Aug 062017
 

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!

Do you ever find yourself needing something to bring to a cookout or party last minute?  My mother always taught me to never show up to a gathering empty handed, so I refuse to walk in to a party without something. I’ve been a complete scatterbrain this summer and have been forgetting to mark events down on my calendar. Twice so far I have gotten a text from a family member saying how excited they are to see me and the family to such and such party today. And of course since I didn’t put such and such event into the calendar on my phone, I immediately go into panic mode. Not wanting to always be “that” person who brings the bag of ice, I decided that I was going to get a little creative and come up with something easy and delicious to bring with me when one of these events comes up last minute: Lemon Ice Cream Cake!

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!

My Lemon Ice Cream Cake isn’t super fancy, but it’s better than showing up with a bag of ice, right?

Lemon Ice Cream Cake

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 13 ounce lemon pound cake
  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ½ cups of cool whip
  • ½ cup of fresh blueberries

Here’s what you do:
1. Slice pound cake length wise in half, then proceed to cut the halves in half once more to create four slices.

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!
2. In a plastic wrap lined bread pan add in the first cake slice, top with a third pint of ice cream, continue layering cake and ice cream.

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!
3. Wrap cake with plastic wrap and freeze it for a minimum of six hours.
4. Unwrap cake and place on a platter, quickly frost with cool whip and blueberries. You can either serve it right away, or freeze it until it’s ready to serve.

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!

This will make 6-8 slices.

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is an easy dessert hack that people will love! It's easy to make and will be a sure fire hit at your next get-together!

This Lemon Ice Cream Cake is a perfect last minute dessert and it was a huge hit at the party I brought it to.

  68 Responses to “Easy Dessert Hack: Lemon Ice Cream Cake”

  1. This looks so good. I’ve been craving lemon desserts lately. And who doesn’t love ice cream..especially where I live where we still have at least 2 1/2 months more of summer (yes, it doesn’t cool down in Southern California until late October…and that’s if we’re lucky!) And yes…much better than bringing a bag of ice. So embarrassing to be that person.

  2. That is such a great idea! I love recipes that make it easy to make it fancy. I can’t wait to try this.

  3. This sounds really delicious and like an easy summer dessert to make. I don’t know if we have pre-made lemon pound cake over here in our stores but I’m definitely going to look today when I go pick up something else. If we do I’m going to try this out for a quick dessert with our dinner tonight since the kids have been super helpful with unpacking. 🙂

  4. Such a pretty looking dessert and you are so right: much better than a bag of ice, any day! I am like you – would rather pull my teeth out one by one than go somewhere empty handed. I think people just like to see when people have made an effort, which you definitely have with this cake!

  5. This dessert is so bright and pretty! My son is obsessed with blueberries so I will definitely be adding those when I make it.

  6. This looks delicious! I love lemon so this is right up my alley! This reminds me, that I actually have a box of lemon cake mix I need to make soon

  7. SImple desserts are often times the very best desserts. I love how easy this cake is to put together – perfect for a summer cookout.

  8. This is such a genius idea and will definitely be stealing this idea as I have a couple of gatherings to attend and no clue what to take

  9. Cake and Ice Cream. I would surely love this one. This can make a quick fix dessert and a really delicious one too.

  10. This is a great way to have cake and ice cream! It’s all mixed together in one delicious bite. my sons. birthdays coming up soon he would love this.

  11. My two faves in one dessert! I should make this, I’m sure my kids will love this. Thanks for sharing this yummy dessert hack!

  12. Eating anything with a lemon flavor always is a great pick me up flavor. Fun to make knock off recipes.

  13. Lemon is my absolute favorite. Can I have this now? It looks incredible!

  14. I just ate or I would want to eat that whole cake. It looks so creamy and delicious for a barbecue. I will try it next time I need a dessert.

  15. Oh yum. I love lemon cakes of all sorts. This looks like such a refreshing and delicious take to regular lemon cake!

  16. I haven’t had a lemon cake in so long. It reminds me of our family reunions. My mom always made one every year. I bet it is dreamy with ice cream.

  17. Wow, what a yummy use of store bought pound cake! I love semi homemade ideas like this. This sounds like a tasty dessert!

  18. so yummy and so easy…it is a perfect summer dessert…you could probably use different cake flavors too

  19. There is something amazing about lemon cake, but I never tried making it with ice cream – totally my next lemon cake mix!

  20. Oh this is perfect! It turned out looking so pretty after freezing. I think I’d like this dessert!

  21. Yum, this sounds really tasty. And it is so easy to make too. That’s my kind of dessert honestly.

  22. Yum! Who doesn’t love ice cream and pound cake?! This looks absolutely delicious. I will be making this for my family.

  23. It looks amazing! I love how easy it is to prepare, not to mention that ice cream cake is always so perfect for the summer.

  24. This looks yummy!! We always bring Berry Trifle- its practically the same thing but with no ice cream, lots of berries, and vanilla pudding. It’s so yummy!!!

  25. Ice is important at parties, but I agree that’s not what I want to show up with! This is a fantastic way to make a dessert in a flash and I’m sure it disappears FAST!

  26. I have always been a huge ice cream cake fan. I used to have them at all of my birthday parties as a kid. I have so many memories with them!

  27. Yum! What a cool idea and absolutely perfect for summer parties! I love icecream cake and icecream sandwiches and I feel like this is the perfect combo!

  28. YUM!! I haven’t seen one of these in forever, my Grandmother used to do this with cake. Looks so delicious!

  29. Girl, you are speaking my language with this cake. I used to hate the flavor of lemon, but this past year it’s grown on my so much that I crave it quite often.

  30. My mom was the same way about bringing something to a party. This is so easy and so yummy too!

  31. This looks so good. I haven’t made anything with lemon in a long time. This would be delish!

  32. I always bring something to any party I am attending. I would love to make this for an upcoming party it would be a huge hit!

  33. I love lemon everything!! I just had lemon rhubarb dessert tonight, and it was delicious! I can only imagine how yummy this lemon ice cream cake would be!

  34. It’s so quick and easy and perfect when you find yourself without anything to bring during a party! I think it’s awesome that you came up with this ice cream cake recipe! Love it.

  35. Easy doesn’t do it justice. This recipe is just a wonderful way to hack your way to the dessert table.

  36. That is a terrific idea for a last minute dessert for guests! I love how simple and creative it is and I bet it tastes great too.

  37. This is one delicious dessert hack! I love lemon pound cakes and to spruce it up this way is going to make it more enjoyable!

  38. I have been really into lemon lately so this post is perfect! And how can I resist lemon ice cream cake! The perfect combination of ice cream and cake – my personal favorite for my birthday!

  39. I bet my kids will love this one! It’s not just for parties, it’s a nice dessert after dinner as well. Definitely easy to make and convenient for busy mommas like me!

  40. My dad has an amazing lemon tree in his backyard. Whenever I gobble up yummy lemon recipes, it makes me so happy.

  41. Mmm this sounds so delightful for our end of summer parties. I have the best neighborhood, and we often have last minute get-togethers. This recipe will be perfect to have on hand.

  42. Ok I totally want to eat up this lemon ice cream cake, it looks easy to make and super yummy! I will be giving this easy dessert hack a try soon.

  43. That sounds delicious and easy, plus it’s a bonus that it has ice cream in it. A perfect thing to bring to the neighborhood back to school picnic.

  44. I love this because it looks like you slaved all day to make it! Perfect ending to a meal.

  45. My gosh does this look amazing! Lemon is my favorite flavor so I need to recreate this!

  46. What a great idea! This cake looks super yummy!

  47. How quick and easy is that! Lemon cake is definitely my favourite and this looks really yummy! Great idea!

  48. Wow. This is one quick and easy way to turn a store-bought lemon pound cake into an amazing dessert. Thanks for the idea!

  49. Wow! perfect timing. I was looking for a tri color ice cream cake. I will use your recipe but will go for different flavors.

  50. I love anything lemon. I also like anything that looks fancy but doesn’t require a ton of effort. Thanks for the idea.

  51. What a terrific hack!!! It’s so simple, yet looks like you spent hours on it!!!! I need to try this before the summer is over!

  52. Yeah, dessert hacks are the best. I love lemon, especially in the summer where it just seems the the tart is perfect for warm weather! This looks delish.

  53. I’m a little bit mad at you! Because now I’m stuck sitting in front of this screen salivating with a fridge thats completely empty of all things sweet. I’m dying for a bite of that cake!

  54. That sounds really good. I love the flavor of lemon and it’s a perfect time of year for ice cream/

  55. Wow this looks so nice! I love anything made with lemons and my niece and I are fond of ice creams so this is going to be a treat I will give her this weekend. She will love it. 🙂

  56. I love that this is such an easy hack with pre-made lemon pound cake. it’s one of my mom’s favorite desserts and this will make it even better.

  57. This is a great idea. I love lemon pound cake and to make it into an ice cream cake is fantastic. I could use the basic steps and experiment with other pre-made pound cakes too.

  58. I was never very good at baking but even I should be able to create this delicious looking ice cream cake. It looks amazing x

  59. Yum! I was just having an ice cream cake craving last night but I’ve never had a lemon one. Will definitely have to try!

  60. Lemon and blueberries are a perfect match. This is a great end of summer dessert!

  61. This looks so good and easy to make! My mother-in-law would love this recipe and I think I might fix it for her sometime soon.

  62. This looks so good and easy to make! My mother-in-law would love this recipe and I think I might fix it for her sometime soon!

  63. I love dessert hacks like these. Baking is fun but also very time consuming so it’s nice to have tricks like this up your sleeve when you are craving something sweet.

  64. Oh my god! I want that for my dessert..

  65. I love lemon desserts! This definitely looks like something that I want to try.

  66. That’s really delicious and easy to make. thank you so much

  67. Lemon desserts have been a favorite of mine since my childhood. This ice cream cake must taste terrific and is perfect for the summer months.

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