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Cake Batter Ice Cream in decorated sugar cones

Cake Batter Ice Cream

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An ice cream that reminds you of licking the batter in your childhood kitchen? Yes, this Cake Batter Ice Cream evokes delicious memories of those forbidden tastes of cake batter, but this time, you have permission to indulge!

Cake Batter Ice Cream with sprinkle cones and birthday candles

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Did you all know there was such a thing as Cake Batter ice cream??? Maybe I just live in a hole. When I polled my kids on their favorite ice cream flavors, my oldest mentioned cake batter. In fact, he sent me a text with a photo of a recently eaten scoop of the stuff so I could see the color.

Basically, cake batter ice cream is a rich vanilla custard with a couple big scoops of dry cake mix which adds that distinctive “cake” flavor. I decided on a butter cake boxed mix as I felt it was the least artificial tasting option, found a few recipes to give me some guidance and made it my own.

Cake Batter Ice Cream in decorated sugar cones


How to Make This Cake Batter Ice Cream Recipe

  • Most of the on-line recipes for cake batter ice cream I located did not contain egg yolks, which I consider imperative for giving ice cream a nice rich mouth feel. It does require a few extra steps, but it’s worth it.
  • You’ll have to cook a custard, pour it through a sieve, then refrigerate it overnight. But don’t despair…it’s really worth the wait.
  • The flavor of cake batter comes from dry cake mix. If you have a favorite flavor, give it a try. I find yellow cake mix to taste artificial, so I usually go with a butter cake mix.
  • I also dipped my cones in melted white chocolate and then dusted the chocolate with sprinkles for a celebratory flair.

I brought a cone to my friend, Candy, who happened to have a birthday on the morning our knitting group was meeting. She was thrilled with the special treat…and was nice enough to share a bite with the other gals.  I’m guarding  the last serving in my freezer. I need Tom to stop by and let me know if my creation is anything like the Stone Cold Creamery version.



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Cake Batter Ice Cream in decorated sugar cones

Cake Batter Ice Cream

A rich vanilla ice cream flavored with cake mix to make a celebratory treat!

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Ice Cream
  • Method: Heating, Mixing, Freezing
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup cake mix (I used a butter flavored cake mix)


  1. In a saucepan, heat cream and milk with sugar and cook till sugar dissolves and mixture starts to bubble around the edges.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks in a large measuring cup or a heat safe bowl. Drizzle some of the hot cream mixture into eggs, whisking constantly. Keep adding cream until about a cup is incorporated, whisking constantly. Pour yolk mixture into pan and cook till mixture just starts to boil, whisking frequently Remove from heat and strain through a sieve to remove any cooked egg. Whisk in vanilla and cake mix till incorporated.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Place in freezer till it reaches desired firmness.


Total time: 9 hours, including an overnight chill

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66 comments on “Cake Batter Ice Cream”

  1. I’ve never heard of using cake mix to make ice cream but then again why not, you can use it for cookies. Fun recipe and pretty ice cream cones – very festive looking. I can’t wait to try these, even kids would have fun making these. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Friends were visiting when I made my flavor for today’s post, and they ALL thought it was cake batter–it’s white chocolate–because the sprinkles tricked their brain. I want to try a REAL cake batter version, though. And those cones are too cute!

  3. My favorite flavor is Heavenly Hash!

  4. Ice cream is an important food group all by itself, thank you for this delicious contribution.

  5. I love this. I tend to do lazy man’s ice cream without the eggs. More due to me being weird about eggs than anything else. You know me and my “quirks”. Aren’t they endearing. *falls down laughing*

    Thanks for joining us this week Mama Liz. Once things settle down next week we need to plan and book our Thelma and Louise weekend. I call Brad Pitt.

  6. Can’t wait to win the ice cream maker!

  7. Cake batter Ice cream? Really? Well, since I’ve always thought the batter was better than the cake, I’m sure I would find this ice cream absolutely delicious! It sure looks it!

  8. i would love to win this one thanks for the chance

  9. I’m so in a hole… I have never eaten cookie dough ice cream. LOL! 🙂 This looks great. 🙂 Love the sprinkles.

  10. I invented malted milk ice cream (NOT chocolate malted milk – just malted milk). It was DIVINE. If I had a working ice cream maker I’d have been making it all summer!

  11. Somewhere in time my favorite became Vanilla Pecan. But I am always willing to try new flavors 🙂 It is a true comfort food; especially when licked!

  12. Your ice cream is gloriously gorgeous, Liz. I’ve never had cake batter ice cream but it sounds delicious! Cake in ice cream form is always welcome in my life.

  13. Lizzy,
    I didn’t know that Cake Batter Ice Cream was new flavor at ice cream shops either. This looks yummy. If you need to make more to finish the rest of the cake batter, you could send some my way.

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