Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake

I am sure that you already know that July is National Ice Cream Month.  As hot as it has been here ice cream is welcome almost anytime of day!  Today I have made for you a most delicious Chocolate Cake with Coffee Ice Cream and a pudding frosting!!  I just know that you are going to love Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake.

Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ The perfect treat on a hot summer day!  Cake, Ice Cream, Pudding frosting.  Can you imagine anything better?

I know that it may seem that an ice cream cake is not worth the hassle.  But, let me tell you this cake is so easy that the only hard part will be waiting for it to freeze up!  You are going to swoon over the chocolate and coffee flavor combination.  Every one loves coffee ice cream and chocolate cake.  Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake takes care of all your cravings!

Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ The perfect treat on a hot summer day!  Cake, Ice Cream, Pudding frosting.  Can you imagine anything better?

This cake cuts beautifully.  A perfect smooth line each time.  I know I have told you before I do not have the best knife skills.  Luckily you don’t need them with this cake.  Run your knife under hot water, wipe it off and then slice.

You will have a beautiful slice with each cut.

Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ The perfect treat on a hot summer day!  Cake, Ice Cream, Pudding frosting.  Can you imagine anything better?

That seemingly perfect layer of coffee ice cream may look like it took skill, but again a total breeze.  Let the ice cream carton sit out for about an hour.  You want it really melted.  It will look frothy or fluffy.  Don’t let it get to liquid though.

It spreads like frosting and you just keep adding it on until a bit more than half the carton is used.  Place the rest back in the freezer, you can serve this on the side.  It’s not like MORE ice cream is bad…… It’ Great!!!

Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ The perfect treat on a hot summer day!  Cake, Ice Cream, Pudding frosting.  Can you imagine anything better?Let’s talk about this crazy good pudding frosting.  Simple to make.  Chocolate pudding and cool whip.  Yep that’s it! it is so light and fluffy and it makes the perfect topping to this Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake.

Here are my tips to making this cake:  make you pudding in the morning or the day before so it’s ready to go.  Blend the cool whip and the pudding really well.  I still had a few white streaks show up where I missed.  Work fast when frosting and don’t get frustrated if it looks really messy.  Once it’s back in the freezer it hardens up nice.

I love hearing from you! What is your favorite cake and ice cream combination?

Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake

Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake

Don't fear how long the instructions look. I try to be very detailed so you will have the most success!!

Ingredients

  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding {follow directions for how much milk}
  • 1 tub of cool whip thawed
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix {or use your favorite from scratch recipe}
  • 1 quart of coffee ice cream

Instructions

  1. make the pudding ahead of time
  2. take the ice cream out to melt {frothy not liquidy}
  3. make the chocolate cake according to package directions
  4. LET COOL COMPLETELY before you slice in half
  5. once cooled and sliced in half
  6. spread a little more than half the tub of ice cream
  7. take the ice cream all the way to the edge without spilling over
  8. place the top layer on the ice cream
  9. place cake in freezer for 1-3 hours
  10. Meanwhile take the pudding and the cool whip and fold them together completely
  11. put back in fridge to chill
  12. once cake is frozen hard take out and begin to frost
  13. I frosted the sides but it was a really big messy ordeal
  14. When I make this again I will only frost the top
  15. if you feel brave go ahead and do the sides
  16. freeze again for 1-3 hours or overnight {best}
  17. let sit for 5 min and use a warm knife to slice
  18. Enjoy!!!
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  1. […] Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake from The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen “Desserts that combine cake and ice cream are my favorite! Plus, this one has coffee, too. I just hope mine will turn out this pretty.” […]

  2. […] Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake from The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen “Desserts that combine cake and ice cream are my favorite! Plus, this one has coffee, too. I just hope mine will turn out this pretty.” […]

  3. […] Cup of Joe Ice Cream Cake from The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen “Desserts that combine cake and ice cream are my favorite! Plus, this one has coffee, too. I just hope mine will turn out this pretty.” […]

  4. This cake looks amazing! I love coffee everything so this is right up my alley!
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  5. Picture perfect! Love the coffee – chocolate combo (mocha)!
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  6. I’m not the biggest coffee fan, but I would totally eat 5 BIG slices of this, easily 😉 This looks utterly fluffy! Thanks for sharing! 😀
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  7. This looks SO GOOD! It is 95 degrees here and I could really go for some ice cream cake right about now. I love the coffee/chocolate combo.
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  8. Coffee and chocolate is always a great combination! This ice cream cake looks fantastic!
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  9. Girl! You’re speaking my love language.. coffee + ice cream + cake!!!!
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  10. I adore everything about this! Those layers look so perfect! I’d take a slice right now!
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  11. I love coffee flavored anything and chocolate.. well thats my jam! This cake sounds like heaven in a bit to me! YUM!

  12. This is amazing, and your knife skills look pretty good to me 😉
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  13. Oh wow. Now THIS is an ice cream cake! I wish I had a big slice right now!
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