Ice Cream Sandwich Sheet Cake (13×9)

If you’re looking for an easy summertime dessert, Ice Cream Sandwich Sheet Cake is it! Assembled with purchased ice cream sandwiches and all your favorite ready-made ice cream toppings.

I love to bake sweet things for every season, but summer? Not my fave. However, I love all things ice cream. Which is summer’s unofficial dessert (second only to ). It’s easy to get excited about making something delicious, cold, and creamy to enjoy in this sweltering summer heat.

I decided to whip up an easy ice cream cake with no baking required. It’s not my first ice cream sandwich cake, (see the first one ) but it is the most decadent. It’s layered in a 13×9-inch dish (easy!) and loaded up ice cream sundae-style with strawberry and caramel toppings. Along with hot fudge, nuts, and plenty of sprinkles, of course. I think it would be absolutely perfect to serve at a kid’s birthday party – or even a pool party! This cake is a sugar rush, so any event that kids expend lots of energy running, swimming, or playing.

Make the Whipped Cream

Whip up a big bowl of heavy cream to stiff peaks. Don’t be tempted to sweeten it! It’s already a little sweet, plus the ice cream toppings will bring plenty more sweetness to the party.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Purchase 2 boxes (or 20) of your favorite rectangular ice cream sandwiches. I used Neapolitan-filled, which gives this cake all the flavors of an ice cream sundae. Unwrap them and layer 8 whole sandwiches in the bottom of a 13×9-inch pan. Trim two of the sandwiches and fit them into the empty space to completely fill the pan.

Layer Up!

Next, spread on a layer of whipped cream, then add the strawberry topping. Try to drizzle it evenly over the cream. Don’t worry too much about spreading it out. I just left the drizzle as-is.

More Layers

Place more ice cream sandwiches over the strawberry layer. Trim 2 sandwiches as before and fill in the blanks. Next, drizzle over the caramel ice cream topping. Again, try to do this as evenly as possible.

All-Important Hot Fudge

Add another layer of whipped cream over the caramel layer, carefully spreading it to the top edges of the pan.

Warm a jar of hot fudge sauce in the microwave until it loosens considerably. Stir it well and let it cool slightly. Then, drizzle it over the whipped cream. Or, do as I do. Transfer it to a piping bag and drizzle it on in zigzag patterns.

Even More Toppings!

Sprinkle toasted chopped nuts over the hot fudge. To shortcut the work of chopping nuts, you can find some, ready to sprinkle, right in the ice cream toppings aisle (I used ).

Use a standard size ice cream scoop to dollop whipped cream on top of the cake. It looks like scoops of vanilla ice cream, doesn’t it? Too cute!

Don’t Forget the Sprinkles!

Add maraschino cherries to each mound of whipped cream. And follow up with colorful confetti sprinkles. You could also use ice cream sprinkles found in the ice cream toppings section of the grocery store. These sprinkles won’t bleed or melt. Although pretty, rainbow nonpareils will bleed color with moisture. So avoid them this time.

This is one delicious, ooey-gooey ice cream sandwich sheet cake! I tried my best to get a good cross section picture of the cake, but I’m a bit slow when it comes to photography. So it looks a bit melty.

– summer – especially in the south – makes me feel lazy in my bones. No wonder southerners have been observed to move slower, talk slower, and generally take our time. Spend an August here. Then you’ll know why. 😊 Desserts like these will always have a place on my menu. Because there’s not a lot of work to do, just some assembly required. It can be made ahead and stored in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Sheet Cake (13×9)

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  • 13×9 inch baking dish with deep sides
  • Ice cream scoop
  • piping bag or zip-top bag






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