Copy Cat Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake

The temps are warming up and ice cream cakes are just what you and your family need to cool off or celebrate just about any occasion.  We have updated our photos of this copy at Baskin rRobbins ice cream cake from the original posting.
Baskin Robbins is a popular ice cream chain in the United States. They have over 1, 000 stores in the United States and more than 15, 000 stores around the world. Baskin Robbins has many different flavors of ice cream and toppings to choose from and they can put it in a cake for you.
I chose to make a copycat Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake for my son’s birthday party! I made this cake for my birthday party because I love ice cream and I also love Baskin Robbins!
Ice cream cakes and pies are super easy to make and so much cheaper to make at homemade.  I grew. up eating Baskin Robbins cakes so I prefer the cake and ice cream in one bite.  With the warmer weather coming out be sure to also check out our Easy Oreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe
I updated this post with a recent copycat  baskin robbins cake  I made.
Why pay expensive prices for an ice cream cake and maybe not even in a flavor that you love?  Don’t pay over $30 for a Dairy Queen cake.
Well, you can make an ice cream cake in just one pan- A spring Form Pan. I have nicknamed this cake Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake because they make the cake and ice cream cakes.
Homemade Ice Cream Cake, Baskin robins cakes

Homemade Ice Cream Cake Recipe Copy Cat Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake

My family loves when I make these ice cream cake, I am sure yours will too. Any flavor combination will be delicious, this weekend was chocolate cake with fudge topping, chocolate jimmies, and chocolate chip Ice cream.

How to make Baskin Robbins ice cream cake


What do you need for this ice cream cake like baskin robbins

Simple ingredients you can buy at any grocery store or even Target.

Copy Cat Baskin Robbins ice cream cake ingredients

  • Cake Mix
  • Ice Cream (1 or 2 Flavors)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream for ice cream cake frosting recipe baskin robbins
  • Springform pan 

Prepare your cake recipe as directed and add half of the batter into your springform pan. Make cupcakes with the remainder or just make an extra cake and freeze for another use. Or make Ice Cream Cupcakes. 

Remove the cake after it slightly cools and places on a wire rack to continue cooling. When completely cool, cut the top to make it an even top.


Return the cake back into the springform pan and close the pan. Add a layer of your favorite ice cream topping-hot fudge or caramel.
It is optional to top with additional toppings such as sprinkles or crushed up Oreo cookies. Freeze for at least 30 minutes.


Take out the ice cream you chose for the filling and allow it to defrost slightly on the countertop or put into the microwave for 60 seconds.
Then just scoop the slightly melted ice cream on top of the frozen cake. Use the offset spatula to get a nice even top. Freeze for at least 4 hrs or even overnight. You can put Saran wrap over it for long-term storage.
When ice cream is firm, release the cake from the springform pan and place back into the freezer until the frosting is ready.

How to make homemade ice cream cake like Baskin Robbins

Put the Vanilla ice cream in the Microwave for 45 to 60 seconds until soft but not melted.
Scoop about 3/4 of the ice cream into a bowl and using your mixer froth it to a frosting consistency. (see video for best visual)

Homemade Ice Cream Cake recipe

Then quickly frost the ice cream cake like any other cake but maybe a little more quickly. Place back into freezer if melting too quickly.
When finished place the cake back into the freezer and allow to set for at least 1 hr.
You can decorate the cake with any tinted frosting, decorating gels or even hot fudge sauce does well in a pastry bag.
To Serve, place the cake on the counter for about 10 minutes before slicing. Use a large knife and place in warm water in between cuts to aid in cutting.


Homemade Ice Cream Cake, Baskin robins cakes

OF course, you can always serve with a drizzle of hot fudge on top too. 

What flavor combination would you make for this delicious Dairy Queen move over Cake will you make? 

Homemade Ice Cream Cake, Baskin robins cakes


Homemade Ice Cream Cake, Baskin robins cakes

Homemade Ice Cream Cake AKA Baskin Robins Ice Cream Cake

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Cake and ice cream made into its own cake Ice cream cake


  • 1 box Mix Cake
  • 1.5 Quart flavored ice cream
  • 1.5 quarts Vanilla Ice cream
  • 1 jar hot fudge sauce


  1. Prepare the cake mix per the directions, pouring half the batter into a spring form pan
  2. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  3. Add a hot fudge layer to the cake and allow to freeze
  4. Soften the flavored ice cream slightly then layer it onto of the cooled cake.
  5. Freeze cake. Take it out of the pan.
  6. Defrost the Vanilla cake and then whip it in the mixer until it is spreadable.
  7. Quickly frost the cake and place back into freezer for a couple of hours.
  8. Decorate as desired before serving.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 306Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 62mgSodium 132mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 31gProtein 5g

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