Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Melted ice cream cake recipe

What do you do with ice cream when the kids have left it out on the bench? You make Melted ice cream cake, of course! Top this with a delicious icing and pop it into lunch boxes for a sweet treat.



  • 1 pkt (470g) vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups melted ice cream


Step 1. Grease and flour a round 20cm cake pan and set aside.

Step 2. Place cake mix into a mixing bowl with the eggs and beat slowly, gradually adding the melted ice cream until well combined. Mix on high for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3. Pour mixture into cake tin.

Step 4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean.

Melted ice cream cake


  • The cake part of this recipe has just three ingredients and is so easy to make even the kids can make it.
  • The cake it makes has a fine crumb and we have drizzled it with a mixture of icing sugar mixture and orange juice.
  • Be careful with dairy that has been left out of the fridge or freezer for extended periods of time - it can contain harmful bacteria. We recommend if you are melting ice cream specifically for this recipe to do it in the refrigerator.
  • You can make your favourite flavoured icing but we have opted for a simple drizzle.
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  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.