Saturday, December 22, 2012

Candy Cane Crunch Ice Cream Cake

One of our new family traditions is making Jesus a birthday cake to celebrate Christmas. 

With all the other sweet treats around at this time of year, an ice cream cake is much more appealing to us than a super sweet frosted cake. 

Best yet, you can make it ahead, and the cake keeps for 1 month in the freezer – so we can make it now, and have it on hand incase unexpected visitors stop by during the holiday season. 

It’s festive and light, creamy and delicious. 

The best kind of birthday cake, for the best birthday celebration. 

Candy Cane Crunch Ice Cream Cake


  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 C {heaping} Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3/4 C warm water
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 recipe peppermint candy cane ice cream
  • Andes Mints Peppermint Crunch
  • Homemade hot fudge {optional}


In a large bowl, mix together 1 C white whole wheat flour, 1/4 C cocoa powder, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 C sugar.  Stir well. 

To the dry ingredients, mix in 1 egg, 1/3 C Greek Yogurt and 1 T vanilla. 

Add in 3/4 C warm water.  Stir well. 

Spread into a 9x13 cake pan that has been lightly greased. 

Bake at 325 for 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake. 

Cool completely.  About 1 hour. 

Meanwhile, prepare the peppermint candy cane ice cream according to directions found here

Alternatively, if you don’t want to make your own ice cream, choose your favorite peppermint or candy cane ice cream variety from the store.  Other yummy options include: Mint Chocolate Chip or Mint Cookies & Cream!

When the ice cream is ready, spread the ice cream over the top of the chocolate cake.  Sprinkle the top with the Andes Peppermint Crunch. 

Freeze until set (4-6 hours, or overnight). 

Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. 

If desired, drizzle homemade hot fudge over the top of the cake.  Yum, yum!



  1. Wow! This looks so good! I can't wait to try this soon.

  2. I can't remember ever having a homemade ice cream cake - this looks really good and I really like the candy cane crunch!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! You are right on about having it on hand for guests! You don't have to worry about it going bad. Merry Christmas!

  4. This looks amazing! I love the chocolate/peppermint combo - I've been trying quite a few new things with those flavors this year.


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