January 10, 2012

Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake

Happy Birthday to meeee.... 
How old am I?  26.  
I know.  OLD.
But that's okay, because I've accomplished a lot more than several of the 26 year olds I see on Facebook.  I have a degree.  I have a professional job I love.  I have a husband who makes all of this Alaska/military stuff worthwhile .  I've learned how to function, and function well,  thousands of miles from "home".  I've gained a lot of independence.  I didn't think I would've done so much by 26.  Not many people leave my town.  I'm actually really glad to be among the few who have.  

As usual, I get to start my birthday with a brand-new year.  As I said, my intentions for this year include to continue to function (and function well).  Not easy to do during deployment.  
I intend: to go to church and participate in the Christian community more than I have in year 25. 
I intend: to be the best teacher I can, while realizing that there's a lot more to me than "teacher" and I need to discover what all of that is (baker?  crafter?  reader? student? friend?) in order to be more well-rounded. 

I could talk about the gym, as that's what most resolutions/new year intentions revolve around...but I hate it.  I despise the fact that, in order to stay in my current size of jeans I can either not eat or I can work out.  So unfair...however, definitely a first world problem.

Onto the cake..

My cheapness resourcefulness took over again as I was in the grocery store looking for birthday cake-flavored ice cream.

I knew I wanted to make this ice cream cake, but with cake batter flavors.

A few years ago, I was served homemade ice cream cake and it was made with birthday cake-flavored ice cream. 

There was one brand of birthday cake ice cream at the store.  It was over $5.00 for a quart and a half.  A quart and a half of ice cream is called a Friday night in our household.  I wasn't sure it would A) be worth it and B) last long enough for me to make the cake.

Instead, I thought..."Well, Kristin, you can buy slow-churned extra creamy vanilla for $2.99* and ADD powdered cake batter to it...and then swirl in some blue frosting and sprinkles and it'll look pretty much like that."

After some time waiting the the two Rascal Scooters to get out of my way deliberating in front of the ice cream case, I figured it was the way to go.

Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake
makes a 9-inch pie pan (double for a 9x13 cake pan)

20 Golden Oreos, crushed
2 T. butter, melted
4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1/4 cup boxed cake mix powder (I used "white".)
3 T. rainbow sprinkles, divided
1/4 cup colored frosting (I used blue, and it was one of the "ready-to-decorate" tubes from the baking aisle.)
Whipped cream

In a bowl, stir together the crushed Oreos and melted butter.  Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan to form a crust.  Freeze for an hour.
Meanwhile, stir together the softened ice cream, cake mix powder, and 2 T. of sprinkles.
Pour into the pie pan on top of the crust.  Freeze for 20 minutes.
Decorate with colored frosting and you can swirl together with a butter knife (like you're marbling a cake).  I skipped this step.
Top with whipped cream and the reserved sprinkles.  Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. 
*If your favorite brand of ice cream is less than $2.99, I wish I was you.  I have to drive 40 minutes to find ice cream that inexpensive.  At the chain grocery stores it's $6.99.  I'll get a picture next time to prove it.

Being shared at:
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Tuesday Talent Show
Stuff of Success
Tea Party Tuesday
Cast Party Wednesday 
Sweet Treats Thursday 
Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party 
Sweets for Saturday


  1. Happy birthday. That cake looks fantastic! Have a wonderful 26th year.

  2. Happy Birthday!! Welcome to the other side of your 20's, I promise they are fun! :)

  3. Happy Birthday! I want this cake. :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  4. Happy birthday!!! I cannot wait to try this recipe :)

  5. Happy Birthday Kristen! Don't feel bad about being 26, life is good at every age. You just have to have the right attitude. I will be 31 in March ... I am not a big fan of my graying hair and aching body (those darn workouts), but am thankful for all my blessings.

    Thank You for stopping at my blog, hope to see you again!

  6. mmmm whose birthday is coming up that I can make this for...or how can I pretend that my own birthday is this week..

  7. Wow does this look delicious. We love this flavor or ice cream. Come visit us. We have a low fat crockpot chicken recipe this week that is fantastic and easy.

  8. YUM YUM with a side of NUM NUM...I love the quote at the start of the post! Thx for sharing.

  9. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing this deliciousness at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :) Have a Sweet Weekend!


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