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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 4 - 6
2+ hr

Jazz up your store-bought cake with these tasty recipe!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake
  • 1 store-bought 3-layered vanilla cake with vanilla icing (9-inch round)
  • 3 cups strawberries (hulled, thinly sliced, divided)
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream (softened)
  • 1 8- ounce package of cream cheese
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using an offset spatula, carefully scrape all the vanilla icing off the top and sides of the cake and remove to the bowl of a standing mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment.
  • Cutting only through the top layer, slice the cake into 4 pieces. Remove each piece carefully and place on a prepared baking. Scrape the icing off of the second layer, removing icing to the same bowl. Again, slice the second layer only of the cake into quarters and remove to a prepared sheet tray. Repeat with the final layer, ending up with 3 separate layers of cake, with no icing. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add 2 cups of strawberries and 2 pints of softened ice cream, mixing together well with a rubber spatula.
  • In the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, reassemble one layer of the cake. Using a rubber spatula, spread half of the ice cream mixture on top of the cake. Reassemble the second cake round on top of the ice cream. Spread the remaining ice cream on top and reassemble the final layer of the cake into the pan to finish. Place cake in the freezer until completely frozen, about 4 hours.
  • Before serving, add cream cheese to the bowl with the frosting and whip together on medium-low until soft peaks form.
  • When frozen, remove the cake from the freezer. Transfer to a cake stand and remove the springform pan. Using an offset spatula, spread the whipped icing evenly on top of the ice cream cake, leaving the sides bare. Top with remaining cup of sliced strawberries and serve immediately.
  • Tip: Berries aren't in season you say? Buy frozen strawberries and defrost them before using!
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