Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake

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This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor, chocolate bits and rich devil’s food cake!

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

There are so many great things about summer. Well one, really, no school. No school means sleeping in, lazy afternoons hanging out by the pool, vacations, sleeping in, swimming, campfire s’mores, did I mention sleeping in? Ya, I’m as excited for summer as the kids are. No more rushing out the door, no more parent pick up line, {ugh, those are the worst!}, and no more science projects or fighting over homework.

Yay for summer!!!

When I think of summer, I also automatically think of ice cream cake. When my sisters and I were kids, my mom used to make them for us. The first time I can recall her making one, I remember thinking, “you made that?”. I was pretty impressed. So, you could say that this recipe is not only dedicated to summer, but to mom, too.

I was at Walmart looking for a few things I needed for dinner, and in a good mood, so I figured I’d get the kids some ice cream. Let’s face it, they were gonna bug me for some anyway. Better for this mom to stay ahead of the curve. I was cruising down the ice cream isle in the frozen foods section when I saw the most amazing thing. I saw the new packaging for Blue Bunny® ice cream. It’s clear. Clear, meaning no guessing what the ice cream looks like, because you can see every beautiful color and gorgeous swirl in the ice cream. Genius.

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

I couldn’t decide between Blue Bunny® Mocha Me Hoppy™, Blue Bunny® Blu’s Birthday Party® and Blue Bunny® Cherry Pickin’ Chocolate™, so, naturally, I got all three. And I threw some Smucker’s Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping into the mix while I was at it. May as well score extra points, right?

 This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

I knew I wanted to make an ice cream cake, but, the compelling question was, which flavor was I going to use? My mom always made hers with devil’s food chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream, {my guess is she knew that my sisters and I wouldn’t eat any other flavor of ice cream}, so, making a devil’s food chocolate cake was pretty much a no-brainer for me. I’m a big fan of cherries and chocolate, so Blue Bunny® Cherry Pickin’ Chocolate™ seemed like the obvious choice.

confession #192- sometimes using a cake mix is the right answer.

Yes, you heard me. I used a box cake mix and I don’t care who knows it. I don’t, nor will I ever, pretend to be Miss Susie Homemaker. My house is a cluttered disaster on most days, but my kids are clothed and fed. Well, most of the time. Since the only two left at home are 19 & 14 years of age, I figure it’s up to them for the most part now. In fact, my 19 year-old makes ME breakfast most mornings. Yep, I’m that mom.

But, enough about me, and more of this ice cream cake.

Simply prepare the cake mix just like it says to on the box and bake it in a 9×13 inch pan.

 This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

Once it’s cooled, get the ice cream ready. Can you see those chocolate bits? So good.

 This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

Pile it on the cake and spread it evenly.

 This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

Using a spatula made it super easy.

note- let the ice cream get a little soft so it’s easier to spread, but not too soft or you’ll just have a melty mess on your hands.

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

Once you’ve topped your cake with all, yes, all, the ice cream, cover it with plastic wrap and freeze over night.

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

Now, here’s the fun part! Take your ice cream cake out of the freezer and drizzle with Smucker’s Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping. Don’t use the whole bottle, though, just drizzle enough to make it look pretty, first lengthwise and then crosswise. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, giving the chocolate a chance to harden and the ice cream cake to thaw a bit so it’s easier to cut.

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

Looks amazing, right? Totally is!

What’s you favorite flavor of Blue Bunny® ice cream?

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor. chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake

This easy to make ice cream cake is loaded with creamy cherry flavor, chocolate bits and rich devil's food cake!

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Ingredients

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix, including ingredients listed on box
  • 1 carton Blue Bunny® Cherry Pickin' Chocolate™ ice cream
  • 1 bottle Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake in a 9x13 inch pan according to box directions
  2. Allow cake to cool completely
  3. Top with entire carton of Blue Bunny® Cherry Pickin' Chocolate™ ice cream
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight
  5. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and drizzle with Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping
  6. Drizzle enough to make it look pretty, first lengthwise and then crosswise
  7. Let sit for about 5 minutes, giving the chocolate a chance to harden and the ice cream cake to thaw a bit so it's easier to cut
  8. Serve
Recipe Type: Dessert

Notes

Store unused portion in freezer up to one week

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Comments

  1. says

    Love how easy, fast and simple this is, plus everyone will love it.

  2. ken says

    So decadent! Can’t wait to try this! I die!

  3. says

    My family loves ice cream cakes! A sure favorite during the summertime. And I LOVE cherry ice cream paired with chocolate cake. Yum!

  4. says

    This looks delicious! I love chocolate and cherry anything:)

  5. says

    This chocolate ice cream cake looks wonderful and something great for Summer! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. says

    Oh yum! This sounds like such a lovely dessert! I love the combo of flavors!

  7. says

    Chocolate-cherry is one of my favorite combinations and this looks so good! I’ll have to try it soon.

  8. says

    I love ice cream cake, especially in the summer. This looks so simple and delish!

    • Rachel says

      Isn’t it perfect? And tastes so good!

  9. says

    This cake looks so delicious. Especially with the chocolate drizzled on top.

  10. says

    I love that this is such a fast and easy recipe that everyone will love!

    • Rachel says

      Easy recipes are kind of my thing- I don’t like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen LOL

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