Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Cake

For my husband’s birthday, he requested a Cold Stone ice cream cake. We thought about buying one, but they are very expensive. I decided to take on the task of making him a homemade ice cream cake.

I used homemade ice cream and from-scratch cake, but feel free to use a cake mix and store-bought ice cream. I made a peanut butter ice cream, and folded in some chopped up peanut-butter cups at the end.

I made a basic chocolate cake using the recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.

Rather than bake the cake in a standard cake pan, I used a springform pan with removable sides. This way, I was able to assemble the entire cake in this pan. If you use standard round cake pans, there will be a gap between the cake and the pan. I wrapped foil around the outside of the pan to prevent leakage.

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

After the cake was cool, I cut it in half horizontally, and put the bottom half back in the pan.

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

Then, I topped the cake with the entire batch of ice cream. YUM!! (You’ll need to pull the ice cream out about 15 minutes before this step so it’s soft enough to spread.

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

I put the top back on the cake and wrapped it in plastic before putting it back in the freezer to set.

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

After the cake had set, I removed the sides of the pan. WOW!!

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

Then I used a ganache frosting all over the cake.

  • Heat up 1 C heavy cream in the microwave.
  • Stir in 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake
  • Let this sit for about 2 hours before spreading it over the cake.

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

I put the cake back in the freezer for about 30 minutes to let the frosting harden.

Then I decorated it with a peanut-butter frosting.

  • 1/4 C softened butter
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 C powdered sugar

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

That’s it!!

Oh my goodness!!

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

YUM!!!

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake

8 Responses to “Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Cake”

  1. Nicholas Miranda
    January 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    How much do you think this cake cost?

    • The Pink Apron Blog
      January 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

      Since I made everything (including the ice cream) from scratch, I think it cost about $10-$12. Most the cost came from the chocoalte and the peanut-butter cups. 🙂

  2. August 13, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Oh that looks good! My husband is an ice cream cake fan, too. I’ll have to give this a try – pinning for later 🙂
    Ang