Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Cake

This was my favorite cake when I was little.  I think I requested it every year.  I made it a few years for my daughter, and now she requests in every year. It's pretty simple, but makes a really big impact.

Yellow cake
1 can frozen lemonade
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
1 large cool whip
red food coloring (optional)

Mix up a yellow cake mix and bake in 2 round cake pans. Let cool.

Mix the ice cream with 1/2 of the lemonade.  You can add food coloring to make it more pink. Line a round cake pan w/ wax paper and add the ice cream.  Return to freezer until it's hard.

Mix the Cool Whip w/ the remaining lemonade to make your frosting.
Place the ice cream layer between the cake layer and frost.  Return to freezer.

Variation.  My son wanted a chocolate ice cream cake.  I used chocolate cake topped w/ a little Hershey's syrup,  and cookies and cream ice cream.  I added a little cocoa powder to the Cool Whip.  It was so easy and so yummy.

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  1. This looks good!!! We love ice cream in my house, and totally LOVE cake. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. That sounds so good! Especially on a warm day! I can't wait to try it.


  3. Ohmygosh this is party-perfect! I'll have to make this for the next bday party or bbq! =) Thanks!!!!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  4. Love it. I will definetly be making this for my sweetie's upcoming birthday

  5. Oooh sounds totally delish! Especially for a super hot summer day! Thanks for sharing!

  6. ah that looks yummy!! I want to make it! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings.

  7. This sounds (and looks) amazing! I think it would be perfect in the summer, or anytime really. So many possibilities... ;-)

  8. YUM! That sounds amazing. I love ice cream cake! The pink lemonade sounds really good too!

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  9. Oh, for Heaven's sake! Torture me while at work, why don't you! This looks scrumptious.

    Hello, cake. Please step inside my recipe box.

    Found you on Running with Glitter!

  10. YUMMY!
    You have been featured on the Glitter Blog this week!!!!

  11. Such a nice and refreshing summer treat!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

  12. Oh I have to try this!! Sounds, and better yet, looks amazing!!

  13. So yummy looking, not to mention easy!

  14. YYYUUUUUUUUMMMMMM!!! This looks soooo good!! Thanks for linking up at The Little Birdie this week, I'm featuring your cake on my favorites post Saturday! :)

  15. Hi I don't know If you blogging here anymore. I just wanted to say I have looked for this recipe for years! I clipped it out some where and made it every year for my twin daughters for their bday. Then we moved on and I lost it! Thanks so much! Thumbs up!