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Ice Cream Birthday Cake

When we were young, Mom made birthday cakes with a small toy on top, chosen just for us. Now that I'm a parent, I go with jimmies. —Becky Herges, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups birthday cake-flavored ice cream or flavor of your choice, softened if necessary
  • 1 funfetti cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. round pan with plastic wrap. Spread ice cream into pan. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using two 9-in. round baking pans. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Using a serrated knife, trim tops of cakes if domed. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Invert ice cream onto cake layer; remove plastic wrap. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread whipped topping over top and sides of cake. Decorate with sprinkles as desired. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 374 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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