Thursday, May 23, 2013

How to Make Ice Cream Cake Cupcakes

My niece Katie just turned 14 on Monday....yea....she's getting old!  My little buddy is getting all growed up and stuff :'(  Here's a picture collage I posted on Instagram

It's hard for me to even fathom the idea that she will legally be able to start driving a car in one year and 7 months.

Not that she should....she kinda goes into complete spaz mode in any kind stressful situation so god knows what would happen to that girl in traffic.  The point is though she legally COULD drive relatively soon....and that's just plain weird!

Anyway....all the men of the family went away this past weekend on a testosterone filled man camping trip.  It of course included beer, guns, off roading, and the pungent smell of man feet filling the camper.   

Us wives were so bummed to miss out...(yeeea....bummed) so we had to have our own fun.  We had a chickfest weekend which included mounds of sushi, drinks, pool time, and of course a little birthday celebration for Katie

After giving her some ideas she decided on ice cream cake cupcakes as her dessert

They're really quite simple

Start by spooning a tablespoon of the cake mix if your choice into your cupcake liner.  I used silicone liners but traditional paper ones work just fine

Bake about 12-15 minutes or until done and let completely cool

Then scoop softened ice cream (we used mint chocolate) on top of the cake and smooth.  You want it to come up to the top of the cupcake liner

Put in the freezer until solid

Then pipe on your whipped cream and topping of choice and put back in the freezer to set up the cream

That's it!

You get the best of both worlds.....and no cutting and scooping required!  It would be great for a kids party and make your life alot easier.


  1. What a great idea! We are going camping for hubbys birthday and this would be perfect!
    Thanks for sharing, new fan, feel free to come over and say hi!

  2. Love this idea! I found you on the Moonlight & Mason Jars link party. I think I will try this with chocolate chip cake batter at the bottom. Yum!

    1. Chocolate chip cake sounds delicious! There are soooo many possibilities and could go wild! =)