About two years ago, my son went to a birthday party and there was an ice cream cake. Based upon the serving platter, we could tell that it was homemade. We tried to figure out how it was made. It looked like it might be ice cream and graham crackers. We were curious and so we asked the host about the cake. Her response was so simple — It’s just ice cream sandwiches and Magic Shell. And from that moment on, our birthday cakes have been the easy ice cream cake.
You simply layer the cake – a row of ice cream sandwiches, a layer of Magic Shell spread over the top, a layer of ice cream sandwiches, and another layer of Magic Shell. You can make the cake as small or as large as you need. For our family, we typically do a smaller cake and only use one box of ice cream sandwiches and one bottle of magic shell. For a larger get together, you’d need several boxes of ice cream sandwiches and bottles of Magic Shell.
We have tried different flavors of Magic Shell and ice cream sandwiches. One of our favorite ways to make the cake is by using Blue Bunny birthday cake ice cream sandwiches (shown above). These specialty ice cream sandwiches are a little more pricey than normal ice cream sandwiches, so whenever Harris Teeter has them buy 1 get 1 free, I pick up a few boxes for the freezer.
Sometimes to give the cake a more birthday cake look we’ll add some colored icing to the cake. It isn’t necessary though. One of the great things about this cake is that it can be made well in advance and put into the freezer until serving time.
So what do you think? Will you try the easy ice cream cake?