Easy Homemade Donut Shaped Mini Ice Cream Cakes Recipe

In my true over-the-top dessert fashion, I’ve concocted a real bathing suit enemy with this donut-shaped mini ice cream cake recipe.

There’s entirely too much sugar floating around this blog to not hop on the donut trend at least once this summer.

I can’t imagine a good day without donuts, like these cute heart-shaped treats with a fun glaze.

And as a self-proclaimed long-time ice cream cake connoisseur, there of course has to be the oreo crunch layer in the middle of it didn’t happen.

I know someone out there can give me a Baskin Robbins’ ice cream cake amen!

Of course, you can always simplify this and just skip the ice cream and make whatever type of cake you usually enjoy. But what’s the fun in that when it’s 100 degrees outside?…

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Ingredients and Tools Needed to Make Donut Ice Cream Cake

This recipe makes four mini bundt cake-sized donuts:

Cake mix of your choice — There’s so much sugar to this recipe so no need to be fancy.

Ice cream of your choice —  You can use Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream or alternatively, you can try our newest eats, the homemade salted caramel mocha recipe, which is rich, creamy, yet not overly sweet.

A Pack of Oreos

Vanilla cool whip frostings — Mine is Kraft brand from the local store.

Mini paper bundt cake containersI used these.

Gel food coloring — Optional for colored icing

Plastic wrap

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How To Make Donut-Shaped Mini Ice Cream Cakes

Step 1 – First, follow the baking instructions for your cake mix only filling up the bundt cake containers to about a quarter of the way full.

Step 2While they’re baking, blend the whole Oreos to a semi-fine crumb and then fill a thin layer of Oreo crunch on top of the freshly baked cake and press down firmly to make a smooth layer.

Step 3Then, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for a few hours to make sure this half of the cake is frozen.

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Step 4 – Now use a small spoon to scoop in the ice cream of your choice on top of the frozen Oreo layer almost to the top of the container and smooth it out evenly with the back of your spoon.

Step 5 – Cover with plastic wrap again to place in the freezer for about 45 minutes just to make sure it’s nice and frozen in between each step.

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Step 6 – Next, mix the gel food coloring as desired into separate containers for each frosting color.

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Step 7 – Then, add a layer of frosted cool whip to each of your “donuts”.

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Step 8 – Lastly, add a touch of sprinkles to the top and keep covered and frozen until ready to serve!

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Be sure to keep the cakes covered and chilled until just before serving. If you happen to be one of the few citizens with a flash freezer on hand, then you can whip this little recipe up in a jiffy.

The rest of us with just regular household freezers will catch up with you in about 7 hours.

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Homemade Donut Shaped Mini Ice Cream Cakes Recipe

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Find all the ingredients you need to make these cute donut-shaped mini ice cream cakes at home. It's an easy dessert for kids and adults alike!
Prep Time1 hr
baking and freezing time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course Desserts
Cuisine Desserts

Equipment

  • Plastic wrap
  • 4 mini paper bundt cake containers I used these.

Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 5992kcal | Carbohydrates: 967g | Protein: 78g | Fat: 210g | Saturated Fat: 100g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Monounsaturated Fat: 75g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 416mg | Sodium: 6101mg | Potassium: 3264mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 604g | Vitamin A: 3993IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2439mg | Iron: 66mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 5992kcal

Instructions

  • Follow the baking instructions for your cake mix only filling up the bundt cake containers to about a quarter of the way full.
  • While they’re baking, blend the whole Oreos to a semi-fine crumb and then fill a thin layer of Oreo crunch on top of the freshly baked cake and press down firmly to make a smooth layer.
  • Then, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for a few hours to make sure this half of the cake is frozen
  • Now use a small spoon to scoop in the ice cream of your choice on top of the frozen Oreo layer almost to the top of the container and smooth it out evenly with the back of your spoon
  • Cover with plastic wrap again to place in the freezer for about 45 minutes just to make sure it’s nice and frozen in between each step
  • Mix the gel food coloring as desired into separate containers for each frosting color
  • Add a layer of frosted cool whip to each of your “donuts”
  • Lastly, add a touch of sprinkles to the top and keep covered and frozen until ready to serve!
Cost: $40
KEYWORD: homemade donut shaped ice cream cake

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  3. Ah these are so cute! I love the paper wrapped around them, too. I’m definitely going to try my hand at these this summer. Thanks for the recipe!

    Jenna
    http://www.circusofcakes.blogspot.com

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