Ice Cream Sundae 4 Layer Chocolate Cake

Y’all knew I wasn’t stopping with the whole ice cream thing until I did a cake right?! Well, I’ve done it and did it well…..this baby was chocolate cake heaven! Don’t tell anyone that this cake is a breeze to make either, they’ll NEVER know 🙂

My sister and her family visited this week and it happened to be her Birthday on Tuesday. I wanted to create a very special cake for her and this fit the bill just perfectly. I knew my ice cream cookies were the bomb, then the ice cream brownies were irresistible, now we’ve got an Ice Cream Sundae Cake to put on our list. Talk about a perfect birthday cake, very special indeed.

Enough blabbing from me, take a peek and make one this summer!

Here’s your line-up for cake ingredients. Again, have fun with your ice cream. Use any favorite flavor you’d like!!

Dump it in baby!

Ice cream and hot fudge….Yes!

Pour into 4 sprayed cake pans, bake and cool.

Layer onto a nice little cake stand and frost each and every layer.

These chocolate curls look great on the sides and even top of the cake if you want. Take your everyday vegetable peeler and peel away at a nice bloc of chocolate. I used Sarris Milk Chocolate Bloc, which was AMAZING!!

Here you have a birthday cake to make any birthday boy or girl happy 🙂


Ice Cream Sundae 4 Layer Chocolate Cake

1 box Devils Food Cake Mix

1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix

4 eggs

1/2 Cup water

1/2 Cup canola or vegetable oil

1 heaping Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (or whatever ice cream flavor you choose)

1/4 Cup Hot Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Frosting of Choice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cake mix, pudding, eggs, water oil, ice cream and hot fudge sauce into stand or electric mixer. Beat on low then medium for about 1 minute 30 seconds or until well combined and thick. Divide evenly into 4 (9 inch) cake pans that have been generously sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes mostly clean from center. Let cool completely, loosen sides with a plastic knife then remove from pans. Place bottom layer onto a cake stand, spread with your favorite chocolate frosting….repeat until 3 layers are frosted leaving 4th layer on top. Frost remaining top and sides of cake with frosting.

2. Take a vegetable peeler and peel chocolate bloc to get curls, about 2 cups worth. Press curls onto sides of cake and serve room temperature or refrigerate to chill.

12 servings


Have a great rest of your week and weekend, come back soon!!

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  2. Everything about this is love. Serious. Chocolate. Love. My birthday’s in September so feel free to bake one of these beauties for me 😉 Ha, all kidding aside, thank you for the recipe and I will try my hardest not to indulge until my healthy eating kick has subsided. Maybe by tomorrow.

  3. Lisa

    i find it absolutely hilarious that your blog is picky palate, and you use crisco with omega 3s, and yet you maintain this is actually a recipe…

    this is a disgusting example of why americans are so unhealthy and have an epidemic of cancer. your “recipe” is full of gmo products, pesticides, hormones, anti-biotics, chemicals (texturizers, emulsifiers, flavoring agents, preservatives, etc).

    i am appalled you would feed this to anyone, particularly kids. please get yourself some education so you can stop promoting this frankenfood.

  4. Amanda

    This looks and sounds amazing! I am trying it out this weekend for my birthday. I was wondering, can I make it only a two layers? I only have two round pans. Or can I bake two at a time? What would you do if you only had two round pans? Don’t really want to go buy more pans that I rarely use.
    Thanks in advance.

  5. robin

    Oh I made this for my girlfriends 50th birthday party…it was such a hit..I didn’t put the chocolate curls on it..I decorated it with fresh strawberries!!! oh yum!!! thanks for the great recipe:-) only crumbs left:-)
    high five!!!

  6. Angela

    I made this for my co-workers and they LOVED IT!! It was perfect! Not too rich and sooo moist! I say Thank You StumbleUpon for bring me to this wonderful site!!!

  7. Nickie

    Hi Jenny!
    I saw this recipe when you first posted it and I “KNEW” I had to make this for my son’s 12th birthday ~ which is this week! We are having a family party for him tomorrow and I’m making the cake for him today! He is a HUGE chocolate lover, I do a lot with “fun” cakes for kids, and he is too old for that now (LOL) but he will be DROOLING when he sees this cake! Thanks for another awesome recipe!!!

  8. Janet

    This was soo yummy!!! I just made cupcakes with this last night. I made cupcakes because I brought them to work to make it easier to carry and made whipped topping for the frosting with dark chocolate shavings on top. This batter is delicious! OMG, the cupcakes were so moist and so fluffy! Everyone here at the office wanted the recipe so I sent them the link. Thanks for sharing this. I’m not usually a baker, I consider myself a cook, but this was so easy and so good! 🙂

  9. This is a 1st for me, I would never ever have thought to put ice cream in a cake batter, sheer genius. I bet it just tastes divine!

  10. Tiffany

    Made this cake today….lots of mmmmmmmmm’s, eye rolling, & grins. I didn’t do the chocolate shavings, I just used chocolate chip iciing. Very delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Adrienne Larkin

    What icing did you use? Store bought or homemade? If homemade, please post the recipe!!!! Can’t wait to try this.

    1. Elise

      I would love to know what frosting you use also. It looks amazing. I haven’t found a recipe that I love yet. Also, where do you get Sarris chocolate?

      1. Hi Adrienne and Elise,
        I have yet to find a perfect chocolate frosting recipe that holds up well. Just used a store bought frosting for this cake. I hope to come up with a fabulous choc frosting soon, when I do I will absolutely share!!

      2. I made this cake over the weekend and used Duncan Hines Homestyle Frosting in Chocolate…it was delicious!! Thanks for such an easy, but crowd-pleasing dessert! It was all the rave!

  12. Tiffany

    Just tried the brownies last night and they were sooooo delicious! I cannot wait to tryout this cake!

  13. Lord have mercy……..that is one GORGEOUS cake. What a fantastic idea you had adding ice cream to baked goods…….genius, I tell ya………

  14. This looks delectable. My only fear about making this cake would be that I would be requested to make it for each and every special family occasion….hey, any excuse will do, right?

  15. Denise

    This looks absolutely fantastic! I was looking for something special for my son’s birthday party and just found it. I think I may try it with Coffee Ice Cream for that Mocha twist. Thanks for shaing!

  16. This cake looks picture perfect! Why don’t you open up a bakery? I tried your cookies with chocolate ice cream in them and they were wonderful, so I can only imagine the deliciousness of this cake. 🙂

  17. Camille

    This looks amazing! Chocolate heaven right here! How did you get the chocolate curls on without ruining the cake?

      1. Hi Camille, just took handfuls of chocolate curls and pressed lightly against the sides. I would salvage all the ones that fell to the side and press those on too. It was actually easier than I am making it sound!! lol!

  18. You’re killing me here!! This cake is a masterpiece of pure decadence…I have been trying out so many of your delectable recipes and the other night my hubs said, “Honey, no more baking!” Of course, he was kidding…just worried about his waist-line! Thanks for sharing:) Have a wonderful weekend…

  19. Beautiful cake, Jenny! It looks like it came straight from a bakery. I LOVE using cake mix…I use it for cookies, biscotti, bars, and of course cakes. Might have to add this chocolate beast to my line up!

  20. I am definitely starting to appreciate the use of cake mix and premade ingredients. This is definitely a recipe that allows you to have everything on hand and then whip up on a moment’s notice (well, as “moment” as a frosted cake can get) without having to go to the store! Love it!

  21. Amy

    This looks absolutely amazing. My hubby is the biggest chocoholic, and this will be perfect for his next birthday cake!

    1. Janice

      I used to work in the store when I was a senior in high school – I live on the other side of the state now and love when I can get back home and have my Sarris’!

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