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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 of 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 the ice cream a nice rich mouthfeel. 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 the dry cake mix. If you have a favorite flavor, give it a try. I find a 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!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 8 servings


  • 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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g


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65 comments on “Cake Batter Ice Cream”

  1. Cake Batter frozen treats do seem to be en vogue at the frozen yogurt shop as well as the ice cream shop =) And it looks like you’ve taken it one step farther with the lovely white chocolate and sprinkles!

    P.s. Hope you get a chance to take a peek at my S’More Ice Cream offering at NinjaBaking =)

  2. Cake batter was my brother’s faaaavorite ice cream flavor in high school! He’d diiiie if I made this for him!

  3. I love, love, love anything flavored cake batter! This ice cream looks so good right now- I have a sore throat, and this may be just what the doctor ordered.

  4. And I live in a hole also. It sounds great! Nothing in this world tastes better than ice cream!

  5. Liz, I love cake batter ice cream. This looks wonderful, and you’re pictures are stunning.

  6. Ice Cream Week??? Oh I’m in trouble! Cake Batter ice Cream? I’ve just popped out of a hole and I’m in real trouble now!
    Thanks for sharing, Liz. I’m off to nibble on those Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies, lol…(chocolate chip cookie cake batter ice cream, ice cream sandwich, whew!)

  7. I have yet to make a custard ice cream Liz. I really need to get with it – lol!

  8. This looks terrific. I haven’t heard of it either, but will add it to my list!

  9. ha ha ha! Looks like I too live in a hole Liz!
    The ice-cream sounds so fab with those chunks of cake clubbed with the ice cream. Have to try it with my next batch of ice cream.

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