November 26, 2012

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

Today is Scott's birthday.

He's old.

Like 2 months older than me.  Really old.

However, in less than 2 months, I will catch up to him and join the age of 27.  Ugh, right?

For his 23rd birthday, I baked him a red velvet cake and bought him a Carhart jacket.  For his 24th birthday, he was in Afghanistan.  For his 25th birthday, I think we laid around, did some Black Friday shopping, and maybe ate our weight in ice cream cake.  For birthday #26, I'm pretty sure he went snow-mobiling.  (Not with me.  I probably stayed home to bake a cake as, remember, I don't go outside.)

Now, I shall recap my recent birthdays.  He's missed #24, #25, and #26.  Although, for b-day #26, I threw myself a s'mores party at school.  The kiddos liked that.

What did I get Scott for his birthday this year?
A rolling pin (He was horrified that we didn't own one)...his own K-Cup (so coffee-making isn't such a process anymore...)...and Breaking Bad Season 4.  We're still on season 1, but it won't take us long.
I know, useless stuff, right?  But he buys himself fishing/hunting stuff everyday of the week.  I had to think outside the box.

Other ice cream cakes I've made include:
Chocolate PB Reeses' Ice Cream Cake
Cake Batter ice Cream Cake
Birthday Cake Oreo Ice Cream Cake
Thin Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake
Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake
Makes one 9x13 pan (cut it in half for 8x8 or 9-inch pie pan)

*Please read the whole recipe before you try it.  It's several steps with re-freezing in between steps.  I made it over the weekend, so I used about a 24 hour period.  It could definitely be made within an hour or 2 if the cake is already baked...or better yet, bought.*

1 package Oreos (I used Winter ones because they're red.)
2 T. butter, melted
1 1.5 quart container vanilla ice cream (I'm a slave to Dreyer's Slow-Churned.)
1 container frozen whipped topping
1 red velvet cake (I used a box mix), baked, cooled, and frosted with cream cheese frosting

In a food processor, crush the Oreos.  In a large bowl, stir them into the 2 T. of melted butter.

Press into a 9x13 pan and put it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes (I froze mine overnight.)

Take your baked, cooled, and frosted cake and put that in the freezer too (again, I did overnight).
Cut it up into chunks.  I used about half the cake.  It is much easier to cut when frozen because the frosting stays put.

Fold those cake chunks into your softened ice cream.  Pour over the Oreo crust and spread it out.

Stick it back in the freezer for 30 minutes or so.  Then, spread your softened whipped topping over the ice cream layer and top with crumbles of red velvet cake.  Keep in the freezer until it's ready to serve!


  1. Happy Birthday to Scott! I'm betting he's loving his cake & presents.

  2. Ice cream cake? Wow, you're talented! I will definitely have to try one of the cakes you've made for my next roommate birthday. Happy Birthday to Scott!


  3. Yum. That looks wonderful. Happy birthday to Scott!

  4. I love red velvet anything and this looks incredible!

  5. I'm drooling on my keyboard at work because of this cake. Thanks a lot and happy birthday to Scott! Esther Norine Designs

  6. Oh. My. Goodness.
    I asked The Husband, he said 27 was no big deal. He also said 29 was no big deal.
    I'm thinking next year at #30 might be a big deal?
    He's definitely gotten more gray hairs since turning 29.
    So there's that.

  7. Happy Birthday, Scott! I love the picture of the two of you! :)

    Oh, and I feel so "sorry" that the two of you are "so old." ;-p lol

  8. Cake looks great!!!

    Happy birthday to Scott!

    And...neither of you can talk about being old. I'll be 30 in June. Isaiah's the kid...he's not 27 until January.

    Yep, I'm a cradle robber.

  9. Happy birthday Scott!

    I've never even thought about trying to make an ice cream cake. However, this one, Im definitely trying.

  10. You two are super cute. My birthday is in a month if you want to make me a cake :)

  11. Holy oh my god. Right now I wish I lived in Alaska. Happy birthday to him!!

  12. Happy birthday Scott! And good heavens, that cake sounds and looks AMAZING.

    And more importantly, you look SO happy in every picture you've posted lately - I swear, as soon as Scott got home, in every photo your face just seems all lit up!

  13. Happy (belated) Birthday!! Love that he hopped in the photo with you ;-) The recipe looks DELICIOUS.

  14. that looks so good! and what a cute picture of you two!

  15. Yesssssssss I can't wait to be all domestic in my soon to be Stay-at-home-wifeness and make this!!

    Favorite. Cake. Ever.


Comments make my day!