thanks for sharing this!

    Oh, and I told my boyfriend about it…now I have to mix strawberry ice cream with white cake mix, and do a banana-pudding frosting for his next birthday 😀

  44. Briana Said,

    just made this cake with a dark chocolate fudge duncan hines cake mix, chocolate frosting and blue bell dutch chocolate ice cream! kept the circular shape but poked holes in the top with the end of a wooden spoon, filled with hot fudge. it’s being chilled until i can bring it to work tomorrow…i will let you know how it goes. so far, it looks great! THANK YOU – best blog and such creative recipes!

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  46. Allison Said,

    I just made this for Father’s day with white cake and moose tracks ice cream. I made two cakes, layered together with cream cheese frosting. To die for. I’ll be making this again.

  47. Jen Said,

    I just made this for father’s day and it was delicious!!!!!!!!!!! I used chocolate ice cream just to be safe but it was so good, I’m ready to experiment now.

  48. Stan Said,

    Made with Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Mix so added a stick of melted butter and Hagen Daz Creme Brulee ice cream. I usually only make cakes from scratch but no more. This will be my go-to recipe. So easy and SOOO super moist. AMAZING! Thanks!

  49. Courtney Said,

    Mix the water with instant coffee for another dimension of flavor

  50. Kim Said,

    Is it more moist than when made with instant pudding (powdered form, not pudding form)? ‘Cause I know THAT is some pretty fine and super moist cake.

    It seems pretty expensive…a pint of decent ice cream is like $4 now in NY state, if not more. A package of instant pudding is about $1.50 in comparison…thus my asking which is better. :-)

    *Hint* If you don’t have any cocoa powder, use the powdered cake mix itself to dust over the greased pan!

  51. Jess Said,

    thank you for putting this up! i am going to a baby shower and wanted to make something different and special- and well wanted by the mother-to-be. this is perfect! thank you <3 and thank you Kim for the powder info!

  52. momoneys Said,

    ice cream and cake cake cake…

  53. Deb Said,

    I was stumbling through websites and came to yours about the Calvary Cookbook recipe. I was stunned when I saw the photo of the book. When I was about 16 years old, I did the illustrations and the handlettering of the cover page for that book. I’d say it was around 1974. It was fun to see this. Thanks!

  54. Pip Said,

    As I type this, a Chocolate Coffee Cake is baking my oven! I’m topping it with an espresso glaze. Mmmmmm…… coooffeeeeeee………

  55. Bimbo Said,

    I want to try this….but has anyone tried using frozen yogurt instead? or gelato? they have some really nice flavors out there

  56. Janet Rudolph Said,

    Fabulous! I’d love to add this ice-cream cake to my blog. Would that be o.k. Already RT’ed on Twitter. How incredibly easy, and, of course, it will be moist!

  57. Maria Said,

    oooooooh cant wait to try it

  58. Diane Said,

    Now that sounds really interesting. I’ve got a couple of that sort of cookbooks and have never read them properly .. although one has a recipe for dolphin in (They mean a fish which is called a dolphin fish rather than proper dolphin) – must be loads to investigate in these little books!

  59. Kerry Said,

    I just made this cake and I must say that it is absolutely delicious. I’ve tried making moist cakes before, but it just takes so much work. This was unbelievably easy, and it was definitely one of the richest and most delicious chocolate cakes I’ve ever made.

  60. Lara Said,

    I’m the dessert maker tonight for the dinner I’m going to and found this delicious recipe. I’m using Strawberry Ice Cream, White cake mix, and going to top it with melted white chocolate and strawberries. I can’t wait to taste :) Smells good so far! Thanks for the post!

  61. Gina Said,

    Looks great! Not as low fat as your rainbow cake, but Im sure it’s a lot moister!

  62. Richard Said,


  63. Jerry Wright Said,

    I made this last night and can not believe the difference it made. Dense and moist as can be. Like it was made from scratch. Thanks so much for this. xo

  64. Tanya Said,

    What a great idea. This looks delicious, I can’t wait to make it.

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  66. Scott Said,

    The cake is a lie.

  67. emma Said,

    thats so funny! i recently went on a spree with southern version of the exact same type of cookbook. my grandmother had about 90 of them from all over texas. they contain some totally horrifying things like chocolate chow mein and potato chip cookies. this one actually looks good though

  68. momsfool Said,

    Love it! So does my husband! I was boring and used a white cake mix with vanilla ice cream (spouse is not near the choco-holic that I am) – divided it into two 8×8 pans – one for a friend and one for us. I asked my husband to test it and make sure it was good. He took a bite – did a really good job of hiding his delight and said ‘oh, you can’t give this away’ and tried to tell me it was awful – he loved it so much he wanted to keep it all to himself!

  69. Fern Said,

    This is So Super Easy and the Best Cake ever!! You can eat it without icing. Even my husband, who loves frosting said its moist, sweet and the best!! :) Thanks for posting the recipe!!

  70. Saulius Said,

    I made this cake for thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Though i decided to go over the edge on chocolate and i made Brigadeiro (look it up) and covered the cake in that, quite frankly the most delicious chocolate cake ive ever eaten, though not for those unable to stand much chocolate or sweets.

  71. Chip Said,

    I made this cake for my wife for her birthday. She picked out the cake, ice cream and the frosting. She wanted a classic yellow cake with a Peanut Butter ice cream which had pieces of peanut brittle as well in it. She finished it off with a chocolate fudge frosting! IT WAS AMAZING! She loves Cold Stone Cake Batter with Peanut Butter Cups and this tasted JUST like it. Thank you again for the best cake recipe ever!

  72. carolena Said,

    If you would like to add a little “spunk” to this recipe, try cutting the water to a 1/2 cup and add 1/2 of Kahlua……mmmmmm!!!! deliciouso!!!!!!!

  73. Nancy Said,

    The best cake ever thanks so much for sharing. Love reading your posts

  74. Micah Said,

    Looks delicious, going to have to try it…. :)

  75. EdaBy Said,

    Beautifully and apparently tasty. Thank you.

  76. Cookin' Canuck Said,

    What an original idea!

  77. Richard Said,

    What a great idea, looks great!

  78. josh Said,

    how about funfetti and cake batter ice cream?

    cant wait to try this.

  79. Captain Awesome Said,

    This looks amazing. thank you so much for sharing. I cannot WAIT to try this in my dorm kitchen! :]

  80. Captain Awesome Said,

    So, I just finished baking the cake and it is PHENOMENAL. I’m not even a cake person and I think it’s delicous.
    I tried a strawberry cake mix with some 14 oz (instead of the 16 oz [aka 1 pint] that the recipe calls for) chocolate Haagen-Daz ice cream. Since I had just a little less ice cream than the recipe called for, I applied the 1/3 cup of oil (I used canola) that the box of Pillsberry cake mix called for in order to moisten it up. I used a chocolate frosting.
    I cannot wait to try other combination! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  81. hungry now Said,

    oh my!!!!!!!!!

  82. Ally Sears Said,

    Im in school and now im craving chocolate cake…. thanksss haha send me more recipes!!! yumm

  83. asdfsad Said,

    asdf zing zong omg! I just came and sharted at the same time! great recipe!

  84. asdfsad Said,

    and when I say came, I meant cum in my pants! I love it!

  85. kerry Said,

    just made this with butter golden recipe cake mix, 14oz of strawberry haagen dasz, and an extra shot of strawberry dannon yogurt. i usually add yogurt to my cake recipes (makes it super moist), so it was the first thing i thought of to make up for the smaller size container that haagen dasz sells now. it’s my friends birthday, so i cant wait to show up with this masterpiece! thanks for sharing :)

  86. som31uno Said,

    does this need to be done in a bunt pan?

  87. Leah Said,

    OHMYGOD. Chocolate cake with Ben and Jerry’s Dublin Mudslide ice cream is DELICIOUS!!

  88. Hashim Said,

    Looks so yummy.. remind me of pastry I get here with some fancy name I don’t remember but it looks like the pic shown above. Gonna have one or two today :)

  89. Angel Gruev Said,

    Yes, It’s look so taste 😀
    I want to taste it 😀

  90. Kadie Said,

    whoo, I just made this but with Butter Yellow Cake, and Eddy’s Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream. have to say, it was FANTASTIC. I just iced it 20 minutes ago, there is only one piece left. My family gobbled it up. :) ty

  91. Sue Said,

    My 17 year old son emailed me this recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it!

  92. Samantha Said,

    I just purchased the ingredients and I am so excited to make this cake for my housemates. I am using coffe ice cream with milk chocolate cake! I am in college and all my friends think this is going to be amazing!!!!

  93. Caroline Said,

    I just made these as cupcakes, and they came out soooo well!!

    I used oreo ice cream mixed with a really rich chocolate cake mix. For the icing, I mixed a LOT of oreos in a food processor and then blended it with cream cheese frosting.

    Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!

  94. Ryan Said,

    Made it last night. AWESOME cake.

  95. Yiskaholina Said,

    This is the best cake recipe in the entire world!! I tried it last weekend, and it was superb!! thank you!!

  96. Summer Said,

    You’re evil. Pure evil. I stumbled on this page, and I’ve already been banned from baking (my specialty is red velvet cake from scratch, my grandma’s recipe), b/c the hubby is trying to loose weight. I’m going to have to sneak this in for a co-worker’s birthday or something. I want, I want, I want!!!!

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  99. kitchendiva Said,

    Who knew you could have your cake and ice cream too!

  100. Gastonn Said,

    What is a pint in grammes, for icecream? and a “c” o water?? Sry I’m from Argentina, we don’t use pints.

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  102. ceallaig Said,

    I tried this last night, followed directions exactly, baked it at the specified temperature for the specified time … and it could not have been a worse disaster. The batter, as it baked, expanded over the top of the tube in the pan, spilling through and onto the bottom of my oven. The cake only baked about halfway through — it was still gooey and ‘raw’ more than 1/2 inch beyond the outside edge. And it didn’t just fall, it imploded when I took it out of the oven. I know my oven temp is correct, there has never been any problem with it before. I really wish it had turned out, and I may bite the bullet and try it again at some point, but I just wanted to say I’m glad all yours turned out well, as I was very disappointed. If anyone has a clue what happened, I’d love some ideas.

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  104. theresa Said,

    this very well could replace masturbation. Not recommended I’m sure, but it could. I’m making it tomorrow- after I, well, you know.

  105. Sheila Said,

    I found this recipe from I had a box of white cake mix that I’d had forever. A pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey changed that. It was by far the best cake. I think I might go baking happy right now… How does white cake & green tea ice cream sound?

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  107. GrubbyGirl Said,

    I tried this today, and it turned out awesome! Do NOT try to remove it from the pan though, unless you want to burst into tears…then start eating it off the plate with your hands like a hobo.

  108. Nick Said,

    Ive made this cake twice now in less than a week. The first was a marble cake with the chocolate side made from white cake mix and bunny tracks ice cream. it was really good, but i had to cook it for almost 1 and a half hours (i did use two boxes of cake mix). My second cake, was a devils food cake and cherry ice cream. O.M.G. add a little diced and sweetened cherries on top and you have a cake people will line up for. I made the second in a 9×13 sheet cake pan and it turned out perfectly at 45 minutes.

  109. Gaby Said,

    I made it with strawberry ice cream and vanilla cake mix, it was awesome!
    Thanks a lot!

  110. Kelsey Said,

    Just put my yellow cake with dulce de leche ice cream in the oven!

  111. Me Said,

    This sounds great! I’m going to make this for my best friend for her birthday except im going to try vanilla cake with cookie dough ice cream!

  112. Bob Long Said,

    I have made this twice before. Fabulous recipe. My grown daughter raved about and wants it again for her birthday tomorrow. Hint use a rich good ice cream.

  113. ps238principal Said,

    This is for ceallaig above or anyone else out there who might have had trouble with overflow.

    For our first cake, we took a lemon-flavored mix and added strawberry ice cream. This was topped with a glaze my wife cobbled together from butter, powdered sugar, and strawberry preserves. It turned out beautifully and was a big hit.

    We had another gathering and I was left at home to make a cake with caramel mix and vanilla-toffee ice cream. I was minding our son, so I didn’t notice that this combo of mix/ice cream exceeded the 2/3 level on my bundt cake pan, and it overflowed into the oven, making almost a small round-cake’s worth of excess glop. Further, at 45 minutes, the inside was “raw” and the cake fell apart when half of it came out of the pan.

    So on my second go-round, I carefully kept the batter at around 2/3 and made 6 cupcakes as well. It turned out well, but I made sure to let the cake bake an extra 10 to 15 minutes (with periodic checks, so that might have let some warm air out of the oven). It was also stubborn coming out of the pan, but it eventually let go with some extra cooling.

    The difference, I think, has to do with the quality of ice cream. Our first cake was a Breyers ice cream that was pretty cheap (on sale at $2 for 1.5 quarts), while the second used a $3.50 pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Perhaps higher-quality ice creams produce a “fluffier” batter and/or make the cake rise more? I’ll leave it to the chemists in the audience.

    But I’ll say this: That caramel cake/vanilla toffee ice cream combo is to die for. The wife cruelly added some caramel topping and crumbled Heath bars. I’m going to look like a 6-foot Oompa Loompa in a month…

  114. Karadarr Said,

    This is INSPIRED.
    My best friend had a birthday today – what luck! She wanted lemon cake, so we picked strawberry ice cream. (With strawberry bits in!) I “frosted” the cake hot – so it glazed beautifully and melted in/off. This was an excellent choice.

    The whole thing turned out just frighteningly tasty, and so moist we couldn’t actually stand forks up in it.

    I might not be able to escape making birthday cakes for EVERYONE this year.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! (Thank you also, Mr. Williams, for linking to this page!)

  115. dave Said,

    Has anyone tried this with sherbert?

  116. Vanessa @ Mom's Menu Planner Said,

    This cake looks absolutely perfect…I’ll bet it is very moist!

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  118. Hilah Said,

    I get to eat this cake today!!!

  119. Holly Said,

    Does any one know the time/ temp for 2 round cake pans?

  120. Tracey Said,

    OMG!! This was great. Made choc cake w/ choc ice cream for Father’s Day and he LOVED it!! Great recipe…can’t wait to experiment with diff flavors! Thanks!!!!

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  122. Teresa Said,

    This has been a great hit with my friends and I. The next time I make it I want to try coffee ice cream!

  123. Teresa Said,

    I made the chocolate and chocolate cake for my mom’s birthday, my very large and loud Italian stopped talking for a solid 5 minutes to just eat it. Followed by them telling me how good it was. I sh*t you not they even stopped fighting to just eat this cake.

    This cake… is magical o_0

  124. Teresa Said,

    oops! I meant to say ‘family,’
    “my very large and loud Italian family”

  125. Joe Said,

    Does this cake need to be refrigerated? How far in advance can you make it?

  126. mickey Said,

    Try it with Phish food or Fossil Food and you get delicious chunks of chocolate left in after baking.

  127. Matt Said,

    Is that 1c of water 1 cup = 250ml?

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    Just made this cake and Im waiting for my mom to get home so we can dig in. I made it just chocolate on chocolate with a creamy white frosting. While it was cooking, there was so much batter it baked all the way out of the pan, but quickly deflated when it was cooling.


  130. Nancee Yago Said,

    I’ve made this cake (with variations of ice cream and cake mixes) one of our FAVORITES is golden cake mix with Dulce de Leche ice cream and then when the cake is right out of the oven-I start pouring caramel sauce down the sides of the bundt pan-inside and outside. It SOAKS up the caramel and then I take it out of the pan and dump the rest of the caramel over on top. Sprinkle with some chopped toasted pecans – or not ;-)…

  131. Sulie Said,

    I made this last week friend with my friend and it was incredible! I’m making it for my other friends’ birthday this coming Thursday, and I’d like to know if it HAS to be in a bunt pan. I am not sure if my parental units have one of those…

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  134. Dixon Said,

    Such a cool idea! I know that my sweetheart is gonna force me to make it immediately…not that it will take that drastic an action.

  135. Meagan Said,

    This is the only recipe I use for cake and I have made it with many different kinds of cake mix and ice cream. The best I’ve made by far is this: Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix, Starbucks Coffee ice cream and coffee instead of water. I frost it with hot fudge and it is the most delicious chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten. People absolutely destroy it when I take this cake to parties.

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  137. Britt Said,

    Hi, just wanted to let you know we actually did this for my sons 1st birthday! We did vanilla cake, and (lol..) birthday cake ice cream (I know I know..had to do it though). Bonus perks:The cake itself turned out this awesome green color, from the sprinkles and what-not. I’m glad we got to try it before my son absolutely demolished it. I wish I could post pictures..I have to say, I was surprised by how *heavy* it was, we did a 2 layer “block” then decorated it with his name, to look like a childs wooden block =)
    Thanks so much, keep it up!!!

  138. Seanna Lea Said,

    I’m making this right now with a gluten free chocolate cake mix and a dairy free ice cream. I will let everybody know how this goes!

  139. Gardengoddess Said,

    Have made different variations of this cake MANY times for my family and friends. I don’t think I’ll ever make cake any other way again. Our favorites are Ben and Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk with Betty Crocker Super Moist Fudge Supreme; and Haagan Das All Natural Strawberry with Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme. I made the chocolate one once with a little Chambord replacing some of the water and it was to die for! We love, love, LOVE this recipe!!!

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  141. Annie Said,

    Like someone else above, I tried this and it immediately imploded when removed from oven. Followed recipe to a T; use expensive ice cream (HD), and it was just O.K. I didn’t think it was any moister than the regular cake mix. I’ll try again.

  142. Ashbo Said,

    I made a vanilla with blueberry pomegranate ice cream. Soooo tasty. Up next. Peach ice cream with vanilla mix and a layer of jam. Then cherry ice cream and chocolate mix =)

  143. Karen Said,

    I’m doing a dark chocolate cake with haagen dazs “bananas foster” ice cream. yummy

  144. Seanna Lea Said,

    Gods. I have made this twice with the gluten free cake mix and the coconut based ice cream and it is still wonderful. There is no weirdness in the baking though it doesn’t seem to be as sturdy a cake (more crumbly). I’m going to try and make it again this week!

  145. Zulema Said,

    Do you think this recipe could make a chocolate muffin?

  146. Zulema Said,

    You should state whether it is in degrees or Fahrenheit.

  147. Tora Said,

    So after seeing this recipe I wanted to make this with chocolate cake and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Glad I’m not the only one with this idea. I’ll try it out tonight on my cast girls slumber party, my room of willing guinea pigs. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  148. Sarah Said,

    May I make a request, from an overseas perspective? Could you edit the original entry to specify what size/weight/volume box of cake mix is standard? These things can vary a lot from country to country, and while I’m sure Connie Aubuchon only expected the recipe to be read and used locally, you have an international audience.
    I don’t mean that in any sort of snotty YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN way because why SHOULD you have known?

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  154. Meriam Nielsen Said,

    Made the cake with a spice cake mix and Ben and Jerrys Carmel Apple icecream. Glazed it with a vanilla glaze and drizzled carmel topping on top of that! YUMMY!

  155. HARP Refinance Said,

    I would like to tell you that this recipe is absolutely delicious! I tried it over the weekend and it turned out perfectly. You really did a great job of presenting everything that needed to be done – and the pictures you post make it impossible to not try this yourself!!

  156. Jacqueline Said,

    I found this via Pinterest and can’t wait to try! My mind is swimming with possible cake/ice cream combos! Thank you do much for sharing! (:

  157. Jacqueline Said,

    Also, quite certain that’s 350 degrees Fahrenheit and 1 c is 1 cup which is 250 mL.

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  159. Mandy Said,

    Oh my heavens, this look so super yummy. Just took my version (yellow cake mix with butter pecan ice cream) out of the oven and am letting it cool before I attempt to get it out of my bundt pan. I plan on serving with whipped coconut milk….CAN”T WAIT! (The batter was super delicious). :)

  160. Katelyn Said,

    I made a Strawberry cake mix with banana split ice cream. The cake mix did overpower the icecream, but it tasted really good!! Every now and then you got a taste of the banana goodness. Cant wait to experiment with other flavors, although I can tell I am not half as creative as the other commenters. :-) Thanks for sharing!!

  161. Vemadi Said,

    I just put this together but was wondering if anyone else had theirs come out too soupy with adding the 1 cup of water? I am making mine with butter pecan ice cream and cake mix. Fingers crossed it bakes up properly. I’ll report back and let you know.

  162. Andy Said,

    OMG! does that look good.

  163. Jaime Said,

    Its Thanksgiving tomorrow. What do you think about a spice cake with pumpkin icecream and a cream cheese frosting?

  164. Sara Said,

    This sounds very interesting! Will have to try it. I wanted to add that the difference in volume from using different ice creams is probably from the air content of the ice cream. Rich, decadent ice creams like ben & jerry’s and haagen daz have very little air whipped into them where as other brands have quite a bit of air in them…so when they would melt in the batter it would create less volume.

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  166. Christi Rush Hain Said,

    I’d like to try it with Extreme Moose Tracks (Publix).
    Chocolate Ice Cream with teensy, tiny peanut butter cups!!
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  167. Taylor Said,

    I made this recipe tonight and it is delicious. Everyone loved it! The only problem I had was that it spilled over a little bit in the middle and burned at the bottom of the oven. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll definitely be making this again!

  168. Fran Said,

    A friend found this recipe on pinterest and made it with chocolate cake/chocolate ice cream then topped it with chocolate ganache with extra ganache on the side.

    Let me tell you, being The Chocolate Slut that I am, it was one of the best chocolate cakes I’ve ever had. It’s going into my recipe folder of Favorites. Only the recipes that I make often go into that folder.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  169. LK Said,

    This cake was a disaster! I bake regularly, and I know my oven temperature is correct, but I had to cook this cake for an extra 20 minutes! Even after I added that extra time, the cake fell while it was cooling. When I flipped it, the cake caved into the hole in the middle, revealing a still-uncooked center in some places. I had so looked forward to this cake, but it is the ugliest thing I’ve baked in years. Even if I can’t serve it to anyone at a friends’ gathering, as planned, at least it tastes okay. I’m jealous of all the other commenters who had such success with this recipe!

  170. Currin Said,

    I found this recipe on StumbleUpon.

    Cake Combo: Dark Chocolate cake, Phish Food Ben & Jerry’s, Buttercream icing, Hazelnuts on top.

    I baked it in two 8 in. rounds (because I didn’t have a bunt pan) for ~20-25 mins and made it a layered cake instead.

    Came out moist and delicious! Lots of compliments.

    Note that it was so moist that when I spread on the frosting pieces of the cake mixed in, so instead of cream colored it was more marbleized.

  171. Constance Perkins Said,

    what can I use beside water and coffee…..what about buttermilk, creamer etc

  172. MJ Said,

    I like to use a little of the dry cake mix instead of flour.

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  177. Nancy Said,

    Thank you! I lost this recipe years ago, and i’m thrilled to find it again! It is the moistest, most delicious chocolate cake i’ve ever had.Its also delicious made with Black raspberry ice cream.

  178. jaycee Said,

    i might be the only person who says this but this is no more impressive than using mayonnaise, sour cream, applesauce, yogurt, heavy cream, pumpkin filling or pudding. The point to using any of these is for moisture purposes and minute additional flavors. ultimately i cant imagine using ice cream over any of those i just listed to create something superior to well made, moist cake with traditional yet top of line products.

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  180. Stacy Said,

    I made this using Ben & Jerry’s cinnamon buns ice cream and a Betty Crocker yellow cake mix. I heated cream cheese icing and poured a little over the top…awesome!

    The cake comes out big and full but sinks down quite a bit.

    I never realized that different cake mixes contain different anounts of mix. I used a Pillsbury mix the first time and it overflowed. I went back and read the box and discovered it contained more mix.

  181. Krystyn Said,

    I was wondering if the liquid (1 c water) and egg (3 eggs) listed, was from the box mix. I have a butter yellow recipe that calls for 1 c water, 3 eggs, and 1/3 stick of butter. I’m thinking it should be fine. Thoughts?

  182. Cheryl Said,

    Oh my word – this cake is amazing!! I made a homemade vanilla ice cream (eggless) which came out gross because of using a cheap vanilla extract (should’ve known better). I thought it would be a perfect way to dispose of it, and it was awesome!! So easy! Thank you for posting!

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  184. Deanna Said,

    I made this using butter pecan ice cream and a butter pecan cake mix. Added a handful of lightly floured (so they didn’t sink in the batter) chopped pecans for the cake. Took about a half of a can of Betty Crocker milk chocolate icing and melted it to use as a glaze for the top. So very delicious!!

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  186. Stacy Said,

    I made this and it turned out to be a very good moist cake. I also made one using a yellow cake mix and Ben & Jerry’s cinnamon buns ice cream with a little warmed cream cheese icing as a glaze…wow!

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